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AIDA Cruises and Battery Supplier Corvus Energy Announce Cooperation and Ring in Electrification of the Cruise Industry

Press Release

ROSTOCK, Germany, August 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises, as part of the Costa Group, Europe's leading cruise company, starts cooperation with the world's leading marine battery supplier Corvus Energy from Norway. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, a corresponding agreement was signed. The aim of the cooperation is the installation of lithium-ion battery storage systems on board the AIDA fleet and the start of operations on the first AIDA ship in 2020.

Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project Join Forces for Sustainable Farming in the Desert of Jordan

For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.
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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

Press Release

For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

AIDAnova Is the First Cruise Ship to Receive the “Blue Angel” Certification for Its Eco-Friendly Ship Design

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ROSTOCK, Germany, August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises has been awarded the “Blue Angel”, German federal government’s ecolabel, for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design.

Wake up, Fashion Industry. Sustainablity Is the New Name of Game

By Sofia Santelices
Article

Sustainability is not a trend. It’s a cry for help, especially to the big bosses. 

The fashion industry is now being highly criticized for years and years of humanitarian and environmentally destructive practices when mass-producing. Not only are they a large contributor to the world’s waste and destroying vast bodies of water, but they also are guilty of exploiting human resources especially in third world countries. 

Google Rethinks Product Design for Sustainability-First Approach

Blog

In a world where some sustainability challenges seem almost too large or too complex to solve, tackling issues can seem like a herculean task. And yet, the concept of scale is a mighty one – and the decisions of one large company can help change the course on a grand scale. Take Walmart’s commitment to only sell concentrated liquid laundry detergent.

Timberland Uses Recycled Plastic Bottles in New Footwear Collection

by Liz Gyekye
Article

“Around the world, the use of plastic water bottles is on the rise, and many of these end up in our landfills and oceans.”

US outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has launched a new footwear collection which uses materials made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled rubber.

The new collection is called Brooklyn EK+ and has been launched to support the company’s sustainability drive.

Read more here

Bridgestone Bloomington Plant Recognized for Safety

Bloomington, Illinois plant recertified by Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program as Star participant
Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (August 5, 2019) ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its off-the-road (OTR) tire plant in Bloomington, Illinois was recently recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant. The program is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings

Article

By Zack Olson, Founder, NextGen Agriculture; and Chris Vigil, Project Manager, NextGen Agriculture

From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. With market share increasingly on the line – particularly for large consumer goods companies – food and beverage companies are being squeezed to analyze every cost.

Timberland Unveils Latest Eco-Innovation with Brooklyn EK+ Collection

Uppers, linings and laces made from 100% ReBOTL™ material
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., July 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  In 2007, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland set new standards for eco-conscious design with its original Earthkeepers® boot. Today, the company unveils the Brooklyn EK+, an Earthkeepers® Edition footwear collection that once again reflects the brand’s pinnacle expression of eco-innovation.

Christian Shearer: Regeneration Innovation

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How is blockchain connected to healing the earth? This week's guest on Sea Change Radio can explain -- he is Christian Shearer, the CEO of Regen Network. We discuss his company's business model, how Regen Network might help stem the tide of Big Agriculture, and the differences between permaculture and regenerative farming.

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