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When Seeking the City Solution on Climate, Don’t Forget the Suburbs

Posted by Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley
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Our cities have the potential to be a key climate change solution. Already they are hot-beds of innovation in local and global approaches to the nexus of sustainability and quality of life.  People who live in cities drive less, use less energy to heat, cool, and light their homes, and even their water and sewer lines are shorter and require fewer resources. But all of those advantages – and the ability to save more land for nature and agriculture – will be cancelled out if our cities are ringed with suburbs that are profligate in their use of energy and resources.

AECOM Twitter Chat: The Food-Water-Energy Security Nexus

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On January 9, at 2 p.m. EST, AECOM will host a Twitter Chat exploring integrated solutions to complex issues related to the food-water-energy security nexus. 

$20 Million Spent in NJ for Verizon’s Green Energy Plan

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Verizon implemented a $100 million plan to invest in solar and fuel cell technology for green energy and Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that $20 million has gone into the center in Basking Ridge.

Click here to see the full article from the original source, NJ TV News.

The Weather Outside is Frightful, but the Green Energy is so Delightful

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Are you digging out of a snow covered state today?  When you have a chance to warm up, you can check out the latest news on NJTV with Mike Schneider (@SchneiderNJTV).

TD Bank -- Green Leaf Award

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2013 Green Leaf Award

Congratulations

The Green Leaf Award recognizes financial institutions nationwide that are helping to improve their communities through cooperation and participation in environmental programs and projects through policies, programs and technology. The award covers three primary areas: staff involvement, bank services and technology, and environmental participation. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Winner: TD Bank

Over $10 Billion in Assets Category

TD Economics: Environmental Policy Creates Economic Benefits for Cities

Incorporating environmental elements into urban development strategies fosters economic growth and strong environmental performance
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CHERRY HILL, N.J., December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Local cities and municipalities play a crucial role in greening the economy, according to a report released today by TD Economics (www.td.com/economics), an affiliate of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. By creating a bottom-up framework for consumers, businesses and government to improve environmental performance cities are also able to create jobs, improve living conditions and foster economic growth.

Bloomberg's Carbon Risk Valuation Tool

Summary: 

Recently investors have become increasingly focused on the notion of the “carbon bubble,” which hypothesizes that concerns over climate change could lead governments to mandate energy companies to keep a significant portion of their oil, gas and coal reserves “stranded” in the ground

Learn More and read the White Paper

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Recently investors have become increasingly focused on the notion of the “carbon bubble,” which hypothesizes that concerns over climate change could lead governments to mandate energy companies to keep a significant portion of their oil, gas and coal reserves “stranded” in the ground

Learn More and read the White Paper

BP Recognizes AECOM for Safety in Remediation

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AECOM has received six consecutive Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Performance Awards from BP Remediation Management for outstanding performance. One of the AECOM’s largest global clients, BP presents this prestigious award to contractors that annually achieve 10,000 hours worked without a recordable injury.
 
To learn more, visit AECOM's 2013 Safety, Health and Environment report.
 
 

LG G2, Designed with Environment in Mind, Earns UL Environment and CarbonFree® Certifications

Certifications Further Enhance Award-Winning Smartphone’s Credentials, Highlight Company’s Environmentally-Conscious Initiatives
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics (LG) has earned key sustainability certifications from UL Environment and the Carbonfund.org Foundation for the award-winning LG G2 smartphone, further validating the company’s global strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and develop products with an eye towards the environment.

LG Electronics USA Encourages Consumers to ‘Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR®’ This Holiday Season

‘ENERGY STAR Most Efficient’ Designation Helps Green Gifters Find Right Products
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – With Black Friday right around the corner, LG Electronics USA is urging consumers to “Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR” and look for the ENERGY STAR label and “ENERGY STAR Most Efficient” designation when making their home appliance and consumer electronics purchases.

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