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Earth Day at AECOM — Enhancing Global Livability

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This year, in honor of Earth Day, AECOM is framing the conversation in a context that allows everyone, not only those already committed to environmental issues, to see how this day affects their lives.

AECOM’s recently launched SlideShare presentation helps to share the messaging surrounding this new conversation and presents how the company is delivering infrastructure that will deliver the water, energy, food, mobility and protection communities need for a more livable urban environment.

TD Looks at Importance of Listening to Stakeholders, Releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

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April 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group published its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, available online at www.td.com/responsibility. The report details the company's social, economic and environmental performance for the 2013 fiscal year.

AECOM’s Fifth Urban SOS Student Competition Seeks Designs for “New Industry”

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM has launched “Urban SOS: Towards a new industry,” its fifth Urban SOS student competition. Open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels around the world, this year’s competition seeks interdisciplinary design responses that generate economic development and improve urban conditions at sites of derelict industrial infrastructure. For complete submission requirements, see aecom.com/urbansos.

Give Your Garbage Another Life On Earth Day (April 22)

Keep America Beautiful and Ad Council launch new infographics and new Spanish-language PSAs to encourage Americans to recycle more on Earth Day and every day
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council announced today the launch of two new Spanish-language television PSAs and a series of infographics charting the journey of recyclable materials. This launch is a dynamic extension of the groundbreaking “I Want To Be Recycled” multimedia campaign and another national call-to-action to give garbage another life and recycle.

3 Things to Know about ECOLOGO

Domtar Certification Milestone - Windsor, QC Mill Now Producing ECOLOGO Certified Uncoated Paper
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Domtar recently joined select company by achieving UL’s ECOLOGO® certification, which involves a rigorous process few writing paper manufacturers have completed.  After over a year of hard work, Domtar’s Windsor, Quebec mill made the announcement that it had passed the ECOLOGO Certification’s environmental audit.  In doing so, Domtar became only the second North American manufacturer to offer ECOLOGO Certified uncoated paper, giving Canadian customers a number of newly certified products to choose from. 

Here’s what you need to know about this significant achievement:

Why do we celebrate Earth Day if the Earth doesn't care?

Google+ Hangout Live Broadcast: Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m. EDT
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Nature always wins. The Earth will experience seismic activity, volcanic activity, pandemics and cyclical changes in climate that will affect our lives in some way. There’s no disputing this, so how can we be ready to keep our families and loved ones safer and more resilient to the weather? How can we work with the knowledge we have on sea-level rise, the frequency of flooding and storms, global population growth, energy use, infrastructure status, water resources and food security? 

Integrated Reporting Falls Short When It Doesn’t Have To

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Integrated reporting is the core of corporate sustainability. It is critical to organizations communicating their value creation over time and acts as a benchmark for future progress. Global brands including Walmart and Coca-Cola spend millions to collect vast amounts of data from their immense supply chains to report on their sustainability initiatives.

Volkswagen Launches “Think Blue. Nature.” Biodiversity Project in Mexico

Carmaker to train youth ambassadors for the enviroment
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  • Young environmental ambassadors help plant trees and clean watercourses
  • Cooperation with Mexican Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • “Por Amor al Planeta” nature conservation prize awarded for the eighth time
  • Long-term commitment to state-supported biodiversity corridor in the Sierra Madre supplements previous environmental sustainability projects
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  • Young environmental ambassadors help plant trees and clean watercourses
  • Cooperation with Mexican Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • “Por Amor al Planeta” nature conservation prize awarded for the eighth time
  • Long-term commitment to state-supported biodiversity corridor in the Sierra Madre supplements previous environmental sustainability projects

IKEA, JLL, Mars Inc., Sprint, VF Corp. to Urge Policy Action on Climate Change at Bicameral Briefing Sponsored by Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman

Seventeen Corporate Leaders to Converge on Washington on the One-Year Anniversary of the Climate Declaration
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CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change
Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

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CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change
Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Ingersoll Rand Leader Shares Successes in Building Effective Energy Efficiency Programs at 2014 Building Energy Summit

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  • Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings
  • Scott Tew joins cross industry panelists to share perspectives and effective strategies in creating a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainability
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  • Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings
  • Scott Tew joins cross industry panelists to share perspectives and effective strategies in creating a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainability

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