Leicester’s bus shelters go green, thanks to a new partnership with Clear Channel

Leading Out of Home advertising and infrastructure company Clear Channel UK has this week announced a brand-new contract with Leicester City Council, which will see 479 of the city’s shelters being replaced with modern structures with environmentally conscious functionality. Over the next two years, Clear Channel will make a multi-million pound investment into the complete overhaul of the city’s bus shelters, benefitting hundreds of thousands of citizens and visitors, and supporting the millions of bus journeys in the city every year. Every shelter included in the Leicester City Council contract…

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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme launches wearable aids for social distancing

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, the organisation behind the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, has launched a new range of wearable items that it hopes will help people who struggle to social distance. The products, which include face coverings, badges, snoods and lanyards saying “Please give me space”, were created by Hidden Disabilities in collaboration with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Cabinet Office. Research by RNIB found that nearly three quarters (70 per cent) of disabled people felt that it is difficult to social distance, and a small…

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General Mills to Reduce Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30% Across its Full Value Chain Over Next Decade

General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years.  The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net zero emission levels by 2050. The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) that model a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet. General Mills was the first company…

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Waitrose teams up with The Social Book Club on new children’s books

Waitrose’s Nutrition and Health team has helped develop six new children’s books about healthy eating for a new online library.  The Social Book Club is a subscription-based service hosting around 200 original stories online which aim to educate children about issues facing them in the modern world, from health and wellbeing to family life. The stories are designed to support teachers and parents in delivering personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) curriculum topics. The six-part series takes primary aged readers on a journey through a supermarket to teach them about…

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Incogmeato™ by MorningStar Farms® Seeks to Help Address Protein Gap by Donating $1 Million Worth of Plant-Based Protein Products to Feeding America®

The hunger crisis in America is growing at an alarming rate with Feeding America® estimating that 1 in 6 people could face hunger in 2020. Feeding America member food banks are struggling to keep up with demand as food bank visitors increase by an average of around 60% and charitable donations have sunk to Great Recession lows. According to Feeding America, food banks are experiencing a particular shortage of fresh protein – one of the most requested and least donated items – which has caused the protein gap to widen:…

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