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Environmental and Health Leaders Show Support for Historic Inclusion of Sustainability Language in 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Environmental and Public Health Leaders Reach Consensus On Recommendations Addressing "Environmental Impact" of Current U.S. Diet

In a show of force, more than one hundred signatories from the nation's leading environmental organizations and thought leaders are publicly supporting the recommendations of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). Three ads in major daily newspapers feature an open letter urging Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to adopt the DGAC's scientific recommendations on sustainability.


How Green Is Your House?

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle starts at home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential use accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation's total energy consumption. Adopting an earth-first, energy saving mindset will let you make adjustments around your home so that you can feel good about your family's contributions to protect the environment.


Interface: The Human Spaces report into The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace

The Human Spaces report into The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace, commissioned by the global modular flooring experts of Interface and led by renowned organizational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, has revealed that employees who work in environments with natural elements report a 15% higher level of well-being, are 6% more productive and 15% more creative overall.


USDA Market News

Each business day, Market News reporters collect, analyze and disseminate detailed information on prices, supplies, stocks, movement, and market conditions for fruits, vegetables, nuts and other specialty crops.  All of this information is made available to the public via the Fruit and Vegetable Market News Portal.  Users can run custom reports of current and historical data and download information into a variety of formats.  USDA Market News makes our nation’s commodity markets among the most transparent in the world, and provides critical market intelligence that is closely followed.


“ECO-DYE”: New YKK Dyeing Technology Significantly Reduces Water Use


As a part of environmental activities at YKK Kurobe (Japan) Factory, YKK is developing an “ECO-DYE” approach that, utilizing the supercritical fluid dyeing (“SFD”) technology, allows it to reduce almost to zero the amount of water used in zipper’s dyeing process.

Through its main business, YKK Group is aiming at making contributions to sustainable society by manufacturing and creating new value in cooperation with local communities, customers and employees.


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