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Testing Theory: Uncovering What Makes Community Forestry Work

Packaging lessons learned from USAID ProLand’s work on community-based forestry enterprises
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Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh summarize the lessons learned from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Productive Landscape (ProLand) projects work with community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE).

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

Pandemic E-commerce Surge Spurs Race for 'Tesla-like' Electric Delivery Vans

Nick Carey @ Reuters
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Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

UPS Infographic | How UPS Supports a Circular Economy

UPS is advancing the circular economy through customer solutions and within our own operations.
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This infographic is from UPS's latest Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

UPS Infographic | Drone Deliveries Take Flight

We’re making history with UPS Flight Forward,™ one of the first drone airlines certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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This infographic is from UPS's latest Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

All Hands on Deck for Expo 2020 Dubai

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As the official logistics partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, UPS is an important player in the lead-up to the event. Like other world expositions, Expo 2020 will bring together visitors from all parts of the world to share solutions to global challenges. And like past expos, Dubai is planning for an unforgettable experience with hundreds of new buildings, events, and attractions for visitors to enjoy. While we have expertise managing logistics for mega-events like the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the six-month-long Expo 2020 will be an effort unlike any other.

The Logistics of Disaster Response

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When disasters occur, relief teams are often faced with an excess of donated materials that are not needed and can even be detrimental to providing support. The influx of unnecessary materials can slow the progress of delivering goods to those in need. Even the right supplies can be problematic when they reach the wrong location or arrive at the wrong time—such as before there is a place to safely store them. The result is that, according to the National Science Foundation, up to 60 percent of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.

Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan's Water Crisis

Leveraging social media to address misconceptions of water usage and promote simple, inexpensive water conservation in Jordan
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This piece was collaboratively written by Tetra Tech’s Maha Dergham, David Favazza, and Sofian Qurashi, members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI) team.

This post originally ran on GlobalWaters.

UPS Longitudes | Don't Give Up Hope: Steering and Growing a Small Business During COVID-19

Evelyne Nyairo @ Ellie Bianca
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After a literal bittersweet encounter in the African nation of Chad, I felt compelled to create a company to address gender inequalities and help empower women so they can find their voices.

Let me explain: Working as an environmental scientist and chemist, my consultancy work brought me to Chad, this land of the most beautiful wild mango trees. Never one to pass up the opportunity to indulge in succulent mangoes, I had my fill courtesy of a family whose mother and children climbed the trees in the hot sun to harvest the fruit for me to eat.

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