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Major League Baseball and Discovery Education Invite Students and Educators Nationwide to Participate in the Global Sustainability Challenge

In Latest Phase of Collaboration, MLB and Discovery Education Provide All U.S. & Canada-Based Students the Chance to Explore Their Impact on the Environment and the Importance of Environmental Stewardship
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Major League Baseball® (MLB) and Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, invite all students and educators nationwide to participate in the Global Sustainability Challenge.

Consumers Energy Focuses on Providing World Class Performance While Delivering Hometown Service

2019 Sustainability Report showcases commitment to the triple bottom line
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At Consumers Energy, we’re more than pipes, poles and wires. We’re part of Michigan’s landscape. That’s why we’ve worked proudly to maintain the Mitten for more than 130 years.

From border to bridge and coast to coast, we’re helping our neighbors across Michigan by providing safe, reliable energy and caring for our communities.

As we reflect on our efforts to pursue our purpose of World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service, we know our business is about more than profits. It’s about enabling the communities we serve to share in our success.

How One Small Business in Brazil is making a Big Impact on the Country’s Deforestation Problem

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Antonio Marcos Tavares Barbosa has been working as the Industrial Director of the Kitambar ceramic factory for over 30 years. In 2007, after decades of making bricks, blocks and tiles for the local Brazilian economy, Barbosa and his team of 42 employees decided to run their factory on an unusual concoction of plants for energy, including algaroba, cashew tree residues and coconut husk. These plants are all by-products of renewable local crops that would normally be thrown away with no productive use.

Whole Kids Foundation Unites with Top Chefs and Celebrated Restaurants to Raise $100,000 and Fund 50 New School Beehives

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

Consumers Energy Releases 12 Rare Blanding’s Turtles Protected During Natural Gas Pipeline Project

More Than 200 Potential Turtle Names Submitted Via Social Media
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SAGINAW, MI, May 16, 2019 – Twelve rare juvenile Blanding’s Turtles hatched from incubated eggs were released today back into a turtle-friendly habitat created for them near Saginaw by Consumers Energy employees.

Timberland, Wrangler, VF Foundation Support Regenerative Ranching Research

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The VF Foundation (the charitable arm of VF Corporation) and the Timberland® and Wrangler® brands today announced $150,000 in grants to researchers at seven US universities — including Arizona State University and Michigan State University — that are conducting the first comprehensive research into regenerative ranching practices. 

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The Timberland® and Wrangler® Brands and the VF Foundation Support Research on Regenerative Ranching Practices to Improve Farmer Well-Being, Soil Health

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GREENSBORO, N.C. and STRATHAM, N.H., May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The VF Foundation and the Timberland® and Wrangler® brands today announced $150,000 in grants to researchers at seven U.S. universities, including Arizona State University and Michigan State University, that are conducting the first comprehensive research into regenerative ranching practices.  

Allbirds Partners with The Audubon Society for Endangered Bird Shoe Line

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As issues like climate change, deforestation and water scarcity heat up, so too doe the plight of animals. In fact, there are more than 27,000 species threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List, that is more than 27 percent of all assessed species.

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Pipeline restoration work creates new habitat for bees, butterflies
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Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.

In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.

Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.

Cisco Connects to the Conservation Cause

By Ruba Borno, Vice President of Growth Initiatives & Chief of Staff to CEO
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When you work at Cisco, you’re surrounded by a workforce of dedicated global problem solvers. That’s who we are at our core. From addressing our customers’ greatest business challenges to accelerating solutions that benefit our local communities and the planet—we’re dedicated to moving the needle every day.

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