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Three Schools Named National Winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for Using STEAM to Make a Difference

Samsung awards students from three public schools in Arizona, Nebraska and New York at 7th annual awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. alongside U.S. government officials
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/- After months of researching, designing and developing prototypes, three schools have been named national winners in the $2 million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition that challenges 6th through 12th graders to use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to address real-world problems in their communities.

U.S. Survey Ranks Piedmont Natural Gas a Top Utility Environmental Champion

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- A new survey of utility customers nationwide has named Piedmont Natural Gas a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Qualcomm Urban Mobility Index: Considerations for 35 Global Cities for Future Urban Mobility

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The cities in which many of us live, work, and socialize are changing. There are now 28 megacities with populations of 10 million or more, and an additional 13 cities are expected to evolve into megacity status by 2030.

As anyone that lives or works in a major city can attest, rapid population growth can place extraordinary pressure on transportation networks. Roads are more congested, buses and trains become more crowded, and journeys take longer. If cities are to keep growing, city leaders must ensure that their citizens are able to travel freely and easily.

National Grid and Businesses Urge President to Remain in Paris Agreement

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Major companies across the economy are urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In a letter to the president organized by C2ES, more than a dozen companies say continued U.S. participation in the agreement would help them manage rising climate risks and compete in growing global clean energy markets.

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HanesBrands Earns Eighth Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Environmental Excellence

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Hanes, the only apparel company to be honored for sustained excellence by the EPA Energy Star program in its 25-year history, continues to demonstrate that companies from all industries can make a difference in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability.

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Hanes, the only apparel company to be honored for sustained excellence by the EPA Energy Star program in its 25-year history, continues to demonstrate that companies from all industries can make a difference in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability.

Three Ways to Make Virtual Connections Count for Business and the Planet

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Authors:

Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP

Heidi Rhodes, Workforce Experience Specialist, Digital Transformation Group, Cisco

Darrel Stickler, Global Environment Lead, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

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Authors:

Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP

Heidi Rhodes, Workforce Experience Specialist, Digital Transformation Group, Cisco

Darrel Stickler, Global Environment Lead, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

DSM, B&Q and YES BANK Award Winning CSR Strategies

Past Responsible Business Awards Winners unveil strategy behind successful projects
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Each year, the world leading Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards gather the global elite in CSR together to acknowledge and bring to light those companies making great strides towards a more sustainable status quo.

This year the Awards are back with a renewed focus on impact, scalability and innovation, making our 8th iteration the most hotly contested yet.

The Secret Word for Today Is…UN SDGs

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By: Bahar Gidwani

Some readers of this blog may remember how in Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse, there was always a secret word.  When someone said this word, everyone jumped up and down, screamed, and ran around.  The same sort of thing sometimes happens in sustainability metrics.  Words such as “stranded assets” and “integrated reporting” take on extra weight and meaning that can be surprising to those of us who track the field.

Rahwa Ghirmatzion: Green Buffalo Soldier

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What’s a great way to lift up an impoverished population within a struggling city where utility bills can cost twice as much as rent itself? Local, engaged clean energy efforts. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the Deputy Director of PUSH Buffalo, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, about the work that her organization is doing to create jobs and ramp up energy efficiency in the third poorest major city in the U.S.

Minimizing Our Impact on the Planet

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We continually monitor the environmental effects of our business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving our manufacturing processes. Our expanded use of clean, renewable wind energy in Ohio is one example of how we work to minimize our impact on the planet.

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