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Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Sustainable Agriculture Means Sustaining More Young Farmers

by Tina Casey
Article

According to some U.S. food industry observers, interest in small farms and sustainable agriculture is on the rise among young people.

Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Research to Mitigate Health and Economic Risks
Press Release

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases.

Sappi Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 22% in 2017

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In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refi ning and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy consumed, but also by the type of energy. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of their energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon neutral. Sappi’s mills derive nearly 80 percent of their energy from renewable resources.

Sustainable Investors Look to UN SDGs for Future Profits

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
Blog

The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward: Sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.
 

How Sappi Ensures Responsible Wood and Fiber Sourcing

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Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible sourcing. For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used wisely. In the US, a strong legal framework has shaped and upheld responsible forestry practices for generations. The Clean Water Act first established the requirement for best management practices (BMPs) in the 1970s. Forestry BMPs have been evaluated, tested, revised, and adapted over time by each state. Third-party certification standards have led to additional improvements and provide a scalable assurance mechanism for stakeholders.

Tetra Tech’s Lamine Cisse Wins Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Superstar Award

Recognizing outstanding performance in support of the West African Biodiversity and Climate Change program
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Tetra Tech recognized Lamine Cisse with the Superstar award for his stellar performance and work in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) sector.

Tetra Tech’s biannual MEL Superstar award recognizes outstanding performance of an individual or team working in the MEL sector. The winner demonstrates initiative and remarkable performance building MEL capacity among staff, partners, and beneficiaries.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Makers of M&M’s Source Renewable Energy

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We recently heard from Mars, Incorporated’s chief procurement and sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, about the company’s plan to tackle its ambitious climate goals in an EDF+Business “Business of Sustainability” podcast. Their Sustainable in a Generation plan details Mars’ commitment to procure 100 percent renewable energy.

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $650 Million Contract for Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Services

Secure property rights provide a foundation for sustainable natural resource management, access to water resources, economic growth, and improved food security
Press Release

PASADENA, Calif., August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Company a $650 million, multiple-award contract to develop innovative solutions to address land rights challenges around the world.

Circular Solution Helps Nestlé Save Water and Energy in Brazil

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As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé is committed to preserving resources for future generations. It aims to do so by reducing water use across its operations, using sustainably managed and renewable resources, and achieving its goal of zero waste.

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