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Solar vs. “The Grid”

How can we know where—and by how much—power from solar photovoltaics (PV) is better than grid electricity? What does this mean for solar subsidies?

One Method for Any Energy Source

Our approach to assessing source energy efficiency is the same for both solar power and grid electricity. And while our analysis is based on large datasets, the results are actually pretty easy to understand.

Mars Global Chocolate Supports Cocoa Action

Senior Associates from Mars Global Chocolate discuss the significance of the CocoaAction strategy and how it will help to make the entire cocoa sector more sustainable
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Supporting community development for no fewer than 300,000 West African farmers is a key aspect of CocoaAction - a strategy to rejuvenate and sustain the cocoa economy.

Watch as senior Mars Global Chocolate Associates discuss CocoaAction and its objectives.


Recycle Across America® Joins Participant Media® and TerraCycle® to Revitalize Recycling and Advance Sustainable Manufacturing

Inspired by Pivot’s Upcoming Docu-Series, ‘Human Resources,’ Recycle Right! Aims to Distribute 1 Million Standardized Recycling Labels in U.S. by Year’s End
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Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2014, /3BL Media/ – Recycle Across America® (RAA) has joined forces with Participant Media to launch a social action campaign focused on transforming recycling and improving the economics and prevalence of sustainable packaging and manufacturing. The campaign, unveiled today at the European Union’s Environmental Summit by RAA’s founder Mitch Hedlund, is inspired by Participant’s new show “Human Resources,” premiering August 8 on its television network Pivot.

Kaiser Permanente Commits to Purchasing Furniture Free from Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Organization is the first health system to commit to removing chemicals from hospital furniture; cites concerns over exposure to potential toxicants
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Concerned about increasing levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and the District of Columbia.

The Yoke of Transformation


The United National Environment Programme (UNEP) recently hosted a conference on climate change to determine the biggest carbon offenders and the steps needed to reach net zero emissions on a global scale. The verdict was unambiguous—the urban built environment, responsible for approximately 70% of global energy consumption and carbon emissions, is the main culprit.

GreenBlue Announces Three New Participants in How2Recycle Label Program

Reynolds Consumer Products, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Hilex Poly Co. to use How2Recycle Store Drop-off Label
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June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Three new participants, Reynolds Consumer Products (Reynolds), Kimberly-Clark Corporation

A Visit to the Healing Lavender Fields of Maui

Agri-Tourism Thrives High in the Moutains of Maui, Hawaii
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We traveled high into the sunny hills of Maui's Upcountry region to visit Ali'i Kula Lavender, an organic farm home to 45 different varieties of lavender.

Leveraging Better Outcomes

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Considering scarce resources and climate change, how does AECOM leverage better outcomes for its clients and stakeholders? Watch as the company's chief sustainability officer, Gary Lawrence, discusses this topic.

Learn more about stakeholder engagement at AECOM in its recently released global sustainability report.


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