Preparing the next generation to take on the task of protecting our water
by Dr. Mark Slavens, vice president of environmental affairs, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Kids love water. They are drawn to it by some innate force––to splash and jump and play. Whether it was a rain puddle, or a park stream, or waves at the ocean, I watched each of my boys as they grew embrace the water with an enthusiasm and love that seemed deep within them.
Decked out in waders with a mission of finding macroinvertebrates and minnows in the Clinton River, FCA Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Lead Dave Jump gets knee deep with Bowers Academy high school students to create the next generation of “stream leaders.”
Making a difference for people and the environment through engineering
Laureen Abustan is a water and wastewater project engineer. She joined Tetra Tech in March 2018 and applies her expertise in water, wastewater, environmental engineering, site development, and stormwater capture and reuse on projects in Los Angeles, California.
Seizing opportunities to learn and mentor in the civil engineering field
Candice Au-Yeung is a civil engineer and assistant project manager at Tetra Tech. She specializes in site-civil and pipeline design and planning for municipal combined sewer overflow programs. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. We talked with Candice as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.
Meeting covered water quality issues in conjunction with Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
As water quality issues continue to become environmental and health hazards across the United States, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation convened its National Partner Network to discuss solutions. On June 6, ScottsMiracle-Gro convened over 40 individuals from 14 top environmental organizations across the nation. The meeting focused on clean water issues and how each organization is addressing them.
Increasing foothold to 25 countries, LIXIL refreshes its strategy to accelerate improved sanitation to the world
TOKYO, June 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (“LIXIL”), maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced today that its SATO social business has turned profitable in Bangladesh, demonstrating that it can make a positive social impact while sustaining itself financially. With SATO products now present in over 25 countries, an increase of 10 countries in less than a year, LIXIL also refreshed its strategy to tackle the global sanitation crisis in anticipation of even further growth of its social business around the world.
by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.
Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.
World Environment Day 2019 marks one year since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joined UN Environment’s #CleanSeas initiative to beat plastic waste and called on the Olympic Movement to come on board.
Since then, 11 International Sports Federations (IFs), four National Olympic Committees (NOCs), three of the IOC’s commercial partners and the Japanese town of Ichinomiya – host of the Tokyo 2020 surfing competitions – have joined the initiative. Here are some examples of how they are turning their commitments into action.