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The Texas Renewable Energy Landscape: From Aspiration to Execution

by Scott Macmurdo, Sustainability Specialist

Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month?

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

Keep America Beautiful Invites Congressional and Industry Leaders to 2017 Forum Focused on “Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.”
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain. The topic for this year’s “State of Recycling” Forum is: Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

America Recycles Day Marks 20th Anniversary; Focuses Nation’s Attention on Improving Recycling Everyday


Today, Nov. 15, 2017, is the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative to raise awareness about the value of recycling.  

While most people agree that recycling is good for the environment, America Recycles Day is an opportune time to stress that recycling is also good for our economy and our communities.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Impacts to U.S. Oil and Gas Sector


On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey (a Category 4 storm) made landfall on the southern Texas coast as one of the most damaging storms to hit one of the United States’ largest cities. What followed was catastrophic flooding that affected millions of Gulf Coast residents, businesses and the overall energy market. The true impact to the region’s vital oil and gas markets is still unfolding, but the disaster has raised concerns about gas pricing spikes, refinery operations and network resilience.

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity

The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

Creating a Better World, Leading With Science

Applying science to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for our clients

From the first rudimentary coastal wave impact studies more than 50 years ago to the extreme weather effects data-driven modeling of today, Tetra Tech has led with science.

We take fundamental science—like shoreline physics, aquatic pollutant tipping points, and water and waste remediation chemistry—and turn it into actionable, applied solutions for our clients. Tetra Tech’s physical, chemical, biological, social, and data scientists provide the applied science that makes our civic, engineering, and technological solutions work worldwide every day.

Building Stronger, More Resilient Cities

Helping create stronger, more sustainable urban areas throughout the developing world

As rapidly growing cities in developing countries become key frontiers of international development, urban areas require dynamic, local solutions to build resilience and sustain inclusive economic growth.

Faced with surging populations, political and economic instability, and threats of extreme weather, cities need to be more resilient, responsive, and receptive than ever before. As one of the world’s largest development and professional services firms, Tetra Tech provides a comprehensive suite of integrated services to build stronger, more resilient cities.

Northern Trust Partners Think Green


Partners Think Green (PTG) is Northern Trust’s global partner environmental engagement program aimed at increasing awareness of sustainability issues, promoting best practices and unifying environmentally focused business operations under the same umbrella. The PTG program enables close collaboration between our building managers and PTG champions—partner volunteers—in delivering consistent environment-related messages, gauging partner feedback throughout policy implementation and advocating for increased commitment to conservation and protection of environmental resources.


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