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Two Major Cities Are Testing Home Delivery for Sustainable Household Goods to Help Save the Planet

Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
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A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.

As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.

Progressing Towards the Sustainable Development Goals with Sands ECO360

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The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have unified the world in creating a shared vision for people and planet, both now and into the future. This call to action brings governments and businesses together to tackle pressing global issues.

FedEx Express Rewards Young Entrepreneurs Ready to Access New Markets

FedEx Express Awards Student-Run Company FedEx Access Award At JA Europe Company of the Year Competition
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July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), awarded its signature FedEx Access Award to student-run company Entella, from Turkey, at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, Lille, France on 5 July 2019.

Entella, a company established by 10 students from Turkey, took home the award for its development of a solar energy pump that filters water to remove solid waste.

Is There a Role for Philanthropy in Renewing Democracy?

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Has the world of organized philanthropy done everything it can to shore up democratic values and aspirations, or has it been pursuing its own ideas of the public good? To what extent can philanthropy’s efforts to strengthen communities and rebuild public trust be more effective and responsive to the needs of a democratic society?   

Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space

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$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.

Keep America Beautiful Launches #Beautiful4th to Encourage Consumer Responsibility on Independence Day

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STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Happy Birthday, America! Independence Day is synonymous with fireworks, BBQs, and trips to the beach celebrating with family and friends. This year, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® is launching the #Beautiful4th campaign to encourage those partaking in July 4th activities to celebrate responsibly by cleaning up after themselves, or even engaging in broader cleanup activities. The campaign will launch on July 1 and run through July 7. Participants can submit their social content using the hashtag #Beautiful4th.

Keep America Beautiful Launches #Beautiful4th to Encourage Consumer Responsibility on Independence Day

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STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Happy Birthday, America! Independence Day is synonymous with fireworks, BBQs, and trips to the beach celebrating with family and friends. This year, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® is launching the #Beautiful4th campaign to encourage those partaking in July 4th activities to celebrate responsibly by cleaning up after themselves, or even engaging in broader cleanup activities. The campaign will launch on July 1 and run through July 7. Participants can submit their social content using the hashtag #Beautiful4th.

Sappi's Somerset Mill Celebrates Completion of Paper Machine Rebuild

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To meet customer needs for renewable paperbased packaging, we comprehensively rebuilt Paper Machine 1 (PM1) at our Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. In 2018, we completed the 16-month project, launching a broad range of high-quality paperboard products. Maine’s governor joined Sappi management, local legislators, state officials, and members of the media to tour the rebuilt paper machine, see examples of the mill’s new packaging products, and ask questions of the staff and Sappi officials at the event.

The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity

Are water utilities exploring holistic alternative approaches to program planning, organizational capacity, service delivery and financing?
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In an era when climate change, organizational capacity constraints, funding challenges and limited public support continue to test the resilience of a community's stormwater system, images of flooded neighborhoods and arterial streets turned into rivers highlight the urgency for a strategic vision and alternative approaches to stormwater management service delivery. The critical question is whether leaders and managers are exploring holistic alternative approaches that address program planning, organizational capacity, service delivery mechanisms and financing. 

Rain or Shine: Resilience Needs a Little More Attention

Are water utilities doing the right things to drive toward resilience?
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It's been said that Texas suffers perennial drought, broken up by severe floods from time to time. These days, however, Texas isn't alone in its misery.

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