Climax Molybdenum Co. celebrated the unveiling of a $200 million water treatment plant at Climax operations in early August. The grand opening ceremony and tour drew more than 400 people and included speeches by U.S. representatives, state and municipal officials, and Climax leadership.
In partnership with local, provincial and national organizations, Freeport-McMoRan’s Tenke Fungurume Mining operation provides clean water and sanitation to more than 185,000 community members in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This program consists of five complementary projects that maintain a clean water distribution and drainage system, provide health and hygiene education, build local capacity for pit latrines, hand-washing stations and waste disposal sites and engages community participants to manage the water supply system.
Amsterdam will soon host the 5th WASH Sustainability Forum, where over 160 water, sanitation and hygiene professionals will discuss how to tackle sustainability challenges.
Sustainability is a hot topic in the development sector at large. In the water and sanitation sector, there have been a range of events, partnerships and websites dedicated to collectively recognising, understanding and addressing sustainability challenges. In March this year, for example, the Australian WASH sector organised the 'WASH for everyone, everywhere' conference in Brisbane exploring the topic in light of the post-2015 development agenda.
Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project smashes dystopian narratives about the future; promises instead an age of environmental balance and abundance.
April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A time capsule has been found in New York’s Central Park. But this is no ordinary artifact. It comes from the future—the year 2100. As researchers begin sifting through its contents, they find documents, videos and technology that shake the world from its dystopian trance. A hopeful future is both possible and probable, the record says, as long as we allow current trends regarding food, shelter and resilience to take shape.
Corporate sustainability partners enable projects that install thousands of households water filters
NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign is improving the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, and other communities. Simple, proven household Hydraid water filters eliminate 90-99% of bacteria and parasites while eliminating the common practice of burning unsustainably harvested firewood to boil dirty water. Carbon reductions deliver additional value to address corporate greenhouse gas emissions goals.
March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The ability of a community to manage its water supply system is vital to long-term sustainability. Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan company, helps to provide access to clean drinking water to the communities near its operation.
H&M Conscious Foundation Manager Helena Thybell, Supermodel Alek Wek and Allison Tummon Kamphuis, P&G share a common goal. They all want to improve access to safe water and sanitation (WASH). This Thursday you can join their conversation on why access to these basic human rights is so important.
The American Chamber of Commerce Foundation and WASH Advocates host the conversation on:
We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.
Carbon credits fund the Ghana Clean Water Project, providing household water filters
BURLINGTON, VT., Jan. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – From the Andes to the Alps, Hannah Kearney has traveled thousands of miles training to defend her place on the podium in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 8. While glaciers melt under the pressure of greenhouse gas emissions, Kearney is determined to reduce her part in climate change by offsetting all Olympic training travel with NativeEnergy.