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GM’s Toledo Transmission Receives Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award

Employee and community collaboration help drive environmental excellence
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General Motors' Toledo Transmission plant was recently recognized for excellence in environmental stewardship by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year, the plant was awarded the Platinum Level – the highest-level award from Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) – making General Motors one of five organizations to receive this recognition this year.

The Reclamation and Biodiversity Research Center at PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Agricultural Programs in Papua

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December 7, 2018 -The Reclamation and Biodiversity Research Center at PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) was established in 1995 as a way to restore the ecological function of the area near the operations known as the tailings deposition area. Tailings are the finely ground mineral rock that remain from the mining process after the economically valuable minerals have been removed from the ore.

The Potential of Agroforestry to Enhance Land Degradation Neutrality: Case Study From Tanzania

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Researchers highlight how the ngitili agroforestry system aids land restoration, in a new publication for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

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Researchers highlight how the ngitili agroforestry system aids land restoration, in a new publication for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

Guardians of the Coast: 5,700 Students Involved and 2,610 Km of Coastline Adopted Thanks to the Costa Crociere Foundation Project

In its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.
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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

Land Restoration in Africa Builds Momentum

Hundreds of delegates from across Africa and the world met recently at the Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi, intent on working together to help restore land.
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During 29–30 August 2018, delegates from governments, donor agencies, development organizations, research institutions and the private sector convened at the Global Landscapes Forum Nairobi to align their work on restoring degraded land with the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). AFR100 aims to restore 100 million hectares by 2030.

VIDEO | Join the Rainforest Alliance’s Follow the Frog Campaign

Annual campaign runs through September 24th
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The Rainforest Alliance’s annual Follow the Frog campaign is underway and runs through September 24. The campaign encourages consumers to purchase goods that have been responsibly produced, as indicated by the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.

“We Started As a Hungry Nation” but Trees on Farms Are Now Key

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Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

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Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

The Forest Is an Ally, Not an Enemy: Can Peruvian Farms Support Biodiversity?

A new project in Peru is setting out to overcome barriers to growing more trees on farms, to protect biodiversity and help the country meet its nationally determined contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions
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by Rob Finlayson

Peru has more than 70 million hectares of tropical forests. However, between 2001 and 2016 the country lost more than 1.9 million hectares largely owing to expansion of agriculture, and the trend continues. Deforestation is responsible for 51% of Peru’s emissions of greenhouse gases.

Fifteen Luxury Companies Collaborate to Develop New Roadmap for Resilient Luxury Sector

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HONG KONG, 20 July 2018 /3BL Media/ —Fifteen leading luxury companies today launched a new report outlining opportunities and recommendations for the luxury sector to address the global challenges posed by climate change and biodiversity loss, new technologies and automation, and rising economic inequality. On the occasion of the launch, leaders from luxury group Kering, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited, and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) gathered at The Peninsula Hong Kong to discuss global opportunities and challenges facing the luxury sector.

Monsanto Advances Key Sustainability Initiatives

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ST. LOUIS, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today reported substantial progress on a host of sustainability commitments and programs in the areas of climate-smart agriculture practices, water quality, biodiversity, food security and operational efficiencies. 

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