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Local Engineering Students Design For The Future

By: Gerald Perada, Innovation Operations Manager
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On Thursday, May 9, representatives from Bechtel Innovate, along with a Bechtel university relations representative visited the University of Maryland in College Park, to take part in the university’s Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. 33 teams of senior-level students presented project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.

EHS&S Leadership Success Requires an Investment in Executive Presence

Press Release

June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Those who succeed to the ranks of leadership within the environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) profession bring more than just technical expertise to the role, according to a new report published this week by the National Association for EHS&S Management (NAEM).

Bees Help Grow Over 35 Percent of Our Food Crops. Meet the Woman Trying to Save Them.

Beth Robertson-Martin and General Mills are working to protect pollinators—and our food supply.
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By Jane Black

One June day in 2014, Beth Robertson-Martin found herself standing on a dirt road dividing two California tomato fields. On one side sat a farm that was nothing more than a 300-acre carpet of dried-out dirt. "It looked like a scene from Mad Max," she remembers. "Everything was dead." On the other side was a 6-foot-tall hedgerow, a tangle of white-blossomed milkweed, sunflowers and elderberry bushes that General Mills had planted alongside the tomatoes to create a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

REC Solar Saves California School District Millions Through Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

Summary: 
  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.
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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.

HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 million of new revenue, a 35 percent increase year-over-year
Summary: 

HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025
Press Release

HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

General Mills Brings Pollinator Conservation, Education to Brazil

By Daniel Teles
Article

Did you know that bee extinction could end life on earth? Without pollination from bees, the world’s food production would be completely compromised and negatively impact the ecosystem, agriculture and food production for humans.

Mack Trucks Unveils History of Refuse Exhibit at Mack Trucks Historical Museum

Press Release

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Mack Trucks Historical Museum unveiled an all-new exhibit titled “Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry.” The exhibit, which features three antique Mack® trucks and an interactive visitor education display, was made possible thanks to support from Mack Trucks and Republic Services, an industry leader in recycling and waste disposal and longtime Mack customer. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the exhibit.

SDGs in Action: Companies Step Up to Minimize Single-Use Plastic

by Mary Mazzoni
Article

This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

The Narrative “Greening of Business” Is a Joke But We’re Not Laughing

by Brad Zarnett
Summary: 

Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

Consumers Energy Funds Habitat Improvement Project To Raise More Walleye for Michigan Anglers

Three Additional Michigan Projects Also Funded in 2019
Press Release

MUSKEGON, Mich., June 18, 2019  /3BL Media/ – Upgrades funded by Consumers Energy will help the Muskegon River Walleye Pond produce 300,000 more walleye yearly for anglers and significantly reduce expenses to operate the Michigan Department of Natural Resources facility.

A multi-year $140,607 grant from the Habitat Improvement Account (HIA) has been used to install a permanent power source and provide three new pumps at the pond where walleye fingerlings are reared for stocking in the Muskegon River and other Michigan waters.

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