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Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Here's the Impact of Timberland Boots Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Did you know more than 340 million plastic bottles have found new life in Timberland shoes? That's 7.5 million pounds of plastic kept out of oceans and landfills. Check out the line of Timberland Boots made using recycled plastics and learn more about Timberland's Sustainability initiatives here.

LG’s Smart ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioners Help Con Edison Customers Save with Energy Efficiency Rebates

Company Partners with Con Edison on New York Incentive Program, Energy Management During Peak Summertime Electricity Use
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NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Already delivering the industry’s most energy efficient room air conditioners, LG Electronics USA is taking energy savings to the next level in New York City this summer in cooperation with Con Edison.

July 29th, 2019 Earth Overshoot Day: Corporations’ Long-Term Success Hinges on Their Business Model Being Designed to Support Humanity’s Success

Live chat on Twitter aims to gather ideas for One-planet compatibility as a compass to gauge corporate strategies against planet boundaries
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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Bridgestone Introduces Enliten, a New Lightweight Tyre Technology That Requires Less Materials and Cuts CO2 Emissions

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  • Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20% to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life.
  • Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

 

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  • Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20% to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life.
  • Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

 

HP's New Consumer Contract: A Bold Pledge for Sustainability, One Cartridge at A Time

by David McQuarrie, Global Head of Print Business Management, HP Inc.
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Manufacturers and consumers can work together in pursuit of a more sustainable future.

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Manufacturers and consumers can work together in pursuit of a more sustainable future.

HP is Reinventing Print Sustainability

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Our pledge is that printing will be forest positive, printers and their energy will be carbon neutral, and all printer materials will put
safety first and support a circular economy.

Sustainable Partnerships

HP has launched a partnership with ELLE Magazine to deliver the world’s first sustainably printed fashion magazine. The cover was printed on 100% post-consumer waste paper stock. The interior pages on 30%. Both are FSC certified. Short-run of 400 issues was created exclusively for attendees of the Conservation International Gala in June 2019.

Chobani is Changing the World One Yogurt At A Time

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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to be supported by Chobani with $100,000 in donations in 2018 and a commitment for $50,000 this year.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya’s new TED TALK centers on “the Anti-CEO Playbook” – his advocacy for a new way of doing business around community, responsibility, gratitude, and accountability. He shared his vision for business that prioritizes people, communities, and consumers over profit – what he’s calling the Anti-CEO Playbook.

Soil4Climate: To Meat or Not To Meat?

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To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Recent innovations in lab-grown meats seem to be making non-meat burgers and tacos a tastier option than they have ever been. But are these products too good to be true? And are non-meat alternatives always more ecologically responsible than actual meat? This week’s guests on Sea Change Radio have some thoughts on the matter. We speak with the co-founders of Soil4Climate, Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, about the mission of their organization.

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