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Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

Vermont University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Vermont and Norwich University Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Henry P. Kendall Foundation announced the University of Vermont and Norwich University, and Food Services Provider Sodexo as a 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award winner -- an effort to encourage college and university campuses in the region to improve the health, sustainability, and vitality of the region’s food system.

'Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month' Results Were Remarkable

22,276 Pounds of Trash Pulled, 8 Proclamations and 25 Award Winners Across Four States
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October was recognized as ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month’ across the four states of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky—and there was quite a bit to show for it!

The results of the month’s celebrations include 22,276 pounds of trash removed, eight proclamations by four governors and four mayors, and 25 award recipients recognized in the 1st annual Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters™.

Addressing Plastic Waste in Bali

An Organizational Initiative by Kopernik
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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.

How Technology Is Helping to Building a Fairer and More Efficient Fishery Supply Chain in Peru

By Simone Pisu, Sustainable Fisheries Trade CEO
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"I want to free myself from those who control the prices of our products." This is what Paco, an artisanal fisherman, told me one of the first times I spoke with him in the Pisco Cove, in southern Peru.

Every day Paco returns late after a long day at work at sea. But every time he arrives at port, he doesn't know how much he’ll receive for his valuable fish or seafood. Despite his hard work, he is often not paid as he deserves. 

Clean Seas Seafood Achieves ASC Certification

SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
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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.

United Nations Global Compact Launches Principles for Sustainable Ocean Business

Companies asked to commit to secure a healthy and productive ocean
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UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today launched a set of nine Sustainable Ocean Principles, calling on companies around the world to commit to securing a healthy and productive ocean.

SCS Global Services Announces New Leadership Team for Sustainable Seafood Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services is pleased to announce the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs.

Techno-Conservation Part One: A Symposium Bringing Together Conservationists, Technologists, and Academics

By Carlos Pignataro, CTO, Distinguished Engineer
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This blog was co-written with Dave Ward, SVP, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco

“If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.”

- Proverb, believed to be of African origins.

Dallas Zoo Partners with Kimberly-Clark Professional to Keep Nitrile Gloves out of Landfills

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For staffers at the Dallas Zoo, nitrile gloves from Kimberly-Clark Professional help ensure quality and safety when they care and feed for more than 2,000 animals at the zoo.

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