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Reusable and Tough: Otter Products Offshoot, Liviri, Taps FedEx to Get Fresh Food, Wine to Your Door

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Dropping a smartphone can be a costly accident.

That’s how Otter Products made a name for itself, by protecting all the precious digital lifelines we rely on in a case that can stand up to major malpractice. That same thinking of protection led the same team that created Otterbox smartphone cases to launch an entirely new brand called Liviri. Except this group’s aim is to protect perishable food, wine and other temperature-controlled shipments not just from physical damage but from spoiling, too. And most importantly, they’re doing it sustainably.

Making a Difference: One Company's Mission to Put Sustainability at the Heart of All It Does

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In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.

PayPal to Reach Net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2040

by Sri Shivananda, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal
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We all must do our part when it comes to protecting the health of our planet, and this includes the need for corporations to take meaningful action. At PayPal, we understand that achieving climate stability is vital to fulfilling our mission to drive financial health and inclusion for all global citizens. Environmental sustainability is critical when it comes to managing our impact, mobilizing our workforce, and driving innovation on our platform.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability

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This article was originally featured on sustainablebrands.com.

The nine organizations selected for this year’s sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program have displayed tremendous effort and progress to support the well-being of people and the planet amid the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

Tetra Tech's Jeannelle Blanchard Discusses the Nexus Between Energy, Agriculture, and Water in Developing Countries to Increase Food Production

Increasing food security and income generation for the base of the pyramid, promoting climate resilience, and scaling water-food-energy innovations
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Jeannelle Blanchard, vice president in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services group, has more than 25 years of progressive project management experience on donor-funded projects. During her first 10 years, she worked on energy efficiency and energy conservation issues in the tourism sector. Since 2009 she has worked on power sector reform, utility improvement, and clean energy projects. Jeannelle has played a management role on more than 20 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts and has extensive experience in the full life cycle of project management.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
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SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Fedex Commits to Carbon-neutral Operations by 2040

Ambitious plan includes electrifying the global parcel pickup and delivery fleet and establishing the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture to advance sequestration solutions
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), home of the world’s largest cargo airline, recently announced an ambitious goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040.  

To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration. 

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