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Earth Hour 2020 Emphasizes the Power of a Collective Pause

It’s more important than ever that we take a collective pause and use this time to reflect, evolve and strengthen our relationship with ourselves, with each other and with nature.
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On Saturday, March 28, Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, will once again inspire individuals, businesses and organizations in over 180 countries and territories to renew their commitment to the planet.

We Cannot Afford to Wait: Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change

by Lukas Loeffler
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Global challenges in the water sector

By 2030, we will face a global deficit of 40% of water in an identical climate scenario – or even worse – than the one we are facing now. This trend is due to a combination of 3 factors – population growth & demographic change, urbanization, and climate change. To put this into context, the world’s total population is estimated to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. At the same time, water consumption is increasing by 2.5% per year faster than the world’s population growth.

Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region Potentially a “Next California” of Fruit and Vegetable Production

With climate change expected to disrupt US food system, report identifies opportunities and hurdles of shifting production east
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WASHINGTON, February 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released a new report, The Next California, Phase 1: Investigating Potential in the Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region, exploring the viability of shifting some fruit and vegetable production to an area of the U.S. currently dominated by row crops.

The Hershey Company Ranks in Top 20% on World Wildlife Fund's Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard

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We are committed to protecting our communities through sustainable sourcing policies. Our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy is one such way – and according to the World Wildlife Fund Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, we’re in the top 20% of companies they evaluated. See how we’re doing.

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Sysco on Course to Meet 2020 Seafood Sustainability Goals

By Melissa Aronson
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Leading global foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation recently announced in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report strong progress towards achieving its 2020 seafood sustainability goals.

Turning Cafeterias Into Classrooms to Fight Food Waste

By Pete Pearson, Senior Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Wildlife Fund
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Every school day when the end-of-lunch bell rings and students return to class, a little something often gets left behind: the remains of their lunch. Maybe their tray was over-filled, maybe they weren’t hungry yet for lunch, maybe they didn’t have enough time to finish everything. Some of what’s left on their tray might be inedible scraps, like a banana peel, but likely some portion of it is still edible food. Whatever the reason, this food ends up in the trash – to the tune of as much as 530,000 tons each school year in the U.S. alone.

Plate Waste in US Cafeterias Could Total 530,000 Tons per Year

Significant Reductions Possible with Student Education and Empowerment, says WWF Report
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WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released Food Waste Warriors: A Deep Dive Into Food Waste in US Schools. The report, which gathered information from WWF’s Food Waste Warriors education program, analyzed post-service food waste in 46 schools in nine U.S. cities across eight states. Based on the results from this sample, food waste in schools could amount to an estimated 530,000 tons per year, costing as much as $9.7M per day or $1.7B every school year.  

Business Models Inspired by Nature Are the Future

Written by Ellen Jackowski, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Innovation, HP
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Today’s multinational enterprises are operating in increasingly challenging planetary conditions. The effects of climate change are already upon us, manifesting in natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes. Resource-rich forests are being destroyed at the pace of 27 football pitches per minute, and more than 8 million metric tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year.

Ceres and WWF Add World’s Largest Berry Company to AgWater Challenge

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Chances are if you’ve bitten into a strawberry, blueberry, blackberry or raspberry lately, it was supplied by the world’s largest berry company, Driscoll’s. With products sourced from 21 countries, and sold in 48, Driscoll’s supplies one third of the global berry business.

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