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When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Sustainability Group Awards Two Wind Energy Projects in Iowa With Highest Ratings

Alliant Energy projects, with Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer, recognized for environmental and community impacts by Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Of the many wind energy projects in the United States, only three are verified as sustainable by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Recently, two of them -- developed by power generation and distribution provider Alliant Energy with support from Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer – were the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.

3D Printing Factors Big in HP’s Sustainability Game Plan

HP is promoting 3D printing technology as part of its broader sustainability charter to reduce overall environmental impact.
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By Beth Stackpole

3D printing will continue to play a key role in HP’s mission to create a circular and low-carbon economy—a vision and set of initiatives benchmarked in its most recent 2018 Sustainable Impact Report.

AIDAnova Is the First Cruise Ship to Receive the “Blue Angel” Certification for Its Eco-Friendly Ship Design

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ROSTOCK, Germany, August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises has been awarded the “Blue Angel”, German federal government’s ecolabel, for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design.

Reinventing Banana Production in Ecuador

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

Green City Growers Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

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SOMERVILLE, Mass., August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President. According to GCG’s CEO and Founder Jessie Banhazl, “Chris’s extensive background in business management, agricultural systems, fresh produce, and operations, combined with his vision of what future food systems can look like, make him a great fit to lead the company through the next phase of growth.”

Tetra Tech Receives Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Recognizing our innovative use of GIS technology in support of the Hurricane Irma emergency response
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Esri, a global market leader in GIS software, recognized Tetra Tech with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2019 Esri User Conference held on July 10th in San Diego, California. Tetra Tech received this honor for its vision, leadership, and innovative use of Esri’s GIS technology in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Hurricane Irma disaster. Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri, personally selected recipients and presided over the ceremony.

GM Partners With Qmerit to Create a More Accessible At-Home Charging Solution

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General Motors recently announced a partnership with Qmerit, which will enable electric vehicle owners to more easily find and obtain quotes from pre-approved EV charging station installers. The partnership will give Chevrolet EV owners a seamless way to find electricians to install the charging equipment, making charging their EV an easy part of their daily routine.

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