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AWF Statement on U.S. Senate Amendment Increasing Offshore Revenue Sharing

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana has joined a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators in introducing an amendment to a Senate energy bill that would lift the cap on revenues in the present Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) from $500 million to $999 million for the Gulf offshore energy producing states. Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama would share in an additional $1.87 billion between 2027 and 2031.

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Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Named #1 “Most Endangered”

A water conflict has been raging in the Southeast for more than two decades,and rivers and communities are at a breaking point.

Outdated water management practices and wasteful water use threaten the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers — the source of metro Atlanta’s drinking water and lifelines for agriculture, industry, fisheries and recreation.

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Corporate Sustainability Should Be Core Business Strategy, Requires Paths Unique to Individual Businesses

Jung Ha-Brookshire, an associate professor of textile and apparel management at MU, along with Saheli Goswami, a doctoral student in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, found that very apparel company is different, so it is clear that there is no perfect or correct way to become or remain sustainable. Case study of Nike and Adidas reveals no perfect way to reach sustainability

Prior to the 1990s, there was little concept of corporate sustainability within the textile and apparel industry. However, beginning in the mid-1990s, clothing and apparel corporations began receiving pushback from consumers regarding social, environmental and economic sustainability. In an effort to qualify the process of investing in corporate sustainability, University of Missouri researchers examined two major international apparel brands, Nike and Adidas, to determine the paths taken to reach corporate sustainability. Saheli Goswami, a doctoral student in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, says that while both companies are currently models of corporate sustainability, they took very different paths to reach the end goal.

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Ten Thousand Villages Launches National Campaign to Help Global Artisans Plant Roots and Grow Through International Fair-Trade Retail Network

 

Non-profit retailer announces first-ever, national initiative to connect artisans from underemployed regions worldwide with eco-conscious consumers; holding in-store, interactive events to promote fair-trade and sustainable business practices

Leading fair-trade retailer and founder of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages, announces the organization's first-ever national corporate social responsibility campaign to further educate consumers about the company's mission to strengthen artisans worldwide through fair-trade. The inaugural initiative, called Landscapes, promotes reforestation and marks the beginning of a larger, year-long campaign dedicated to highlighting like-minded charities across the country that embody Ten Thousand Villages' commitment to fair-trade, sustainability and social responsibility.

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4.4 Million Students Recycle and Compost 79 Million Pounds in 2016 RecycleMania Tournament

Richland College Crowned National Recycling Competition’s 2016 Grand Champion; Loyola University Chicago, North Lake College Among Winners in 13 Award Categories

Richland College, a two-year community college in Dallas, Texas, has been crowned the Grand Champion of the 2016 RecycleMania competition with a recycling rate of more than 82 percent. RecycleMania is the nation’s premier waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities, managed by Keep America Beautiful.

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