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Lloyd Alter: Transportation Puzzles

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The industrial revolution ushered in an era of more efficient transportation. As history has shown us, the impact of our ability to move easily across town and across the planet is complex. It has made the world smaller but it has also given rise to the climate crisis. This week on Sea Change Radio we speak to TreeHugger‘s Lloyd Alter about innovations in the transportation space. First, we look at one of the cleanest, oldest and best forms of modern transport: the bicycle.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (April 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

General Mills to Match 100 Percent of Its Annual U.S. Electricity Use With New Wind Power Agreement

Company’s largest wind power agreement and second in two years advances clean energy leadership
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.

The Movement Toward Socially Responsible Workplaces

Legg Mason takes bold steps to reduce its environmental impact by tackling landfill waste
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Society increasingly expects businesses to operate in ways that enhance society.

AEG Adopts New Greenhouse Gas Goal in Accordance with UN IPCC’S 1.5˚ Celsius Target

Company Releases Annual Sustainability Report; Cites Significant Progress Toward 2020 Science-Based GHG Goal
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LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today on Earth Day 2019, that the company has adopted a new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, based on the 2018 Global Warming of 1.5˚ C report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  

Alliance Data Is Making a Difference in Our Environment. Join us in Celebrating Earth Day.

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Alliance Data recognizes that our natural environment is under increasing strain. Climate change and threatened ecosystems and wildlife are creating growing uncertainty for not only businesses, but also society and economies. These issues are real and relevant to our associates, clients and customers. Since 2015, we have invested $1.5 million in environmentally-focused nonprofits moving the needle on this important issue.

Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 9.9 Billion Pounds of Carbon Dioxide in 2018

Nation’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer celebrates Earth Month with new solar plan
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HOUSTON, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Earth Month, today Green Mountain Energy announced its customers prevented more than 9.9 billion pounds of carbon dioxide in 2018 by choosing cleaner electricity and

$200,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
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PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

Ingersoll Rand Shows How Making One Small Change Like Using Canvas Shopping Bags or Adjusting Thermostats Can Have Big Impact on Environment

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This Earth Day, Ingersoll Rand and its 49,000 employees are making changes towards a healthier and more sustainable world and encouraging others to do the same. At sites across the globe, Green Teams are leading earth-friendly efforts like reducing office supplies, eliminating single-use plastics (straws and utensils), reducing or eliminating junk mail, removing trash bins at desks to encourage less paper, and using rechargeable batteries.  

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