Kenya’s Lake Naivasha Basin is the centrepiece of a unique development experiment. It serves a vast horticulture industry, market gardens, small farms, and a geothermal power plant. With the basin showing signs of stress, local, national and international stakeholders are working towards an integrated solution to manage its water, energy and land (WEL). The 2011/12 European Report on Development (ERD) has released a short film showcasing the importance of this ‘WEL-nexus’ approach to inclusive and sustainable growth.
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In 2010, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum leading government officials, business and financial figures, experts and media heads from Russia and across the globe gather to identify and take action on measures to secure the recovery of the global economy while discussing new ideas and solutions to forge more sustainable growth.
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www.green2greener.com China\'s hottest fashion designers such as Jenny Ji, Le Kun, Estune Icicle and Helen Lee who will join the catwalk for a cause for EcoChic Shanghai on January 12, 2009. Hong Kong glitterati made EcoChic sparkle in Hong Kong. Super celebrities Rain Li, Ivan Wang, Lisa S, William So Wing Hong, Ella Koon, Chau Kai-bong and Mrs Brenda Chau made everyone “green” with envy for their luxurious sustainable fashion.
MARTINI Asti, the world’s favorite Italian sparkling wine, sustains a nearly 150-year-old business through innovation and a passion for keeping Italian traditions alive.
On the steep hills in the heart of the Asti region of Northwest Italy, 400 family vineyards grow the distinctly sweet moscato grapes — the only grape selected for MARTINI Asti-Italian Sparkling Wine. The moscato grape, which has the honor of being known as the oldest domesticated grape variety, is floral and fruitful, providing the delicious fresh taste of MARTINI Asti.
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The Danone Nations Cup is 11 years old! Eleven years of dreams, contacts and sports shared by more than 18 million children. From September 30th through October 3rd, 2010, after six months of national qualifying games in 40 countries, the Danone Nations Cup World Final will fire up South Africa with real human adventure. Zinedine Zidane, faithful ambassador, will be present to launch the final of the world's largest football competition for children, for the first time away from France. Beyond the boundaries of sport, this event, now destined to travel all around the globe, will also locally commit to children and health by helping sustainable initiatives.
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Prominent leaders in the fields of chemical engineering, science, industry and academia convened today for a high-level panel discussion to examine solutions to the pressing issues of energy, safe food and water and human health, at the U.S. launch event for the International Year of Chemistry.
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Timberland pledges to plant five million trees in five years to further the impact of the company’s global reforestation efforts. The five million trees will be planted in Haiti and in China’s Horqin Desert - two regions that have long suffered severe and widespread impacts from deforestation.
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The Odyssey of Pioneers, the first world tour of an electric roadster, ended in Paris, at the LVMH Headquarters, with a cortege of artists and celebrities who came together for the occasion. Amongst them, Leonardo DiCaprio, who launched the tour six months ago in Basel, HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH Group, all committed to the same sustainable development goal. The festivities organized for TAG Heuer’s 150th anniversary were brought to an impressive close.
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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced that it has surpassed 100 green-certified building projects with the grand opening of its Greater Washington regional headquarters, PNC Place.
PNC has 104 buildings LEED®-certified by the United States Green Building Council, including 84 certified as new construction, more than any company on Earth.
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Making it easier for consumers to take a “green step” at home, Kimberly-Clark today announced the introduction of the first toilet paper in the U.S. without the cardboard tube for use at home – Scott Naturals Tube-Free bath tissue. This innovative product eliminates the cardboard tube that has been the central fixture of rolled toilet paper for more than 100 years – a simple step with major potential to eliminate millions of pounds of material from the waste stream. Scotts Naturals Tube-Free bath tissue is currently being tested exclusively at select Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in the northeast U.S.
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Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) today launches the first in-store color-coded sustainability-rating program for wild-caught seafood and commits to phasing out all red-rated species by Earth Day 2013. Through partnerships with Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whole Foods Market is the first national grocer to provide a comprehensive sustainability rating system for wild-caught seafood.
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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and three San Diego-area organizations this week are hosting the fourth annual Green Boot Camp, an interactive workshop focused on best practice instruction methods for teaching energy, sustainability and environmental concepts.
As part of the five-day event, 70 middle-school teachers from around the world are gathered in San Diego to explore the roots of green technology, sustainable living and environmental awareness by using San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), the California Center for Sustainable Energy, and the Urban Corps of San Diego County as living laboratories.
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