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Restoration Fuels, LLC Receives FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

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GREENVILLE, S.C. , Restoration Fuels, LLC, has earned Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by SCS Global Services for the first commercial-scale torrefaction facility in North America, located in John Day, Oregon. Restoration Fuel’s FSC trademark license code is FSC-C162426. Restoration Fuels is a subsidiary of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment). It is the largest investment in the history of the Endowment.

Primeira venda - créditos de cana reconhecem sustentabilidade

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17 dezembro 2020, Londres, Reino Unido. /3BL Media/ - A primeira venda de créditos de cana-de-açúcar certificada pela Bonsucro foi completada na Plataforma de Negociação de Créditos da Bonsucro. Quarenta produtores do Brasil venderam coletivamente 162.300 toneladas em créditos de cana sustentável para a Barry Callebaut, produtora mundial de chocolate. Os produtores pertencem à Socicana e à Assobari, associações brasileiras de produtores de cana, ambas comprometidas com a sustentabilidade.

First Time Trade - Sugarcane Credits Reward Sustainability

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LONDON, December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The first ever trade of certified sustainable sugarcane credits was completed on the Bonsucro Credit Trading Platform. Forty farmers in Brazil have collectively sold 162,300 tonnes of sustainable sugarcane credits to Barry Callebaut, the global chocolate producer. The farmers belong to the Brazilian sugarcane farming associations, Socicana and Assobari, both of which are committed to sustainable agriculture.

A Key to the Solution

by Bea Hallen, Senior Sustainability Leader
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This post is also available for  download in Swedish

Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
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The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Texan by Nature Honors Vistra for Commitment to Conservation

Companies Across the State of Texas Recognized in the TxN 20 for Their Leadership in Conservation & Sustainability
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Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, has recognized leading, integrated retail electricity and power generation company, Vistra, in the Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20). The annual list ranks companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation. This year’s honorees are featured in the latest issue of Texas Monthly, which hits newstands on Thursday November, 19. 

Back From the Ashes

Stepping up to the challenge, Madagascar’s youth are restoring forests after years of degradation
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This piece was written by A.G. Klei, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar’s Senior Development and Outreach Communications Advisor, and Mialy Randriamampianina, Communications Officer for the USAID Mikajy environmental activity in Madagascar.
 
This post originally ran on USAID’s Medium Blog.
 

Duke Energy Invests More Than $200,000 in Projects That Help Preserve and Enhance Southwest Ohio's and Northern Kentucky's Natural Resources

Contributions support water quality, habitat and forest restoration, species conservation.
Press Release

CINCINNATI, November 6, 2020 /3BL Meda/ – The Duke Energy Foundation recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 18 Ohio and Northern Kentucky recipients that will fund environmental projects, wildlife conservation efforts and environmental educational programs in the region.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
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October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

Priceless Planet Coalition Expands, Unites Businesses and Consumers Worldwide to Preserve the Environment

Leading climate science experts join Advisory Committee; Coalition partners launch consumer activations across the globe to support planting 100 million trees
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PURCHASE, NY, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The current pandemic has underscored how interconnected our world has become – and that the health and well-being of our planet is deeply linked to that of our people. As wildfires ravage many parts of the world, from the U.S. west coast to Brazil and Australia, and we experience some of the most extreme weather events on record, we must urgently invest in innovative ways to inspire collective action to address climate change.

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