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Duke Energy Offers Free Life Jackets on Rivers and Lakes in the Carolinas

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Like a seatbelt, a life jacket has to be worn to be useful. Every summer, Scott Jolley goes on a mission to ensure boaters and swimmers understand the importance of wearing a life jacket.

Jolley runs Duke Energy’s free life jacket loan program in North Carolina and South Carolina. Life jacket loaner stations are at more than 20 locations at lakes, rivers and creeks, and Jolley's team plans to add more each year. 

Landsec Publishes 2018 Sustainability Update

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“By strengthening our relationships and achieving the right results we make our company more resilient. We want customers to prefer our space. We want communities to be pleased it’s us operating in their area. We want our partners to share our priorities and principles. And we want our employees to feel this is the best place to invest their energy and ambition. Get all of this right and we can sustain Landsec as a strong and respected company for years to come.” Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec

Landsec’s sustainability programme focuses on three key areas:

FCA US Mopar Parts Distribution Center Honored With Prestigious LEED Gold Environmental Award

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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities
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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities

Jubilant Life Sciences: Using GRI Reporting to Build a Sustainable Future for the Business

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Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company operating on a global scale. One of the pioneers in India, Jubilant has released a public sustainability report from 2003 onwards. We spoke to Indra Guha, Chief Sustainability Officer at Jubilant, about the benefits the reporting process has brought for the company.

World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Stays Cool and Reduces Environmental Impact

Eurotunnel’s sustainability efforts boosted with completion of new cooling system in landmark Channel Tunnel that delivers energy savings of at least 33 percent or 4.8GWh per year
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SANGATTE, France, June 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eurotunnel today released official data demonstrating energy savings of 33 percent after the first season of operating a new cooling system for maintaining requisite temperatures in the landmark Channel Tunnel. The operator saved 4.8 GWh and approximately €500,000 in 2017 courtesy of the new cooling system – equivalent to saving enough electricity to run 1,000 households.

Shire Facility in Georgia Wins Green Building Award

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Shire's Georgia manufacturing facility near Covington has been nationally recognized as a green building for its energy and water efficiency and the healthy building practices that were incorporated into its design.

Booz Allen Hamilton Joins Coalition to Offer Employment, Professional Development to Student Veterans

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From a recent press release from the Student Veterans of America (SVA), Booz Allen Hamilton, and 20 of America’s largest companies recently launched the Business and Industry Roundtable, designed to provide employment and professional development opportunities to the nation’s student veterans.

How Barclays Employees Are Helping Disabled Children Find Their Voice

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Jan Kirwan, an Associate Director at Barclays Corporate Banking, volunteers for the Seashell Trust, a Manchester-based charity that helps children who are unable to communicate because of a severe disability. Jan tells us how she marshalled a team of 150, raised £100,000 – and got her whole office talking about citizenship and engagement.

Digging Deeper Into Transforming Technology Pro Bono

New Resource for Nonprofits Engaging Pro Bono Tech Experts
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2018  /3BL Media/ -- Pro bono service has the potential to shift technology adoption and implementation in the social sector.

SCE’s Puerto Rico Restoration Effort Wraps Up

With 99 percent of the island’s customers restored, the final work has been transferred to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
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When Southern California Edison asked David Elias to return to Puerto Rico for a second time this year to help restore power on the island, he had his doubts. There were family obligations. There was also the communications course he would have to drop at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree.

“I had all these reasons,” said Elias, an SCE supervisor in the Yucca/Twentynine Palms area, but his wife, Ali, changed his mind.

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