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Verizon Climate Resilience Prize to Further Innovation for Tech-Based Climate Solutions

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  • Verizon’s new Climate Resilience Prize will award a total of $500K for solutions innovating to reduce climate change impacts on communities 
  • Applications open on October 26 at GreenBiz’s VERGE 21 conference, and close November 30
  • Three winners will be announced at the GreenBiz 22 Conference in the prize categories of next-gen tech solutions, frontline community-led solutions, and nature-based solutions
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  • Verizon’s new Climate Resilience Prize will award a total of $500K for solutions innovating to reduce climate change impacts on communities 
  • Applications open on October 26 at GreenBiz’s VERGE 21 conference, and close November 30
  • Three winners will be announced at the GreenBiz 22 Conference in the prize categories of next-gen tech solutions, frontline community-led solutions, and nature-based solutions

Educating Girls: The Overlooked Solution to Climate Change

by T. Shawn Taylor
Article

This article is sponsored by HP and written on HP's behalf.

Addressing a global challenge as complex as climate change demands a full suite of solutions and actors, but one powerful intervention is widely overlooked: educating girls. Education gives girls the skills and knowledge to respond to climate-related disasters and to the changing resource landscapes around them. The contributions of educated girls to their communities increases a region’s overall resilience to climate shocks. 

How Electrified, Equitable Mobility Can Transform US Cities

By Phil Jonat via GreenBiz
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The transportation sector drives nearly a quarter of carbon emissions globally, so there is a clear need to decarbonize transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a leading choice. While next-generation electric cars and long-haul trucks have generated considerable fanfare, electric transit buses far outnumber electric trucks and are a largely overlooked — but more accessible — option. 

How Climate Adaptation Helps to Manage Organizational Risk

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Date/Time: October 14, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT)

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Date/Time: October 14, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT)

VERGE 21: The Climate Tech Event

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The urgency of the climate crisis is accelerating — and so, too, is the opportunity to build a clean economy.

Join more than 10,000 leaders online — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors and startups — advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through five key markets: clean energy, sustainable mobility, carbon removal, regenerative food systems and resilient infrastructure.

12 Young Circular Economy Innovators

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Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy. 

When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

Circularity 21

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The circular economy is a bold vision for tomorrow — and today — empowering leaders across industries and communities to increase resilience, mitigate climate risk and unlock new business opportunities. Circularity 21, the largest online circular economy event, offers an engaging and informative program, expo and networking opportunities.

Join the growing global community of thousands of visionaries and practitioners to learn, connect and accelerate the circular economy. Register today: https://bit.ly/3sfTJlT

20 C-Suite Sustainability Champions for 2021

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Mauricio Gutierrez, CEO, NRG; Houston

LinkedIn | Company profile

Gutierrez is wise to the macro trends that favor clean energy, and has called sustainability "the glue that keeps all of our stakeholders working together toward a common goal with purpose." In 2019, Gutierrez issued a new goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, expecting to reach it halfway by 2025.

GreenBiz 21

Article

The pandemic, recession and social justice movement all have placed new demands on corporate sustainability leaders. To keep up, you need to know the latest trends, tools and insights shaping your job and company today — and tomorrow. 

GreenBiz's Top 25 Most Sustainable Fleets

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UPS is listed as one of GreenBiz's top 25 most sustainable fleets.

For several years UPS has been operating its "rolling laboratory" approach to piloting and deploying low-carbon and electric vehicles. Of its fleet of 125,000 package vans, trucks, motorcycles and tractors, UPS has 11,000 alternative-fuels vehicles, and it's done a substantial project in London with smart grid tech and EVs.

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