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Why do we celebrate Earth Day if the Earth doesn't care?

Google+ Hangout Live Broadcast: Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m. EDT
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Nature always wins. The Earth will experience seismic activity, volcanic activity, pandemics and cyclical changes in climate that will affect our lives in some way. There’s no disputing this, so how can we be ready to keep our families and loved ones safer and more resilient to the weather? How can we work with the knowledge we have on sea-level rise, the frequency of flooding and storms, global population growth, energy use, infrastructure status, water resources and food security? 

Children's Museum of Naples Learns How to Recycle Right from Waste Management

Recycle Often. Recycle Right. campaign arrives in Collier County
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Waste Management and Collier County Solid and Hazardous Waste Department partner on community outreach and community education throughout the year. Waste Management was proud to participate with the Children's Museum of Naples' Vehicle Adventure Day. The kids got a chance to take a hand-on look at our CNG recycling truck.

Advancing Wind Energy

Huntsman products help make wind energy generation more efficient. It's just one part of the sustainable future we see. To explore our other sustainability efforts, check out our sustainability report: http://bit.ly/1j6bprc
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Advancing wind energy

Thirty years ago a single wind turbine generated a half megawatt of electricity per year – enough to power approximately 500 homes. Today, wind turbines are being built that can potentially generate ten megawatts, or enough energy to power approximately 10,000 homes a year. This dramatic increase in generation capacity is made possible by lighter, stronger materials. Materials that Huntsman is at the forefront of innovation in creating.

GM Protects Watersheds with Students for 25 Years

All U.S. manufacturing sites participate in environmental education program
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DETROIT, April 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - General Motors this year celebrates a milestone anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN). For the 25th year, company employees will wade into waterways across the U.S. and Canada this spring and fall with about 9,000 students.

7 Steps to a Mainstream Net-Zero House

Debut of integrated heat pump, hydronic air handler and solar hot water heater system helps desert home garner a jaw-dropping -17 HERS rating.
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Fortunately for those of us concerned about the planet, net-zero-energy homes are not a new concept—and not even rare. What’s new about houses that produce at least as much energy as they consume is the systems they use to accomplish the goal. And when you can get there with mainstream stuff, you know net zero is coming to a neighborhood near you. 

Taking it Outside

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In an age of smartphones, tablets and YouTube, modern kids have fewer interactions with the natural world. At TD, we believe in the value of green experiences for children. Since 2000, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has been providing grants to schools across Canada to build “outdoor classrooms” – spaces within school grounds that allow teachers and students to integrate nature into learning.

 

NASCAR and Chevrolet Build Nesting Boxes from Volt Battery Covers

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Leading up to the NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina this past weekend, Chevrolet and General Motors showed off their product in a different way.  Sustainability leaders from the company helped a group of 20 first grade students from a nearby school transform scrap Chevrolet Volt battery cases into wood duck nesting boxes.

461 Colleges and Universities Nationwide Recover 89.1 Million Pounds of Organic and Recyclable Materials During RecycleMania

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Rutgers University and United States Military Academy (West Point) are just two of the schools topping the rankings of the annual RecycleMania Tournament, which leverages campus spirit to increase recycling and waste reduction at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. All told, 461 schools participated this year representing more than 5.3 million students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

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