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Leonardo Academy Moves to a New Location

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Madison, WI, July 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy’s Madison, Wisconsin office has moved to a new location. We are now at 8401 Excelsior Drive, Suite 102, Madison WI, 53717. Our phone number remains the same: (608) 280-0255.

Leonardo Academy President Michael Arny said, “This new location for our offices provides a great base for all of Leonardo Academy’s national and international sustainability programs and services.”

Why Water is Critical for Building our Community

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The Importance of the Presumpscot River

The waters of the Presumpscot River in Maine play a critical role for Sappi’s Westbrook Mill. In addition to providing process water for the operations, Sappi’s six hydroelectric stations provide renewable energy to the mill.  The communities bordering the Presumpscot value this river as much as Sappi does, and the company’s presence impacts the communities in a variety of ways.

Technologies and Companies Work Together for a Cleaner, Smarter Energy Future

General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry.
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We are geeked about smart grids.

Integrating renewable energy and electric vehicles is the future of vehicle charging.

In short, these different green technologies are working together to improve the efficiency of the energy infrastructure as a whole.

Now the industry is working together to make EVs a more viable choice for consumers and EV charging a less energy intensive drain on the electric grid.

Free Webinar: How Companies Can Help Increase Recycling in the U.S.

Webinar Will Explore Recycling Solutions
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American cities, consumer goods companies, and retailers are facing a financial and environmental crisis: we are currently spending billions of dollars to landfill products and packaging when, instead, they could be sold to the recycling industry. These valuable commodities could be recycled, drive costs efficiency, and create jobs. There are many benefits to recycling including the reduction in manufacturing costs for consumer goods, reduction in landfill disposal costs, increased revenue for municipalities, and creation of local jobs.

Changes in Packaging Processes at Thermo King Plant Reduce Solid Waste and Fuel Usage, Save $2,000,000 Annually

Results at Aricebo, Puerto Rico plant recognized with company's President's Award for Operational Excellence
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In early 2013, employees at this Thermo King plant identified an opportunity to streamline part of their packaging process by incorporating returnable packaging. Returnable packaging constitutes replacing disposable packaging, cardboard boxes and wooden pallets with returnable plastics bins, totes and pallets.  ...See how this has led to massive cost savings and improved carbon footprint...
 
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Honda Joins EPRI, Utilities and Automakers to Help Create an Open Grid Integration Platform for Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Summary: 
  • Project seeks to develop a streamlined platform for vehicle-grid functionality that can help create value for drivers, improve grid reliability and reduce GHG emissions
  • Honda pioneered a similar demonstration effort with IBM and PG&E (V1G)
  • Honda is participating in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration with the University of Delaware and NRG Energy
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  • Project seeks to develop a streamlined platform for vehicle-grid functionality that can help create value for drivers, improve grid reliability and reduce GHG emissions
  • Honda pioneered a similar demonstration effort with IBM and PG&E (V1G)
  • Honda is participating in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration with the University of Delaware and NRG Energy

GreenBiz Workshop to Explore the Business of the Electric Grid

Industry stakeholders to address electric grid reliability and resilience
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On October 27, 2014, Rocky Mountain Institute and GreenBiz Group are joining forces to produce eLab Ignite, a half-day working session at VERGE San Francisco focused on addressing the challenges and capturing the value created by our rapidly evolving electricity system.

GM Teams Up with EV Industry for a Better Grid

Eight automakers and 15 electric utilities work to develop smart grid program
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry. Eight global automakers, including GM, and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute to develop and implement a standardized Smart Grid integration platform.

Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives

New Report Shows Positive Impacts of Company’s Global Citizenship Efforts
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ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) dramatically decreased its global water and energy use, increased its investment in Green Chemistry and donated more than 8,000 hours of community service around the world last year, the Company announced Monday in its new 2013 Global Citizenship Report: What if Science Changed the World?

Follow Up: Twitter Chat with Mars, Inc. – #MarsSusty

In keeping with its commitment to transparency and stakeholder engagement, on July 24, 2014, Mars, Incorporated held a live Twitter chat in collaboration with Aman Singh and TriplePundit to offer an in-depth discussion about sustainability
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