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From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

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December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Who isn’t worried about water these days? Concerned about carbon?  Count us in.

That’s why we've sold more than 2.4 million Toyota and Lexus hybrids in North America, which save approximately 500 million gallons of gasoline annually.

That’s why we will soon be manufacturing the Camry Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid using a green energy source: landfill gas.  

Banorte Supports Conservation of Biodiversity in Mexico

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  • Grupo Financiero Banorte donated an area of 1,500 hectares in Sonora to Naturalia A.C. to help support the conservation of the jaguar, one of the most endangered species of Mexico's wildlife.
  • In partnership with Naturalia, an organization that promotes the conservation of species, Banorte will launch other similar support efforts in which customers, employees and allies can participate.
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  • Grupo Financiero Banorte donated an area of 1,500 hectares in Sonora to Naturalia A.C. to help support the conservation of the jaguar, one of the most endangered species of Mexico's wildlife.
  • In partnership with Naturalia, an organization that promotes the conservation of species, Banorte will launch other similar support efforts in which customers, employees and allies can participate.

Frontlines of Climate Change: Mass Extinction

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To quote American nature writer Kenneth Brower, “A living planet is a rare thing, perhaps the rarest thing in the universe, and a very tenuous experiment at best.” A living planet is comprised of complex ecosystems that nourish myriad species, each one interdependent, relying on the others to play their role to such perfection that only exists in nature.

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Issues Guiding Principles on Ecosystems

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September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) issued today a set of guiding principles on ecosystem services, intended to help beverage companies integrate ecosystem parameters into business decision-making. The principles seek to improve beverage sector environmental performance by optimizing operations, protecting biodiversity, replenishing natural resources used and engaging across the value chain.

BIER Guiding Principles on Ecosystems

Freeport-McMoRan Conserves Biodiversity

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The natural resources that Freeport-McMoRan produces are essential to the world's economies. As population growth and urbanization continue to accelerate, Freeport-McMoRan’s products are critical to a rising standard of living on a global scale. The foundation of Freeport-McMoRan’s plans for production growth and resource expansions includes their commitment to join with stakeholders in working toward sustainable development.

“Indigo Turtles” T-Shirts Save Lives by Adopting Baby Sea Turtles

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Adopt and help baby sea turtles with these t-shirts purchase.

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Adopt and help baby sea turtles with these t-shirts purchase.

Please visit online shopping website.

Just Soccer and Samba? Oh No, Brazil is Much More!

Volkswagen in the Land of Hydropower and Wild Nature
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This is the 4th part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

This week, we focus on BRAZIL. Host country of passionate soccer matches, for Austrian author Stefan Zweig “A Land of the Future,” and home of Volkswagen do Brasil, the largest vehicle manufacturer and the 2nd largest carmaker in terms of sales.

A country of mighty waters and arid provinces, of deep jungles and wide savannahs.

With its numerous rivers and high gradients, Brazil is the land of renewable energy. Water is a key source of energy in the country. About 80% of the produced energy comes from hydropower. The Volkswagen Group has a significant involvement in these production operations. Volkswagen built the Anhanguera small hydropower plants in collaboration with two local partners. It went on stream in 2010 and has the capacity to feed around 100 gigawatt-hours of electricity into the national grid each year.

A good 18% of the energy used by the four Brasilian Volkswagen plants is covered by this. Another benefit comes along for the province of São Joaquim da Barra. It draws lasting financial benefits from the hydropower plant, which fosters the local economy. There is a 25% increase in the annual tax revenues of the province.

Says Eduardo Barros, Head of Legal Affairs and Board Member of Volkswagen do Brazil responsible for sustainability: “Our long-term aim is to meet up to 80% of our energy requirements from our own sources.”

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

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This is the 4th part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

This week, we focus on BRAZIL. Host country of passionate soccer matches, for Austrian author Stefan Zweig “A Land of the Future,” and home of Volkswagen do Brasil, the largest vehicle manufacturer and the 2nd largest carmaker in terms of sales.

A country of mighty waters and arid provinces, of deep jungles and wide savannahs.

With its numerous rivers and high gradients, Brazil is the land of renewable energy. Water is a key source of energy in the country. About 80% of the produced energy comes from hydropower. The Volkswagen Group has a significant involvement in these production operations. Volkswagen built the Anhanguera small hydropower plants in collaboration with two local partners. It went on stream in 2010 and has the capacity to feed around 100 gigawatt-hours of electricity into the national grid each year.

A good 18% of the energy used by the four Brasilian Volkswagen plants is covered by this. Another benefit comes along for the province of São Joaquim da Barra. It draws lasting financial benefits from the hydropower plant, which fosters the local economy. There is a 25% increase in the annual tax revenues of the province.

Says Eduardo Barros, Head of Legal Affairs and Board Member of Volkswagen do Brazil responsible for sustainability: “Our long-term aim is to meet up to 80% of our energy requirements from our own sources.”

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

A Better World for Our Children: World Environment Day 2014

By Gabriela Burian, Global Lead, Sustainable Agriculture Environment, Monsanto
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If you have kids, like me, you’re probably concerned about their future. And doing everything that you feel is possible to help them to have a better world. Today is the World Environment Day, a good opportunity for reflection and perfect timing to reinforce environment causes that we care about.

The Celestia Project Chapter 2: Let “Controlled Chaos” Reign

For real species protection, homeowner associations may hold the key.
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June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “Simply invoking the word nature can get you in trouble these days.” ... So starts Chapter 2 of Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project. Addressing biofilia—our instinctive bond with nature—this  narrative gets to the bottom of why we need to preserve or restore ecoosystems. 

But unlike the usual approach, such as designing ecosystems into new developments or creating habitats that might attract a certain species, the case is made for “wilding” future cities. 

Wildflowers and Wildlife Thrive at BACARDI Bottling Facility

“Good Spirited” volunteers create vibrant green space at Bacardi Bottling Corporation
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Hamilton, Bermuda, May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A strategic swath of wildflowers graces the entrance to the Bacardi Bottling Corporation campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Free-flowing flocks of Black-eyed Susans and Blanket Flowers are a far cry from the typical landscaping generally associated with a large-scale industrial site.

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