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Bridgestone Collaboration with NRGene Achieves New Milestones in the Assembly of Multiple Guayule Genomes

Summary: 
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.
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  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.

Land Betterment Corporation Featured on Inside Indiana Business

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FISHERS, Ind., January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced its featured video segment on Inside Indiana Business highlighting its project in Greene County, Indiana to convert an old, decommissioned thermal coal mine into Coal Craft Spirits, an organic, farm-to-bottle craft distillery.

Timberland Anticipates Products Becoming 'Net Positive' by 2030

BY ALYSSA DANIGELIS
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Timberland set new 2030 environmental goals today. The global outdoor lifestyle brand wants all of their products to have a “net positive” effect on nature, giving back more than they take.

Within 10 years, the VF Corporation brand’s specific, measurable goals are: 100% of products across footwear, apparel, and accessories designed for circularity, and 100% of natural materials sourced from regenerative agriculture.

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Packing in a Purpose: Sustainable Product Packaging

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No matter the size or material, The Home Depot knows product packaging isn’t just about protecting the product—it’s also about protecting the environment. Through material experimentation, size configuration and good old-fashioned teamwork, engineers at The Home Depot are giving product packaging the attention it needs in the pursuit of sustainability.

The Material

The Home Depot is making strides to ensure more environmentally friendly materials make up its packaging.

Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds

Released for Public Stakeholder Review
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring. Stakeholders are invited to review the standard and provide feedback.

Decarbonizing Cities - How to Harmonize Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure

Summary: 
  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.
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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.

Why Timberland Is the First Winner of FN's Sustainability Leadership Award

By Robyn Merrett
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On Dec. 8, Timberland will be honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award at the first virtual FN Achievement Awards. Below is an article from the magazine’s Dec. 7 print issue about its innovative plan to benefit the planet.

 

Press Release

On Dec. 8, Timberland will be honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award at the first virtual FN Achievement Awards. Below is an article from the magazine’s Dec. 7 print issue about its innovative plan to benefit the planet.

 

United Airlines Commits to 100% Green Carbon Neutral by 2050

Blog

We recognize the role we play as an airline in contributing to climate change and therefore our responsibility in solving it. To meet our goal of going 100% green by reducing 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, we want to lead our industry toward real solutions and lasting change.

A word from our CEO, Scott Kirby

11 Brands Alleviating Poverty this Holiday Season through Whole Planet Foundation

by Whole Planet Foundation's Sandy Mariscal and Olivia Hayden
Blog

Whole Planet Foundation is grateful to our donors for helping fund our mission to alleviate poverty through microcredit.

Suppliers of Whole Foods Market are alleviating poverty this holiday season! To date, suppliers have donated over $14 million to create economic opportunity for those who lack access to financial services in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products.  

Budweiser Brewing Company APAC's Shanghai Office Gets a New Sustainability Meeting Room

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Last month, our Budweiser Brewing Company APAC team unveiled a newly decorated Sustainability Meeting Room in their Shanghai Office. All the materials and decorations that we used for the room are made of agiowood – an innovative material in which recycled rice husk replaces the usage of real wood.

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