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Briefing: Tech for Good With Google, ABInBev and Microsoft

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Climate change is our starkest challenge: could artificial intelligence help us meet it head on? Many of our most challenging problems are incredibly complex, new tools for monitoring the environment and climate mitigation are needed to help business join the dots, helping you make better decisions.
 
Ethical Corporation have just produced a 34-page briefing on Technology for Good, with expert response and analysis to help you join the dots on technology and sustainability.
 

Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space

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$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.

STEM-focused Kindergarten Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Opens in Jerusalem

"The new MadaKids kindergartens will nurture the young children and inspire them to become the engineers and entrepreneurs of the future," said Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Leon.
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By Jerusalem Post Staff

U.S. defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has opened a kindergarten in Jerusalem which aims to "inspire young Israeli students to take an active interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," according to a Lockheed Martin press release. 

The "MadaKids" Science Kindergarten is part of the MadaKids program which started in 2015. Lockheed Martin has supported the project since its inception and is now supporting an after-school STEM enrichment program in addition.

Propex Geosolution Receives Carbon Footprint Verification for PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM

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Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jul 1, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles. 

Women’s Forum of New York Recognizes Tetra Tech for Female Board Representation

Receiving recognition for achieving 30 percent gender parity on our board of directors
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The Women’s Forum of New York will recognize Tetra Tech at its Breakfast of Corporate Champions on November 7, 2019, for achieving at least 30 percent female board representation. This biennial event brings together more than 600 CEOs, board directors, and government officials in support of one shared goal—achieving 50/50 gender parity in the boardroom by 2025.

The Art of Losing Volumetric Weight

by Lana Hall
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Did you know it costs more to ship 100 pounds of feathers, than 100 pounds of bricks? Shipping costs are determined by volumetric weight, a pricing technique for commercial freight transportation which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight – so when you are transporting items you are essentially paying for the space your product is occupying in the airplane or truck carrying it.

Recycling Biopharma Plastics into Lumber Products

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Biopharmaceutical production scrap consists of different polymers, multi-layer films and some hazardous materials. A recycling program is demonstrating that this tough-to-tackle stream doesn’t have to be destined for disposal.

Global biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma has partnered with specialty waste management company Triumvirate Environmental to recycle the commingled single-use plastic scrap into saleable lumber products.

Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant  discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.

The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why

Nontraditional delivery methods are gaining ground when commissioning large-scale water projects
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There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation’s drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and  wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld.

Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management

When it comes to asset management, water utilities tend to weight their efforts toward preventive maintenance
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Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before.

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