Tag Archives: Environment

Tag Archives: Environment

The Nature Conservancy Joins
The Sustainability Consortium

ARIZONA, USA, – March 8, 2013 The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is pleased to announce The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as a new Civil Society Organization (CSO) member. The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically … Continue reading

WRI Joins The Sustainability Consortium

ARIZONA, USA, – January 31th, 2013 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is pleased to announce the World Resources Institute (WRI) as a new civil society organization member. WRI is a global organization that goes beyond research to put ideas into action, … Continue reading

Nature Conservancy Grant Helps Protect Key Area of the Amazon

Cargill has announced a new $3 million grant to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to protect the Brazilian rainforest and help farmers grow soy more sustainably. The grant expands a program that has already helped 383 farmers comply with conservation laws. … Continue reading

WWF Launches ‘Cities for Forests’ Campaign in India

WWF-India has launched a project to inspire young people and city dwellers to reconnect with their forests and find out how they can help to conserve them. Read More

EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the Agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. Read More

Alcoa Employees Join Expedition to Brazil and China as Earthwatch Fellows

Twenty-five Alcoa Fellows will work alongside Earthwatch scientists as environmental stewards. Read More

EPA Enters into Agreement with Chevron to Investigate Soil Contamination at Uranium Mine on the Navajo Reservation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with Chevron USA Inc. to investigate radium-contaminated soil at the Mariano Lake Mine site, a former uranium mine located on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico. Read More

SCS Awards Forest Stewardship Council Certification to Malaysian Forests

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has certified two Malaysian forest reserves to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standard for responsible forestry, solidifying its place as the top FSC certification body in Malaysia. Read More

Breastcancer.org and Stonyfield Farm Announce New Organic Living Partnership

Breastcancer.org is pleased to announce the launch of Organic Living, an innovative online partnership with Stonyfield Farm. Organic Living is a valuable new addition to Think Pink, Live Green, Breastcancer.org’s global breast cancer prevention initiative, which educates women about the … Continue reading

SC Johnson Exceeds Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

In Partnership with the EPA, Company Exceeds its 2010 Goals by More Than 19 Percent. Read More

WWF and Kimberly-Clark Corporation Announce New Global Commitment to Responsible Forestry

Partnership will help Kimberly-Clark reach its recently announced wood fiber procurement goals. Read More

Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation Conclude Green Works with Increased Global Commitment to Plant Trees and Support Environmental Projects

Alcoa Foundation marked the end of its two-month Green Works employee volunteer environmental service program today by increasing its support to the Friends of Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland and American Forests’ Global ReLeaf, two organizations committed to environmental replenishment. … Continue reading

Alcoa Foundation Launches $4 Million Environmental Research Initiative in Partnership with 15 Universities and NGOs

Alcoa Foundation today launched a two-year, $4 million initiative that funds 10 global sustainability research projects. The initiative, “Advancing Sustainability Research: Innovative Partnerships for Actionable Solutions,” will find answers to environmental issues that impact the quality of life and well-being … Continue reading

Second Phase of Historic Hudson River Cleanup Underway

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that the dredging of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has resumed in the Upper Hudson River, marking the start of the second and final phase of the Hudson River cleanup. Read … Continue reading

Coca-Cola’s Odwalla Tree Planting Program Returns For Another Year of Growth

In a year being hailed as the “International Year of Forests” by the United Nations, Odwalla is celebrating by allowing consumers to become foresters. The Odwalla Plant a Tree program, now taking place for the fourth consecutive summer, is a … Continue reading

NSF International Earns Green Ribbon Award From The American Water Works Association

NSF International, an independent organization committed to protecting public health and the environment, has earned a 2011 Green Ribbon Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). NSF received the award, which recognizes excellence in environmental leadership, for its wide … Continue reading

Alcoa Develops Smog-Eating Panels to Keep Buildings Clean

Alcoa has added a coating to its Reynobond architectural panels that works with the sun to neutralize pollution and dirt, enabling building facades to become self-cleaning. Read More

SC Johnson Joins Earth Day Conservation Clean-Up

Employees and families pitch in to make a difference in the community. Read More

Cargill Invests $13 Million in NSW Sustainability Plan

Cargill makes significant investment to reduce environmental footprint at Wagga Wagga beef processing facility. Read More

TSC Researcher Publishes Paper on Supplier Adoption of Environmental Practices

TSC Academic Director Kevin Dooley, along with colleagues Wendy Tate from University of Tennessee and Lisa Ellram from Miami University, published the paper “Transaction Cost and Institutional Drivers of Supplier Adoption of Environmental Practices” in the latest issue of Journal … Continue reading

