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WIFIA: Long-Term Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure

Helping to accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country
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In December 2016, Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which funds the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to be administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WIFIA is designed to help accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country. The WIFIA program, which can cover up to 49 percent of projects’ eligible costs, provides a critical, long-term, low-cost, customized capital solution to help catalyze investment in the sector.

National Rebuilding Month: Impact of Poor Housing on Children

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Poor housing conditions can negatively impact the health of those inside – especially children. Get involved during #RebuildingMonth: Learn about how to make your home safer for your children and grandchildren. Volunteer to help your neighbor do the same. Donate to support the critical repairs that make homes safer and healthier: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

People Start Pollution. People Can STILL Stop It.

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People start pollution. People can STILL stop it.

With Keep America Beautiful Month coming up in April, all Americans can #DoBeautifulThings by participating in the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

National Keep America Beautiful Initiative Reports 60 Percent Reduction of Cigarette Litter in Participating Communities

Keep America Beautiful Announces 2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant Recipients, Delivering Nearly $300,000 to 37 Organizations
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced an average 60 percent reduction in cigarette litter in communities that implemented its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in 2016, a 10 percent increase over the 2015 program results.

Goldcorp’s EcoTails Technology Challenges Mining’s Historical Relationship with H2O

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It’s no secret that mining is a water-intensive process, and the use and protection of water - a precious resource - has come under increasing scrutiny. Growing Innovation is a core value at Goldcorp that we apply to all areas of our business. Innovation in water technology is no exception and we are looking to play a leadership role in our industry to advance solutions for water conservation.

World Wildlife Fund: Taking Action for Our Planet

by Michele Kuruc, Vice President of Oceans Policy for the World Wildlife Fund-US
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Though some people may not realize it, healthy oceans are critical to a healthy planet. Yet we know our oceans are struggling. Overfishing and illegal fishing are both major culprits in aggravating the oceans’ distress. Eighty-five percent of the Earth’s fisheries are fished to capacity or overfished. And often, other species are caught with the fish, threatening the survival of dolphins, whales, seabirds, sharks, and turtles, among others.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Walk on the Beach

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I remember a deep feeling of sadness hitting me in that moment. It was a sudden and unexpected physical connection to a tragedy that had claimed 11 human lives and was wreaking extraordinary environmental damage.

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I remember a deep feeling of sadness hitting me in that moment. It was a sudden and unexpected physical connection to a tragedy that had claimed 11 human lives and was wreaking extraordinary environmental damage.

Clean Water Partnership: Business Connect Brings Kohler Clarity to More Than 40 Countries

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KOHLER, Wis., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Kohler Co., a global leader in the plumbing industry, and social enterprise Business Connect are joining forces to help children and families around the world obtain more affordable and accessible clean water. The partnership will bring the KOHLER Clarity™ water filter to Business Connect’s in-country distributors in 43 countries, providing a beautiful and highly effective option to local families in need of clean water.

Combating Pollution with Bioswales

Georgia DOT and The Ray install 10 acres of native grasses and pollinator plants; decrease pollution
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Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

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Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

4 Ways Treating Wastewater Can Change The World

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Water is one of the most important resources we have – and yet every day we are wasting it. This year’s World Water Day on March 22 takes up the theme of wastewater, and how we can create a better world by treating and reusing this resource.

One statistic makes the problem of wastewater incredibly clear: globally, over 80 percent of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Not only is this damaging to the environment and human health, but it is literally wasting a resource that could strengthen societies and economies.

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