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Ship of Fools: Cruise Polluters

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Growing up watching “The Love Boat,” some of us thought of a cruise as a romantic and exciting way to see the world. New research out of Johns Hopkins University and Stand.earth, however, indicates that cruises don’t just “set a course for adventure,” they deliver high quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons into the air and delicate ocean habitats. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Kendra Ulrich, a Senior Shipping Campaigner at Stand.

Water Efficiency and Cost Reduction Are Signs of Good Water Management

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Watching water move down a river can lull us into thinking it’s as free as it is free-flowing. But this resource, which we share with our communities, isn’t free. In recent years, we have taken a closer look at the costs of using water in making pulp and paper. Thanks to a variety of process improvements, we are seeing greater water efficiency and lower costs.

DSM's Akulon RePurposed: From Discarded Fishing Nets to High-End Materials

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DSM and Starboard transform discarded fishing nets into high-end surfboard components and contribute to cleaner oceans, litter-free beaches and jobs for local communities.

Arrow Electronics Expands Access to Agriculture Technology in Rural Schools

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DENVER, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Now in its fourth year of sponsorship, Arrow Electronics is celebrating the National Western Stock Show by expanding access to agricultural technology in rural schools. The company is sponsoring a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at Eads High School in Eastern Colorado that aims to improve livestock management. 

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

Keep America Beautiful and Nestlé Waters North America Partner to Clean up National Parks During Government Shutdown

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STAMFORD, Conn., January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As national parks face issues with unmanaged waste during the government shutdown, Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the United States, and Nestlé Waters North America, one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today that they are teaming up to help mobilize affiliate organizations and volunteers across the country to clean up these shared public spaces.

Expert Interview With Jill Manning Hudkins, Water Infrastructure Expert

Creating sustainable water supplies for utilities across North America
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Jill Manning Hudkins is Tetra Tech’s One Water Initiative leader. She has 25 years of consulting engineering experience and is responsible for the development and implementation of many of Tetra Tech’s large water supply, conveyance, and treatment programs. Her experience includes master planning, design, permitting, construction administration, and a variety of technical assignments for water infrastructure projects with specific expertise in the application of membrane technologies.

Arbor Day Foundation Is Pleased to Present Its 2018 Annual Report

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Dear Members and Friends,

As I reflect upon this past year at the Arbor Day Foundation, one word remains top of mind: impact. We set our sights on responding to global challenges by planting trees at an unprecedented scale. Those issues — air pollution, water quality, climate change, and deforestation, among others — heightened our resolve that if ever there was a time to plant trees, now is that time.

Tetra Tech Joins USAID to Celebrate Sustainable Water Treatment Plant in Liberia

Dedicating one of the largest, solar-powered water treatment plants in Liberia and West Africa
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On November 28, 2018, community officials, the Liberian government, and officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the dedication of the Sanniquellie City water treatment plant. As part of the USAID Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP), Tetra Tech designed a solar-powered water treatment plant and public distribution system, placing kiosks within 500 meters of homes to reduce the time families spend collecting water to under 30 minutes.

WEBINAR - Water Stewardship Streamlined: AWS v2.0

Learn How to Implement the Streamlined AWS Standard at your Site
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Please join SCS Global Services and the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to learn about the revised AWS Standard Version 2.0 on a webinar January 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm (EST). The AWS Standard is the only comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship which provides guidance to major water users seeking to assure responsible water governance, balance, quality, and healthy water-related sites and values.

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