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Shane Gerkin, Project Engineer: How His Passions Shaped His Career

Pushing the envelope of how buildings perform and positively affect occupants
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Shane Gerkin is a project engineer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. As part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, he specializes in sustainable design projects for state and local municipalities, and commercial clients. Shane has a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. We talked with Shane as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

Tetra Tech Offers Wildfire Awareness Training Australia-wide

Providing accredited training courses for wildfire awareness and safety to support resilience in Australia for people working in bushfire prone environments
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Tetra Tech is providing volunteers, employees, and contractors across Australia—who may be exposed to bushfire risks in their duties or activities—with formal training on how to maintain awareness of and respond safely to bushfires to support resilience.

Argentinian Agribusiness Leader Ledesma Announces Verified Carbon Footprint for Its Office Paper

Carbon Footprint Verification Conducted by SCS Global Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global third-party certification body, announced today that Ledesma SAAI, an Argentinian agribusiness company that produces 40% of the nation’s printing and writing paper has earned Carbon Footprint Verification for its Office Ream paper product. This internationally recognized verification demonstrates Ledesma’s strong commitment to product transparency as part of its overall leadership in product stewardship and environmental sustainability.

Your Cheat Sheet to Cisco’s 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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This post was written by guest blogger Lori Biesen, CSR Consultant, Corporate Affairs Marketing, Cisco.

FY18 was a significant year for CSR in many ways – Blackrock’s CEO Larry Fink came out strong in his annual letter titled, “A Sense of Purpose,” emphasizing the importance that business considers their impact on society and the environment.

Educational and Environmental Programs Define EarthChoice Ambassadors

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Educational and environmental programs took center stage for our EarthChoice Ambassadors (ECAs) in 2018, with more than 11,500 volunteer hours spent focusing on communities where we live, work and play. With nearly double the amount of volunteer hours from last year, our ECA chapters are committed to making the world a better place.

Energy CEO: Change Is Necessary, Not Easy

By Cassandra Bondie
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HOLLAND — The energy landscape is changing and the energy industry is changing with it. The key is finding affordable solutions to bring people power.

That was the message Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy, highlighted at the West Coast Chamber’s Wake Up West Coast breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Poppe spoke primarily about the transition from coal to clean energy at Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.

Rolland Papers: The Smallest Carbon Footprint

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
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If you are not familiar with Rolland Paper, get to know this Québec-based paper company. For one thing, unlike many of its competitors within the pulp and paper sector – not to mention many companies across all sectors – Rolland wears its environmental credentials on its sleeve.

And Rolland has been far ahead of the curve. Founded by Canadian printer, bookseller, and politician, Jean-Baptiste Rolland, the company traces its history to 1882 and started manufacturing recycled paper in 1989.

Ecolab Investing in Renewable Power Project With Clearway Energy Group

Agreement will enable Ecolab to offset 100 percent of its electricity demand in North America and achieve a 25 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019.

Ecocentricity Blog: Let’s Get Alliterative

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the issue has become politicized, the changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. A dedicated team of professionals are developing sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

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Though the issue has become politicized, the changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. A dedicated team of professionals are developing sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

Forecast 2019: Climate Change Reality Takes Firmer Hold

Professor Andy Hoffman argues that fundamental shifts in thinking are required.
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Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business and professor of environment and sustainability at the School for Environment and Sustainability, studies the relationship between environmental issues and organizations.

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