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Do You Know the Key Moments to Wash Your Hands?

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 is Sunday, October 15th. Our theme is "Get your hands dirty for hand hygiene".

Getting your hands dirty means you’re not afraid to get involved. It demonstrates a commitment to a goal and is a sign of character. In order to make strides towards a better future, we need to dig in and work hard, and Essity is celebrating the people who do so on Global Handwashing Day and every day.

Tetra Tech Participates in Imagine a Day Without Water Campaign to Raise Awareness about the Value of Water

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PASADENA, Calif., October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) is participating in the third annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a day of education and advocacy sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign. Tetra Tech is among hundreds of organizations that are raising awareness about the importance of water in daily life and the crucial need for investment in water infrastructure to ensure that no community is left without safe and reliable water.

Snapshot From Stockholm World Water Week: Tapping Capital Markets to Fund WASH Services

Discussing ways to invest in and fund safe water and sanitation in developing countries around the world
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Stephen Sena, knowledge management and economic growth specialist for Tetra Tech International Development Services, recently provided a recap of the Stockholm World Water Week event and Tetra Tech’s presence on the Globalwaters.org website, a knowledge resource hub for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

LIXIL’s SATO to Bring Safer Sanitation to 15 Million More People with Support of New Funding

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TOKYO, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (LIXIL) – a global leader in the housing and buildings industry – today announced that its breakthrough SATO business will be funded under the “Urban Sanitation Challenge,” a newly launched program of the Water Innovation Engine. LIXIL’s SATO is one of the first five projects ever to be funded through the Urban Sanitation Challenge. The new program, led by Grand Challenges Canada, was launched on September 21 at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York City. 

The MWRD of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility Earns Top Honor From Water Environment Federation

The MWRD of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility at Stickney Water Reclamation Plant improves local waterways by significantly reducing waterway phosphorus levels through recovery and reuse of vital nutrients
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CHICAGO, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The world’s largest nutrient recovery facility that improves water quality of the Chicago Area Waterway System while reducing downstream phosphorus discharges into the Gulf of Mexico has won a coveted Project Excellence Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The honor will be presented to the project’s owner, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD); Black & Veatch, the facility’s design-builder; and technology provider, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies.

VIDEO | Givewith - Dell and Waterkeeper Alliance Fight Plastic Pollution

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This engaging video by Givewith explains the important work of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global nonprofit that protects the world’s waterways, and its partnership with Dell.

Reflecting on Our Ocean Plastic Summer Internship

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The following is a guest blog from Dell’s ocean plastic supply chain summer interns Allison Ward and Dan Partin, graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations.

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The following is a guest blog from Dell’s ocean plastic supply chain summer interns Allison Ward and Dan Partin, graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations.

Black & Veatch Bolsters Water Infrastructure Design-Build Expertise

Bruce Duff named new Managing Director of Design-Build for water business
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a leading provider of design-build project delivery services for the water industry, today announced that Bruce Duff has been named Managing Director of Design-Build within its water business. Duff will be based in the Company’s Toronto metro area office.

How Dell & Givewith Engaged Customers in the Fight Against Ocean Pollution

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In my field of marketing work, we’re always researching what our customers want – and we see that the tide is turning: Increasing awareness around societal and environmental issues has led to a rise in “conscious consumption.” Customers are increasingly seeking out ways to make positive decisions about what and how they buy.

As a company that makes corporate social responsibility part of everyday business, Dell loves this. We see real opportunity in collaborating with our customers on the values we share, to make things happen in the real world that benefit society, our environment and our brand.

Earlier this year, we began shipping the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with a packaging system that contains 25 percent recycled ocean plastics. We’ll divert 16,000 pounds of plastic from our oceans in 2017 alone, and we are creating the first commercial-scale global ocean plastics supply chain.

When we recently learned about an innovative approach to share the ways we’re building a Legacy of Good and allow our online audience to give and support clean waterways, we jumped on it.

We collaborated with Givewith, a new social impact marketing platform. Givewith is bringing brands, consumers and nonprofit organizations together to tackle our most challenging social issues. Givewith Founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto has his own special relationship with water. Paul explains more about his company, his passion for the ocean and his work with Dell, below.

- Ann Lott, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Dell

 

Through social impact marketing, Dell is collaborating with customers to make things happen in the real world that benefit the environment and its brand.
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In my field of marketing work, we’re always researching what our customers want – and we see that the tide is turning: Increasing awareness around societal and environmental issues has led to a rise in “conscious consumption.” Customers are increasingly seeking out ways to make positive decisions about what and how they buy.

As a company that makes corporate social responsibility part of everyday business, Dell loves this. We see real opportunity in collaborating with our customers on the values we share, to make things happen in the real world that benefit society, our environment and our brand.

Earlier this year, we began shipping the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with a packaging system that contains 25 percent recycled ocean plastics. We’ll divert 16,000 pounds of plastic from our oceans in 2017 alone, and we are creating the first commercial-scale global ocean plastics supply chain.

When we recently learned about an innovative approach to share the ways we’re building a Legacy of Good and allow our online audience to give and support clean waterways, we jumped on it.

We collaborated with Givewith, a new social impact marketing platform. Givewith is bringing brands, consumers and nonprofit organizations together to tackle our most challenging social issues. Givewith Founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto has his own special relationship with water. Paul explains more about his company, his passion for the ocean and his work with Dell, below.

- Ann Lott, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Dell

 

Cox Enterprises Achieves 100,000 Ton Recycling Milestone

Milestone achieved during 10-year anniversary of Cox Conserves
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises today announced that the company has recycled more than 100,000 tons of materials since 2013. This milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company’s Cox Conserves sustainability program, which has a goal of achieving zero waste to landfill by 2024.  

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