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Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project Join Forces for Sustainable Farming in the Desert of Jordan

For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.
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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Green City Growers Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

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SOMERVILLE, Mass., August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President. According to GCG’s CEO and Founder Jessie Banhazl, “Chris’s extensive background in business management, agricultural systems, fresh produce, and operations, combined with his vision of what future food systems can look like, make him a great fit to lead the company through the next phase of growth.”

GM Partners With Qmerit to Create a More Accessible At-Home Charging Solution

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General Motors recently announced a partnership with Qmerit, which will enable electric vehicle owners to more easily find and obtain quotes from pre-approved EV charging station installers. The partnership will give Chevrolet EV owners a seamless way to find electricians to install the charging equipment, making charging their EV an easy part of their daily routine.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Barangaroo, Sydney

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Mary Mumbrella from Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Seamus McCartney from Lendlease, on how Aboriginal people have been living sustainably in the area known as Barangaroo for at least 80,000 years and the space is now home to one of Australia's most important urban regeneration projects. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Coming Soon from CBRE…The Place Makers – Episode 3

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The idea of putting people at the heart of the design process is called Placemaking and right across Asia Pacific, Architects, Developers and Investors are creatively answering the challenges of urbanization and population growth by creating spaces that people are happier living and working in.

Resilience in Focus Amid Growing Environmental Risks to the Built Environment

By Amanda Steele
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Resilience. It’s not a term commonly associated with real estate, however, growing environmental stresses and their threat to the built environment are bringing it to the forefront of long-term real estate investment strategies.

Resilience is defined as the ability to avoid, or bounce back quickly from, an adverse event.

In the realm of real estate, it pertains to buildings being able to sustain capital values and an uninterrupted flow of operating income after a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

Sunny days energize Aflac ... literally!

Aflac enabling more efficient, cleaner production of energy
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Sunny days energize Aflac ... literally! As part of Aflac’s Green Initiative, solar panels were installed at our Georgia headquarters, enabling more efficient and cleaner production of energy.

Learn more about our commitment to a brighter future: Aflac.com/CSR.

Georgia’s I-85 Is Getting Intelligent Transportation Technology Powered by Panasonic to Improve Safety, Cut Congestion and CO2 Emissions

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Georgia’s I-85 Is Getting Intelligent Transportation Technology Powered by Panasonic to Improve Safety, Cut Congestion and CO2 Emissions. CIRRUS by Panasonic at heart of state’s V2X pilot program, led by Georgia Department of Transportation, The Ray, Federal Highway Administration to provide a proof of concept for potential state-wide deployment.

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Georgia’s I-85 Is Getting Intelligent Transportation Technology Powered by Panasonic to Improve Safety, Cut Congestion and CO2 Emissions. CIRRUS by Panasonic at heart of state’s V2X pilot program, led by Georgia Department of Transportation, The Ray, Federal Highway Administration to provide a proof of concept for potential state-wide deployment.

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