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The Key to Reducing Environmental Impact Starts With Turfgrass, TurfMutt Foundation Says

By Staff
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 8:10 AM Everyone strives for the perfect lawn, but that doesn’t mean you have to rely on chemicals and pesticides to make it happen. The TurfMutt Foundation works with corporations and homeowners to find alternative ways to keep their lawns looking great without risking the health of animals or humans. The foundation’s stewardship and education platform stresses the importance of caring for grasses, shrubs, trees and flowering plants in communities, family yards, parks and school grounds.

Recycling Program at Department of Corrections Facility Changes Habits and Lives

By Sarah McGoldrick
Thursday, May 23, 2024 8:10 AM Reducing the impact of climate change has found what, some might say, is an unusual group of advocates. SCI Cambridge Springs, located south of Erie, Penn., is a minimum-security Department of Corrections facility for women that is also home to a 1,800 square-foot optical lab that adopted a lens recycling program in 2020, designed to reduce the amount of waste generated by lens manufacturing.

Executive Compensation Is Now Tied to Climate Metrics

By Staff
Thursday, May 9, 2024 8:10 AM The number of compensation plans being determined by climate-related metrics at S&P 500 companies has doubled over the past two years, according to a recent report from The Conference Board. This type of compensation rose to 54 percent in 2023, up from 25 percent in 2021. Additionally, the percentage of companies in the Russell 3000 index, that bases compensation on climate-related metrics, rose from 16 percent to 32 percent. The findings were gathered in collaboration with FW Cook, an executive compensation consulting firm, and were based on disclosure data from Esgauge, a data mining and analytics firm.

The Majority of Waste in U.S. National Parks Is Single-Use Plastic

By Staff
Thursday, April 25, 2024 8:10 AM Every year, 312 million Americans make the journey to one of the country’s 63 national parks. While there they can enjoy scenic landscapes, take part in unique outdoor activities and connect with their families and friends, but all of this is beginning to take its toll on the environmental health of these protected landscapes and single-use plastic is the main culprit.

A Change in Economic and Business Paradigms Is Needed to Fight Climate Change, UN Says

By Staff
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 8:10 AM NEW YORK—The United Nations (UN) is calling for a change in economic and business paradigms that will have a significant impact on planetary limits. In a report to the Human Rights Council, David Boyd, UN special rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, said the earth’s life support system is being sabotaged in a way that will have profound consequences unless action is taken.

Recently Launched Satellite Is on a Mission to Track Methane Emissions

By Staff
Thursday, March 28, 2024 8:10 AM MethaneSAT, a groundbreaking satellite designed to detect methane emissions from oil and gas operations, was launched on March 4. The MethaneSAT satellite entered orbit after detaching from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, according to an announcement from MethaneSAT.org.

Epson Global Climate Barometer Reveals Climate Change as the Top Global Concern

By Staff
Monday, March 11, 2024 8:10 AM MARKHAM, Ontario—The results of this year's "Epson Global Climate Barometer" are in, and it captures the views of more than 30,000 people in 39 countries, attempting to better understand global responses to climate change. The survey reveals that while globally more people now cite climate change as a major global issue over any other, the issue that seems to be plaguing more than half of Canadian respondents most are the economic challenges facing the country, followed by climate change.

Leading Experts Weigh in on Sustainability Trends

By Staff
Monday, March 4, 2024 8:10 AM Climate change continues to have an impact on the environment. Everything from weather patterns to food production to glacier recession is having an impact on how we do business. In 2024, many businesses are committed to making a difference and changing the course of climate change. By choosing greener, more sustainable practices, businesses can reduce their carbon footprint while still increasing their bottom line.

Safilo’s Sustainability Efforts Have Been Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

By Staff
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:10 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) announced earlier this month that its near-term science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and We Mean Business Coalition, which promotes ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

Eco Eyewear Takes New Step Toward Environmental Responsibility With 2023 Carbon Footprint Report

By Staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 8:10 AM NEW YORK—Eco Eyewear, a leading provider of sustainable eyewear, has released its 2023 Carbon Footprint Report. The study, conducted in accordance with international standards on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), aims to assess the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of three main product materials: biobased material, recycled metal and ocean plastic. Driven by what the company calls a dedication to understanding and controlling its environmental impact, Eco Eyewear initiated the study. The results revealed that each frame contributes an average of 1,482 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.

U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce Provides Resources for Businesses of All Sizes

By Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 8:10 AM NEW YORK—The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce is working with businesses of all sizes "to support profitable financials, prosperous people and a healthy planet," the organization said. Its mission stated, "Individually, hundreds of thousands of forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders know that business offers the best solution to a healthier planet, more fulfilled lives, and a thriving economy in the U.S. and around the world. We share the courage and integrity to change long-held perceptions of good corporate citizenship, and represent the best possible future of business in America and globally."

NRF Debuts New Center for Retail Sustainability

By Staff
Thursday, December 28, 2023 8:10 AM NEW YORK—The National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest associations of retailers of all types, announced that it would launch its new NRF Center for Retail Sustainability which will serve as the industry’s hub to support retailers’ efforts to generate economic value while creating net positive environmental, social and community benefits. The Center’s initial areas of focus include leveraging consumer insights around sustainability products and practices, facilitating the emergence of the circular economy, sponsored by Deloitte, and improving supply chain traceability within the retail industry.

Bollé Safety Launches New Sustainable Development Report

By Staff
Thursday, December 14, 2023 8:10 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Bollé Safety, the leading global brand in the PPE eyewear market with over 20 million wearers across the world, has unveiled the results of its latest ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) report. This is the first progress report since the announcement of the Bollé Brands Group new ESG strategy in early 2023. The business has made significant progress in recent months to future-proof the organization in a number of areas including reducing its environmental footprint, the development of eco-friendly versions of its top selling and new products underpinned by a robust biodiversity footprint assessment and a comprehensive set of social and governance initiatives throughout their operations, the company announced.

Positive Luxury’s New ESG Guide Offers Updated Information About Sustainability Terms and Legislation

By Staff
Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:10 AM LONDON—Positive Luxury describes itself as an “impact network,” with a mission “to transform the luxury industry, for the good of all. To shape a sustainable future, we work with our clients to help redefine business models and rebuild consumer trust.” The group offers a range of programs, courses, special events and international recognition awards which are known around the world.

CORE Publishes Contact Lens Sustainability Infographics Series in 25 Diverse Languages

By Staff
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:10 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published a series of infographics in 25 diverse languages that encourage responsible contact lens recycling and disposal. The initiative resulted from widespread positive feedback about four English-only versions released earlier this year.