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Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

Arbor Day Foundation Announces Initial Planting Locations for 20 Million #TeamTrees Trees

After YouTube’s largest-ever crowdfunding campaign raised $20 million in just 56 days, the Arbor Day Foundation is kicking off tree planting around the globe
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation is launching domestic and international planting projects to fulfill its commitment to plant more than 21.5 million trees funded by #TeamTrees, a viral crowdfunding campaign driven by YouTubers MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) and Mark Rober in late 2019. As early as January 2020, trees will be planted in high-need public and private forests recovering from fire, storms, deforestation, and other threats.

Finding and Using Best Practices For Working Forests

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The fiber used to make our products comes from working forests. These are forests that are harvested sustainably and then replanted over and over. More than 90 percent of International Paper’s fiber supply in the United States comes from privately-owned forests, many of which are small and family-owned. We work with landowners to ensure the responsible management of those forests.

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

Trees for Generations to Come

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As we continue to order more online, get more delivered to our homes in boxes, and swap polluting materials for renewable fiber-based alternatives, what effect does this have on the future of our world’s forests?

Contrary to popular belief, the production and use of forest products, which includes everything from corrugated boxes and printing paper to the fiber used to make hygiene products, doesn’t necessarily lead to less forest. In fact, demand for forest products can actually lead to more forestland.

National Park Foundation Celebrates the Kickoff of the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event

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WASHINGTON /3BL Media/ — People across the country will have the opportunity to support their more than 400 national parks whenever they purchase or lease a new Subaru vehicle, thanks to an ongoing partnership between the National Park Foundation and Subaru of America.

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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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ 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, more than 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

Hydroponic School Garden Feeds Sumter County Elementary Students

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Students at Sumter County Elementary School in Americus, Georgia are learning how plants grow and where food comes from, thanks to a new hydroponic school garden.
 
Watch Sumter County Elementary School document their garden journey.
 

VIDEO: See What the Arbor Day Foundation Is Doing to Restore Forests

This year, the Foundation planted more than 12 million trees in forests through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and international partners.
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This year, the Arbor Day Foundation supported reforestation work in 11 National Forests across the country, including Fremont-Winema National Forest. In 2012 the Barry Point Fire raged through this National Forest, burning nearly 93,000 acres, and three additional smaller wildfires broke out within the forest in 2017.

Thanks to support from members and partners, efforts are now underway to replant the area and ensure this National Forest continues to thrive.

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