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Year-End Fundraising Letter from Leonardo Academy President

As the year is winding down, Leonardo Academy's team of experts is gearing up to expand the impact of their sustainability and environmental improvement projects. 

Not only will 2017 bring a new level of challenges in the field of sustainability, emissions reduction, and overall climate action, it also marks Leonardo Academy’s 20th anniversary as a nonprofit. Since 1997, the organization has been working with the mission of leveraging market forces to advance sustainability and environmental improvement.

Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build Event in Macao wins the Caring Program Award


Las Vegas Sands and Sands Macao host annual hygiene kit builds, an effort part of LVS's global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World. The purpose is to support the mission of Clean the World to promote good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and hygiene education.

Xylem’s Flygt Concertor Halves Energy Use at Heathrow Airport


Flygt Concertor, the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence, has solved chronic clogging issues at a Heathrow Airport pumping station and reduced energy use by 53 percent.

London’s Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports catering for more than 200,000 passengers each day, with an average of 1,200 flights arriving and departing from the airport daily. Heathrow Airport Water Services Department has an extensive network of 120 pumping stations to manage, and it has been a Xylem customer for 25 years.

Subaru of America and Recycle Across America Join Forces to Support the Zero Landfill Initiative Piloted at Three National Parks

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CHERRY HILL, NJ., December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/  - Subaru of America (Subaru) and Recycle Across America (RAA) today announce a donation of RAA’s standardized recycling label system to support the automaker’s zero landfill initiative currently being piloted at three national parks. The donation aims to decrease landfill waste from parks by revitalizing recycling participation, replacing conflicting signs and messaging with the RAA system to help visitors recycle easily and effectively.

Improving Resource Efficiency

It's time to rethink how we use our resorces
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As featured on Sealed | Authored by Jerome Peribere, President and CEO of Sealed Air 

Fighting Climate Change Starts in Your Kitchen

By Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air Vice President of Sustainability

I had the privilege of speaking at the inaugural Companies Vs. Climate Change conference last week on a topic that is near and dear to me:  prevention of food waste. I wanted to illustrate the point that, by reducing food waste, you not only conserve resources, but you are taking a tangible step to combat climate change. 

Xylem Bypass Pumping Solution Helps Protect the Mojave Desert


In December 2010, storms damaged a main sewer pipeline in the Mojave Desert, causing an environmental catastrophe. Xylem was called in to create an emergency bypass pumping solution to stop millions of gallons of raw sewage spilling into the Mojave River.

Xylem Executives Participate in 2016 American Water Summit

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RYE BROOK, NY December 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) executives are participating in the 2016 American Water Summit from December 5 – 7 in Miami, Florida.

Marina Bay Sands Receives Distinction Award for Innovative Approaches towards Waste Reduction


Marina Bay Sands has been honored with a Distinction Award at the biennial 3R Awards for Hotels for its innovative methods to minimize waste. In conjunction with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the award aims to recognize hotels that go the extra mile to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) on their premises and within their operations.  

Package Station on Four Wheels

When the courier no longer needs to ring the bell: start of the beta test in Stuttgart, to be followed by other large cities  – smart is ready for car boot deliveries.

A click suffices, and the object of our desire lands in the virtual shopping basket: a pair of new shoes, the new printer, the new wide-angle lens for the camera. Online shopping is very fast nowadays, and in many cases the entire ordering and payment process is completed in a few seconds. But directly after the immediately appearing, onscreen order confirmation, the waiting starts for the customer – waiting for the parcel delivery.


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