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Boeing's Environmental Priorities Driven by Decreasing Emissions, Increasing Efficiencies

2016 study points the way
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**This is the fifth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

In 2016, Boeing completed a comprehensive third-party review and assessment of the company’s most significant environmental priorities.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Technology Featured at 2017 No Barriers Summit

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CENTENNIAL, Col., June 16, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - The No Barriers organization was co-founded by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person in history to conquer Mount Everest. The innovative group focuses on unleashing the potential of the human spirit to help people contribute their absolute best to the world.

Their motto is, “What’s within you is stronger that what’s in your way.” 

Boeing Out-Performs Zero Growth Footprint Goal for Operations

Four key indicators 5-19 percent below 2012 baseline despite strong growth in production
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**This is the third article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing is improving the environmental footprint of our diverse operations. We are on target to out-perform our goal of zero growth in our four key indicators from our 2012 baseline through 2017.

3 Military Technologies Benefiting People Every Day

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Discover how the convergence of these two worlds is benefiting everyday people.
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Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on satellites created to guide fighter jets, warships and military forces.

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Even the Roman Empire road system was developed to reduce soldier travel time, but all Romans used it to swiftly move information and goods across the Empire.

Live #CiscoChat on June 21st | How IT is a Superpower for Solving the World’s Problems

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The challenges facing our connected world are immense: access to clean water, effective response to crises, and economic empowerment just to name a few. Resolving these issues seems like it would take a superpower.

IT can be that superpower

Without Energy, the Internet is Just a Black Hole

Creating Energy Solutions for Information and Communications Technology
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Nilmini Rubin, vice president for International Development at Tetra Tech, recently discussed the interdependence of internet access and affordable, reliable electricity on the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) blog. In her post, Nilmini explains the importance of both renewable and traditional energy sources and both grid-connected and off-grid energy to drive the connection of more than four billion people who do not have access to the internet.

From the A4AI blog:

Caterpillar 2016 Sustainability Report | Letter from Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company.
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Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company. 

For more than 90 years, caterpillar has been building better: better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Our customers use our equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress possible around the world.

Mercedes-Benz Models With Environmental Certificates

"We strive to develop products that are highly responsible to the environment in their respective market segments – this is the second Environmental Guideline of the Daimler Group.“
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Its realisation requires incorporating environmental protection into products from the very start. Ensuring that this happens is the task of environmentally compatible product development. It follows the principle “Design for Environment” (DfE) to develop comprehensive vehicle concepts. The aim is to improve environmental performance in objectively measurable terms and, at the same time, to meet the demands of the growing number of customers with an eye for environmental issues.

Water's New Normal

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Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s water business, discusses the importance of industry collaboration for more sustainable water systems. Adapting to climate change, exploring integrated planning and engaging with ratepayers are just some of the ways water leaders are evolving in their "new normal."

Arrow Electronics Establishes Innovation Prize At Collegiate Inventors Competition

A $50,000 grant from Arrow Electronics will fund the new Arrow Innovation Prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition®
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This summer, a panel of judges from Arrow will select a student team participating in the competition to be awarded the Arrow Innovation Prize. This exclusive prize advances the selected team to the final round of judging at the November competition held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The Arrow Innovation Prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip and private networking opportunity for the student team with a group of innovators from Arrow.

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