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Keep America Beautiful Launches “Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund”

In Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Long-Term Initiative Will Support Cleanup Efforts and Rebuilding of Community Public Spaces in Texas, Louisiana and Beyond
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Motivated by the need caused by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and the threat of Hurricane Irma, Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today launched the Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund. Lowe’s, a long-time national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to become a founding member of the fund with a donation of more than $125,000.

Charter Communications Commits $1.35 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Charter announces $350,000 in additional cash contribution to Spectrum Housing Assist partner Rebuilding Together for home repair and renovations in impacted areas
Summary: 

Charter Communications, Inc. today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Press Release

Charter Communications, Inc. today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey

Summary: 

Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Press Release

Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Making Global Impact with Environmentally Friendly Infrastructure

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

The built environment and the natural environment are inextricably linked.

Tenants looking to reduce their carbon footprints gravitate toward sustainable, LEED-certified buildings. In turn, more of these structures are built by developers and existing spaces are retrofitted to meet demand. But it’s not just buildings that are being created with the environment in mind. Large-scale infrastructure projects, ones that minimize harm to local wildlife and ecosystems, are also cropping up.

Cyber-Defenders in the New Battle to Protect Big, Connected Machines

Blog

Each morning, Katie Pehrson checks her smartphone, puts on her smartwatch and starts her day. As she shuts the door behind her, her thermostat adjusts to save energy while she’s gone. She leaves home with the peace of mind provided by her smart security system and smart smoke detector, both of which notify her smartphone if any problems arise while she is at work. Smart, right?

When Disaster Strikes

8 questions leaders should ask before, during and after
Article

By Kathleen Lowenthal

When a disaster strikes, people want to respond. They expect governments to provide immediate assistance, and individually they look for ways to help. Corporations also want to respond and assist, but leaders are faced with a mixed set of decision-making circumstances.

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.

Replenishing California’s Underground Savings Account for Future Droughts

by Dr. Daniel Mountjoy
Blog

In April, Governor Jerry Brown lifted California’s historic emergency drought declaration, signaling the official end – in all but four counties – to the state’s nearly six-year drought.

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which runs astride California’s agriculturally rich Central Valley for roughly 400 miles, is nearly 200% above average. At this time last year, more than 90% of the state was struggling through some level of drought, most of it serious. Today, more than three-quarters of California is completely drought-free.

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

Sponsored in part by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Summary: 

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. 

Press Release

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. 

One Boston Day: How Cities & Companies Can Create a Blueprint for Urban Resilience

Blog

Urban resilience is so much more than disaster preparedness—a truly resilient approach is one that is proactive not just reactive. That’s why today more and more companies and organizations are putting resiliency at the forefront of their responsibility efforts.

Today serves as an opportunity to remind us how vital resiliency is in today’s climate.

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