Spring has sprung and as we continue to physical distance, gardening is a perfect way to get fresh air, exercise, improve your mental health, and connect with nature.
Whether you have a small apartment balcony or a sprawling yard, you can add green to any space. Start by planning a course of action, and with these tips from Keep America Beautiful, you can have your garden flourishing in no time.
Using technology to enhance sustainability in our projects, operations, and communities around the world
Tetra Tech’s 2020 Sustainability Report Card shares how we are using technology to enhance sustainability in our projects, operations, and communities around the world. With the best technical experts and the latest technology, we create cost-effective, sustainable solutions that are good for the environment and the community.
By Claire McCarthy Global Director Sustainability, Security & Safety
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On the first event in 1970, over 20 million Americans took to the streets in protest calling for increased protections for the planet. A collective generation asked for cleaner water, cleaner air, healthier ecosystems, and an overall healthy, sustainable environment. By the end of 1970, the US Environmental Protection Agency had been created and the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act were all passed into law.
Understanding the environmental concerns associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) chemical contamination at Australian Department of Defence sites
Dr. Sarah Richards a preeminent leader in per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemical contamination, helping Australian Department of Defence (Defence) clients find solutions to address their contamination problems. Sarah has been with Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, since 2002, and has been in the contaminated land consulting and research industry since 1994.
Discussing wildfire protection and management following the 2020 black summer bushfires in eastern Australia
Rod Rose is Senior Principal, Bushfire Management with Eco Logical Australia, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Huskisson, New South Wales, Australia. He has more than 45 years of experience in wildfire planning and management and is a recognized leader in Australia in this, as well as related fields.
Publix plants 125,000 trees in 2020 to protect and restore critical waterways
LINCOLN, Neb., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In early 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation and Publix partnered to plant 125,000 trees in Florida’s Withlacoochee State Forest and Little Orange Creek, helping to restore impaired waterways and critical wildlife habitats. These efforts are the continuation of a four-year partnership between Publix and the Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2016, Publix has generously supported the planting of more than 480,000 trees encompassing 710 acres of land in collaboration with the Foundation.
Supporting Engineers Without Borders to bring safe and sustainable water to La Reforma, Guatemala
Each year at Tetra Tech’s annual meeting, its employees donate to a charity organization. At the 2019 annual meeting, we donated to an Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) water project in La Reforma, Guatemala.
Failing to properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) will hurt the environment and could spread COVID-19
STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® issued an urgent call today for all Americans to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves. These belong in the trash, not on the ground.
Regulations may be shifting in communities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and CDC guidelines. Many communities have temporarily suspended recycling programs because of worker safety and other limitations. As always — look up what you can recycle locally.
Keep America Beautiful® is not advising the general public to use PPE to pick up litter or manage their recyclables or waste in their homes given they are in short supply and desperately needed by the medical community.