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The Virtuous Circle: Connecting Food Security, Packaging, and Sustainable Development

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UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 is about partnering to achieve solutions.  It recognizes that our best chance to meet the other 16 SDGs is through collaboration between governments, private sector and civil society based on shared principles and vision.  Collaboration also amplifies our impact, creating value up and down supply chains, throughout complex systems, and in ways that can even come full circle. 

UPS And NYSERDA To Convert UPS Diesel Delivery Trucks In NYC To Electric

UPS to Work with Unique Electric Solutions to Bring Electric Vehicle Production to the Bronx; Supports Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030
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ATLANTA, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric. UPS and Unique Electric Solutions LLC (UES LLC) will design, build, test and make the conversions. The project supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s aggressive goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 by replacing diesel vehicles with clean technology.

Global Supply Stokes New Infrastructure Opportunities

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Even as the global supply of natural gas surges — lowering the cost but also the margins for organizations across the industry — production shows no signs of decelerating. Countries with abundant reserves stand poised to raise their output, hoping to satisfy an increasing worldwide appetite for cleaner energy. But major questions persist about the ability of emerging markets to absorb this expected surge in supply, given challenges that include the lack of terminals, pipelines and other infrastructure.

For FLNG Projects, Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) projects, after years of planning and development, are finally starting to come online and demonstrate the potential for FLNG technology to further global gas trade. LNG liquefaction was named the second most critical infrastructure investment for growth in the natural gas market, according to survey results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, and floating solutions provide a more flexible solution to adding much needed capacity to boost market growth.

Improving Positive Environmental Contributions from Products and Services

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The LIXIL Group’s Environmental Vision 2030 outlines the Group’s medium- to long-term goals for water conservation and environmental sustainability. Under this vision, we are working to achieve a Net Zero Environmental Footprint by 2030.

Since product use represents about 80% of the overall environmental footprint of our entire value chain, efforts to enhance our products and services are key to achieving our Environmental Vision 2030.

In FYE2017, we made a Group-wide effort to evaluate and reduce our environmental footprint in our entire value chain around the world.

History Wins: Partners in Preservation Awards $2 Million in Grants for Main Street Projects

More Than 920,000 Votes Cast in #VoteYourMainStreet Campaign Celebrating Historic Commercial Corridors Across the U.S.
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NEW YORK, November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - American Express, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced today the winners of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets. The 11 winning historic sites, determined by popular vote, will receive a total of $1.5 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects. An additional $500,000 in grants was provided to the nonprofit partners of the 25 main street communities that participated in the program at the outset of the campaign to help raise awareness about their preservation needs.

Tetra Tech Celebrates Achievements at Uganda Learning Event

Honoring results and successes from the U.S. Agency for International Developments’ Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity
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Tetra Tech celebrated five years of achievements by the Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs (Ag Inputs) Activity, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), at the Activity’s Close-out Learning Event in Kampala, Uganda, in September 2017.

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

Keep America Beautiful Initiative encourages individuals and businesses to #BeRecycled, #BuyRecycled and #ReduceReuseRecycle
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating its 20th anniversary, America Recycles Day educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being, and helps to motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers. A Keep America Beautiful national initiative, America Recycles Day takes place on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, and is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States.

Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock More Than US$1 Trillion in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030

Key market “hotspots” in food and agriculture, energy, cities and health could also generate up to 24 million new jobs across the region
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Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth more than US$1 trillion and generate up to 24 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030 through sustainable business models, according to Better Business, Better World LAC, a new report released today by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC).

Valuing Water: The Secret Rests with Our Smart Phones

Reengaging people by linking water management to what they value most and incentivizing needed decisions, behaviors, and management practices
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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, helps communities solve 21st Century water challenges using holistic, One Water approaches that emphasize building stronger and more resilient communities by balancing economic, quality of life, and environmental objectives. In our first Water Connections blog post, Trevor discusses the 2017 Imagine a Day Without Water event and how we can change the way people think about water. All opinions expressed in this post are the author's own. 

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