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US Consumers’ Behavior ‘Least Sustainable’ Globally

US Consumers’ Behavior ‘Least Sustainable’ Globally

Sustainable consumer behavior has decreased since 2012 in five countries including the US and China — with US consumers’ behavior still ranking the least sustainable of all countries surveyed since the inception of National Geographic’s Greendex study in 2008. At the same time, the global analysis by the National Geographic … Read more »

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National Geographic Using Recycled Paper

The National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. This expanded use of recycled paper comes as a result of close collaboration with Green America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). National … Read more »

Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

Sodexo will serve Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood at 11 Washington, DC-area locations and has agreed to use the Real Food Calculator to increase supply-chain sustainability on all Sodexo-contracted campuses. The food services company says the following locations will participate in the sustainable seafood program, which begins this month: National Geographic, … Read more »

Torstar Sets Paper Policy, But No Ban on Controversial Fiber

Harlequin romance novels and Toronto Star parent company Torstar has adopted paper procurement principles that it says will eliminate the use of fiber from ancient and endangered forests — but it doesn’t set any target deadlines or percentages. The policy says Torstar will not knowingly purchase paper derived from illegally … Read more »

Silk Expands Water Conservation Efforts

The soy milk and almond milk brand Silk has expanded its water conservation efforts through a partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation and a pledge to offset all of its water use. The brand partnered with the National Geographic Society, Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Participant Media as the first corporate sponsor … Read more »

Time, National Geographic, Others Team Up with SFI

Publishers Time Inc., the National Geographic Society, Macmillan, and Pearson have formed a partnership with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative eco-label in a bid to help spur the growth of certification to preserve and protect forests. SFI Forest Partners says it will aim to make certification more efficient and accessible by … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 50001, Uniform Terminology for Air Quality, ISO 14001, LEED

Management systems certifier UL DQS has earned its ISO 50001 Energy Management System program accreditation with the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). UL DQS is one of only two organizations globally to attain this accreditation. UL DQS conducted the Schneider Electric corporate witness audit, which was a critical phase in … Read more »

US Consumers Rank Last for Sustainable Behavior, National Geographic Says

US Consumers Rank Last for Sustainable Behavior, National Geographic Says

Americans rank last compared to the rest of the world in sustainable behavior – as they have every year – and don’t feel guilty about this, according to a National Geographic survey. The annual Greendex report, conducted by the National Geographic Society and research consultancy GlobeScan since 2008, found only … Read more »