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To Volkswagen, environmental care does not just mean building ever more efficient cars in ever more sustainable plants. The company is globally committed to the conservation of resources and the protection of biodiversity. In the example presented above, Volkswagen supports the work of marine biologists focusing on shark and penguin research.
Seventy-year partnership provides Wildlife Haven with new home
The sound of splashing rings through an old Manitoba dairy barn as four baby beavers weave back and forth through the water, learning to swim in their makeshift pool. Their mother, who would have taught them this important skill, was killed by a dog leaving the tiny two-week-olds to fend for themselves near their birthplace, 200 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg.
Today, the United States joins a growing group of countries proposing national contributions to a global climate pact to reduce carbon pollution. Ahead of negotiations in Paris this December, nearly every nation on Earth will be on this list, marking a major turning point on climate cooperation.
Nature-loving employees photograph wildlife at GM sites
Our manufacturing sites around the world sit on diverse terrain filled with animals, flowers and colorful vegetation. With certified habitat programs at 40 of our facilities around the world, we like to promote and cultivate that wildlife, getting our nature-loving employees involved along the way.
Outside of work, we have employees who hike, birdwatch, fish, or garden. They have a natural interest in nature, so we give them opportunities to help us keep the habitats outside our facilities’ windows and walls thriving.
TransCanada supports employees and the causes that matter to them
It was a sight that just about broke Ruth Cannell’s heart.
The Calgary-based quality lead for TransCanada’s Technical Services department was hiking on Saturna Island, B.C. with a companion this summer when she spotted a visibly distraught seal pup alone on the shoreline, struggling to haul himself out of the water ahead of the oncoming tide.
“He would pause and then try again with the little strength he had left,” said Cannell, on vacation at the time. “He was crying, as if he was trying to locate his mother or someone to help him.”
Since its U.S. launch in 2010, Nat Geo WILD has been one of television's fastest-growing networks. Breakout series such as The Incredible Dr. Pol and Cesar Millan's The Dog Whisperer have helped make Nat Geo WILD a home for premium nature programming that is both enlightening and entertaining.
Two disconnected events yesterday and today were linked in my mind to the large, open spaces of the West and the challenges we face in striving for a sustainable future. The first was spotting this marquee yesterday with "The Sustainability Secret" catching my eye. The cowspiracy took longer to process.