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Mini Stories: Preserving Decades of Music While Giving Back Through Vinyl Sales

Seller Rhea Kimbell revives the Texas record label her late father started in the early 1960s and sells its records on eBay to support Austin musicians impacted by COVID-19.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

United Turns Old Uniforms Into Masks for Employees

Airline upcycles employee uniforms into 7,500 face coverings for airport operations workers on the front line at San Francisco International
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CHICAGO, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and the airline’s San Francisco Maintenance Base that were made from 12,284 pounds of uniforms United upcycled.

The People Behind Today's Responsible Brands: Teresa Coles Talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on How One Man's Conscience Upended an Industry

Reprinted from Teresa Coles' article for CSRWire
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Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on how Ray Anderson's conscience upended an industry.

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Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on how Ray Anderson's conscience upended an industry.

Hershey Doubling Down on Commitment to Ethical Cocoa Supply Chain

Hershey achieves 100% sustainable cocoa, commits to 100% visibility of high-risk cocoa by 2025
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Hershey Continues to Scale Cocoa Sustainability Efforts

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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain
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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain

Ecocentricity Blog: What's Down Is Up

By: John A. Lanier
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Researchers have developed a recycling technology that allows them to turn polyurethane foams and films into a dense plastic with potential applications like shopping cart wheels or car bumpers.

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Researchers have developed a recycling technology that allows them to turn polyurethane foams and films into a dense plastic with potential applications like shopping cart wheels or car bumpers.

Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Coun

COVID-19: An Update From Around the World

“I would rather lose my entire crop and keep the health of my family.” – Anonymous coffee farmer, Colombia
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By Katie Barrow Schneider

Timberland Announces Partnership with The Savory Institute as Part of Effort to Build Regenerative Leather Supply Chain for Fashion Industry

Furthers brand commitment to responsible design in pursuit of a greener future
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STRATHAM, N.H., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new partnership with the Savory Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands, as part of the brand’s long-standing commitment to build a greener future.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

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