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Final Days to Nominate Volunteers for Arizona’s 6th Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

Nominations end May 8th; $20,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits
Press Release

TUCSON, Ariz.  May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/— Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting nominations for Arizona’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes program at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on May 8.

Nominees are individuals who volunteer their time and resources to creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces in their communities.

Keep America Beautiful Partners with UK-based Litter Organization Hubbub

Set to Pilot New Ash Receptacle Program in Five Communities
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced a partnership with Hubbub’s Neat Streets campaign to end cigarette butt litter in a creative and interactive way.

Employees Photograph Wildlife at General Motors Sites

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From a parts warehouse in Talegaon, India to an Ontario assembly plant, many animals make GM lands their home. Employees take notice, capturing images for the company’s annual wildlife habitat calendar and photo contest. Last year, nearly 350 photos were submitted from sites certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Tetra Tech Wins Consulting Engineers of Alberta Environmental Award of Merit

Transforming a former oilfield land treatment facility into a boreal forest for the benefit of the community
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Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented Tetra Tech (EBA) with an Environmental Award of Merit at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala, an event attended by more than 500 industry leaders in February 2017. The Showcase Awards recognize excellence in consulting engineering in Alberta and throughout the world. Tetra Tech received the Environmental Award of Merit for its work with Newalta Corporation to design a closure approach for a former oilfield waste land treatment facility south of Drayton Valley, Alberta.

More Dirt on General Mills’ Sustainable Agriculture Goals

by Anya Khalamayzer, Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group
Article

When I first met Jerry Lynch, chief sustainability officer at General Mills, he offered me some dirt. We were at the Business for Social Responsibility conference in November, where General Mills, the main corporate sponsor of the Nature Conservancy’s Soil Health Road Map, spoke about soil-savvy farming practices. Each table at the event was topped with a Mason jar full of healthy soil.

Subaru Renews Partnership with the National Wildlife Federation for 2017 “Subaru Loves the Earth”

Throughout April, Subaru and the National Wildlife Federation will team up to help combat the decline of wildlife habitats
Press Release

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. is once again partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to help preserve wildlife and their habitats through the automaker’s environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth.

CSX Partner Spotlight: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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CSX’s community investment strategy is supported by a strong group of national nonprofit partner organizations who collaborate with the company to address real community needs across four focus areas: Safety, Community, Environment and Wellness.

This week, our spotlight is on an important partner that helps CSX further its commitment to the environment: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

Combating Pollution with Bioswales

Georgia DOT and The Ray install 10 acres of native grasses and pollinator plants; decrease pollution
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Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

Press Release

Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

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Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.

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