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New Year's Resolution Solution: Make Mindful Food Packaging Choices

O-I Glass, Inc.

Is honing a healthy lifestyle among your 2022 New Year’s resolutions, but you’re caught at a crossroads on where to begin? Finding the right balance between fitness, nutrition, positive sleep habits and mental wellness to cultivate a healthy lifestyle is time-consuming – and part of the reason so many people  abandon  health-related resolutions before the end of January. Instead of looking at healthy living as an unscalable mountain, any small victory is a step in the right direction. Yes, you can join a gym or subscribe to an array of inventive fitness apps. Yes, you can curate Pinterest boards full of healthy recipes and then make meticulous grocery lists to gather the ingredients. Yes, you can buy blackout curtains and start a yoga nidra practice before bedtime. But what if there was a healthy habit that takes less time than working out and even less time than searching for recipes on your phone at 2 a.m. (another habit you should break)? There is – and it’s easy! Start with making mindful choices about food packaging. Plastic Permeates Our Lives – and Our Refrigerators, and Pantries … Humans ingest as much as a  credit card’s worth  of plastic a week, according to  a study  from the University of Newcastle for the World Wildlife Foundation. The plastic in our systems is coming from the air we breathe, absorbed through our skin, and the foods we eat. It’s gross, for one, and it’s unsettling when you consider the potential health consequences. Plastic permeates our lives. Go look in your fridge and pantry for two minutes and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Your strawberries come in a plastic tub, your salad dressing comes in a plastic bottle, your fresh deli meat is wrapped with a plastic barrier; even your low-cal veggie soup is touching the hidden plastic liner inside the metal can. Now that you see it, it’s not as hard to see that microplastics are ubiquitous. “A lot of people are trying to live a healthier life, which is amiable, but it’s so difficult,” laments Dr. Jane Muncke, an environmental scientist and the director of the  Food Packaging Forum. Muncke is among the growing cadre of scientists who are demanding consumers be made aware of how the chemicals that  migrate  are contributing to chronic illnesses. They say the long-lasting, worldwide impacts food contact chemicals are having on humans is as much of a public health crisis as COVID. “We have to talk about this – allergies, immune system deficiencies, infertility, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes …” she says. Simple Chemistry of Glass Packaging You can’t easily do much to control the air you breathe, but you can be more mindful to choose kinder packaging materials. Unlike other substrates that are created by synthetic man-made chemicals,  glass packaging  is made of four simple raw materials: sand, limestone, soda ash, recycled glass. And it does not interact with the foods and beverages it contains. “If you look at glass, the chemistry is super simple,” Dr. Muncke says. ”With plastic, with paper, with coated metals, there’s a whole host of unknown chemicals in there.” Choosing glass packaging when you can is a simple, quick step you can take as you work toward your healthy New Year’s resolutions. Sure, improving your fitness, your diet, and your sleep are important parts of the equation, but making the mindful decision to choose glass when you’re shopping is a choice you can feel good about. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from O-I Glass, Inc. on

January 04, 2022 02:16 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Clancy & Theys Names Baker Glasgow as New President

Walk West

Clancy & Theys Construction Company (Clancy & Theys) today announced the promotion of Baker Glasgow to President. Effective January 1, Baker will define and lead corporate strategy and vision, oversee the company’s operations, and strengthen and enhance the organization’s infrastructure, systems and processes. “I mean, it's exciting and there's entrepreneurial spirit among the people here, the new people, and so that makes it exciting for them,” said Tim Clancy. “Baker and Tom and all the division managers will do a great job, and I think they'll run the company like my father and uncle did too.” Since joining Clancy & Theys in 2005, Baker has built and enhanced the company’s workflows and systems, focusing on expanding and innovating the use of technology and fostering collaboration to create “One Clancy” across every division. As Vice President of Construction, he nurtured an empowering, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment, which helped ensure the success of the company’s largest and most complex projects and seamless transitions during leadership and ownership changes. During his time as project manager, Baker was an integral part of procuring and implementing a uniform project management and accounting software across all five divisions; he also led the successful and timely completion of the Imperial Tower project. “I’m excited about the opportunity and it means the world to me that the Clancy family has entrusted me to lead this organization with incredible integrity,” said Baker. “I have the utmost confidence that I will carry forward the values they have instilled and will lead the company into its next chapter by infusing the latest technology to propel our vision and mission.” Veteran construction industry leader, David T. “Tim” Clancy, served as president from 1986 to 2021 and remains on the board of directors. In his words, “things are going to get bigger, and I am confident the new leadership will run it better than we did. They have new concepts, new ideas that come with youth and I feel very good about the direction the company is headed.” Clancy & Theys Construction Company is a leader at providing construction management, design-build and general contracting services for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects including new construction and renovation. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, the company also has offices in Wilmington and Charlotte, NC as well as Newport News, VA and Orlando, FL. The company boasts a wide-ranging portfolio of building projects including mixed-use facilities, hotels, R & D facilities, multi-unit residential projects, cultural buildings, sports facilities, office buildings and much more. For more information, visit Contact Details Walk West Kelsea Mullane +1 919-439-8150 Company Website

