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Spider-inspired Silk Company, Spintex, Awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, Spintex creates high performance, sustainable textiles that are 1,000 times more efficient than an equivalent synthetic fiber.
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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

MilliporeSigma Science Will Tell Podcast Series: Design for Sustainability

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Science Will Tell is a podcast series in which we explore infinite solutions to sustainability and community impact from the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.* 

Innovation Blooms: Albertsons Companies Adds Wedding Flowers to Its Online Offerings

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BOISE, Idaho, MAY 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ — With wedding season just around the corner, Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) today announced they are offering customers an easy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly online option for purchasing fresh, hand-cut wedding flowers. 

Biodiversity on the Farm: The Importance of Biodiversity and Supporting Ecosystems in Agriculture

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Farmers have sought to learn more about the importance of biodiversity on the farm, both to maximize the performance of their operation and to protect the environment.
 

Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity more than most—the variety of plants, animals and microorganisms within an ecosystem, both above and below the soil.
 

Transparency and Accountability Are Critical to Drive Meaningful Climate Action

by Ellen Jackowski Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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Climate change is one of the most far reaching and critical challenges of our time, and this coming decade will prove decisive. HP supports the move by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to consider climate change disclosure rules as part of its integrated disclosure system. Tackling climate change will require every country and every organization to step up and show leadership. We will need to hold everyone accountable for their part and living up to their commitments through science-based goals, and reliable, transparent reporting.

Fashion Doesn't Always Have to Cost the Earth To Protect the Earth

by Josh Jeffries, Senior Development Coach at Acre Frameworks
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If you are anything like me, you aim to be mindful when shopping for clothes. Buying ethical and sustainable garments is the obvious way forward to lower the environmental impact – but it often comes with a hefty price tag.

The fashion industry is a major polluter (just behind aviation which is the worst culprit) and we are buying 60 per cent more clothing than we did 15 years ago. 

Ørsted Completes Permian Energy Center

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Permian Energy Center in Andrews County, Texas. 

Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, Texas.

Permian Energy Center brings Ørsted's onshore operating capacity to 2.1 GW. The project and its 420 MWAC of solar PV and 40 MWAC of battery storage will be located on a 3,600-acre site alongside existing oil and gas installations and will supply growing West Texas demand for electricity.

Timberland Reaches Landmark Moment in Journey to Re-Introduce Cotton Farming to Haiti; Releases First Products Made With Community Cotton Fibers

Builds new supply chain for cotton together with Smallholder Farmers Alliance, providing social and environmental benefits to Haitian farm communities
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STRATHAM, N.H., May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Timberland has reached an important milestone in its five-year journey to re-introduce cotton growing in Haiti in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), with the launch of new footwear made with Community Cotton™ fiber.

Pittsburgh's Pop-Up Glass Recycling Program Is a Win-Win

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Glass should never be trash – it’s infinitely recyclable and 100% recyclable. While recycling glass is a no-brainer, it’s not always as easy as putting your used bottles and jars in the curbside bin.

Timberland Expands Regenerative Leather Offerings, Sets Out to Build World's First Regenerative Rubber Supply System for Footwear

Leverages progressive social media platforms to inspire and educate next generation about virtues of regenerative agriculture
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STRATHAM, N.H. /3BL Media/ - On the heels of Earth Day, Timberland announces important advancements in its regenerative agriculture efforts, working toward a vision for Timberland® products to have a net positive impact on Nature by 2030.

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