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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $331,000 in Grants to Educators and Doers

Grant total reaches $2.8 million since 2012
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December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $331,000 in grants to 23 different organizations and institutions, bringing the total granted since the Foundation’s launch in 2012 to just over $2.8 million.  Grants are awarded to a mix of nonprofits and academic institutions, ranging from those that provide environmental education to those that are doing hands-on work in conservation and remediation. Named for the founder of Interface, Inc., the Ray C.

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.
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India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.
 
"On a full moon night, if street lights are put off for two, three hours, will it not be service to the environment? Won't you enjoy the full moon night?" Narendra Modi said in September, adding: "We have forgotten to live with nature." He urged kids to switch off fans, lights, or appliances when not in use and turn off tap water when brushing teeth.
 

Masdar Siemens Headquarters Update — AECOM takes the LEED in the UAE

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Managing complexity, building better lives. 

With sustainability at the forefront of the project, AECOM helped to create the first building in the United Arab Emirates to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED V3.0) Core and Shell Platinum.

Green Builder Media® Encourages Consumers to “Green Their Homes for the Holidays”

Holiday sweepstakes showcases ways to make the holidays more environmentally friendly
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Seattle, WA., November 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, is celebrating the holidays with the Green Your Home for the Holidays sweepstakes.

Webinar: How to Plan & Design your EHS Software Implementation

EMIS Implementation Lessons Learned
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How many times do you say “If I only knew then what I know now”? We see it all the time: companies wanting to throw out their EMIS software. It’s not performing, it’s not working, promises undelivered and requirements unmet. The software often takes the blame when in fact it’s the implementation process that doomed the deployment.

Leveraging Environment, Health and Safety Management to Drive Business Value

Exclusive E-Book from LNS Research
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Are you struggling to drive tangible EHS performance and business value? Do you feel that disparate point solutions, disconnected business processes, and a lack of timely information are undermining your EHS programs? Do you want to integrate EHS across the entire value chain and drive improvements in operations, risk and compliance management?

The Latest Green News from Green Builder Media

November 20, 2014 Edition
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Setting the Right Priorities Over the course of our nation’s history, there have been many issues that have sparked political and emotional division in the way that we see our relationship with nature. Protection of the northern spotted owl is an example of one such issue.

Carnival Corporation Releases Sustainability Report, Reduces Rate of CO2 Emissions by 20 Percent

World’s largest cruise company releases 2013 Sustainability Report highlighting key initiatives from company and its nine brands; Company meets goal for 20 percent reduction in rate of CO2 emissions a full year ahead of schedule
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November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, today released its 2013 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled it to meet its corporate goal to reduce its rate of CO2 emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent – a year ahead of its initial plan.

Sustainability and Comfort — You Can Have Them Both

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When it comes to sustainability and comfort, it’s no longer an either/or dilemma. Low emissions and low carbon footprints don’t need to equate to poor comfort. With radiant hydronic systems, gone are the problems of comfortable main levels, hot second levels and freezing basements. And because hydronic systems use water — not air — to transport energy, they are significantly more energy-efficient.

New Report: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provide Low-Risk, Low-Cost Options for Utility Investment

Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Power Plants Seen as Higher Risks
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BOSTON, November 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - As public attention is focused on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal for reducing carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, a new Ceres report finds that energy efficiency and specific renewable energy technologies are the most attractive options for U.S. utilities to meet future energy demand.

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