Water Conservation

Cox Enterprises Participates in White House Water Summit

Company pledges to reduce water usage, improve water quality through Cox Conserves sustainability program
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ATLANTA, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, Cox Enterprises announced its participation in the White House Water Summit. Held in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, the Summit raised awareness of water issues and potential solutions.

Cox was one of more than 150 organizations representing the private, government, academic and nonprofit sectors to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to water conservation.

A New Approach to Saving Water

The international day of observance is meant to bring light to water issues, but given the growing threat of droughts, floods, crumbling and toxic infrastructure, and rising sea levels, is water really receiving the attention it deserves?
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The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development created World Water Day in 1992 in an effort to set aside one day each year during which we recognize water quality and quantity issues. 

The day reminds us to celebrate the small victories—that modern infrastructure enables girls around the globe to attend school rather than spending their days collecting water from the river; that water enables us to have abundant food and thriving industry; and that more people than ever before, even in the most faraway places, have access to the gift of safe, clean drinking water. 

A Simple Guide to Green Fixtures, Faucets, and Saving Water

Faucets and fixtures are more miserly than ever before, but your behavior plays an important role, too.
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This 4-page Ebook will provide you with an infographic on indoor water allowing you to track the items that use the most water in your home. 

You'll also receive information on the durability of certain products materials and up-and-coming technology options.

Download the free Ebook on Green Fixtures, Faucets, and Saving Water.

Talk with Green Guy Show - 3/13/2016 - Mayors Climate Summit Series - Mayor of Birmingham, AL

Mayor William Bell - Birmingham, AL
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainability -  at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Listen to the March 13th show here, and be sure to tune in Sunday, March 20th for an interview with Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond, VA.

Colorado's Ban on Rain Barrels May Be Overturned

For the second time, lawmakers aim to reverse the State's antiquated legislation regarding "prior appropriation" of water.
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Put a bucket under your downspout and collect rain running off your roof to water your garden. You’re an outlaw in Colorado.

Critics have lambasted the state for barring this quaint eco-friendly, urban-farming technique, but to rural Coloradans devoted to prior appropriation, the water rule that the first person to take water secures rights to it into the future, rainwater harvesting should be banned.

Cox Enterprises Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

Sustainable building design part of national Cox Conserves program
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March 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for its 578,000 square foot office building that is located in Sandy Springs, Ga. The new building is the second facility on Cox Enterprises’ corporate campus to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Green Builder Media Announces Hot 50 Products

More manufacturers are using technology to optimize efficiency, comfort and performance.
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February 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced its annual 2016 Hot 50 Products. Included on the list are products that contribute to a home’s intelligence, durability, energy efficiency and/or resilience. Many of this year’s picks optimized their functions by combining improved design with connected technology.

WEBCAST: Conserving Fluids in Fluid Management: Fresh Water Reduction Improvement in Guilin, China

Join free online event hosted by Ingersoll Rand
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February 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Join Ingersoll Rand on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 9-10 a.m. ET to learn about the work underway at the company’s Guilin, China facility to reduce fresh water consumption in a water-stressed area.

In 2015, Ingersoll Rand set a goal of a 2 percent reduction in fresh water compared to 2014. Always looking to exceed expectations, the team set a self-imposed reduction goal of 10 percent. 

Checkout Safeway, Vons, and Albertsons Selection of Locally Grown Valentine's Day Flowers

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, surprise that special someone with fresh flowers from your local Safeway, Vons, or Albertsons store. In addition to traditional roses, we also offer a variety of popular mixed flower bouquets as well as fresh cut tulips and lilies. Potted orchids are also very popular for Valentine’s Day and have a longer lifespan than cut flowers. Many of these flowers are grown in California and other regions throughout the U.S. 

GreenHome Institute Endorses WERS Program, Incorporates Into GreenStar

After months of discussion the GreenHome Institute has decided to take a leadership position within the building industry and endorse the Water Efficiency Rating Score.
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Water is essential to life, so it’s no surprise that water scarcity garners headlines, especially in the western third of the United States. Yet supply isn’t the only reason to use water in a more efficient manner. Communities that are looking to grow are also interested in lessening the burden on their infrastructure; even more so if it’s starting to show signs of wear.

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