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Ecocentricity Blog - September 1, 2015


We at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation place great faith in our higher education institutions. They have the ability to impact and form the minds of our next innovators, our next leaders and thinkers and writers, our youngest voters, our soon-to-be wives, husbands, and parents. Our universities can be the fertile ground from which tomorrow’s change emerges, and that change might, and hopefully will, leave the world a better place.  Read more.

100-Million Pound Problem: The Subaru Zero Landfill Initiative to Make National Parks Zero-Landfill

[Video Trailer] Who We Are is What We Leave Behind
Multimedia with summary

Every year, visitors to the most pristine places on earth send over 100 million pounds of garbage to landfills. Subaru, recognized for having the first automotive assembly plant in America designated as zero landfill, presents "Who We Are is What We Leave Behind," a new video series documenting the National Parks zero landfill initiative. 

A Look Back at the First Annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit

By Carlyse Fuhrer

As a sponsor, Diversey Care, a Division of Sealed Air, recently participated in the first annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit, organized by the Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC). The University of Washington welcomed an enthusiastic group of facility managers, green cleaning leaders, manufacturers and distributors eager to improve the learning and working environments of students and staff. 

Earth Overshoot Day: Consuming More Than The Earth Can Give

By Olga Shuvalova, TerraPass

We often talk about the carbon footprint of our consumption, but have you ever wondered what is the impact of the world’s total resource use? Today, August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day. This is the estimated day experts claim that the world’s population has reached the quota of natural resources that can be consumed for this year.

Mission Zero® A Legacy of Sustainability

Reprinted from Troup Trends Article by Trey Wood

"There is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose.  For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again.  Business makes a profit to exist.  Surely it must exist, for some higher, nobler purpose than that."

Ray C. Anderson

Ingersoll Rand Makes Debut Appearance on FTSE4Good Index Series

Series applauds company’s environmental, social and governance performance
Press Release

Davidson, N.C., August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been added to the prestigious FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria.

Creating the World's First Sustainable Highway

Mission Zero Corridor Project selects Innovia Technology to evaluate ground-breaking technologies
Press Release

Is it possible to have a ‘green highway’? The Mission Zero Corridor Project in West Georgia believes that it is. It has appointed breakthrough innovation consultancy Innovia Technology to help create a ‘travel corridor’ and rethink the purpose and function of this infrastructure to generate social, environmental and economic value.

Ecocentricity Blog - August 2015


I know what you are about to think. You’re going to read this blog post (or at least I hope you are, and thank you for doing so!), and about a quarter of the way through, you’re going to ask yourself a question. It will go something like this: “I thought this blog was about the environment…..what the heck is he doing writing about the Georgia Bar Exam?”

Gastrognomes Blog: Good Food Jobs - Megan Schuknecht

Reprinted from Megan Schuknect's Blog on Gastrognomes

Reprinted from Gastrognomes Blog

Mother Nature has so much to teach us, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the high impact of things like weather patterns and natural disasters. But the concept of Biomimicry is based on the idea that Mother Nature is a master designer, and if we take inspiration from those designs, we can create manmade things that will improve our lives, naturally.

Holland America Line Receives Green Gateway Award from Port of Seattle for Environmental Stewardship

Press Release

Seattle, Wash., August 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ — At a reception June 1, 2015, the Port of Seattle presented Holland America Line with a Green Gateway Award. The cruise line was recognized for its commitment to protecting the environment, including the practice of not discharging ballast water in Puget Sound and for using marine sanitation devices on board its vessels.

The Port of Seattle presents the Green Gateway Awards to cruise and container lines that call at the port and whose environmental efforts are deemed worthy of recognition.


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