New Report Created in Partnership with Kimberly-Clark Outlines Pathways to Promote a Healthier Ecosystem
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Today, on the United Nations’ International Day of Forests, XPRIZE is releasing the Future of Forests Impact Roadmap, created in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
What can we do to be better citizens, better consumers and better advocates for the planet? Fighting waste and saving forests are a good place to start. This week on Sea Change Radio, we first talk to California Assembly member Ash Kalra about his new bill to save tropical forests. California may not have rainforests of its own, but Kalra explains how we are all playing a role in their destruction and how we all have an obligation to help save them. Then we hear from Stefan Kalb about his company, Shelf Engine, which helps grocery stores eliminate waste.
The world needs forests. They are vital to maintain biodiversity and to help combat climate change.
At the same time, forests have suffered since the invention of the plough, as people have cut them down to plant crops for food and cash. The bulldozer just made things worse.
Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and deforestation has wreaked havoc. Only 17% of the original forest remains in Côte d’Ivoire, while only fragments of the once magnificent Guinean forest can still be found.
Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.
Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.
Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF’s “Heart Your Planet” collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.
Grove Collaborative commits to plant 100,000 trees in our nation’s forests
LINCOLN, Neb. August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation announced today a new partnership with Grove Collaborative — an auto-shipment service offering natural household products — to plant 100,000 trees in forests of high need. Grove Collaborative has pledged to donate 1 percent of sales from Grove Collaborative’s Seedling branded paper products toward the Foundation’s reforestation efforts on an ongoing basis.
Businesses, local governments and citizens challenged to conserve and restore land
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018/3BL Media/ - As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, WWF, together with a broad coalition of partners, today issued the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge: calling on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to take action for better forest and habitat conservation, food production and consumption, and land use, working together across all sectors of the ec
June marks National Great Outdoors Month and National Water Month. The beauty of our nation’s forests and parks are that they are filled with breathtaking views, unbeatable hiking trails, and diverse wildlife. The summer is the season to get outdoors and connect with nature. Here are 6 forests, parks, and preserves that we are replanting in and that are full of adventure.
You’ve probably seen kids, hobbyists and amateur photographers using drone technology for fun, but drone solutions have a great deal more potential than an afternoon’s worth of entertainment. These small, unmanned aerial vehicles are useful for a wide range of applications, from logistics to manufacturing.
Since 2012, TD Bank Group (TD) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have collaborated to help grow the amount of protected forest habitats across the eastern seaboard of the United States. TD’s support has helped The Nature Conservancy protect over 19,000 acres of critical forest habitat.
The report, Putting a Value on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Forests in the Eastern United, shows the value of forest conservation, not only in creating a legacy of healthy forests for future generations to enjoy, but also the economic value that it provides.