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Ingersoll Rand Team in Indiana Helps Local Companies Save 4.7 Million kWh, Get $300,000 in Rebates

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Goshen’s Customer Center sales and service team helped 15 local industrial companies save energy and get rebates; tactics included conducting energy audits aiming to improve efficiency and cut power usage. Implementing recommendations from the audits - i.e., addressing leaks, upgrading equipment and controlling equipment differently - resulted in vast immediate and ongoing savings. Read more here.

 

Climate Summit: Ready for Change?

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It’s a big week for the climate.  Leaders from around the world are meeting in Lima, Peru for the COP20, this year’s United Nations climate summit.  While the meeting in and of itself isn’t groundbreaking—the UN has been hosting similar annual summits since 1992 with the goal of forging a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, this is the first year that the two largest emitters, the United States and China, are showing up with domestic emission reductions commitments in place.

Nestlé, JLL, Novelis Inc., and Levi Strauss & Co Join 223 Companies in Supporting EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Business Support from Wide-Ranging Industries in All Regions of the Country
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December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Marking the end of the comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 223 companies today announced their support for EPA’s proposed carbon standard for electric power plants, including industry giants such as IKEA, Mars Inc., VF Corporation, and Nestlé. Their support was communicated in a letter sent to the EPA, the Obama Administration, and Senate and House majority and minority leaders. The letter was coordinated by the nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization, Ceres.

Fetzer Vineyards Joins the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

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December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) welcomes Fetzer Vineyards, a leading wine company, as its newest member.  Fetzer Vineyards, America's sixth largest premium wine producer, has been delivering high quality varietal wines since 1968 in Mendocino County, California.  As a founding member of the Climate Registry and the first winery to achieve Zero Waste certification, Fetzer Vineyards offers a leading perspective to BIER’s collaborative approach to reduce resource consumption, mitigate impacts and ensure the sustainable future of the beverage

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $331,000 in Grants to Educators and Doers

Grant total reaches $2.8 million since 2012
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December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $331,000 in grants to 23 different organizations and institutions, bringing the total granted since the Foundation’s launch in 2012 to just over $2.8 million.  Grants are awarded to a mix of nonprofits and academic institutions, ranging from those that provide environmental education to those that are doing hands-on work in conservation and remediation. Named for the founder of Interface, Inc., the Ray C.

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.
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India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.
 
"On a full moon night, if street lights are put off for two, three hours, will it not be service to the environment? Won't you enjoy the full moon night?" Narendra Modi said in September, adding: "We have forgotten to live with nature." He urged kids to switch off fans, lights, or appliances when not in use and turn off tap water when brushing teeth.
 

Masdar Siemens Headquarters Update — AECOM takes the LEED in the UAE

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Managing complexity, building better lives. 

With sustainability at the forefront of the project, AECOM helped to create the first building in the United Arab Emirates to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED V3.0) Core and Shell Platinum.

Green Builder Media® Encourages Consumers to “Green Their Homes for the Holidays”

Holiday sweepstakes showcases ways to make the holidays more environmentally friendly
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Seattle, WA., November 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, is celebrating the holidays with the Green Your Home for the Holidays sweepstakes.

Webinar: How to Plan & Design your EHS Software Implementation

EMIS Implementation Lessons Learned
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How many times do you say “If I only knew then what I know now”? We see it all the time: companies wanting to throw out their EMIS software. It’s not performing, it’s not working, promises undelivered and requirements unmet. The software often takes the blame when in fact it’s the implementation process that doomed the deployment.

Leveraging Environment, Health and Safety Management to Drive Business Value

Exclusive E-Book from LNS Research
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Are you struggling to drive tangible EHS performance and business value? Do you feel that disparate point solutions, disconnected business processes, and a lack of timely information are undermining your EHS programs? Do you want to integrate EHS across the entire value chain and drive improvements in operations, risk and compliance management?

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