Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. She writes for various websites, and has made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by Mashable.com.

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Obesity and Malnutriton: Food Company Efforts Ranked

Global food purveyors provide for our health and well-being. But all too often the products they sell and the marketing that goes along with them contribute to malnutrition and obesity rather than nourishing our bodies. Read on to see how your favorite conglomerate fares.

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The North Face Sources Only Cruelty-Free Down

In October 2014, the North Face committed to achieving 100 percent certified responsible down by fall 2017. It achieved its goal in fall 2015, two years ahead of schedule.

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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax is Working

British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased emissions 3.5 times faster than the rest of Canada, according to a new report by Carbon Tax Center (CTC).

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UPS to Use Landfill Gas to Power Its Memphis and Jackson Fleets

UPS aims to drive 1 billion miles with its alternative fuels fleet by the end of 2017. To help achieve its goal, UPS recently announced it will supply its Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, fleets with an estimated 15 million diesel-gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas from landfills.

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Thai Union Puts Freeze On Bumble Bee Acquisition

Concerned American tuna consumers have something to rejoice about. Thai Union Group (TU), a company linked to human rights and environmental abuses within Thailand’s tuna industry, recently announced it terminated its acquisition of American canned tuna company Bumble Bee Foods.

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Report: Boost Renewables, Halve Emissions

Achieving a 36 percent share of renewable energy by 2030 would provide half of the emissions reductions needed to keep temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Top 10 Graduate Programs For Environmental Sustainability

If environmental sustainability is important in business, then it should be important in business school programs, including graduate programs. Net Impact evaluated almost 100 programs and ranked them on their integration of social and environmental themes. Called the Business as Unusual (BAU) guide, it ranked 50 schools for environmental sustainability. Here is a brief overview of the schools that made the top 10 list.