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Elevating Sustainability Efforts and Collaborations: WaterMarks Voices

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In February, a series of videos will be released by the WaterMarks initiative showcasing perspectives from leaders from corporate, non-profit, and civic organizations who collaborated to launch improvements to Milwaukee’s waterfront. These partners are committed to improving the quality and access to public space leading to Lake Michigan in a sustainable, equitable way, while including opportunities for research and community development.

Bringing Sunshine to Young Lives Worldwide

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Solar power isn’t only good for the environment. It can generate economic, social, and educational benefits and help people around the world in unexpected ways.

Hong Kong’s two power companies launched a Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme in 2018, promising to buy electricity generated from renewable energy systems such as solar panels on the rooftops of residential or commercial buildings.

To Reduce Climate Impacts, the Building Industry Must Change

Laurent Bataille is executive vice president of the Digital Energy Division at Schneider Electric.
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There are large gains to be made by digitizing building infrastructure. Digital technologies enable buildings to understand where people are, what they need, and what they don’t need. An end-to-end digital architecture will give us the potential to reduce our buildings’ impact on the environment by an average of 30% by reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy usage. The best way to achieve this is by integrating onsite renewable energy with active energy management throughout building systems.

Bridgestone Americas Underscores Commitment to Sustainability with New $1.1 Billion Credit Facility

Summary: 
  • Bridgestone is executing one of the first sustainably linked credit facilities in the U.S. tire industry.

  • The new credit line interest rate is tied to the Company’s global sustainability performance ratings.

  • Bridgestone is pursuing a bold vision to become a world-leading sustainable solutions company.

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  • Bridgestone is executing one of the first sustainably linked credit facilities in the U.S. tire industry.

  • The new credit line interest rate is tied to the Company’s global sustainability performance ratings.

  • Bridgestone is pursuing a bold vision to become a world-leading sustainable solutions company.

Black & Veatch Joins SEIA Effort to Prevent Forced Labor in the Solar Supply Chain

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February 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, has joined a coalition of 175 solar companies in signing a pledge to oppose the use of forced labor in the solar supply chain. 

Duluth Gets Its First Community-owned Solar Project in Lincoln Park to Benefit Disadvantaged Families and Veterans

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A new garden in town is providing energy to community members in Duluth, MN—but it’s not produced through photosynthesis.

The Lincoln Park Solar Garden is a 40-kilowatt solar array project by Ecolibrium3. The non-profit group in Duluth operates in the low-income Lincoln Park neighborhood to lead and inspire change towards an equitable and sustainable future.

Needing to Build Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

by Michael Mondshine, Senior VP, Director – Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP USA
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The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

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The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

Edison International Applauds ZETA on EV Policy Platform

by Paul Griffo
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Edison International applauds the release of a many-faceted policy platform to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles announced by the Washington, D.C.-based Zero Emission Transportation Association.

Major Companies, Institutions in Illinois Call for 100% Clean Energy Legislation

Nearly two dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to strengthen clean energy and transportation programs during the 2021 legislative session
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February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Nearly two dozen companies and higher education institutions in Illinois urged state lawmakers today to accelerate the state’s transition to 100% clean energy and build a cleaner, more equitable transportation system.

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