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On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

PYXERA Global Announces “Paradigm Shift” a Guide on Solutions Towards a Circular Economy

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WASHINGTON, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global is proud to announce the release of “Paradigm Shift” a guide on solutions towards a circular economy and webinar this Thursday, May 7th, titled, “Circular Economy: A Paradigm Shift.” Paradigm Shift brings together some of the most prominent voices in the circular space on what it will take for the global community to make the transition to circularity.

American Express, Hilton and World Central Kitchen Partner to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers with Daily Meals

Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.

Bechtel Annual Report Shows Strong Performance for 2019

Customer achievements in transit, clean energy and the environment drove the company’s success as global leader in engineering, procurement and construction.
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RESTON, Va., May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Bechtel Corporation today released its Annual Report showing the company closed 2019 in a strong financial position. Bechtel helped customers expand air and rail transit for millions of travelers, provide zero-carbon power for communities, and eliminate the environmental risks of hazardous waste, reinforcing its standing as a trusted engineering, procurement and construction partner to industries and governments.

Case IH Tractors Play Key Role in Turning Sugarcane Waste into Valuable Commodity

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With energy generated from renewable sources predicted to be among the major sources of power in the next decade, a company in the Philippines is tackling the challenge head-on and turning trash into a highly prized commodity.

Biopower is constructing three biomass power stations on Negros, the fourth largest island of the Philippines, with the aim of producing a total of 72 megawatts of green baseload power to feed into the local grid as well as for export to surrounding islands.

Hong Kong Identifies Biowaste Reuse Opportunities, Supports Sustainable Development

The Environmental Protection Department awards Black & Veatch with a consultancy service agreement to assess environmental engineering techniques for Hong Kong's first woody waste recycling plant
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HONG KONG, May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hong Kong is embarking on a semi-research project to facilitate territory-wide recycling of woody waste material. 

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has appointed Black & Veatch to be the Owner’s Engineer of Hong Kong’s first pilot plant for woody waste recycling. The pilot plant will have a capacity of 24 tonnes-per-day and will be constructed in EcoPark, Tuen Mun.

Watch How Land Betterment Corporation is Transforming Rural America by Creating Sustainable Businesses while Repairing the Environment

Former Coal Mines being upcycled into craft spirits, sustainable farms, metal and tire recycling, and other sustainable businesses
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FISHERS, Ind., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation has developed a complete solutions-based lifecycle program to rehabilitate the environment throughout the Central Appalachia and Southern Indiana regions, then repurpose the land to support sustainable businesses that serve the local community and a displaced, skilled labor force.  

Health and Well-being in Buildings Can Help Deliver Systemic Efficiency, IWBI Shares with World Economic Forum Members

A systems change approach must include a focus on the health and well-being of people, say IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi and President Rachel Gutter
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NEW YORK, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Health and well-being must be integrated into a broader systems change approach in buildings and cities, alongside net zero carbon and energy efficiency targets, if we are to accelerate the transition to a healthy and sustainable future. This was the overarching message shared by leaders from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) during a special webinar on “Designing for Well-being” hosted by the World Economic Forum.

ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Strong placements in power, telecommunications and water cement Black & Veatch’s position at the leading edge of utility infrastructure development
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

UPS Longitudes | How Cities Around the World are Handling Coronavirus

Robert Muggah @ SecDev Group, Rebecca Katz @ Georgetown University
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When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities are dual-edged. To be sure, cities are a big part of the problem. They intensify the spread and transmission of infectious disease through increased human contact.

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