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American Express’ Commitment to Backing Colleagues, Customers and Communities Affected by COVID-19

Press Release

April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For more than 170 years, American Express has been committed to backing our colleagues, our customers, our partners and the communities we serve around the world. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment is more important than ever, and we wanted to share an update on some of the actions we’ve taken during this unprecedented time. 

Mohawk Group Recognized as Disaster Recovery Supplier

Flooring styles on GSA contract open to city, county, state governments
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CALHOUN, Ga. April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/—The General Services Administration (GSA) has designated Mohawk Group as an official disaster recovery supplier. As a result, commercial flooring solutions that were previously only available to federal entities on the GSA schedule can be offered to city, county and state governments. The opening of Mohawk Group’s GSA contract extends the same savings of money and time to local agencies that can enact different projects by using funding made available as a result of current events.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Electric Service Remains Safe and Reliable During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

Electricity is an essential service exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

As communities throughout California continue to practice physcial distancing amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the utility is reassuring its customers that electric service will not be impacted. Electric service is considered essential and Southern California Edison employees are exempt from the order.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

CLP’s Sustainable Path to Build a Utility of the Future

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The CLP Group’s latest Sustainability Report highlights the Company’s strategies to navigate transformative global megatrends and chart a sustainable path to build a Utility of the Future.

Investors and Companies Urge States to Adopt Transportation and Climate Initiative, a ‘once-in-a-generation Opportunity’

Press Release

March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A diverse group of investors, companies, trade associations, institutions, and organizations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are urging the region’s governors today to band together and create a clean transportation future that enables economic growth.

FedEx and Chanje to Develop Groundbreaking Charging Infrastructure

Construction Underway to Electrify 42 Locations
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 4, 2020, /3BL Media/ - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) started construction on electronic DC (direct current) charging stations back in January, and recently announced the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout. Through an agreement with Chanje Energy Inc., the company plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, making it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date.

Avenue’s New Community Center Gets Sustainable Upgrades in Near Northside

Avenue and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Partner on Green Amenities for Avenue Center
Press Release

HOUSTON, February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/– Avenue, a local nonprofit dedicated to developing affordable homes and strengthening communities, will be getting an environmentally-friendly upgrade thanks to a near $200,000 gift from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The green amenities will complement Avenue Center, a new community resource center currently under construction in Near Northside.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 5: Real Estate Development

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 5 of 5.

Abir Ali 

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