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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi, Joins International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Globally recognized human rights advocate, strategist, and writer of Nigerian-American descent brings international focus to the organization.
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SEATTLE, January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Opal Tometi has joined the Board of Directors for the International Living Future Institute, the organization announced today. Known as an award-winning human rights defender and one of three women co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Tometi was recently named one of the most influential people of 2020 by TIME magazine. 

Black & Veatch's Pishal Takes Leadership Role With 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group

Telecom professional chosen for expertise in smart cities adoption, intelligent deployments
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January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announces today that Paul Pishal, business development director with the company’s Connected Communities group within its telecommunications business, has been selected as co-chair to lead the 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group.

Owens Corning Recognized for Green Power Leadership

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Owens Corning has debuted at #16 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. The company is also #11 on the list of Green Power Partners from the Fortune 500®.

The Effect of Legal Violations on Perceived Sustainability Performance

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Hundreds of companies violate US federal, state, and local laws each year. Do these transgressions affect how these companies are rated by ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) experts? Using an excellent data set called Violation Tracker from Good Jobs First, we show there is a 52% correlation between the change in number of violations over a 15 month period and the change in our Leadership Ethics rating.

Moynihan Train Hall and East End Gateway in New York City Open

WSP USA plays lead role in delivering two iconic projects that expand transit capacity and improve customer experience.
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NEW YORK, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Moynihan Train Hall has arrived in Midtown Manhattan as a world-class facility that expands New York Penn Station, the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, into the landmark James A. Farley Post Office building.

A block away, the East End Gateway has also opened, providing a visually stunning and expanded new entrance to the Penn Station Long Island Railroad Concourse on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue.

CBRE Analysis Identifies 11 US Counties as Most Resilient Amid Modern Economic, Health, Environmental Concerns

Complex Site-Selection Analysis Reveals Location Opportunities in Secondary Markets like Franklin County, OH, Greenville County, SC, and Hamilton County, IN
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Spokane County, WA., claims 522,000 residents, thriving aerospace manufacturing and health sciences industries, the nickname “Lilac City” for its eponymous county seat, and bragging rights as the originator of Father’s Day.

Sappi Renews With U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership for 12th Consecutive Year

Company’s commitment to minimizing carbon footprint continues with national partnership
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BOSTON January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today announced that it has extended its current SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains and benchmark overall performance.

Land Betterment Corporation Sponsored Episode 129 of the Middle Tech Podcast

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FISHERS, Ind., January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to be the Season 4 sponsor of the Middle Tech Podcast.  Land Betterment is commitment to support entrepreneurship and collaboration with forward thinkers within its region, and to encourage stakeholder engagement to help bring sustainable solutions to the markets in which it serves.  

Shifting the Future of Automotive Industry to Top Gear with IoT and 5G

By Janet Ooi | Iot Industry and Solutions Marketing
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Imagine a world where your car helps with your day-to-day schedule. It observes your work calendar, detects that you have a meeting scheduled for 8:00 am and checks the traffic situation for the best route to the office, just to make sure you won’t be late. Your car can send a reminder to your phone or smartwatch to remind you of your meeting, as big data in the cloud crunches information to derive the ideal time when you should leave your house via  a prompt to your phone –  your virtual connected car valet service! Don’t think this is possible? Times have changed.

Vinyl Council of Australia and U.S. Vinyl Sustainability Council to Explore Sustainability Program Reciprocity

Australia and U.S. vinyl councils explore sustainability program reciprocity.
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January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA) and the United States Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a pathway to reciprocity between the two sustainability programs by sharing best practices and collaborating on sustainability program development.

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