Disney Cast Members Earth Day Challenge: 20,000 Ways to Protect the Environment

As part of this commitment, cast members are challenging themselves this Earth Day to double the 10,000 conservation pledges they made last year to reduce their carbon footprint. Read More

BASF’s Trilon® M Receives First EPA Design for Environment (DfE) Certification for Chelating Agents

The criteria was developed by chelating agent manufacturers, cleaning product formulators, environmental non-governmental organizations, certification groups, academia, and industry associations. Read More

Disney Painting Its World With the Environment In Mind

Disney World, the home of the Magic Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and the Tower of Terror, is quietly using paint that sends less carbon compounds into the atmosphere. Read More

WWF Welcomes Decision to Suspend Oil Exploration in Virunga World Heritage Site

The environment ministry of DRC issued a statement today declaring they would suspend any activities related to oil exploration in Virunga until the potential impact of such a project is thoroughly assessed. Read More

BASF Reaches Climate Protection Goal

BASF reached an important goal in 2010: Specific greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 29% compared with 2002, so that the company reached its goal for 2020 for the first time. Read More

EPA Selects American Rivers to Oversee $1.8 Million Awards Program in Potomac Highlands

The competitive grant program will support quality of life improvements in Potomac Highlands communities and protect the valuable ecosystems, some of which host the most diverse and globally important resources on Earth. Read More

WM Green Fleet Will Deliver Cleaner Air for Lower Mainland

Life in downtown Vancouver and throughout Lower Mainland communities will soon be cleaner and quieter, thanks to a new sustainability initiative from Waste Management and Terasen Gas. Read More

ECOLAB Receives Austrian Environmental Stewardship Award

Ecolab Inc. has received an environmental stewardship award from the Austrian state of Oberösterreich in recognition of the company’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of a local hospital laundry. Read More

EPA Awards Over $145,000 to Monitor Air in New Mexico

The equipment will be used to increase efficiency of captured data in New Mexico’s border region and oil and natural gas producing areas. Read More

Al Gore and WWF Unite to Promote Business Solutions for Forest Conservation in the Heart of Borneo

More than 600 hundred Indonesian government and business leaders joined former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore and WWF Indonesia’s CEO, Dr. Efransjah at a gala dinner to celebrate the United Nation’s International Year of the Forest and … Continue reading

WWF: Green Group Allays Fear of Coal Spill in Palawan

Environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Wednesday allayed fears of a coal spill off the coast of northern Palawan after divers from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) found out that the load of coal carried by a foreign barge … Continue reading

EPA to Set Modest Pace for Greenhouse Gas Standards

The agency looked at a number of sectors and is moving forward on GHG standards for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries—two of the largest industrial sources, representing nearly 40 percent of the GHG pollution in the United States. … Continue reading

Kimberly-Clark Professional Green Patrol Cleans Up Lake Mead (Nev.) National Recreation Area, Builds Bicycles for At-Risk Youth

These efforts are all part of the Green Patrol, which was created to support sustainability initiatives across the United States. The Kimberly-Clark Professional employees were in Lake Las Vegas to attend a companywide meeting. Read More

EPA Releases Guidelines Based on Smart Growth Principles to Help Localities Select School Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released draft voluntary guidelines to help communities protect the health of students and staff from environmental threats when selecting new locations for schools. Read More

Disney Volunteers Clean up Brevard beaches

Disney Volunteers, representatives with the Ocean Conservancy, Keep Brevard Beautiful, members of the Coast Guard and the Canaveral Port Authority took part in the largest community-wide clean up event. Read More

Waste Management Surpasses Goal to Support Wildlife Habitat

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced that it has surpassed its environmental sustainability goal by certifying 103 wildlife habitat programs and preserving close to 26,000 acres of land as protected wildlife habitat. Read More

Hewlett-Packard Rose in Greenpeace Environmental Rankings

HP is the biggest winner in the rankings, the company’s score increased from 4.9 to 5.5, and thus jumped from No. 8 to No. 4. HP moved up thanks in part to its new notebook and desktop products do not … Continue reading

Danisco Commended for Climate Change Disclosure

Danisco has once again been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 534 institutional investors with USD 64 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure. Read More

Defra Commits £100 Million International Forestry Funding up to 2015

The Government has today committed £100 million to international forestry projects which provide specific benefits for biodiversity. Read More

WWF Succeeds in Banning Waste Water Dumping in Baltic Sea

At a last minute session, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed on Oct. 1 to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries into the Baltic Sea, reports news agency LETA. The decision comes after a three year … Continue reading

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