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Building Resiliency through Pro Bono: A Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Project Guide

While Taproot will never be able to predict what challenge is coming next, we do know that pro bono can help your organization prepare to face it.
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This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is highlighting our collective role in rebuilding our communities through the power of pro bono.

Mobilizing Our Resources: Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation for Community Resilience

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At International Paper, we mobilize our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community. See how our support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program is making a difference in the lives of disaster victims in Orange, Texas.

(Note: video footage from 2019 and earlier)

Click here to learn more about community engagement at International Paper. 

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Putting Purpose into Action: Reducing Our Operational Footprint

Excerpts from the 2020 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ADDING BUSINESS VALUE

Actively managing our environmental impacts and reducing our footprint fosters positive relationships with stakeholders, reduces our operating costs, and sustains our ability to operate.

OPERATING SUSTAINABLY

Being a good environmental steward is part of our business strategy. We focus our efforts on reducing the energy, emissions, water, and waste footprint of both our operations and our products.

“Ask the Expert” Q&A With CTIA's Michelle James on Their New Smart Cities Playbook

The Qualcomm Developer Network goes deeper into Smart Cities and asks an expert.
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In our Qualcomm Developer Network blog post, Developers Helping Smart Cities Be Smarter, we looked at some of the technology challenges cities are facing, and strategies on how developers could get involved.

National Grid Releases Statement on New England Governor's Call for Modernization of Regional Electric System

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WALTHAM, MA – National Grid today issued a statement following the New England Governors’ call for the modernization of the regional electricity system in order to achieve their states’ respective goals for clean, affordable, and reliable electricity:

SCE Funds 'Critical Aerial Support' for Daytime, Nighttime Firefighting

Partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority and Coulson Aviation brings the world’s largest fire helicopter to SCE’s service area.
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by Ron Gales

Capt. Greg Barta of the Orange County Fire Authority has been on the front lines of firefighting for 13 years. He has one word to describe the 2020 fire season to date: “Explosive.”

Microseismic Technology for Tailings Dams Monitoring

Monitoring the structural stability of tailings dams and identifying parameters that may cause failure
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Tetra Tech Geologists, Camilla Rodrigues and Lorena Oliveira, discuss the microseismic technology we developed to help assess and mitigate risks for tailings dams.

This article originally ran in International Water Power & Dam Construction magazine.

Qualcomm Technologies Advances Smart City Solutions

By Sanjeet Pandit, Head of Smart Cities at Qualcomm
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By 2050, some 68 percent of the world population will live in urban environments, according to the UN. To help address the needs of growing urban populations, cities are going to need to get “smarter” with infrastructure, energy, transportation, and buildings.

Expert Advice: Connecting With Urban Forestry Experts to Help Rebuild Detroit's Tree Canopy

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Have you ever driven a tree-lined street, where the leaves and branches come together over the road, creating a tunnel of color in the fall and a canopy of green in the summer? This idyllic scenery is known as an urban tree canopy; it's composed of layers of tree branches, leaves and stems that provide coverage of the ground when viewed from above. 

Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to Test Offshore Charging Buoy to Reduce Vessel Emissions

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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