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U.S. Shortfin Squid Fishery Achieves MSC Certification

Second squid species in the world to be certified sustainable
Press Release

The U.S. Northeast Northern Shortfin Squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body SCS Global Services and requested by Lund’s Fisheries, Inc. and The Town Dock, was part of a scope expansion following the successful certification of the U.S.

Duke Energy Reaches $10 Million Commitment to Support Waterways in the Carolinas

Summary: 
  • Since 2014, the Water Resources Fund has provided 125 grants to support projects in 12 river basins in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia
  • The most recent round of grants supports 12 projects impacting 43 counties
Press Release
  • Since 2014, the Water Resources Fund has provided 125 grants to support projects in 12 river basins in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia
  • The most recent round of grants supports 12 projects impacting 43 counties

Taking a Stand Against Ocean Pollution

Legg Mason Sponsors Inagural “The Race Against Plastic” 10k
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Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management joined forces to co-sponsor a run on April 11th in Stockholm, Sweden, to benefit Plastic Oceans, a pioneer in the fight against plastics in our seas.

 “The Race Against Plastic (TRAP)” inaugural 10k featured 25 clients dusting off their running shoes and joining together in the fight to reduce polluting our oceans with plastics. Runners and supporters raised nearly $10,000 for the cause!

Earth Day and Every Day: Tracking Endangered Species with Booz Allen

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On Earth Day and every day, implanted radio tags with satellite transponders track endangered species so conservationists can learn more about their habits and habitat. For sea creatures like whales and dolphins, this means studying  the impact of threats including water pollution, noise pollution, and fishing nets.  

However, such data-gathering is often easier said than done. The volume of the world’s oceans is a staggering 1.4 billion cubic kilometers. The current network of satellites is limited in terms of coverage and the speed of data transmission.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

How One Redfish Can Make a Difference in Florida

Duke Energy teams with nonprofit to replenish redfish after red tide devastates Gulf of Mexico
Blog

Eleven-year-old Genesis Garrett has been fishing for redfish in the Gulf of Mexico since she was a toddler, but on this day, instead of taking fish from the water, she put one in. Genesis and her dad, Zachary Garrett, joined Duke Energy and Coastal Conservation Association Florida at Brasher Park in Port Richey, Florida, to release 25 adult and 2,000 juvenile redfish.

Genesis smiled as she shuffled a release bag and a 2-foot-long redfish into the Gulf.

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe Join Consortium Founded by Carbios and L’Oréal to Support the World’s First Enzymatic Technology for the Recycling of Plastics

Press Release

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, May 2, 2019  /3BL Media/-- On behalf of the Consortium, Carbios, (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a company pioneering new, bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers,and L’Oréal, worldwide beauty leader, are pleased to announce a major partnership with Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe.

Bacardi and Lonely Whale Urge Unicode to Remove All Emoji Plastic Straws On Behalf of One Bold Sea Turtle Sydney

Timed Against World Water Day, Bacardi and Lonely Whale Announce Next Phase of #TheFutureDoesntSuck Campaign by Enlisting Comedian and Activist Daniel Franzese to Deliver Sydney’s Message
Press Release

HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 22, 2019 /3BL Media/— 

Novel Wastewater Treatment Process Improves Éléonore’s Environmental Performance

Blog

In this series, we introduce you to the winners of Goldcorp’s Global Excellence Awards 2019. The Awards were launched in 2014 and are held every year to celebrate excellence and recognize achievements and successes made by individuals and teams across our organization who are thinking innovatively, finding ways to improve our business and supporting our vision of Together, Creating Sustainable Value.

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