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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

2019 Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Winners Announced

Press Release

ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy at the third annual Biophilic Design Award last night with a special award ceremony hosted by Interface, during the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 2019 America Recycles Day

Collaboration is Key to Future of U.S. Recycling System
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2019, /3BL Media/ – A week of national recycling initiatives demonstrating the collaborative effort of government, industry, and nonprofit sectors to address the challenges in the United States recycling system, concludes today – America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® program, with the 2019 America Recycles Summit.

Living Future unConference 2020 Open for Registration

Seattle’s 2020 Living Future unConference Opens for Registration, Focus on Sustaining Hope Within Climate Crisis
Press Release

Keynote speakers include Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous hip hop artist and environmental activist, and Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown.

Just Released: Accelerating Corporate Renewable Energy Engagement in China

New report assesses current and emerging clean energy procurement options in the Chinese voluntary renewable energy market
Press Release

November 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the last decade, multinational corporations have rapidly increased purchases of renewable electricity throughout their global operations in order to access competitive electricity prices and distinguish their brands through environmental leadership. China has become a major market for this new procurement as companies increase the amount of renewable energy sourced for their own operations. At the same time, Chinese manufacturers are also transitioning to clean energy throughout their product supply chains.

CBRE Gets Edmonton Office WELL Certified

by JOC News Service
Article

EDMONTON, ALTA. – Commercial real estate company CBRE announced that its Edmonton office has achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for new and existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

It is the first property in Alberta to obtain the achievement. The certification is based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard which encourages employee health and wellness through the built environment.

$300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses

Summary: 
  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina
Press Release
  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina

A Harvest to Help End Hunger in Detroit

With access to fresh food scarce in urban areas, Forgotten Harvest works to ensure no Detroiter goes hungry.
Blog

Regina Hartmann is a mother. Above all else – her job in compliance and ethics with Guardian Industries, or her role on the company’s charitable giving team, or her volunteer work – she’s a mom first.

And as a mom, seeing children go hungry, even in her own suburban Detroit community, was too difficult to just stand by and watch.

WHITE PAPER | Sustainable Building = Building Health 3 Ways

Perspectives on the Future from Greenbuild Experts
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Sustainable building is expanding way beyond LEED-certified residences and commercial venues, how particular products are manufactured, recycling, and electric vehicle charging stations. It has become a critical strategic imperative and unified approach to planning and working that transforms lives, businesses, and cities. Mohawk’s George Bandy Jr. and others representing diverse backgrounds and industries explore the areas of individual health, community health and economic health, and the impact of true sustainable building.

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