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Republic Services Announces Expansion of Its Twin Cities Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleet

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and over 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

Brands Take Stands: 13 Major Corporations Urge Support for Paris Agreement - The Minute

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In the most recent example of brands taking stands, 13 major corporations have written to President Trump urging him to keep the US signed on to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The letter, organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, was signed by BP, DuPont, General Mills, Google, Intel, Microsoft, National Grid, Novartis Corporation, PG&E, Schneider Electric, Shell, Unilever and Walmart.

CBRE Victoria Pledges to TAKE2 Climate Change Initiative

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CBRE has committed to help combat climate change by making a voluntary pledge to the Victorian Government’s TAKE2 Climate Change Pledge Program.

Launched by Premier Daniel Andrew and Minister Lily D’Ambrosio in June 2016 and led by Sustainability Victoria, the TAKE2 program aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Victoria by 2050.

CBRE is one of more than 250 businesses to have taken the pledge across a range of key industry sectors, representing a total of 260,000 employees.

Big News From Walmart on Climate Action

By Molly Rauch via Moms Clean Air Force Blog
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Walmart is not just a superstore, it’s the tenth largest economic entity in the world, slightly larger than the economy of Spain.

Infographic | Lockheed Martin Analyzes Portfolio GHG Emissions by Life-Cycle Stage

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In 2016 we conducted a cradle-to-grave streamlined life-cycle assessment that analyzed our annual supply chain, operations and product delivery data for our major military products. We learned that almost 70% of our life-cycle GHG emissions occur in the use phase. Read more about the environmental, social and financial impact of our products in our 2016 Sustainability Report.

HanesBrands Earns Eighth Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Environmental Excellence

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Hanes, the only apparel company to be honored for sustained excellence by the EPA Energy Star program in its 25-year history, continues to demonstrate that companies from all industries can make a difference in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability.

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Hanes, the only apparel company to be honored for sustained excellence by the EPA Energy Star program in its 25-year history, continues to demonstrate that companies from all industries can make a difference in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability.

In Honor of Earth Day – Find Out How Much Carbon Your Virtualization Infrastructure is Avoiding!

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware
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Having pioneered the development of server virtualization, VMware has significantly increased the operational efficiency of IT resources. Server virtualization is a key element of cloud computing. It allows for elasticity through rapid provisioning and de-provisioning of services. By reducing the number of servers needed, and increasing the utilization rates of servers deployed, virtualization software also decreases, often dramatically, the total energy required to support a given service.

Screening of the Age of Consequences, Followed by a Facilitated Panel Discussion

Sponsored in part by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. 

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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. 

Paul Hawken to Speak Tonight in Atlanta - Introducing Project Drawdown

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Paul Hawken is in Atlanta, introducing his new book, Drawdown, at an event hosted by A Cappella Books at the Carter Center.

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Paul Hawken is in Atlanta, introducing his new book, Drawdown, at an event hosted by A Cappella Books at the Carter Center.

Ecocentricity Blog: Every Day is Earth Day

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The Earth is different though. She is a constant presence in human existence, a daily experience for each of us. Without asking, she gifts us fresh water, protection from ultraviolet radiation, a regulated climate, breathable air and energy to fuel our bodies.

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The Earth is different though. She is a constant presence in human existence, a daily experience for each of us. Without asking, she gifts us fresh water, protection from ultraviolet radiation, a regulated climate, breathable air and energy to fuel our bodies.

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