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General Mills Continues Clean Energy Leadership; Signs Wind Power Agreement

Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that can be applied toward the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. During the peak of construction, the project will create about 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce.

Texas Trees, Alliance Data and American Forests Conduct Urban Heat Island Study to Understand the Effects of Trees, Paved Surfaces and Buildings on Temperature and Air Quality in Dallas County

Urban Heat Island Study Results Highlight the Critical Environmental, Social and Economic Role of the Region's Tree Canopy
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Alliance Data, and Texas Trees Foundation, in conjunction with American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the United States, teamed up to implement the urban heat island study in Dallas County, which identifies where the region is experiencing high urban heat island temperatures and the associated effect on air quality, and where greater tree canopy coverage could mitigate the issue. The study also uncovered that Dallas is the second largest city in the country that is warming the fastest, which means hotter nights and even hotter days.

VMware’s Commitment To Sustainability: CEO Pat Gelsinger Message to Employees

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With the announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, I wanted to reiterate VMware’s absolute commitment to operating our business in a responsible and sustainable manner. From our commitment to green building practices around the world to the order of magnitude our technology delivers in terms of energy and carbon emission reductions in IT, VMware has been on the leading edge of positive environmental impact since our inception.

Georgia Tech Professors Take the Carbon Reduction Challenge from Class to Co-op

Reprinted from Scheller News
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The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is creating the next leaders to take on carbon reduction through an innovative co-curricular initiative launched in partnership with the College of Sciences and partially funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

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The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is creating the next leaders to take on carbon reduction through an innovative co-curricular initiative launched in partnership with the College of Sciences and partially funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Black & Veatch: Water Utility Leaders Driving Toward Sustainability

Latest Strategic Directions Report examines role of data analytics and true cost of delivery
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ – Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging infrastructure.

Lockheed Martin Selected to Improve Energy Efficiency at Federal Facilities

Press Release

DALLAS, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been selected for a Department of Energy contract to improve energy and water efficiency at federal facilities. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Front Three - Renewable Energy

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It turns out that we already have some remarkably innovative renewable energy storage solutions. Tip of the cap to Drawdown for clueing me in on a cool one: gravitational potential energy.

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It turns out that we already have some remarkably innovative renewable energy storage solutions. Tip of the cap to Drawdown for clueing me in on a cool one: gravitational potential energy.

Celebrating World Environment Day – Today and Every Day

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Today marks the United Nations’ 43rd World Environment Day – a global awareness day intended to encourage people to reconnect with nature and remind us why keeping our planet healthy is so important. It’s a day to encourage action for environmental protection, something that remains top of mind for Ingersoll Rand as we seek to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations and product portfolio.

Celebrating World Environment Day with Product Innovations

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Today marks the United Nation’s World Environment Day, a day designed to encourage worldwide awareness and action for environmental protection. But this day is more than just a personal celebration of environmental action. It’s an opportunity to recognize that environmental excellence is not just corporate social responsibility, but a critical business driver to foster growth and create value.

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