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Ceres Investor Water Toolkit

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The Investor Water Toolkit is the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. This ‘how-to’ guide includes links to resources, databases, case studies and other tools for all investors to use, from pension funds to endowments to asset managers. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with more than 40 institutional investors from across the globe and is the ultimate resource on water integration written for investors by investors.

 

Decarbonization: The Race to Zero Emissions

These five emerging technologies could curb carbon emissions, halt climate change and offer new ways to invest in earth’s future.
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As glaciers retreat, sea levels rise and temperatures increase, it’s clear that climate change is well underway, due in large part to the ever-increasing amounts of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere.

The question, then, is how to best mitigate carbon emissions, which have now reached 53.5 gigatons (Gt) per year, the highest level in human history.

Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

Phil Ting: Policies for Clean Cars and Recycling

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Can you imagine how hard it must be for legislators to know where to focus their energies? The problems that require reform and improved public policy are vast and varied. But as this week’s guest explains, there’s really nothing more important than ensuring clean air and water. Today on Sea Change Radio, we speak with California Assemblymember Phil Ting about his efforts to promote recycling and cleaner cars.

How Marine Debris Impedes Coastal Tourism and Economic Development

Leveraging holistic, inclusive management systems and partnerships to curtail ocean waste at every level of the supply chain
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Tetra Tech’s Gina Green and Bryan Stirrat discussed how marine debris impedes economic development, stifles tourism, and defiles biodiversity. Gina, our senior associate of environment and natural resources and expert in marine and coastal management, and Bryan, our Solid Waste Solutions practice group leader, detail how effective management and inclusive solutions can benefit and stabilize coastal communities around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

This post originally ran on Devex.

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Tetra Tech’s Gina Green and Bryan Stirrat discussed how marine debris impedes economic development, stifles tourism, and defiles biodiversity. Gina, our senior associate of environment and natural resources and expert in marine and coastal management, and Bryan, our Solid Waste Solutions practice group leader, detail how effective management and inclusive solutions can benefit and stabilize coastal communities around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

This post originally ran on Devex.

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.

Arbor Day Foundation's Replanting Our Nation's Forests

The Conservation of These Forests Will Be Our Legacy for the Future.
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Our forests are woven into the fabric of our lives, providing the very necessities we need to not only survive but thrive — clean air, healthy drinking water, a tolerable climate, and so much more. But these majestic lands are threatened by insects, disease, and devastating wildfires. We are thankful for our dedicated Foundation members, corporate sponsors, and partners who continue to respond to the need for replanting.

GM is a 2019 Global Energy Awards Finalist

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S&P Global Platts recently named GM a finalist in the 21st annual Global Energy Awards. GM is a finalist in the Corporate Award – Green Initiatives category. The 2019 winners will be announced at a ceremony December 12 in New York City. Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

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As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the bill would set the stage to power all sectors of the U.S. economy—from transportation to manufacturing to electricity—with 100% clean energy.

Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

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November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
 

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