United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Principles support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
OSLO, Norway, October 22, 2019, /3BL Media/ — 30 companies and institutional investors have signed up to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles committing to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean.
By: Bob Stokes, President, Galveston Bay Foundation
This blog is one in a series focused on the impact of coastal restoration in mitigating the effects of pollutant runoff in vulnerable waterways, leading to harmful algal blooms. These environmental organizations, supported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, are on the front lines of our nation’s water quality issues. This series highlights their important work.
A video of a mantra ray and a British diver swimming in a sea of plastic off the coast of Bali went viral in March 2018, fueling public discussion on the issue of rampant and global plastic pollution. Mismanagement of plastic waste—and its subsequent journey into the world’s oceans—has long been a hot-button topic in global development, but its renewed exposure is giving way to a movement to reduce plastic waste.
When FedEx received the opportunity to assist two orphaned and injured California sea lions, all hands were on deck to help. The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), a 501c3 non-profit, requested assistance to transport the sea lions from Los Angeles to Chicago where they would enjoy a forever home at the Brookfield Zoo. Unfortunately, their quality of life thus far had been poor.
HP announces it has recycled more than 1 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic bottles in Haiti; HP commits to including ocean-bound plastic material in all new HP Elite and HP Pro desktop and notebook computers launching in 2020
NEW YORK CITY (Sept. 25, 2019) /3BL Media/ – HP Inc., a member of NextWave Plastics, announces today the launch of the HP Elite Dragonfly, the world’s first notebook with ocean-bound plastics. The HP Elite Dragonfly is the world’s lightest compact business convertible, weighing less than one kg. Its speaker enclosure component is made with 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic including 5 percent ocean-bound plastics.
We are celebrating National Lobster Day the best way we know how, by actively supporting the preservation of the spiny lobster. Spiny lobster is considered the queen of the Caribbean. That is why this species is a very valuable fishing resource for Nicaragua, given the county’s current social and economic climate.
SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
SPENCER GULF, South Australia, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Clean Seas, the global leader in full-cycle breeding and production of Yellowtail Kingfish, has been internationally recognised for its responsible and ethical practices by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Independent certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) confirmed that Clean Seas’ Boston Bay and Louth Farms met the ASC Standard after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site.
Earlier this year, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg inspired youth climate protests in more than 100 cities around the world. Among the Green New Deal’s champions is the Sunrise Movement, which says it is “building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America.” It’s clear that young people care about the planet. But can we assume they’ll do what’s necessary to save it?