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Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I planned to be with thousands on Washington, DC’s National Mall, calling for action on climate and sustainable development.  Instead, I write this message at my dining room table, with one ear tuned to the radio for the latest on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Earth Day 2020: Top Lessons from COVID-19 to Flatten the Climate Curve

By Claire McCarthy Global Director Sustainability, Security & Safety
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April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On the first event in 1970, over 20 million Americans took to the streets in protest calling for increased protections for the planet. A collective generation asked for cleaner water, cleaner air, healthier ecosystems, and an overall healthy, sustainable environment. By the end of 1970, the US Environmental Protection Agency had been created and the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act were all passed into law.

Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

American Express Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Coalition to Support U.S. Small Businesses

New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
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April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

CBRE Group, Inc. Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund

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LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Group, Inc. has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support community and employee needs around the world. 

The campaign will raise a minimum of $15 million, with a foundational donation from the company of $10 million, plus an employee contribution program. The company will match employee contributions at a dollar-for-dollar rate or greater, if necessary, to meet the $15 million minimum. 

The CBRE COVID-19 Relief Fund will support organizations that:

Mohawk Group Announces Support of ILFI and Living Future 2020 Online Conference as Luminary Sponsor

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CALHOUN, Ga. April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Group announced today that the commercial flooring manufacturer is the Luminary sponsor of the annual Living Future Conference. This year’s event, a completely virtual experience, will take place May 7–8, 2020, and be followed by six additional weeks of sessions and summits. The Living Future Conference is a game-changing platform and program created by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) for the green building movement’s most innovative leaders to come together to ideate and exchange expertise.

Tetra Tech’s Craig Gianoli Discusses Designing Secure Mission Critical Facilities

Designing mission critical facilities that accommodate current and future needs and offering innovative solutions that up the ante within the sector
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Craig is the Sydney-based market sector lead for mission-critical services at Norman Disney & Young, A Tetra Tech Company (NDY), part of the Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group. He supports the business with his technical expertise in high-voltage networks, and fault-tolerant and renewable energy systems and microgrids.
 

UPS Horizons: We Got You

Sustainability Insights and Updates | April 2020
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We Got You 

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

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We Got You 

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

UPS Longitudes | A 2020 Vision for a Sustainable Future

Ingrid Sidiadinoto @ UPS
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When people talk or think about sustainability, they often consider activities related to becoming more environmentally friendly. And while this is undoubtedly a good start, if we’re going to talk about true, long-term sustainability, we need to look at the bigger picture.

General Motors and DTE Energy are Making Michigan a Clean Energy Powerhouse

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DETROIT April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and DTE Energy are working together to accelerate Michigan’s transition to renewable energy with a deal to source 500,000 megawatt hours of solar energy as part of DTE’s MIGreenPower program. This follows an initial investment of 300,000 MWh of wind energy purchased by GM in February 2019, bringing the total amount to more than 800,000 MWh, or the amount of electricity consumed by more than 100,000 homes in an average year.*

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