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These Students Came up With an Ingenious Way to Keep Buildings Cool

Reprinted from Christian Cotroneo's article in Mother Nature Network
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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Award $1 Million to Cities for Local Revitalization, Economic Development, Job Creation

Mayors and nonprofits in Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; New Haven, Conn.; Romeoville, Ill., receive top honors in CommunityWINS program
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WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Tim Keller of Albuquerque, N.M.; Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta; Toni Harp of New Haven, Conn.; and John Noak of Romeoville, Ill., are the top honorees with the 2019 CommunityWINS® Grant Program. Launched in 2015, the program recognizes nonprofits and cities that drive neighborhood stabilization, economic development and job creation.

Biomimicry Institute Blog: 10 Finalist Teams Use Nature's Lessons to Create Climate Change Solutions

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

Durkan’s Crafted Convergence Recognized With Prestigious HD Award in Flooring

Portions of the collection's sales benefit the New Mexico museum archives that inspired it
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CALHOUN, Ga. June 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Crafted Convergence carpet collection from Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, was recently recognized by Hospitality Design magazine with an HD Award for flooring at a special ceremony in New York.

Ten Finalist Teams Use Lessons From Nature to Create Radical Solutions to Climate Change Problems

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Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

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Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

Edison International 2018 Sustainability Report: 2018 Community Investments

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We partner with local nonprofits to brighten our communities, invest in the future, and build a better tomorrow. Today, Edison International is one of the largest corporate charitable contributors in Southern California. In 2018, Edison International donated $20 million in philanthropic funding, with nearly 90% of donations supporting underserved communities. Charitable contributions are funded entirely by shareholder dollars, not by customers.

SunTrust Highlights Accomplishments in 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

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ATLANTA, June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts while underscoring its focus on inclusive, ethical business practices.

Edmond de Rothschild Makes Progress in Building a Sustainable Future

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June 28, 2019 - The Edmond de Rothschild Group publishes its fifth Sustainability Report, which illustrates the concrete ways in which it is living its vision to be “Bold Builders of the Future”.

Durkan Donates to the Shed

By Morgan Bulman
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After nearly seven years of construction, the Shed — an eight-level, 200,000-square-foot structure in New York City’s burgeoning Hudson Yards neighborhood — is now open to the public. 

CIT Provides $55 Million to Jumpstart Two Affordable Housing Developments for Homeless Vets and Families

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PASADENA, Calif., June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - CIT Bank, N.A., the banking subsidiary of CIT Group Inc., today announced a total community investment of $55 Million in support of two East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) affordable housing developments, El Nuevo Amanecer and Rosa de Castilla.1 Together, the complexes will provide 146 units once completed, including 80 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans and 42 units for low-income families.

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