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Why B Corporations are at a crossroads

4.19.17
Source: GreenBiz, 4/19/17

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If the movement is to achieve its bold vision -- "that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world" -- then more publicly- traded, mainstream companies must commit to the label.


Nike, Circular Economy Firm Miniwiz Develop Sustainable Packaging from Trash

3.28.17
Source: Environmental Leader, 3/27/17

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Nike has developed new sustainable packaging for its shoes, working in collaboration with Arthur Huang, the CEO and founder of Taiwanese firm Miniwiz, which recycles consumer and industrial waste into new products.

The lightweight packaging is made entirely of post-consumer materials such as milk and orange juice containers, and morning coffee lids. The box is produced from a single process Polypropylene with no added chemicals. The modular design allows it to be used as a stackable, interlocking component of a product display or storage system, Nike says.


ACEEE Accepting Applications for Scholarship to Attend 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

3.21.17
Source: Environmental News Bits, 3/21/17

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ACEEE is now accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to attend their 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado from August 15 -18, 2017.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/ energy efficiency. "Latham Scholars" will be exposed to new ideas and opportunities as they interact with energy efficiency experts from around the world.

The application deadline is April 10, 2017.


NASA's Green Thumb for Green Aviation

3.21.17
Source: Machine Design, 3/20/17

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The New Horizon Aviation Program's charter is to strengthen the aviation industry over the next 20 years by introducing new technologies, as well as find ways to improve on efficiency and reduce pollution.


MN: Discounts available to switch out solvent-based parts washers

2.2.17
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 12/14/16

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The MPCA has developed a pilot project in partnership with Safety-Kleen that will give a 25% discount to small businesses who switch from a solvent to an aqueous-based parts washer.


France bans pesticides in public green spaces

1.10.17
Source: Associated Press, 12/29/16

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French children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication. Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter.


Republicans can cancel some Obama environment rules. But they'll have to choose carefully.

1.5.17
Source: Washington Post, 1/4/17

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Two bills under consideration in Congress, each expected to go to a swift vote, could help expedite the process of undoing recent regulations -- or even make it more difficult to pass them in the first place.


Minneapolis' citizen-centric approach to climate action

1.3.17
Source: GreenBiz, 1/3/17

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Amid growing climate impacts, the City of Lakes is fighting back with a citizen-backed action strategy.


What can small farms learn from 'the Toyota Way?'

12.6.16
Source: GreenBiz, 12/4/16

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Some farmers are using lean manufacturing to streamline operations and focus on customers' needs.


Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts

11.18.16
Source: GreenBiz, 11/18/16

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In the latest P2 Impact column, Jeff Kohn and Kelsey Kruger from U.S. EPA illustrate the environmental impact of the food manufacturing industry.


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