January 04, 2022 02:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Global Compact Network Canada Searches for Canadian Business Leaders Committed to Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Compact Network Canada

January 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As part of the 2022 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network Canada launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year, the UN Global Compact recognizes a class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders working at any level of a company, who are using business as a force for good to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Pioneers play an important role to drum up interest in the Global Goals and in how the UN Global Compact is empowering businesses to advance them. The SDG Pioneer program aims to recognize professionals working at any level in a participating company of the UN Global Compact who are setting ambitious SDG targets, scale and impact across their companies through a principles-based approach. “Business has a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These exceptional professionals show exactly what can be done by businesses to make a difference that not only serves shareholders but also society at large. I hope they will also inspire others to join them in uniting in the business of a better world,” said Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “The SDG pioneers are the change agents, who don’t sit around waiting for the future to happen. They create and lead the course to a sustainable future.”, said Ayman Chowdhury, Head of Secretariat of the Global Compact Network Canada. “The SDG Pioneer is the UN Global Compact's one of the flagship programs that recognize the leaders from the private sector for their exceptional contributions in achieving the SDGs through the implementation of the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.” To apply for yourself or to nominate someone else, please visit SDG Pioneers - Global Compact Network Canada website. The application deadline is 31 January 2022. About Global Compact Network Canada Global Compact Network Canada is the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, an organization dedicated to catalyzing business action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in Canada. Global Compact Network Canada and its many corporate and non-profit participants unify and build the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration. To learn more about Global Compact Network Canada, visit our website and follow us on social media: @globalcompactCA Contact Global Compact Network Canada Melvina Ramasamy Marketing Coordinator Email: View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Global Compact Network Canada on

January 04, 2022 02:04 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Panasonic and Olympian Katie Ledecky Partner to Inspire Student STEM Innovation and Unlock the Power of Technology

Discovery Education

Las Vegas, NV, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ – To inspire student innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”), Panasonic Corporation of North America (“Panasonic”) is partnering with 3-time Olympian, 15-time World Champion, 10-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer, and proud STEM advocate Katie Ledecky to launch the STEM Forward educational initiative and engaged Discovery Education to help make this educational program a reality. Announced during CES 2022, the initiative combines Katie Ledecky’s passion for STEM education and advocacy, Panasonic’s legacy of innovation, and Discovery Education’s worldwide leadership in education technology, STEM Forward connects students in grades 3-8 to the game-changing power of technology with standards-aligned resources for any learning environment at no cost. “As champions for progress at Panasonic, we’re focused on how we can move the world forward and commit ourselves to enhancing the well-being of people, communities, and society. Today’s students have a tremendous future ahead of them, one where technology is not only a tool but an inspiration,” said Megan Myungwon Lee, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America. “We’re proud to continue to partner with Katie Ledecky, who is an inspiration to young people around the world, and empowers students to reach their full potential and discover new ways to think about and apply STEM to build a better world.” Building on Katie’s ongoing work with Panasonic as a STEM leader and a member of Team Panasonic, STEM Forward provides students, educators, and families with dynamic digital resources that explore how technology improves lives and makes the world a better place. In addition, STEM Forward includes a special Virtual Field Trip appropriate for both in class use and at home exploration. Premiering on January 25th at 1 PM ET, Winning with STEM: A Virtual Field Trip with Katie Ledecky and Panasonic will take students behind-the-scenes at five STEM innovation centers across North America to meet teams of Panasonic scientists, engineers, and immersive design experts using their passion for STEM to make a difference in the world. An educator guide accompanies the Virtual Field Trip and features student activities to take the learning further. New activities launching in February include a subject matter expert video featuring Katie Ledecky, student activities, educator supports, and family activities. “Any opportunity I have in life to inspire young kids to pursue their passions, especially in STEM education, I’m going to take it,” said Katie Ledecky. “Whether students use STEM skills for better problem-solving or critical thinking in life, or for a future career, it’s important that they have equal access to help propel them forward.” “We are thrilled to partner with Panasonic to help inspire the next wave of innovative thinkers,” said Lori McFarling, President of Social Impact at Discovery Education.  You can learn more about STEM Forward at, or within the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction. ### About Discovery Education Discovery Education is the worldwide EdTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at  About Panasonic Corporation of North America     Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is committed to creating a better life and a better world by enabling its business-to-business customers through innovations in Sustainable Energy, Immersive Entertainment, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2021, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at Contacts Dannea DeLisser | Panasonic Corporation of North America | Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Discovery Education on

January 04, 2022 02:02 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Circular Economy at Owens Corning: What Are Sustainable Products?

