"Namaskara, from Bangalore!" begins Johannes Wilson — an engineering geologist based in AECOM’s Christchurch, New Zealand, office — as he greets the many blog readers following his volunteer efforts in Bangalore, India. For more than a week, Johannes has been working alongside two other AECOM employees to deliver clean energy solutions to India’s poor as part of Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program.
Environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs invited to compete at SB London on November 18-19
SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced that it is expanding its start-up competition to London, England. Environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas are encouraged to apply and compete at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) in conjunction with the SB London conference taking place on November 18-19 at the Lancaster London.
Employee-designed Arrowedge® piloted for fuel and related emissions reductions
September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific unveiled in August its Arrowedge® production version, piloting the employee-designed aerodynamic technology for fuel and locomotive emissions reductions on double-stack intermodal freight trains. Years in development, the Arrowedge® is the latest innovation in Union Pacific's ongoing commitment to design, build and implement fuel-saving technologies.
MUMBAI, India, September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Deadlines are fast approaching for the 2013-2014 India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys, which will enable top executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to discover how they can have their greatest positive impact on the world. Taking place this upcoming December and February, the India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys will take a hand selected groups of senior leaders on carefully curated 5-8 day experiences.
This week one of the world´s most influential water conventions, World Water Week, is taking place in Stockholm, home of H&M. The leading minds in water are here to discuss the global water challenge and how to tackle it. H&M will be an active voice in the discussions.
During World Water Week, H&M will talk about the drivers behind our partnerships on water issues, why working with NGOs makes perfect business sense to us at H&M, our lessons learned from nearly 20 years of water engagement and the main challenges going forward.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) announced a new sustainability initiative designed to boost the re-use and recycling of plastic bottles over the summer months. The ‘Don’t Waste. Create’ campaign will encourage consumers to use their waste packaging at home in a fun and useful way, while also pledging to recycle.
Trains remain the most fuel-efficient way to transport bulk cargo on land. A single Union Pacific train can replace 300 trucks carrying the same load. If just 10 percent of the nation’s long-haul freight currently moved on highways was diverted to rail, annual fuel savings would exceed 1 billion gallons. According to the EPA, trains emit an average of 75 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than trucks.
80,000 tonnes of carbon credits add clean energy to the grid
Burlington, VT, August 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset project developer and supplier, announced a seventh community wind energy project in the country’s heartland. Corporate Sustainability leaders are seizing the opportunity to meet environmental goals by purchasing Help Build™ carbon offsets from the Middletown, Indiana school wind project.