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24 Breweries Sign Climate Change Declaration

24 breweries in a partnership with Ceres have signed a declaration urging the industry to take greater action on climate change-related risks.
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USGBC Announces the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2014 list of the top 10 LEED states in green building performance.
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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world's biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have…
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Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water

We have reached a tipping point where we need to monetize and assign a dollar value to a natural resource like water --…
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Safeway to Eliminate 1 Billion Single-Use Bags By 2015

Safeway, the second-largest supermarket chain in North America, is making progress toward its environmental goals, according to its sixth annual sustainability report released…
ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

UN Report Highlights Risks (And Rewards) At The Water-Energy Nexus

Governance at the water-energy nexus will determine the fate, well-being and livelihoods of many millions in this and generations to come, the U.N.…
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Bacardi Reduces Energy and Water Use

Bacardi managed to reduce energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by 45 percent.
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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality…
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PepsiCo Reaches Safe Water Access Goal Two Years Early

Yesterday PepsiCo announced it already achieved its 2015 goal of providing safe water to 3 million people in developing countries in partnerships with…
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UN-Water Defines Water Security, Highlights Threats & Mitigation Steps

A growing world population, global warming, growing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and ongoing, growing disparities in the distribution of wealth…
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Promise of Green Jobs, Social Equity in Sustainable Water Investments

Crafting and carrying out sustainable water strategies has the potential to create substantial numbers of green jobs across a wide range of professions,…
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Levi’s Ditches Experience on Path Towards Water Savings

Erik Joule, Levi’s senior vice president of design and licensing, explained the path towards ramping up water efficiency throughout the company's operations.
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
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Molson Coors Slashes Water Use 5% in One Year

Beer giant Miller Coors' water consumption dropped 5 percent between 2009 and 2010. The company's water to beer ratio now stands at 4.4:1.
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SC Johnson Test Markets Concentrated Windex Pouches

The pitch for concentrated household cleaners and refills is a tough one to make. But SC Johnson could succeed on this attempt with…