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Fifth Third Goes Dark for Earth Hour

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Fifth Third is turning off the lights tonight (March 28) at 8:30 eastern in solidarity with organizations around the world in honor of Earth Hour—10 years and counting. By turning off our lights, we hope to illuminate awareness of climate change and our commitment to be an environmental sustainability leader. Fifth Third was the first bank and first Fortune 500 company to achieve 100% renewable solar power. Participating locations for Earth Hour are located in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Florida and represent 1.8 million square feet.

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Extended! Renewable Energy Markets™ 2020 Call for Abstracts Open Through April 15

Apply to speak, moderate a panel, or lead a table at REM™ 2020. The Call for Abstracts will not be extended again!
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March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The REM™ 2020 Call for Abstracts has been extended two weeks—don't miss this unique opportunity to present at the most important event of the year for leaders in clean energy markets. We're seeking abstracts for presentations, panels, and table topics that are timely, engaging, and informative. Presentations and session proposals should focus on being as discussion-oriented as possible.

CCLA’s Helen Wildsmith Awarded 2020 Joan Bavaria Award for Her Leadership on Sustainability

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March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Pioneering advocate for responsible investment and climate action Helen Wildsmith has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets, the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and the investment firm Trillium Asset Management, announced today.

Tetra Tech Is Committed to Being Safe by Choice

Living our commitment during Safety Month and year round
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As part of Tetra Tech’s ongoing commitment to safety, we provide ongoing trainings, employee education through our FOCUS 4 Injury Prevention Program (FOCUS 4), and recognize Safety Month each June. Safety Month provides an opportunity for Tetra Tech associates around the world to pause and reaffirm our commitment to health and safety. We educate and engage our staff with weekly articles, safety resources, and challenges to ensure everyone returns home in the same condition in which they arrived at work.

Matt Haney: COVID Contingencies

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Over the years, we’ve learned from countless sustainability experts that in the climate change fight it makes sense for humans to live more densely and efficiently. Now, however, in the midst of a global pandemic, we recognize that density may have other ramifications. This week on Sea Change Radio, we dive into the Covid-19 planning policy weeds with San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

Leveraging Technology to Empower Students to Combat Health Crises and Climate Change, All From Socially Distant Living Rooms

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Fifty years ago, the United Nations established April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day. Since then, global efforts for environmental protections have grown, but so too have the challenges. Research estimates that in only twenty years, a quarter of children around the world will not have access to clean water (UNICEF, 2017). Earth’s soils have depleted over 33% around the world.

We Cannot Afford to Wait: Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change

by Lukas Loeffler
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Global challenges in the water sector

By 2030, we will face a global deficit of 40% of water in an identical climate scenario – or even worse – than the one we are facing now. This trend is due to a combination of 3 factors – population growth & demographic change, urbanization, and climate change. To put this into context, the world’s total population is estimated to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. At the same time, water consumption is increasing by 2.5% per year faster than the world’s population growth.

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Takes On COVID-19

By Willie Tejada
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Nearly one month ago, together with Creator David Clark Cause and in partnership with United Nations Human Rights and the Linux Foundation, we announced climate change as the theme for the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge. In that brief period, much has changed. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has spread across the world with unprecedented effect and now has the potential to become the greatest crisis of modern times.

Covid-19 and Climate Change; Generational Fear Drives Action

When their generation’s health is at risk and they get a little dose of fear…they spring into action.
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How do you get young people to take social isolation seriously? In a recent announcement by Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, he said, “Someone asked me the other day, ‘what’s the penalty for a young person going out to a restaurant, or hanging out in a social gathering?’ The penalty is that you might kill your grandparent”.  

Harsh but true.

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