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Solar Installations Gain From Strategic Alliance of Overland Contracting Inc. and Schletter Inc.

Companies will combine their expertise to serve a growing solar photovoltaic market
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of engineering and construction company Black & Veatch, announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with Schletter Inc., an industry-leading provider of solar mounting systems, to address the growing market for high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) installation projects.

Hello Columbus – Sustainability Lunch & Learn June 21st


I’m heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the official opening of Arrow’s newly automated facility for processing electronics at end of life.

Shouldn't We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Reprinted from Yardfarmers. John Lanier is Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The life of a religious minister is a curious one, seemingly unique in human society. Whether a rabbi, priest, roshi, bishop, elder, imam, reverend, or any other title, these women and men around the world form an integral part of cultures and communities. But why? Their daily tasks and contributions to society are fundamentally different from bankers, baristas, factory workers and cabbies. Yet they fit in so seamlessly, often holding positions of reverence.

Value Recovery | "There Are Two Kinds of People – There Are Good People"

By Carol Baroudi

“And there are those who do not yet know that they are good.” This quote is from Mandar Apte, one of the panelists on my “Building Substantive and Collaborative Networks” panel at Sustainatopia in San Francisco earlier this month.

What Would Your Dream Smart Appliance Be?


While smartphones and -watches have become commonplace for most people, the integration of smart devices in every aspect of living has only just begun. While tech like smart fridges, TVs, and home hubs do exist, their use isn’t widespread. Still, given the increased digitization of the world, it’s only a matter of time before these become run-of-the-mill home appliances.

Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground to Mitigate Risks from Climate Change

Green Builder Media's May 19, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter

On Solar and Fossil Fuels, Trump, Clinton and Sanders Imagine Starkly Different Futures If you believe that addressing Climate Change is the most pressing issue of our time, you may wonder how our would-be political leaders plan to tackle it. The best indicator of their policies, of course, is their past affiliations, statements and comments on the matter. So let's make this short and simple

The Time is Now for Data Reporting

by Erik Arfalk

There is so much information readily available, anywhere, anytime we need or want it. What’s the tallest building in the world? Google is on it (it’s Burj Khalifa in Dubai). Who won the Super Bowl in 1974? Siri has you covered (the Dolphins beat the Vikings – strange to think about today). What’s the weather going to be like today? (check your nearest window or door).

Researchers Set to Start Work Onboard Costa's Ships

The CNR and Costa Cruises announce a framework agreement to further the cause of research in the fields of oceanography and marine science. Costa will make available its ships for use as facilities to support the scientific research network run by the It
Press Release

Rome / Genoa, May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A high degree of synergy between the partners – both actively engaged in the field of environmental sustainability, albeit in different ways and areas – lies behind the announcement of a framework agreement between the CNR (Italian National Research Council) and Costa Cruises.  The goal of the partnership is to provide major opportunities for discussion, development and in-depth study of particularly important oceanography and marine science topics.

Arrow Electronics Increases Processing Capacity 500 Percent at Flagship Ohio Value Recovery Facility

Press Release

Centennial, Colo. May 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a global leader in IT asset disposition, today announced it upgraded its Columbus, Ohio-area value recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment and a new layout to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing capacity has increased 500 percent.

Toyota Scientists Make Breakthrough on Safer, Smarter Batteries

Multimedia with summary

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states.  Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities.


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