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The Arbor Day Foundation Launches the Time for Trees™ Initiative to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022

Initiative unites corporations, communities and citizens to take critical action to preserve the necessities of life affected by climate change
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of life on Earth that are becoming increasingly compromised, as well as reverse the damage done by climate change.

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
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March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

Interview With Kevin Smith, Energy Analyst

Creating a more sustainable world by improving the energy efficiency of buildings
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Kevin Smith is an associate energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, which provides full-service building design and commissioning. His role includes project management, energy analysis, and energy code compliance modeling. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a double minor in Biology and Green Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

Urban planners too often exclude those must vulnerable to the dangers of climate change. Here's how to make the dialogue more inclusive.
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Lubaina Rangwala | World Resources Institute
Lauretta Burke | World Resources Institute

As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by climate change.

New Black & Veatch Water and Wastewater Report Provides Insight into Water Rates in Top 50 U.S. Cities

Report offers benchmarking data to help cities, utilities plan for financial resilience
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Across the U.S., water and wastewater management is gaining greater attention as cities and utilities grapple with rising rates for water and sewer services, the direct result of aging infrastructure, rising operational costs, evolving capital funding mechanisms and regulatory requirements.

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

Video: Catalina Island Exits Mandatory Water Conservation

The recent rainstorms in Southern California filled the island’s main reservoir and ended nearly seven years of mandatory water conservation.
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The latest rainstorms to soak Southern California wreaked havoc on some parts of the state, but for Catalina Island residents and businesses, they brought welcome relief from a historic drought and seven years of mandatory water conservation measures.

Black & Veatch: With Their Surging Populaces More Technologically Savvy, Cities Must Start Planning Digitally Connected Communities

New e-Book says digitizing infrastructure can lead to resilience, sustainability and better quality of life, services
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Urban centers are growing more congested. Digitalization takes deepening root in the American experience. Connected devices number into the billions, stoking the influence of consumers at the epicenter of this new on-demand, data-driven economy.

Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Opens 2019 Grant Application Period

National Nonprofit Provides Grant Funding, Resources; 2018 Program Delivered Average Reduction in Cigarette Butt Litter of 62 Percent
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STAMFORD, Conn., February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the opening of the grant application period for the 2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), designed to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.  

SmartHub@CLP Gives a Futuristic Glimpse Into Tomorrow’s World

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Have you ever wondered what a smart city looks like? Well, you can have a glimpse into the future now by going to the second floor of CLP’s office in Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts.

This unlikely setting is home to SmartHub@CLP, an innovative new experience centre that demonstrates CLP’s role as a smart city enabler and a pioneer of smart living. Completed in December 2018, the 5,000 ft2 facility showcases the latest green technologies and innovative energy solutions.

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