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Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

Hydroponic School Garden Feeds Sumter County Elementary Students

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Students at Sumter County Elementary School in Americus, Georgia are learning how plants grow and where food comes from, thanks to a new hydroponic school garden.
 
Watch Sumter County Elementary School document their garden journey.
 

Responsible Forestry Leaders Celebrated at Greenbuild During FSC’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Baskahegan Company and UFP International, Certified by SCS Global Services, are Among Award Recipients
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ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services celebrates longtime Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certificate holders Baskahegan Company and UFP International as 2019 FSC Leadership Award recipients, among 13 winners, at a ceremony during Greenbuild in Atlanta on Wednesday.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Trees Are an Important Part of the Solution to Many Critical Issues Facing the Planet and Humankind.
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Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe.

To address this, we have launched an unprecedented undertaking: the Time for Trees initiative. Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tetra Pak Becomes the First Company in the Food and Beverage Industry to Offer Packaging Made With Fully Traceable Plant-based Polymers

Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane. This move is yet another reinforcement of the company’s commitment to drive ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains, while lowering the carbon footprint of its packaging.

Duke Energy Invests Nearly $300,000 in Projects That Help Protect, Restore Natural Resources in South Carolina

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Contributions will benefit 12 organizations supporting environmental projects, programs across the Palmetto State

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Contributions will benefit 12 organizations supporting environmental projects, programs across the Palmetto State

Duke Energy Awards More than $253,000 in Environmental Grants to Support Projects in Greater Cincinnati

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  • Sixteen organizations in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky receive $253,178 in grants
  • Grants to support clean water, conservation, wetlands protection and more, as part of Duke Energy’s annual philanthropic investments in local initiatives
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  • Sixteen organizations in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky receive $253,178 in grants
  • Grants to support clean water, conservation, wetlands protection and more, as part of Duke Energy’s annual philanthropic investments in local initiatives

Fires in the Amazon: Why Investors Are Calling on Companies to Help End Deforestation

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Images of the Amazon rainforests engulfed by smoke and flames that spread across the globe in recent months were a clear signal about the growing urgency to tackle devastating deforestation. The ongoing destruction reminded us of the need to ensure that we all do our part to protect the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest. 

Business Models Inspired by Nature Are the Future

Written by Ellen Jackowski, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Innovation, HP
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Today’s multinational enterprises are operating in increasingly challenging planetary conditions. The effects of climate change are already upon us, manifesting in natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes. Resource-rich forests are being destroyed at the pace of 27 football pitches per minute, and more than 8 million metric tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year.

HP is Paying $11 million to Protect a New York City-size Amount of Forests

The company will support conservation efforts in Brazil and China, to help offset the paper that goes into the company’s printers.
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BY ADELE PETERS

In a threatened stretch of rainforest along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, new restoration work will be funded by a somewhat unlikely partner—the tech manufacturer HP. The company is spending $11 million over the next five years to help the World Wildlife Fund scale up work protecting forests both in Brazil and in China on a total area of land covering roughly 200,000 acres.

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