Water Stewardship

When the Vatican Calls for Water Solutions, We Respond

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On February 23 and 24, I had the humbling honor of participating in a safe water access conference held in Vatican City—yes the Vatican City the Pope calls home. You see, the Pope and his church care deeply for the environment and people, and they’re determined to help initiate solutions toward a more water-secure world. This determination is something all of us who took part in the seminar share. The United Nation’s (UN) Millennium Development Goals

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Muhtar Kent Remarks: U.S. Water Partnership 2017 Water Leader Award

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On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Water Partnership presented its 2017 Water Leader Award to Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, in a ceremony at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C. Kent received the award for leading the company through its vision and achievement of some of its biggest environmental and humanitarian efforts during his tenure as CEO, including many water stewardship milestones, namely reaching the company’s

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Coca-Cola Brazil, Banco do Nordeste Lead Alliance to Boost Water Access in Low-Income Communities

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Coca-Cola Brazil—together with Banco do Nordeste (Brazil Northeast Bank) and other NGO, private and public sector partners—will invest $6.5 million by 2020 to increase access to clean drinking water for low-income communities in Brazil’s northeast region. The alliance, which announced the commitment just ahead of World Water Day 2017, will work together to source, develop and test innovative and scalable water solutions. Additional partners, all

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Water for Life: Youth-based NGO Raleigh Borneo and Coca-Cola Malaysia Provide Clean Water to Rural Communities in Sabah

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Note: This story initially was published in Going Places, the in-flight magazine of Malaysia Airlines, and is being reposted with permission on Coca-Cola Journey. All eyes are on Sadin Limun as he turns on the newly installed tap in Kampung Kalampun's common area. The sight of cold water gushing out, which many of us take for granted, brings wide grins to everyone's faces. "It's much easier now," Sadin, the 57-year-old village chief, says

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Global Developers Turn to Social Art to Help Give Communities Access to Safe Water

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Problems from millions of people lacking access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can seem insurmountable. But global developers looking for answers might find a few more than they’d expect from one of the world’s best-known circuses. For one night every year since 2013, Cirque du Soleil puts on a slightly different show in Las Vegas. The production features the same high-flying acrobatics and fantastic costumes that made Cirque du Soleil a

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Global Habits Are Negatively Impacting Our Oceans. What Can We Do to Save Them?

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If you’ve been on a beach or in the ocean, unfortunately you’ve probably seen some form of litter. The alarming amount of debris in our oceans is increasing and having detrimental impacts. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our world’s oceans. This statistic is stunning and depicts a future we hope not to experience. That’s why, for several decades now, we’ve been supporting and advancing

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Caravan on the Comanche: A Day-Long Venture Through New Mexico’s Wetlands

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On a cool morning in the middle of October, a caravan of U.S. Forest Service vehicles wove through the mountains of northern New Mexico. They stayed close enough to each other to maintain a radio signal as they pressed further into the Valle Vidal, a 100,000-acre mountain basin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just a few miles south of the New Mexico-Colorado border. Spread among the vehicles was a strangely varied group. I sat in the middle back

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Record-Breaking Athlete Katie Spotz Visits School in South Africa to Promote Water Access

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Last month, Katie Spotz, a world-record holder for the youngest solo ocean rower, visited Mzomtsha School near East London, South Africa. Mzomtsha School is one of more than 70 schools supported by H2O for Life, an organization that provides a service-learning opportunity for schools, youth groups, and faith-based organizations to raise awareness about the water crisis while taking action to provide funds for water, sanitation and hygiene education

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Watch: Bea Perez Talks Water Replenishment With CNN and CNBC

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Bea Perez, The Coca-Cola Company’s chief sustainability officer, spoke recently with international media about how Coca-Cola achieved its 2020 goal to replenish 100 percent of the water used in its finished beverages five years early—making it the first Fortune 500 Company to hit such an aggressive target. Watch Perez's World Water Week interviews with CNN International and CNBC: Learn more about The Coca-Cola Company's water replenishment

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USDA Forest Service and Coca-Cola Replenish 1 Billion Liters of Water Through Projects in 10 National Forests

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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas today announced that their partnership to restore and protect damaged watersheds on national forests achieved a milestone of 1 billion liters restored, and that the partnership will commit to double that outcome through 2018. The announcement was made during a panel discussion on the value of public-private partnerships to address water challenges held in Washington, D.C. “Our

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