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Sustainability in Action | Green Teams

Ingersoll Rand Green Teams Address Environmental, Economic and Social Issues in Communities Around the World
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Affectionately referred to as an “army of individual sustainability champions” by Gretchen Digby, Ingersoll Rand’s director of global sustainability programs, dedicated employees in all corners of the world partake in Green Team activities. Each of the company’s network of nearly 100 Green Teams is comprised of employees who volunteer their time to identify, lead and participate in sustainability-related projects at their location.

Sustainability in Action | LEED Certification

LEED Gold Certification at Ingersoll Rand Campus Benefits Occupants While Helping the Planet
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Two LEED Gold Certified buildings at Ingersoll Rand’s North American headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina, demonstrate the value of sustainability in terms of saving resources as well as creating a better experience for people.

Sustainability in Action | Mocksville Efficiency in Manufacturing

Cross-Platform Approach Makes Ingersoll Rand Plant a Model for Sustainability
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Ingersoll Rand’s Mocksville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility is experiencing a renaissance of efficiency in its sixth decade of operation. Using the Trane Tracer building automation system, for example, has enabled a 6 percent reduction of energy consumption in recent months. In just 15 months, the site has seen energy savings equal to the amount of energy used by 170 houses in a year.

DuPont 2020 Energy Goal Case Study: Changing the Way We Power Our Labs

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As a world leader in science-based innovation, DuPont is constantly pursuing new frontiers in agriculture and nutrition, advanced materials, and bio-based industrials.  The science of transforming the world requires a lot of things --- perseverance, world-class scientists and engineers, and cutting edge research and development facilities to name a few.  And, it also takes a lot of energy.  In 2014, DuPont used approximately 27 million megawatt hours (direct and indirect) of energy, the equivalent consumption of 2.5 million U.S. homes over the course of a year.

Drought Prompts Need for Alternative Water Supplies, But Other Drivers Gaining Traction

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The importance of alternative water supplies, such as water reuse, brackish groundwater and desalination, continues to grow as organizations look to build diversified, resilient water supplies.

In most cases, the adoption of alternative water supplies is regionally specific. For instance, in the Southwest U.S., Texas and Florida, the emphasis is on developing potable reuse. Non-potable reuse continues to be broadly employed across the country, and desalination is being implemented in select applications where cost and environmental permitting can be overcome.

Las Vegas Sands ECO360 Report | Driven by an Idea, Made Possible Through Dedication

The Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability program reflects Las Vegas Sands’ vision to become a leader in sustainable development and integrated resort operations.
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) is the pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts that feature luxury hotels; world-class gaming, retail, entertainment, convention, and exhibition facilities; celebrity chef restaurants; and many other amenities. Starting with a single property in 1990, the reach of LVS now extends worldwide, from Las Vegas to Macao, and from Bethlehem (USA) to Singapore.

Aquacity's Winning Concept for Indoor Gardening

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Reprinted with permission from Alex Muller's August 3, 2016 blog post on Trim Tab.

Keeping plants in your home has been said to reduce stress and create a healthier living environment. However, the associated care with house plants is often a barrier for people.

In California, a group of students recognized the importance of having bits of nature in the home and submitted a winning solution to the student Living Product Prize competition.

Carnival Corporation Issues 2015 Sustainability Report, Continues Strong Commitment to Environment and Safety

World’s largest leisure travel company today released 2015 sustainability report detailing progress made in environmental, safety, employee and social areas
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MIAMI, August 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the  progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The report’s details show the company is on track to meet its goals in the next four years, with sustainability efforts highlighted across its 10 cruise line brands.

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

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TOKYO, August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - WWF and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a five-year agreement aimed at accelerating the globe's transition to sustainability. Through this partnership, the organizations will work together to promote biodiversity conservation, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the move toward a "zero carbon" society.

Toyota is the first car company and the first Japanese company to sign a Global Corporate Partnership agreement with WWF. The agreement went into effect on July 1, 2016.

Picture Earth Right Now

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I was reminded of this 1946 photograph of Earth, the first photo from beyond the atmosphere when I curated one of the latest views of Earth, a NASA Goddard visualization entitled, 

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