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$200,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
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PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

Dutch Supreme Court Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

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SAN RAMON, Calif., Apr. 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Supreme Court of the Netherlands has ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), rejecting the Republic of Ecuador’s attempts to annul decisions of an international arbitral tribunal in The Hague that ordered Ecuador to take all steps necessary to prevent enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron anywhere in the world. The Ecuadorian judgment previously was found by the international arbitral tribunal and by U.S. courts to have been obtained through fraud, bribery and corruption.

Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

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Global e-scrap dumping—it’s a serious environmental and public health issue. To help address this critical concern, Cisco hosts Recycle IT Day every year, and has done so since 2002. Around the world, Cisco locations act as collection points for employees to drop off e-scrap like end-of-life electronics from their home or work to be recycled by Cisco, free of charge.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

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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.

Subaru Kicks Off Platform With Renewed TerraCycle Partnership

Subaru and TerraCycle are continuing their partnership after hitting a milestone of recycling one million pieces of waste.
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Subaru of America, Inc. just announced its ongoing partnership with TerraCycle to help divert hard-to-recycle waste from landfills and incinerators through the automaker's environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, “Subaru Loves the Earth.”

Climate Change Is Dynamic, and Our Response Must Be Too

National Grid President John Bruckner on how gas, both green and natural, will play a role in securing our clean energy future.
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When we released the Northeast 80x50 Pathway, our deep dive analysis into ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we hoped it would spark productive conversations about how our states, region, and country can combat climate change - one of the greatest threat of our time. 

While the scope of this enormous challenge can be hard to comprehend, I am confident that we have more solutions at hand than we recognize. Working together to realize those solutions is the only way forward. 

National Park Waste Reduction Efforts Receive $2.1 Million Donation From 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event

Now in Its 11th Year, Automaker’s Annual Philanthropic Event Provides Funding for Critical Support Across the National Park System
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WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The National Park Foundation has announced that Subaru raised $2.1 million for national parks through its 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event. This donation enables the National Park Foundation to support waste reduction efforts and enhance public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.

NAEM Expands EHS&S Excellence Awards as 2019 Nominations Open

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To honor outstanding corporate leaders whose efforts are transforming companies from within, the National Association for Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Management (NAEM) is expanding its Excellence Awards program in 2019, the association announced today.

The new Leadership in Action award will recognize three individual leaders whose influence have strengthened organizational commitment to EHS&S excellence.

Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Announces New Sustainable Textile Goals

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Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains.

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Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains.

No No No – Coffee Cups Are the Not the Consumer’s Problem to Solve.

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Recently an article was posted on LinkedIn with a title that read, “Coffee cup ban: Boston Tea Party’s sales fall by £250k”. The comment attached to the post was this:

“You can put all the bans in the world, but at the end of the day if consumer habits don’t change there won’t be a difference.”

Upon reflection, I have a couple of problems with both the article and how it was framed.

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