Owens Corning

We’re continuing our look at the Circular Economy. What does it mean to design products that are part of the circular economy while they are in use – and afterward? We’re studying how to design sustainable products with their end of life in mind, to make it easier to recycle or reuse the materials. Stay tuned for more! About Owens Corning At Owens Corning, our people and products make the world a better place. We are a global building and construction materials leader helping customers win in the market by providing innovative and sustainable solutions, which leverage our functional design and material science expertise and strong market positions. We are global in scope, with 19,000 employees in 33 countries united in our mission to build a sustainable future through material innovation. And we are human in scale, dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where our people work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. For more information, visit View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Owens Corning on

January 04, 2022 02:01 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Top EHS & Sustainability Social Media Accounts to Follow in 2022

Antea Group

In the fast-paced world of Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability (EHS&S) there are always new stories, trends, innovations, and insights which can get overwhelming at times! Social media can be a great resource for EHS&S professionals today Following the right accounts on social media can help you stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in EHS and sustainability. But who are the right people and organizations to follow? Whether you’re into environment, health, safety, or sustainability, our roundup of top 20 social media accounts will help you stay in-the-know on EHS&S hot topics and news. Discover these authentic leaders and learn why each one deserves a follow: Environment, Health, & Safety Accounts EHS Daily Advisor EHS Daily Advisor is a news source that publishes (daily) on EHS regulations, concerns, and news. Their Twitter is a necessary follow for any EHS manager looking to stay up-to-date on all things EHS. Follow EHS Daily Advisor on  Twitter and LinkedIn Verdantix Verdantix is a research and consulting firm that shares all kinds of data on EHS trends, including reports on up-and-coming technology, brand awareness, EHS analytics, and more. Follow Verdantix on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn Environment + Energy Leader  Environment + Energy Leader is a comprehensive, business-focused news outlet that covers both energy and environmental topics. Their social media is full of reports that focus on innovations and EHS progress, events to attend, blogs featuring the world’s biggest brands.  Follow Environment + Energy Leader on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn   IOSH IOSH is a global network of companies working to reduce work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses. IOSH tweets frequently and highlights health and safety careers, seasonal safety tips, and insider info on new and emerging EHS trends and solutions. Follow IOSH on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn is a UK-based social media management company for organizations in the safety sector. Their Twitter is chock full of facts on risks, tips on how to create safer work environments, and other helpful health and safety reminders. Follow on  Twitter Speaking of Safety Susan Main is the mastermind behind Speaking of Safety, a workplace safety blog sponsored by WorkSafeBC. She highlights safety successes, tips for companies looking to improve their safety conditions, and other H&S info. Follow Speaking of Safety on  Twitter Environment Analyst  Environment Analyst provides a global perspective, insights, and research in the environmental services industry.  They regularly share events, webinars, blogs, and more.   Follow Environment Analyst on  LinkedIn Sustainability Accounts ESG Today  ESG Today shares the latest in ESG news from a variety of industries. They offer insight, analytics, and share resources to help you stay in the loop on the quickly growing world of ESG.   Follow ESG Today on  LinkedIn   Climate Action Climate Action is working to build partnerships between business, government, and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development. They regularly share current articles, events, interviews, and more to help you stay up-to-date on all things climate-related. Follow Climate Action on LinkedIn World Business Council for Sustainable Development WBCSD is an organization made up of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. They regularly share blogs, events, and the latest news surrounding EHS&S. Follow WBCSD on LinkedIn Elaine Hsieh Elaine is the Program Director of VERGE and shares content about sustainability solutions in cities, energy, buildings, transportation, and food and water, as well as relevant news on climate change and its big-picture impacts. Follow Elaine on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn Diane Holdorf Diane Holdorf is the Managing Director of Food, Land, & Water at the World Council for Sustainable Development, and before that she was Kellogg Company’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Suffice to say, she is in-the-know on all things food, agriculture, land use, and sustainability. Follow Diane Holdorf on  Twitter Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) shares insights from leading beverage companies on several aspects of sustainability, including water, transparency & disclosure, and energy. Follow BIER on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn Joel Makower Joel Makower is the Chairman and Co-Founder of GreenBiz, one of the largest online sustainability news outlets. As his profile says, he frequently shares content on sustainable business, clean tech, and “other stuff.” Follow Joel Makower on  Twitter Dave Stangis Dave Stangis is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Campbell Soup Co. and he uses his platform to share insightful content on the intersections of food, sustainability, public health, and technology. Follow Dave Stangis on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn Ellen MacArthur Foundation The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to excel circular economy initiatives by focusing on the business case for a circular world. Their social media promotes real-world circularity case studies, practical applications, and original research on circular systems. Follow the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn International Institute for Sustainable Development The International Institute for Sustainable Development shares content on a variety of topics relating to all things sustainability. They share content from around the globe, keeping followers in the loop on sustainable development happenings around the world. Follow the International Institute for Sustainable Development on LinkedIn {BONUS!!} Just a Couple More Worth Mentioning... Antea Group USA  Your favorite EHS, health and safety, and sustainability consultants—Antea Group. We share helpful guides, real-world case studies, informative blogs on all things EHS, and more every day on our social media.  Follow Antea Group on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn   Inogen Alliance  Antea Group is a founder of Inogen Alliance, a global network of independent consulting companies working together to provide EHS and sustainability services to global clients through one point of contact. They share an international perspective for all things EHS.  Follow Inogen Alliance on  LinkedIn   About Antea Group Antea®Group is an environment, health, safety, and sustainability consulting firm. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. We work in partnership with and advise many of the world’s most sustainable companies to address ESG-business challenges in a way that fits their pace and unique objectives. Our consultants equip organizations to better understand threats, capture opportunities and find their position of strength. Lastly, we maintain a global perspective on ESG issues through, not only our work with multinational clients, but also through our sister organizations in Europe, Asia, and Latin America and as a founding member of the Inogen Alliance. 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January 04, 2022 01:46 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Gilead's Rohini Mehtani, Ph.D. Reflects on The Importance of ASH21

