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Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
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The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Listening Lounge #5: Smart & Sustainable Building for the Future

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Is the handprint bigger than the footprint? Environmental sustainability, extreme weather events and more stringent climate protocols are driving sustainability trends. Join us as Frank O’Brien-Bernini, CSO at Owens Corning shares perspective on new innovations and emerging trends driving sustainable buildings.

 

Listen to this and more podcasts by Owens Corning here

The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Time for Trees Year in Review
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In 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation made significant progress towards the Time for Trees initiative's landmark goal:

  • 56,048,771 trees planted
  • 5,852,132 planters gained
  • 18 corporate partners

Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

Momentum for Hydrogen Transit Grows as European Consumers Prioritize Climate Before Cost When It Comes to Travel

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Gladbeck, Germany /3BL Media/ - In conjunction with European Hydrogen Week, global power leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today shared new research revealing that more than half of the United Kingdom (UK) commuters would be willing to travel to work on a train or bus powered by hydrogen to lower their carbon footprint and reduce emissions and nearly half of commuters in Belgium and Germany expressed the same view.

A Perspective on a Future Ready City: San Antonio

WSP USA’s San Antonio office leader explores how the Texas city is becoming a model for forward-thinking, equitable approaches to modern infrastructure challenges.
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The essence of being Future Ready™ is a commitment to forward thinking in a city’s approach to planning and implementing programs and projects. Solutions must satisfy today’s demands but be adaptable for tomorrow’s needs and serve multiple objectives.

Equally as important, for a city to be Future Ready it must have “historical awareness” and leadership that acknowledges past failures and adapts practices as needed to progress the community.

New Black & Veatch eBook Explores Hybrid LNG and Ammonia Infrastructure

Ammonia-ready storage and transportation infrastructure will accelerate the zero-carbon energy landscape
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As industry advances its efforts to decarbonize amid rising global demand for carbon-free energy sources, ammonia’s role in the green energy economy continues to take shape.

Land Betterment Corporation Discussed the Importance of Regional Based Collaboration

Middle Tech Podcast is a growing regional hub of innovators and changemakers
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FISHERS, Ind., November 12, 2020 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, discussed the importance of being a regional leader in brining innovation and entrepreneurship to the forefront to bring real and lasting change.  

Determining the True Cost of Water

Your Facility’s First Step in Managing a Finite Resource
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects.

State Treasurer, Investors With More Than $102 Billion in Assets Call on New Mexico Regulators to Strengthen Draft Ozone and Methane Regulations

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November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Investors with more than $102 billion in assets under management called on New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state environmental regulators to strengthen draft ozone precursor and methane regulations, citing public health and environmental risks. 

Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Driving Repowering of the Power Industry

Calls for zero-carbon energy are increasing, fueling the need for cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy portfolios
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The global power industry is in a state of transformation and needs to accelerate the path to net zero as many companies, communities and stakeholders forge ahead with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

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