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For every action: how cities are using new tools to drive climate action

6.12.18
Source: GreenBiz, 6/4/18

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With every country in the world committed to the Paris Agreement (including commitments from a large portion of the United States even though the White House has announced its intention to withdraw), cities are in the driver's seat in leading the charge against climate change.


5 Garnier Products Clean Up Sustainability, Nab Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

6.8.18
Source: Environmental Leader, 6/6/18

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L'Oreal USA's Garnier brand is the first mass market skin care brand to receive Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver recognition. The five products in the Garnier SkinActive line earned the certification based on an evaluation of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness practices.


5 ways for businesses to cut down on their plastic waste

6.8.18
Source: GreenBiz, 6/5/18

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GreenBiz spoke to some of the United Kingdom's leading experts on plastics, waste and resource efficiency, to gather some advice for firms battling to win the war on plastic waste.


Great Lakes Commission releases ErieStat to support Lake Erie phosphorus reduction efforts

6.8.18
Source: Great Lakes Commission, 6/7/18

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The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has announced the launch of ErieStat, a website that tracks progress toward the binational shared goal of reducing phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent, and reports how much of the nutrient is entering the lake from select rivers.


North Face is cutting waste by selling refurbished old coats

6.8.18
Source: Fast Company, 6/6/18

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To try to create more of a circular economy in the fashion industry, the outdoor gear company is launching a new line called Renewed, made up of old garments cleaned up so well that they're like new.


'Plastic Free Trust Mark' helps customers dodge plastic packaging

6.6.18
Source: Inhabitat, 5/28/18

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New labeling will assist shoppers in buying food and drinks that aren't packaged in plastic. Campaign group A Plastic Planet is behind what's called the Plastic Free Trust Mark, adopted thus far by some supermarket chains and a tea company. The campaigners are hoping that the labeling will inspire more retailers to jump on the plastic-free bandwagon.


L'Oreal leads major beauty players in collective sustainable packaging effort

5.25.18
Source: Cosmetics Design-Europe, 5/24/18

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The new sustainability initiative is called SPICE: the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics.


LEED must be updated to address climate change

5.24.18
Source: GreenBiz, 5/24/18

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LEED has not kept up with the accelerating urgency of climate change or the availability of low and no-cost ways to deeply cut carbon, particularly from steep declines in the cost of clean energy options that make these now the cheapest electricity source in most states.


Facebook Project Wants You To 'Buy Nothing' And Ask For What You Need

5.24.18
Source: NPR, 5/24/18

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The Buy Nothing Project encourages people to share what they have with others, without money changing hands. In five years the project has spread around the world with the help of more than 3,000 volunteers.


What's in P&G's Products? Now You Can Find Out

5.24.18
Source: Morningstar, 5/20/18

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Consumer-products makers are facing growing pressure from retailers and consumers to ensure products are free of risky ingredients. So in a move toward greater transparency, Procter & Gamble Co. is now disclosing the ingredients in most of its 3,500-plus consumer products on SmartLabel, a website where brands provide more detailed information about their products.


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