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Celebrate America Recycles Day by Tossing Your Carton in the Bin!

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America Recycles Day is the perfect time to make sure you are recycling everything you can. For example, food and beverage cartons are now accepted in many community recycling programs.

What exactly is a food and beverage carton?

There are two kinds. Products like milk, juice, cream and other beverages come in cartons you'll find in your refrigerator. These cartons are made mainly with paper, with a thin layer of plastic.

Businesses Commend Gov. Cooper’s Plan to Bolster North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy and Reduce Emissions

New executive order sets the stage for North Carolina’s clean energy future
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Businesses lauded Gov. Roy Cooper for taking action to rapidly transition North Carolina to a clean energy future in a move that will benefit all North Carolina residents by strengthening the state economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Businesses lauded Gov. Roy Cooper for taking action to rapidly transition North Carolina to a clean energy future in a move that will benefit all North Carolina residents by strengthening the state economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

UPS to Launch First-of-Its-Kind U.S. Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle

New Cargo eBike and Custom, Modular Package Delivery Trailers to Operate in the Pike Place Market Area from South Belltown to the Southern End of the Market, Inclusive of Western Avenue
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SEATTLE, October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The cargo eBikes will operate in the historic Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes. 

Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project Wins Canadian Consulting Engineer Award of Excellence

Planning and constructing the first all-weather road to the Canadian Arctic Coast
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Tetra Tech was part of a team that planned and designed the award-winning Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) to connect communities along Canada’s Arctic Coast.

Combined Heat and Power Offers Efficiencies, Opportunity

CHP technologies will continue to evolve and progress, driving development and adoption
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The benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) generally are well established, and the technology is recognized as having great potential to improve large industrial process efficiencies while contributing to grid resilience.

Conventional electricity generation systems waste a great deal of energy through the discharge of heat into the atmosphere, and even more is wasted when electricity is distributed to distant industrial and commercial end users. CHP, on the other hand, makes productive use of the waste heat that is generated as part of the thermal processes.

The New Power Grid: Obligations in the Era of Change

Utilities are adapting to the new energy grid under threat of significant economic challenge
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To effectively map out the current and future states of power delivery, it’s imperative to discuss what the landscape looked like in the past. Understanding the evolution of any industry typically requires a healthy dose of historical context, and making sense of today’s energy grid is no exception.

Energy Storage Evolution Electrifies the Future of Renewables

The renewable power boom has spawned a growing need for robust energy storage
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Bolstered by decreasing costs and strengthening regulatory support, demand for renewable energy is increasing as wind and solar photovoltaics continue to become more prominent contributors to utilities’ generation and revenue mix. As enthusiasm for renewable energy grows, wind and solar remain hampered by how much energy can be stored when generated to be used subsequently when energy is needed.

How Would Your Day Be Different Without Water?

Raising awareness about the value of water and sustainable water infrastructure through Imagine a Day Without Water
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On October 10, 2018, Tetra Tech is participating in the fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a day of education and advocacy sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign.

Tetra Tech is among hundreds of organizations that are raising awareness about the importance of water in daily life and the crucial need for investment in water infrastructure to ensure that no community is left without safe and reliable water.

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 19 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

Keep America Beautiful and UPS work to strengthen America’s natural infrastructure, planting more than 11,200 trees together since 2011
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STAMFORD, Conn., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 19 grants totaling $100,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of local tree-planting initiatives.

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