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Electric Cabs

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VMware India recently partnered with India's first all-electric cab service – Lithium Cabs to provide employees with green transportation in order to reduce carbon footprints while transporting employees in the city of Bangalore. The transition from diesel fleet cars to electric cars for daily employee pick and drop helps overcome challenges such as fuel cost, battery life, safety, battery charging infra and most importantly is an environment friendly cab service. By using eco-friendly cars, VMware India saves 440 tonnes on carbon dioxide in just one year and reduces pollution on the road.

Domtar and the Rainforest Alliance Host Landowner Event

Domtar and Rainforest Alliance Work Toward Better Forest Management
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More than 70 woodland owners interested in the future health of forestland, biodiversity and the planet recently learned about sustainable woodland management at a daylong event hosted by the Rainforest Alliance and Domtar at our Kingsport Mill in Tennessee.

Keep America Beautiful Partners with UK-based Litter Organization Hubbub

Set to Pilot New Ash Receptacle Program in Five Communities
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 13, 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 a partnership with Hubbub’s Neat Streets campaign to end cigarette butt litter in a creative and interactive way.

Shanghai Tower | Tallest Building in China Serves as Benchmark for Sustainable Design

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Located in Shanghai’s Luijiazui financial district, the award-winning Shanghai Tower rises 632 meters (128 stories), making it the tallest building in China. Shanghai Tower & Construction Co., Ltd selected Cosentini, A Tetra Tech Company, to help create a towering structure that is a benchmark for sustainable design and technological innovation in China.

Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s to 'Rebuild-A-Block' in Communities Throughout the Country

Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers to rebuild homes, community centers for residents in need
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Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. 

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Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. 

Jeremy Miller on California’s Water Troubles

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California’s soggy winter and spring belie its long-term water prospects. While it’s true that the Golden State is experiencing record rainfalls, California’s water problems have far from evaporated. A warmer globe means wilder swings of storms and drought, deluges and scarcity. Is the most populous state ready for these wild swings? What are they doing with the surplus that is literally spilling over aquifers right now? And how will they ensure that groundwater stores are not completely depleted?

Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Big Pothole

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Big Pothole

Summary: 

Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

Etsy Global Headquarters Achieves Living Building Challenge Petal Certification

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Etsy envisioned its new global headquarters as an opportunity to instigate change, to set a new standard for sustainable construction and design in a renovation project, and to create a space that reflected its values, especially those related to community, craft, and sustainability. They approached each decision with careful consideration of the long-term health of both the project’s and the surrounding community’s ecosystem.

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