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Falter: Bill McKibben's Latest Warning

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Environmentalists have been talking for a long time about the threat to the planet. Now, a prominent voice is directing our attention to a related threat: he says our very humanity is in peril. This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome back author and environmental leader Bill McKibben. The founder of 350.org, McKibben most notably spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Timberland Kicks off Earth Day Season with Greening Event in Zhongshan China

Earth Day service events planned in 27 cities around the globe for April and May
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While associates at Timberland’s global headquarters in New Hampshire eagerly await the arrival of spring, employees in the brand’s Zhongshan, China production office got a head start on Earth Day by installing a colorful perennial bed at the Dongguan Botanical Garden in Guangdong, China.  Tina Tong, a product developer in Timberland’s Zhongshan office, assembled a group of 67 volunteers to plant 3,000 perennials and shrubs, creating an inviting entrance for visitors to the park.
  

Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 9 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / VMware
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VMware partnered with GlobeScan for an online discussion of Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

150 participants explored the key ways innovations in technology and digital infrastructure can be used to drive and support sustainable economies and environments.

Partners in Purpose: Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain

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Since the 1970s, Bridgestone has owned and managed 6,000 acres east of Nashville, Tennessee. In June 2018, this land was donated to The Nature Conservancy. In addition to being an ideal and protected home for wildlife, the reserve also offsets the carbon emissions produced by Nashville's Bridgestone Tower.

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Earth Day Network's 2019 Cleanup Spans Thousands of Locations During April

Over 3,000 cleanups in communities across the U.S. for Earth Day 2019
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WASHINGTON, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Earth Day Network is implementing a nationally coordinated environmental volunteer cleanup to mark Earth Day 2019, in collaboration with partners across the U.S., including National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful. All over the country people are encouraged to get up, get out, and help clean their communities to celebrate Earth Day.

Black & Veatch Consortium Advances Prayagraj Wastewater Programme to Design-and-build Phase

Namami Gange project will enhance significantly river quality at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati
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MUMBAI, India, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Namami Gange is the Indian government’s ambitious programme to restore water quality in the Ganga and its tributaries. Completion, by a Black & Veatch consortium, of a project at Prayagraj – also known as Allahabad - has brought enhanced water quality at one of the most venerated sites a step closer.

“We are honored and happy to be associated with Namami Gange Programme for paving the way for modern integrated wastewater management in Prayagraj,” according to Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India.

Miami Beach Kicks Off Plastic Free Initiative In Hopes Of Helping Environment

By Hank Tester
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Thursday night Miami Beach kicked off their Plastic Free Miami Beach initiative.

The growing trend has local businesses involved, and there is also a heavy corporate punch behind the movement.

One major supporter is Bacardi.

“We have made a commitment to eliminate one billion straws worldwide from our operation,” said Ned Duggan with Bacardi. “We are encouraging people to sip without straws and the mantra we are trying to use is “the future doesn’t suck.”

Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks

Sustainability Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Brings More Than 67 Kilowatts of Renewable Energy across Texas
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GLEN ROSE, Texas, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar installations at three state parks across Texas as part of their long-standing sustainability partnership.

Park visitors can now experience the benefits of solar energy whether they are comparing shoe sizes to actual dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, enjoying the spectacular South Texas wildlife at Estero Llano Grande State Park or camping near the Red River at Eisenhower State Park.

Bechtel Releases 2019 Annual Report Showing Strong Financial and Sustainability Performance

Innovation and customer success drive last year’s results at global leader in engineering, procurement and construction
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April 17, 2019 - Today, Bechtel Corporation released its Annual Report showing it ended 2018 in a healthy financial position. Through helping customers deliver their most important projects and in making important progress on its own sustainability goals, Bechtel reinforced its standing as a trusted engineering, procurement and construction partner to industries and governments worldwide.

In 2018, which marked Bechtel’s 120th anniversary, the company achieved:

The Rise of ESG Indicators

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The Responsible Business Summit, hosted by London-based Ethical Corporation, is among the most well attended events by leaders from all sectors, providing a space for strategic discussions on business’ role in addressing our most important systemic challenges. In March, RBS New York convened 400 CEOs, along with mayors, investors, and nonprofit leaders to share insights and map out strategies for a sustainable future—one that the private sector will play a major part in shaping.

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