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The Business Case for Speaking Up in Support of Climate Action

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Regardless of political leanings, companies understand that climate change presents a significant risk to the American economy and recognize the urgent need for action. “One of the most important things that companies can do is to continue to elevate the voices that say ‘this is beyond politics,’” says Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in a recent Ceres webinar.

JetBlue and Airbus Take Flight with Something New Under Their Wing

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In partnership with Airbus, JetBlue recently launched its first flights powered by renewable jet fuel.  Last fall, JetBlue fueled its Airbus delivery and acceptance flights from Airbus’ US facility in Mobile, Ala. with a renewable jet blend.

Google, GM, Facebook and Walmart Lead Launch of Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the U.S. targets 60 gigawatts of corporate renewables by 2025
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WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019, /3BL Media/ General Motors, Google, Facebook and Walmart, along with over 300 other companies, launched the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)—the largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the United States.

5 Tips for Planting and Caring for Trees This Arbor Day

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Trees are not only beautiful to look at; they also serve important purposes in our communities and all over the world. They provide the oxygen we breathe, regulate the temperature of our neighborhoods, provide food and shelter for wildlife and add value to our homes. If you’ve ever wanted to plant trees in your own yard, or if you want to join a community tree planting project, Arbor Day is a great time to get started. National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, this year falling on April 26. There may even be Arbor Day events happening in your community.

Subaru Honored for Innovative Green Projects by US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter

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Subaru of America receives honorable mention from the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) for Commercial Community Dedication. This recognition comes after the recent building of its new LEED Silver certified headquarters in 2018.  Each year, USGBC NJ honors companies and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and best practices in green building and sustainability.

Forward-Thinking Design Meets the Needs of a Changing Workforce on HP’s New Houston Campus

The new building promotes community, collaboration and innovation, with sustainability built in.
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HP’s new Houston campus brings Silicon Valley straight to Texas.

A project two years in the making, the 378,000-square-foot campus in Springwoods Village, north of downtown Houston, celebrated its official grand opening on February 7. Two new buildings, constructed from the ground up, replace HP’s previous Houston campus and are now home to around 2,300 employees.

30 Years Later, Investors Still Lead The Way On Sustainability

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Three decades after the ground-breaking investor response to the Exxon oil spill, we must take stock of how much we have achieved in tackling sustainability challenges and how much work still needs to be done.

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Three decades after the ground-breaking investor response to the Exxon oil spill, we must take stock of how much we have achieved in tackling sustainability challenges and how much work still needs to be done.

How Trucks, Bikes and Pedestrians Can Work Together

We all want greater quality of life, reduced congestion, enhanced safety and improved connectivity.
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Thomas Madrecki | UPS

Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C.

Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s also a time when I feel especially prone to moments of anger, frustration and wanting to change things for the better.

UPS Partners With Matternet to Transport Medical Samples Via Drone Across Hospital System in Raleigh, N.C.

First FAA sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights involving the transport of a product under a contractual delivery agreement
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UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Today’s flight marks the beginning of numerous planned daily revenue flights at the WakeMed Raleigh campus.

Women Smallholder Farmers Rising to the Challenge: Firsthand Perspectives from Kenya and Thailand

Diana Gitonga and Chuenjit Meeposom
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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there would be a 20-30 percent estimated yield increase if women farmers had the same access to resources as men. It's a powerful statistic that underscores the global issue of gender inequality, highlighting the integral role – and extraordinary potential – of women in agriculture.

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