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Interview With Alexandra Der, Mechanical Design Engineer

Using mechanical engineering to provide innovative, sustainable solutions to improve the environment
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Alexandra Der is a mechanical design engineer at Tetra Tech. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boise State University, and she is currently working on completing her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University. We talked with Alexandra as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

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HARC Joins Forces With Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to Support Sustainability Research and Regional Green Building Leadership

—Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® Donation Funds HARC’s Next Step Toward Becoming First Net Zero Energy Commercial Building in Texas—
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HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – HARC and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club leaders celebrated the completion of a sustainability project signifying a major step towards the organization’s goal of achieving a highly regarded net zero energy (NZE) status, which would make the HARC headquarters in The Woodlands the first commercial building in Texas to accomplish the feat.

Grand Opening of Accessible Horticulture and Education Center at Overbrook School for the Blind

Center made possible by contribution in memory of late OSB Trustee M. Christine Murphy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant
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PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Local officials will join Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) students, staff, and Board of Trustees, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center - a LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse - on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

Tetra Tech Designs Innovative Irrigation System in Lakewood, California

Improving water quality through stormwater diversion and treatment
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As part of the Los Cerritos Watershed Management Plan, the City of Lakewood, California, selected Tetra Tech to provide preliminary engineering, design services, and construction support services for the stormwater and runoff capture project in Bolivar Park.

Bolivar Park currently uses potable water for all irrigation needs. The City is implementing a smart regional stormwater best management practice that results in water quality improvements in the Los Cerritos channel, enables stormwater infiltration, and provides an alternate water supply for the park’s irrigation needs.

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Meets Market Demand for Increased Scalability and Accessibility

Updated standard earns pilot commitments from Google, King County and others
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SEATTLE, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute announced today the release of Living Building Challenge 4.0 (LBC 4.0), which meets demand from the marketplace for increased scale and accessibility. Google and King County committed to test the new standard in their construction, among others.

FedEx Road Safety Award Celebrates NGO Role Models

Three road safety NGOs have been presented with the FedEx Road Safety Award
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May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Three road safety NGOs have been presented with the FedEx Road Safety Award. The awards are presented biannually to NGO members of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance).

This year’s awards celebrate three organizations that have significantly grown their capacity to achieve national and international significance, influencing national policies and public perceptions of road safety. Their impacts and approaches make them role models for other NGOs.

Innovating For Engagement

By: Joanna Winters, Communications Manager
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Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we examine the use of virtual reality to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples on major projects.

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EarthChoice Ambassadors - Better Employees. Stronger Communities

Domtar employees across North America share their reasons why the EarthChoice Ambassador program is a source of pride and a positive influence on their communities.
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EarthChoice Ambassadors

As part of our caring values, we regularly give to educational initiatives, sustainability programs and efforts to improve the health and wellness of our neighbors. Our EarthChoice Ambassador program further reinforces this concept.

Tetra Tech Releases Its 2018 Sustainability Report Card

Leading with Science® to create a more resilient and sustainable world
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Tetra Tech released its 2018 Sustainability Report Card on Earth Day, April 22, 2019. Our report card shares how we are Leading with Science® to achieve a more sustainable and resilient world. Featuring an introduction from Tetra Tech CEO Dan Batrack, the report card covers the company’s sustainable practices and highlights how Tetra Tech incorporates the latest innovations and technologies throughout its projects and operations.

Mental Health Crisis… A Region Unites for Solutions

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One in five. That’s the percentage of adults in America who experience a mental illness. Nearly one in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. And, perhaps even more startling, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.

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