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How Sports Can Combat the Climate Crisis

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Climate change is one of the most serious challenges humanity has ever faced. It is affecting the environment and human activities, and sport is no exception. As the leader of the Olympic Movement, the IOC is supporting the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees and athletes in their efforts to respond to it. This video tells the story of how the Olympic Movement is playing its part in addressing the climate crisis.

Working to Significantly Reduce Waste at National Parks

By Karen Hevel-Mingo
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A unique partnership between Subaru of America Inc., NPCA, the National Park Service, park concessioners and surrounding communities is helping national parks reduce, reuse and recycle preventing tons of waste going to landfills.

Subaru Owners Take On Yosemite Facelift

3,334 volunteers gathered 14,126 pounds of trash. Meet some of the Subaru owners who helped give Yosemite a facelift.
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Meet Owners Who Were There

Kendall Lee

San Bruno, California

Passionate. About. Life.

Loves: We strongly believe in preserving what’s left of our environment, restoring what’s been lost and conserving nature’s resources. After driving the Outback on an over 3,000-mile trip to Banff, Calgary, Edmonton and Jasper in Alberta, Canada, I volunteered for two national park cleanups, and I’m looking forward to going to more in the years to come!

Ken Yager Chats About the Yosemite Facelift

Meet Ken Yager, Yosemite Climbing Association (YCA) founder, Yosemite Facelift® creator, family man, climber, climbing historian and resident of Yosemite for 42 years.
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What inspired you to begin the Yosemite Facelift?

In 2004, while working as a climbing guide, I was getting more and more frustrated by the vast amounts of toilet paper, baby diapers and other small trash that I had to walk through to get to the rocks with my clients. Rather than continuously being angry, I decided to dedicate three days to cleaning it up. Perhaps the outcome would result in having close to a year of clean trails to walk on before I had to do the cleanup again. 

How Two Companies Save Bees

By: Susan Golder
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Most of us remember our last encounter with a bee. Maybe you can recall the pain of being stung or the effort you made to avoid the furry, flying insects. Today, people and corporations around the world aren’t dodging bees but are instead inviting them onto their property for compelling reasons.

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT BEES?

We Can’t Leave It to Younger Generations to Save the World.

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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?

Interview With Martin Pleau, Process Control Expert

Controlling sewer systems in real time to improve water quality in urban areas
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Martin Pleau holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University with a specialization in process control. During his 25 years with Tetra Tech, he pioneered the development of Csoft®, a model-based control software designed to improve the management of urban drainage systems and protect human health and the environment. This innovative software is now used to manage water systems in several large cities in North America and Europe.

The IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: Three Things Every Investor Should Know

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Resource scarcity in our globalized economy jeopardizes the abundance of countless goods, but one resource — as spotlighted by the recent coverage of the fires in the Amazon — underpins them all: land.

As investors look at land-based portfolio risks, the agriculture sector is at the center of their attention. This focus makes sense. As outlined in the IPCC’s special report on climate change and land use, agricultural commodities will be hit hard if harmful land use practices are not stopped.

Registration for 2019 America Recycles Day Now Open

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right
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STAMFORD, Conn., September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Keep America Beautiful®America Recycles Day®, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 2: Making Way for Bees

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 2 of 5.
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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 2 of 5.

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