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Clean Energy Plan Is Consumers Energy’s Commitment to Michigan’s People, Planet, Prosperity

By Patti Poppe
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We don’t have grandchildren yet. But my husband and I are at the life stage when the thought of grasping a little hand to head out for a bike ride, a beach adventure or an ice cream is starting to seem real.

I have a simple hope for all of us in Michigan. When we look into the eyes of our grandchildren and they ask about climate change, I want us to be able to say, “that’s something we used to worry about.”

We Don’t Live on 1.75 Earths—but We Act Like We Do

By Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Mathis Wackernagel
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We live on 1.75 Earths, yet we just have one. 

More precisely, humanity’s current demand on Earth is 1.75 times what our planet’s ecosystems regenerate each year. We are depleting our natural capital at a frantic pace. 

5,400-mile Bike Ride Celebrates Green Jobs in Canada

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This summer, Zac Wagman of Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada embarked on a cross-country adventure to celebrate and promote youth working in green jobs that include wildlife management, forest management, forest-based programs, conservation and environmental education.

Kimberly-Clark and Appalachian Woodlands Alliance Empower Small Landowners to Safeguard Forests

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Strong partnerships are critical to engage the entire supply chain in responsible forest practices, and to safeguard forest ecosystems around the world.

World’s Fifth Oldest Tree Found in North Carolina

Researcher confirms bald cypress tree is 2,624 years old – many nearby are more than 1,000 years old
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Some of the oldest trees in the world are rooted along the swampy twists and turns of the Black River in eastern North Carolina. When University of Arkansas researcher David Stahle first saw the bald cypress trees in the 1980s, he knew they were ancient, but he recently proved that one is at least 2,624 years old – making it the fifth oldest living tree in the world.

Timberland Engages Volunteers and Consumers at Something in the Water Festival

Timberland helped restore a school garden and created a 3500-square foot pop-up park at the festival with 4,000 attendees pledging to be a hero for nature and live a greener life
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As a Timberland intern, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the brand this past April through our partnership with Pharrell Williams’s Something in The Water Festival (SITW) in Virginia Beach, VA. I’ve volunteered at music events before, but I had no idea I was going to experience so much more. 

SITW was the first event of its kind for Virginia Beach. Pharrell once said if he “made it” he’d come back to Virginia one day to do something big.  And he did.  He created a three-day celebration of community, art, sustainability, and of course, music. 

Bartlett Tree Experts Supports Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA® Program for Second Year

World’s Leading Scientific Tree and Shrub Care Company Continues to support Cornerstone Programming
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LINCOLN, Neb., July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Bartlett Tree Experts supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program for the second year. Tree Campus USA recognizes colleges and universities across the country for effective urban forest management and student engagement in conservation goals.

Announcing the Smallholder Access Program, an Innovative Approach to Responsible Forest Certification

The Smallholder Access Program seeks to make Forest Stewardship Council® certification more accessible to private landowners of 250 or fewer acres.
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The Rainforest Alliance, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and a consortium of forward-minded forestry corporations announce the launch of the Smallholder Access Program. FSC, long considered the gold standard of ecologically-responsible, socially-conscious forest management, has worked to transform forestry practices globally for nearly 30 years through rigorous, science-based standards and a third-party certification system.

Kimberly-Clark Doubles Down on Climate and Energy Goal, Aiming for 40% GHG Reduction by 2022

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Kimberly-Clark published its 2018 Global Sustainability Report this week and marked the occasion with an aggressive new goal on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction, 40% absolute greenhouse gas emission reduction globally against its 2005 baseline. That’s twice its initial goal of 20% reduction by 2022 set out in late 2015.

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