Gilead Sciences

As ASH21 wraps up, Gilead’s  Rohini Mehtani, Ph.D.  reflects on the importance of the meeting, particularly for people living with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The company strives to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Gilead Sciences on

January 04, 2022 01:31 PM Eastern Standard Time

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International Paper Reflects on 2021

International Paper Company

2021 has been a big year for us all, and we've seen great things happening at our company and in our communities around the world. We're excited to highlight our favorite moments from the past year all month long. What were your favorite experiences this year? About International Paper International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and employ approximately 38,000 colleagues. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion*. For more information about International Paper, our products, and global citizenship efforts, please visit *Inclusive of our former pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, which was sold on August 6, 2021, and our former global papers business, which became a standalone, publicly traded company on October 1, 2021. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from International Paper Company on

January 04, 2022 01:11 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Power of Words: How this 22-Year-Old Activist Turned Author is Tackling Inequality


By Jeremiah Emmanuel, Author, Entrepreneur, Activist & Lenovo Innovator Whilst growing up, I felt as if I was stuck between two worlds. I had a desire to change the world but I felt like my environment told me I could not. In a place where there was a lack of opportunities, poverty was prevalent, and any form of success seemed like a miracle. My family and I were impacted greatly by a number of different issues whilst growing up. Several forms of inequality prevented me from believing I could achieve my dreams. I wanted to make it my goal to raise awareness around many of these issues that are often swept under the carpet. I am a 22-year-old, activist, author, and entrepreneur from London. The title of my debut book, ‘ Dreaming in a Nightmare ’, is a manifesto for how we can tackle inequality and improve the lives of young people today. I weave my personal story and experience into a broader exploration of the UK, tackling subjects ranging from housing and education to employment and the criminal justice system. It’s important to know that we all experience different situations that hold us back, sometimes in ways different from others. What is important is how we overcome them. I began my journey into activism after being elected to the UK Youth Parliament in 2011. I later become a young mayor within London. In 2016 I founded  EMNL, a youth consultancy agency, with the goal of connecting Gen-Z to the brands they love. Since our beginning, we have advised the likes of Rolls-Royce, Nike, The Queens Commonwealth Trust, Superdry, and more. Last year I founded  Just Ents, a creative collective of young artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers. I am determined to show the world that even those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, like myself, can achieve their dreams and make a difference in the lives of others. Being a  Lenovo Innovator  naturally aligns with my personal mission of enabling others to realize their full potential. Technology has been an important part of my life from as young as I can remember. I have a love for coding languages such as python, attempting to repair any broken computer devices, and using the power of social media to aid my activism. My involvement in this program will allow Lenovo and me to make huge impacts in the communities I work with across the UK through technology. To join me on my #LenovoInnovators journey and see my latest work around youth activism, follow me on Instagram  @je1bc. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Lenovo on

January 04, 2022 12:21 PM Eastern Standard Time

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