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EPA Recognizes CBRE with 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

CBRE Earns Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Recognition for 6th Consecutive Year
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Los Angeles, CA – March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. (CBRE) a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. This marks the sixth consecutive year that CBRE has been recognized for ENERGY STAR® performance. 

AT&T Releases 2013 Annual Report

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We recently released our Annual Report to our shareholders reviewing our financial performance last year.  Among the highlights included is work being done by the Citizenship & Sustainability team.

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA RELEASES 2013 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Report highlights company’s sustainability and philanthropic efforts in the United States, and commitment to diversity and inclusion
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Herndon, VA, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today released its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “At Home in America.” The report provides an update on the Volkswagen family’s environmental sustainability initiatives, commitment to serving U.S. communities, and efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Students Learn Survival Skills at Richmond Hill Pool

Swim to Survive+ Prepares Richmond Students for the Unexpected
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Originally pubished in the Richmond Hill Liberal

Just before March break, Grade 7 students from Richmond Hill’s Walter Scott Public School got dressed in street clothing to go swimming at Centennial Pool.

Brazil Engine Plant’s Environmental Practices Lead to LEED

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The environmental features and efficiency practices of our new Joinville engine plant in Brazil has earned the plant LEED Gold certification – the first automotive plant in South America to earn this accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

GM First LEED Gold Automotive Plant in South America

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JOINVILLE, Brazil, March 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ engine plant in Joinville, Brazil has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive plant in South America to become LEED Gold certified, the result of investments in sustainability when construction began two years ago.

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Three Rides to Choose from: East, Midwest and West
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Are you the type of person that wakes up and thinks, “Ach, man, so many problems in the world.  How could I possibly do anything about it between work, my drinking habit and a healthy addiction to Candy Crush?”

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

TransCanada and Shell Recognized for Contribution to Kitimat Fire Protection Study

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Originally published on LNG Canada.

As part of a commitment to safety, TransCanada (Coastal GasLink) and Shell Canada (LNG Canada) supported a study that will enable the emergency services in Kitimat, British Columbia to move forward— laying the groundwork for the industrial and residential growth that is currently taking place within the community and surrounding area.

UPS Invests in Propane for U.S. Delivery Fleet

Initial fueling infrastructure built at 50 locations in collaboration with Propane Education & Research Council
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Atlanta, March 06, 2014 /3BL Media/ - UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The investment in propane vehicles and infrastructure is approximately $70 million.

The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma with other states pending. The vehicles on these routes can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane. Operations will begin by mid-2014 and be completed early next year.

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