|MillerCoors Reinforces Commitment to Local Water Resources through $80,000 Donation to River Network|
MillerCoors today announced an $80,000 donation to River Network, a national non-profit organization with more than 650 local member organizations focused on water quality and watershed protection. As part of the third annual MillerCoors - River Network Grant Competition, watershed grants will be awarded to six local non-profit organizations across the country.
|Procter & Gamble Pledges to Pursue LEED Certification for All New Sites Globally|
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) today announces its commitment to pursue LEED certification for all new sites. P&G's Taicang plant in China - which is breaking ground today - is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally.
|Pepsico: Inaugural Agricultural Project Will Benefit 850 Farmers by Reviving Mexican Sunflower Production|
PepsiCo, Inc., one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest multilateral provider of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, today announced a landmark partnership to spur social and economic growth in 26 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
L'Or�al Canada Recognized for its Green Initiatives
On February 10, the L'Or�al Canada Distribution Center was promoted to the highest and most demanding rank of the ICI ON RECYCLE! Program: Level 3 - Performance.Read More �
|Novozymes Recognized for Innovation by Unilever|At Unilever's global event "Partner to Win" in London this week, Novozymes was recognized for playing a key role in the success of Unilever's laundry business in launching more sustainable detergent powder and liquid formulations replacing chemicals with enzymes. The joint project Young@Heart has been a breakthrough in replacing chemicals with enzymes, resulting in new consumer products with benefits appreciated by end-users.
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|Syngenta Introduces the Improved Standard for Mite and Insect Control|
Syngenta Crop Protection recently received approval of Agri-Mek� SC miticide /insecticide from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Agri-Mek SC is labeled for use on a variety of TNV, vegetable and citrus crops, among others. State registrations, specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain states. Read More �
|Georgia-Pacific Increases Forest Protection and Expands Sustainable Forestry Practices
Georgia-Pacific previously announced it is expanding its forest protection and sustainability efforts with an updated policy to better identify and protect endangered forests in the United States; promote conservation of forest diversity; and enhance its sustainable forestry and recycling practices. Read More �
|Earth Friendly Products Calls on Green Loyalists to Convert "Dirty Cleaners" in New Campaign|
Earth Friendly Products today launched its "Green Clean Team" online campaign, a program to encourage consumers to nominate their friends and family members who could use a helping hand switching over to green cleaning.Read More �
|Alcoa Among Thought Leaders Featured in a "Lessons Learned" Publication on Environmental Leadership|
Alcoa's was among a select group of thought leaders featured in the inaugural edition of Insider Knowledge Report, a compilation of lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. The report was published by Environmental Leader, the on-line source for energy and environmental business news.
|NSF International Partners with Nature to Develop First American National Standard for NaturalCosmetics|
NSF International, the U.S. testing and certification organization committed to protecting the environment and public health, will lead the development of the new American standard for Natural Cosmetics on the basis of our NATRUE criteria (NATRUE Standard Level 1).
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Home & Personal Care Meeting Mar. 22-24, 2011
First Packaging Working Group Meeting
Mar. 25, 2011
First Paper Sector Meeting
Apr. 27, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
Food, Beverage & Agriculture Meeting
May 26-27, 2011
Three Biodiversity and Land Use Projects (FBA)
Christy Slay leads the Biodiversity and Land-use project at the University of Arkansas. She presented three short-term objectives for the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector at the January meeting in Washington D.C. The goals include:
1) research on impact assessment methods for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
2) identify potential drivers and indicators for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
3) develop spatial decision support tools for agricultural land-use and biodiversity to assist with implementing a biodiversity metric into SMRS for agriculture.
Slay co- led a discussion session on the data and metrics intersections between TSC, market, and policy efforts for Ecosystem Services at the Corporate and Product Sustainability Conference at Duke University. Over 60 attendees from government, corporations, and academia participated in the session.If anyone is interested in participating in these three projects please contact Dr. Christy Slay