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Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project Join Forces for Sustainable Farming in the Desert of Jordan

For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.
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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Barangaroo, Sydney

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Mary Mumbrella from Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Seamus McCartney from Lendlease, on how Aboriginal people have been living sustainably in the area known as Barangaroo for at least 80,000 years and the space is now home to one of Australia's most important urban regeneration projects. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

New Meat-Alternative Products Hitting Shelves in September
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SMITHFIELD, Va., August 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based protein options for all meal occasions, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers.

Bacardi Canada Recognized for Environmental Commitment

Winner of Elsie Award Presented by Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
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Setting the bar for environmentally sustainability is a part of the DNA of family-owned Bacardi. This Bacardi team in Canada was once again celebrated for its efforts to building a more sustainable future with an Elsie Award from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The annual awards are presented to beverage alcohol suppliers and agents that demonstrate innovation, creativity and commitment to customer service and social responsibility.

Timberland Uses Recycled Plastic Bottles in New Footwear Collection

by Liz Gyekye
Article

“Around the world, the use of plastic water bottles is on the rise, and many of these end up in our landfills and oceans.”

US outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has launched a new footwear collection which uses materials made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled rubber.

The new collection is called Brooklyn EK+ and has been launched to support the company’s sustainability drive.

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From Office to Field: A Trip to Stoney Creek Farm

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

Some General Mills employees recently got an up-close look at what it means to practice regenerative agriculture, and it didn’t happen from their desks.

Nearly 50 employees from our Foundation, Sustainability, Sourcing, Snack and Cereal teams traveled to Stoney Creek Farm in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. There, they met the Breitkreutz family – leaders in the regenerative agriculture movement – who shared the lessons, challenges and successes on their journey from conventional to regenerative farming.

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

AIDA Cruises Implements Onboard Initiatives to Reduce Food Waste

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AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise line serving the German market, has implemented an array of onboard initiatives designed to continuously reduce food waste.

Celebrate National Tequila Day by Learning How the Industry Is Becoming Sustainable

By Ali Wunderman
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Plant-based resources often seem infinite until they are suddenly depleted, and because tequila comes from the agave plant - specifically the blue agave - it’s imperative to keep stocks maintained to ensure plentiful supply in the future. But part of maintaining these crops means being mindful of other components of sustainability: energy use, repurposing, and waste. 

Timberland Unveils Latest Eco-Innovation with Brooklyn EK+ Collection

Uppers, linings and laces made from 100% ReBOTL™ material
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STRATHAM, N.H., July 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  In 2007, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland set new standards for eco-conscious design with its original Earthkeepers® boot. Today, the company unveils the Brooklyn EK+, an Earthkeepers® Edition footwear collection that once again reflects the brand’s pinnacle expression of eco-innovation.

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