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Bringing the Energy to India

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AECOM's Connected Cities blog charts the journey of three young AECOM engineers participating in Pollinate Energy's Young Professionals Program in Bangalore, India. 

“Stepping out of the airport, the humidity hits. We’re here!” begins Rosanna Sanderson, an environmental engineer based in AECOM's Brisbane, Australia, office, as she discusses the group's first day on site.

How Hollywood Could Save the Planet

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Last week, I came across an interview Woody Allen gave to Esquire magazine for a series entitled “What I’ve Learned.” In it, he talked about his mother’s worldview and the fact that according to her, the world is a horrible, horrible place. That everybody and everything on the planet is going to die, our friends are going to disappear and the earth is going to be consumed by the sun. Her response to this reality was to keep herself incredibly busy. Growing up with this parental role model, Mr.

Finding the Balance between ‘Green’ and ‘Gray’

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In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across North America — and caused nearly 300 deaths and more than US$50 billion in damage. Thousands were left homeless and millions suffered without heat, electricity and water. Marking the storm’s one-year anniversary, AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer and vice president, recently recanted lessons learned from the destruction — providing additional insight needed to build urban resiliency in coastal cities everywhere.

2008-2012: Tracking Adobe's Impact in the Community

Posted by: Michelle Yates, Director of Corporate Responsibility for Adobe; Executive Director of the Adobe Foundation
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We recently published Adobe’s Corporate Responsibility Five-Year Data Summary and a new interactive data visualization that highlights the change in some of our key Corporate Responsibility (CR) metrics over the past five years. Our CR programs continue to grow as we expand and define new areas where we can have a positive impact. We’re pleased to share our progress.

World Marketing Summit recognizes AECOM’s commitment to sustainability

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it was recently recognized with a Sustainability Leadership Award at the inaugural Golden Globe Tigers Awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Keep America Beautiful Introduces Suite of Resources for Businesses and Organizations to Encourage Recycling in the Workplace

New Recycling at Work Website Offers Pledge-Takers Recycling Bin Discounts, Online Tools
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STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Keep America Beautiful’s Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions around the country to pledge to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website (RecyclingatWork.org) that features a host of tools and resources, including recycling bin discounts.

The North Face Partners with National Outdoor Leadership School to Provide Solar Installation at Pacific Northwest Campus

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Alameda, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/-- The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, in partnership with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) today announced the completion of a 9.54 kilowatt solar-electric installation at the NOLS Pacific Northwest campus located south of Mt. Vernon, Wash.

Office 365 Donation: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good

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By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs

As the needs of communities expand exponentially around the world and technology advancements accelerate with increasing speed, we’re taking a new step forward to help nonprofits more easily harness the power of technology to do more good.

Microsoft Launches Worldwide Office 365 Donation Program for Nonprofits

Cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools enable nonprofits to streamline IT and focus on social impact.
Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through its software donation program. The donation is available today in 41 countries around the world and up to 90 countries by July 2014.

Big, Beautiful Bangalore!

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"Namaskara, from Bangalore!" begins Johannes Wilson — an engineering geologist based in AECOM’s Christchurch, New Zealand, office — as he greets the many blog readers following his volunteer efforts in Bangalore, India. For more than a week, Johannes has been working alongside two other AECOM employees to deliver clean energy solutions to India’s poor as part of Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program.

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