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Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Driving the Future of Solar Roadways in Georgia

By: Jen Datka, Drawdown Georgia
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The state of Georgia has over 90,000 miles of public roads. Can you imagine a future in which those miles of asphalt could serve as a powerful climate solution by capturing solar energy?

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The state of Georgia has over 90,000 miles of public roads. Can you imagine a future in which those miles of asphalt could serve as a powerful climate solution by capturing solar energy?

United Adding Supersonic Speeds With New Agreement to Buy Aircraft From Boom Supersonic

First U.S. airline to sign commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic
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New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Volvo Trucks' Customer Albertsons Achieves Nation's First Commercial 100% Zero-Emission Refrigerated Grocery Delivery With a Class 8 Truck

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GREENSBORO, N.C., May 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies, the second-largest grocery chain in the U.S., recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine, California. The VNR Electric models from Volvo Trucks North America are the first zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric Class 8 trucks to be deployed in Albertsons Cos. company-wide fleet, and will be serving Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions stores in Southern California.

Towards Responsible Battery Production

By Hwee Yng Yeo
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With great power, comes great responsibility. Movie buffs will know that famous line comes from Spiderman’s Uncle Ben. At the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), the 70-member strong advocates of sustainable battery value chain take their mission equally seriously as the world hungers for more powerful batteries.

GBA’s aim is to help the industry produce these batteries responsibly and sustainably – lowering emissions, eliminating human rights violations, ensuring safe working conditions across the value chain, and improving repurposing and recycling.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2021

Quarterly Newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued its quarterly newsletter, featuring stories from the foundation and key funding initiatives; Biomimicry Institute, Drawdown Georgia, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and The Ray.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued its quarterly newsletter, featuring stories from the foundation and key funding initiatives; Biomimicry Institute, Drawdown Georgia, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and The Ray.

FedEx Awards $600,000 to 12 Nonprofits Dedicated to Addressing Climate Challenges

$50,000 grants distributed across six regions worldwide to organizations advancing sustainable solutions
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Cares, FedEx Corp.’s global community engagement program, recently announced that 12 nonprofits will each receive a $50,000 USD grant in recognition of their work in advancing sustainable solutions to improve the environment.

As part of the Priority Earth Global Grant Program, FedEx team members reviewed a list of remarkable nonprofit organizations around the globe. Close to 3,000 employees participated, helping to select the two nonprofits from each of the six regions that will be awarded a $50,000 grant.

Returning to the Skies With Sustainability in Mind

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Each month, American Way features an article written from the perspective of an American Airlines team member — a unique way to connect the airline's customers with the people who care for them on life's journey. In the April issue, Jill Blickstein shares how American is focused on long-term sustainability as the airline returns its aircraft to the skies.

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Each month, American Way features an article written from the perspective of an American Airlines team member — a unique way to connect the airline's customers with the people who care for them on life's journey. In the April issue, Jill Blickstein shares how American is focused on long-term sustainability as the airline returns its aircraft to the skies.

Shining the Light on the Future of Clean Energy

Edison International helps nonprofits bring the benefits of driving EVs to vulnerable communities.
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From gardening, recycling and organic cooking, members of Happy50Plus — a social mission organization serving over 6,000 older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — are very environmentally conscious. And they want to learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles.

“We feel they will be very happy to learn how driving an EV will reduce the carbon footprint on Earth,” said Amanda Lee, CEO of Happy50Plus.

WSP USA Charts Direction on Climate and Equity at United for Infrastructure 2021, With Opening Remarks by President Biden

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Tom Lewis and Denise Turner Roth help lead government, business and labor leaders in driving solutions for better policies and greater investment in sustainable and equitable infrastructure.

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Tom Lewis and Denise Turner Roth help lead government, business and labor leaders in driving solutions for better policies and greater investment in sustainable and equitable infrastructure.

FedEx Named One of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

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Which companies are shaping our future? That’s the question at the heart of our first ever TIME100 Most Influential Companies, a new list—and an expansion of our iconic TIME100 franchise—that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. 

Continue reading How TIME Chose the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

 

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