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T he largest bottled-water factory in North America is located on the outskirts of Hollis, Maine.
Life science lessons can be a favorite time of the day for both teachers and students alike if science art is invited into the primary classroom. Newly learned skills will be applied and reinforced much more effectively if children are engaged in meaningful science art activities, rather than simply completing lesson worksheets.
We promote clothing produced by democratic and independent worker associations where workers have an effective, collective voice in determining their wages and working conditions. Such associations can be labor unions, that is, associations of workers recognized by law that have the power to negotiate a contract with management that specifies workers' rights, wages, and benefits, and that allow workers to file formal complaints alleging violations of the contract. Another type of association that provides workers with an effective voice in the workplace is a worker-owned cooperative, that is, an entity in which the workforce owns the company; decisions regarding significant matters are made democratically by the worker-owners; and both the labor involved in running the enterprise and the proceeds that result are shared on a democratic basis. Read more... Why do we promote clothing made by democratic unions and worker-owned coops?
Certification for Green Businesses Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Since 1982, Green America has evaluated over 8,000 small businesses. We've helped leading green companies like Seventh Generation, Honest Tea, and Clif Bar take off in the marketplace. We connect people to entrepreneurs building sustainable enterprises from the ground up and Main Street businesses that serve their communities.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government department in the UK. We cover – we make policy and legislation, and work with others to deliver our policies in - areas such as: the natural environment, biodiversity, plants and animals sustainable development and the green economy food, farming and fisheries animal health and welfare environmental protection and pollution control rural communities and issues. Although we only work directly in England, we work closely with the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and we generally lead on negotiations in the EU and internationally. The Government believes that we need to protect the environment for future generations, make our economy more environmentally sustainable, and improve our quality of life and well-being. We also believe that much more needs to be done to support the farming industry, protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable food production.
EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership serves as a resource center for all companies looking to expand their work in the area of GHG measurement and management. The Center was launched in 2012 to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging companies with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced companies drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond. The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change by co-sponsoring The Climate Leadership Awards with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, and serving as the Climate Leadership Conference headline sponsor.
The following members of the TED Community serve as a valued source of advice on issues of importance to TED's future.