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Walmart, Target, 100+ others saved $19.3B through sustainability | Supply Chain Dive - 0 views

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    A coalition of major corporations including Walmart, Target, Kellogg, Dell, The LEGO Group and more than 100 others reduced the combined carbon emissions of their supply chains by 633 million tons of carbon dioxide and saved $19.3 billion for their companies in 2018, according to a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
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Conservation groups press world leaders to protect 30% of the planet - 0 views

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    Thirteen nature conservation organizations are urging world leaders to back a plan to protect 30 percent of the world's surface and oceans by 2030.
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Ikea to launch furniture rental offering as part of circular economy shift - 0 views

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    The world's largest furniture retailer has unveiled plans to rent its products to consumers for the first time, as it strives to become a 'net-positive' business by 2030.
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Nestlé's Plastic Initiative Called 'Greenwashing' by Greenpeace - EcoWatch - 0 views

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    In a statement provided to EcoWatch, Greenpeace criticized Nestlé's statement for not including clear targets or a timeline to reduce and eventually phase out single-use plastics.
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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund's sale of interests in global fossil fuel companies l... - 0 views

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    Ireland Completes divestment worth €68m from 38 companies involved in oil, gas and other fossil fuels
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Tommy Hilfiger unveils 'world's first' 100% recycled luxury jeans - 0 views

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    Global fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has unveiled plans to launch a range of 100% recycled jeans this spring, in what it claims is a first for the luxury fashion sector.
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'We Can't Recycle Our Way Out of This Problem': Ben & Jerry's Bans Single-Use Plastics ... - 0 views

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    By April of this year, its 600-plus Scoop Shops around the world will only offer wooden spoons, rather than plastic ones. Paper straws will also only be available upon request.
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Corporations' Hunger for Clean Power Has Never Been Bigger - Bloomberg - 0 views

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    Companies and government agencies last year signed contracts to buy 13.4 gigawatts of clean power, comparable to Nevada's total generating capacity.
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Investors press fast food giants to 'urgently' improve supply chain sustainability - 0 views

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    A coalition of investment firms with more than $6.5trn in assets under management have called on six of the world's largest fast food companies to take more ambitious action to tackle the climate and water risks within their supply chains, as a "matter of urgency".
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Heartbreaking Animation for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival - 0 views

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    In this animation, animals sing an emotional rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. The video opens with the creatures existing happily in their habitats: a blue whale breaches, a brown pelican skims the water, a rhinoceros runs with her calf, and a pair of baby harp seals play in the snow.
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Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste - Sustainable Brands - 0 views

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    Dell continues to make headway on its plans to dramatically increase the amount of repurposed and reclaimed content in its supply chain, with a goal of 100 million pounds of reused materials in its products by 2020 (double its original goal of 50 million, which it achieved in 2017). Its model could provide the entire industry with methods, practices and - through collaboration - opportunities to reduce the growing global e-waste problem and shift towards a more circular economy in the electronics sector.
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Climate change will affect how many boys are born worldwide, scientists say - CNN - 0 views

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    Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, research suggests. Specifically, climate change could alter the proportion of male and female newborns, with more boys born in places where temperatures rise and fewer boys born in places with other environmental changes, such as drought or wildfire caused by global warming.
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Budweiser's Clydesdales Are Back for a Renewable Energy Message With a Bob Dylan Soundt... - 0 views

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    Budweiser will tout its commitment to sustainable energy in its Super Bowl spot. The beer giant has brought back its famous Clydesdales-they only appeared in a bumper spot last year-for the ad, which uses Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" to illustrate the brand's point about renewable energy sourced from wind farms.
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Climate Action Barometer: 12 Charts Explain Where We Are Today, and Where We Need to Be... - 0 views

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    Countries committed under the Paris Agreement to a broad goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F), ideally 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F). The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that half a degree of warming makes a huge difference, and 1.5 degrees C is the safer target.
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China busts major ivory trafficking gang following EIA investigation - 0 views

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    Chinese authorities have nabbed all three identified members of a major ivory trafficking syndicate first exposed by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in 2017.
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How to feed 10 billion people: Landmark report lays out a sustainable diet for the planet - 0 views

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    Billed as a planetary health diet for both the Earth and its people, the set of guidelines put forward by the EAT-Lancet Commission gun for nothing short of a "Great Food Transformation," something they say would feed 10 billion people, save lives and avoid large-scale environmental destruction.
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Keep America Beautiful and Nestlé Waters North America Partner to Clean Up Na... - 0 views

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    As national parks face issues with unmanaged waste during the government shutdown, Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the United States, and Nestlé Waters North America, one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today that they are teaming up to help mobilize affiliate organizations and volunteers across the country to clean up these shared public spaces.
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