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Archive for September 2015

Sustainability Initiatives have saved PepsiCo $375M since 2010

The water, energy, packaging and waste-reduction initiatives have been tallied up, and PepsiCo, Inc. asserts that its environmental sustainability initiatives have saved the company more than $375 million since its goals were established in 2010. The results of PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose commitment are detailed in its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Report, and in its…

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Norway Pays One Billion Dollar to Brazil for Reduced Deforestation in the Amazon

Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft has announced that before the global climate change summit in Paris in December, Norway will have fulfilled its 2008-commitment to contribute one billion USD to the Brazilian Amazon Fund. “The partnership between Brazil and Norway through the Amazon Fund shows intensified support for one of most impressive…

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13 major U.S. corporations announce at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints

Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations announced at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints. Companies including Apple Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co., and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. joined Secretary of State John Kerry and top administration officials at the White House for the announcement. In addition to pledges to cut…

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An area of forest equal to the size of India could be lost by 2050

Tropical forests face a lot of threats, particularly from the logging and agriculture industries. Their continued disappearance from the face of the Earth is therefore no great news — but new research suggests that they may be disappearing even faster than we thought. And that could have big implications for the global effort against climate change. A new report from…

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Orhideea Residence & Spa, the largest Aparthotel and Spa in Bucharest, signs landmark agreement with ALLCOT to measure its carbon footprint and offset its emissions

Orhideea Residence & Spa, the largest aparthotel and spa in Bucharest has signed a two year agreement with ALLCOT to measure and offset its annual carbon emissions. In 2014, it was responsible for generating 418 tCO2e (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), mainly from heating and electricity consumption. Measuring its footprint and offsetting its unavoidable…

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