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Collaboration, Creativity and Planning Will Define Smart Cities

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The rise of the smart city will rely on the ability of stakeholders to collaborate, engage citizens and act on data. Partnerships are hard at work and planning is under way to overcome the legacy of siloed services, focus on integrated systems that will ultimately be more adept at delivering critical services, empower communities and elevate our quality of life.

We Mean Business When it Comes to Climate Change

by Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
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These days, it’s nearly impossible to open up a paper, news website or even Twitter and not see mention of a climate-related issue. People everywhere – concerned citizens to climate scientists to federal legislators – are trying to understand what to make of it and what to do about it. According to NASA’s scientific-based evidence, climate change is real and is happening as 2016 was our warmest year to date.

Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize how important moms are in our lives. They listen to us, support us, care for us, teach us and help shape us into the people we are today. Such incredible works deserves daily presents, but since that is slightly impossible for most of us, picking out the perfect present this Mother’s Day is the next best thing– and we know just how to find it!

HP Labs Developed a New Rewritable Printing Technology Set to Impact Multiple Industries

by Simon Firth, HP Labs
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In March, HP Labs piloted a new writable, energy-free display technology that could impact a wide swathe of industries, including finance, hospitality, healthcare, security, retail, and transportation.

HP IonTouch is a secure, integrated system for placing and updating timely, personalized visual information onto digital displays embedded in plastic cards of the size, flexibility, and durability of a standard credit card.

Lockheed Martin Reports First Year of Progress Toward New Sustainability Goals

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In late 2015, we reassessed our priority sustainability issues based on Lockheed Martin’s evolving business portfolio and highly dynamic environment. Beginning in 2016, we focus on five core sustainability issues made up of 23 factors. Our sustainability factors have two tiers of priorities: Tier 1 performance factors where we seek to accelerate progress by setting targets for 2017 and 2020; and Tier 2 factors that we will advance through continued management and disclosure, without setting new SMP goals.

A Surround Sound Approach to Sustainable Fashion: Four Years After the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse

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Today marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week remembering the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which many deem the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry. The tragedy, which took place on April 24, 2013, brought the fashion industry’s supply chain issues to light and sparked a global conversation between companies, consumers and workers.

Indonesia: LESTARI | Reducing GHG Emissions and Conserving Biodiversity

Reducing GHG emissions and conserving biodiversity in carbon-rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems
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Indonesia is considered a mega-diverse country, with 17,493 tropical islands containing some of the highest levels of biological diversity across the globe. This rich diversity includes critically endangered species, such as rhinos, tigers, elephants, and orangutans. However, unsustainable land clearing for plantation development, especially for the palm oil industry, has led to increased deforestation and degradation of critical forestlands. Tetra Tech is implementing the U.S.

Cargo Covers Strengthen Supply Chains and Reduce Food Waste

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When you think about the many ways that technology has shaped your life, what comes to mind first? Maybe it’s faster communication, or lifesaving healthcare. But what about fruit salad? It’s easy to forget, but with today’s complex food supply chains there are some surprising technologies behind many of our favorite meals—even the simple things we enjoy every day.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

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