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$200,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
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PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

Ingersoll Rand Shows How Making One Small Change Like Using Canvas Shopping Bags or Adjusting Thermostats Can Have Big Impact on Environment

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This Earth Day, Ingersoll Rand and its 49,000 employees are making changes towards a healthier and more sustainable world and encouraging others to do the same. At sites across the globe, Green Teams are leading earth-friendly efforts like reducing office supplies, eliminating single-use plastics (straws and utensils), reducing or eliminating junk mail, removing trash bins at desks to encourage less paper, and using rechargeable batteries.  

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

Open Space, Increased Fleet Efficiency, and Water Education Are Highlights of Connecticut Water Service’s Updated Corporate Sustainability Report

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April 22, 2019 — Connecticut Water Service, Inc., today announced the availability of the company’s updated 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR). The update demonstrates the company’s progress and milestones in achieving its environmental and social goals.

How Cities Are Evolving to Meet the Sharp Rise in Shipping Demands

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

As online shopping cements its place in the current retail industry, cities have to contend with the rise in urban freight trips, package deliveries and other associated factors.

Campuses of the Future? PepsiCo Recycling Funds Green Initiatives at 27 U.S. Schools - Imagined, Designed and Executed by Students

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PURCHASE, N.Y., April 18, 2019  /3BL Media/-- PepsiCo Recycling is excited to announce the 27 colleges and universities set to earn funding for campus sustainability initiatives in the 2018-19 school year through the 

Does the City of the Future Mean Fewer Cars?

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

The U.S. has long been the land of the automobile. We design cities around parking lots, create suburbs “within driving distance” of major metropolises and have highways that span coast to coast. The car is an undeniable part of America’s history and has shaped how much of it looks today.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

Video | HP Sustainable Impact: Green Logistics in China

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Continued leadership contributes to one of our GHG emissions reduction goals to reduce first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity 10% by 2025, compared to 2015.

Arbor Day Foundation Drives Green Infrastructure Projects with a $250,000 Grant From Bank of America

Urban Tree Planting Efforts Help Four U.S. Cities Tackle Environmental Challenges
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LINCOLN, Neb., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ ‒ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced a $250,000 grant from Bank of America to expand the tree canopy in urban communities and strengthen neighborhoods against the impacts of a changing climate. The funding will support green infrastructure projects in four U.S. cities: Tucson, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Pawtucket, Rhode Island; and Norfolk, Virginia. The Community Resiliency Grant program supported by Bank of America is working with local nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies in the grantee cities.

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