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Back From the Ashes

Stepping up to the challenge, Madagascar’s youth are restoring forests after years of degradation
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This piece was written by A.G. Klei, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar’s Senior Development and Outreach Communications Advisor, and Mialy Randriamampianina, Communications Officer for the USAID Mikajy environmental activity in Madagascar.
 
This post originally ran on USAID’s Medium Blog.
 

Duke Energy Invests More Than $200,000 in Projects That Help Preserve and Enhance Southwest Ohio's and Northern Kentucky's Natural Resources

Contributions support water quality, habitat and forest restoration, species conservation.
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CINCINNATI, November 6, 2020 /3BL Meda/ – The Duke Energy Foundation recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 18 Ohio and Northern Kentucky recipients that will fund environmental projects, wildlife conservation efforts and environmental educational programs in the region.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
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October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

Priceless Planet Coalition Expands, Unites Businesses and Consumers Worldwide to Preserve the Environment

Leading climate science experts join Advisory Committee; Coalition partners launch consumer activations across the globe to support planting 100 million trees
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PURCHASE, NY, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The current pandemic has underscored how interconnected our world has become – and that the health and well-being of our planet is deeply linked to that of our people. As wildfires ravage many parts of the world, from the U.S. west coast to Brazil and Australia, and we experience some of the most extreme weather events on record, we must urgently invest in innovative ways to inspire collective action to address climate change.

YKK Commits to Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2050

Sustainable trims leader announces Sustainability Vision 2050 addressing climate change, material resources, water resources, chemical management and human rights
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TOKYO, October 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At today’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, global sustainable trims leader YKK announced the YKK Sustainability Vision 2050, which will serve as a roadmap to the company achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, among other targets. The Sustainability Vision 2050 consists of five themes with corresponding sustainability goals, as well as ten SDGs.

Theme 1:  Climate Change  Tackle greenhouse gas emissions and increase use of renewable energy

Ceres Set to Launch New 10-Year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

Ceres Roadmap 2030 will enable companies to thrive in the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future
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Global sustainability threats – from the climate crisis to water scarcity to racial, gender and workplace inequality and inequity – are disrupting global operations and supply chains, destabilizing financial markets, and causing widespread human and economic suffering. In a compounding pandemic-battered environment, how can companies navigate these rapidly changing business realities and thrive in the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future? What will it take to make the 2020s a decade of action?

Opinion: Mobilizing Domestic Funds is Crucial for Sustainable Forest Management in Indonesia

Sharing best practices and lessons learned in mobilizing domestic funding for forest conservation in Indonesia
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Ufroz Ayyub, Tetra Tech’s environment sector specialist based in Indonesia, analyzes the role domestic funding plays in ensuring sustainable forest management in Indonesia.

This post originally ran on Devex.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Saving People and Mangroves on Sierra Leone's Coast

Combating the effects of environmental changes on Sierra’s Leone’s coastal communities through mangrove preservation
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Tetra Tech’s David Goodman discusses how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program aims to save both people and mangroves in the coastal landscape of Sierra Leone.

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

Testing Theory: Uncovering What Makes Community Forestry Work

Packaging lessons learned from USAID ProLand’s work on community-based forestry enterprises
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Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh summarize the lessons learned from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Productive Landscape (ProLand) projects work with community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE).

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

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