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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.

 

U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Platform

New National Public-Private Partnership to Transform the Home Energy Loan Market - Warehouse Facility to Facilitate $100 Million Medium Term Note Program
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San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Homeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements.  Leading institutions from the public and private sectors today announced the formation of a national financing platform that will for the first time bring low-cost, large-scale capital to government and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency loan programs – which can be utilized by homeowners in states that participate. 

Ingersoll Rand Leader Shares Successes in Building Effective Energy Efficiency Programs at 2014 Building Energy Summit

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  • Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings
  • Scott Tew joins cross industry panelists to share perspectives and effective strategies in creating a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainability
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  • Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings
  • Scott Tew joins cross industry panelists to share perspectives and effective strategies in creating a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainability

GRESB, Explained

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If you’ve been following Measurabl, or the world of sustainability reporting at-large, you’ve probably come across the mysterious acronym “GRESB”. Unless you’re immersed in the world of commercial real estate, chances are you read it as just another piece of forgettable jargon. But don’t dismiss it so quickly! GRESB - the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark - is one of the many emerging organizations issuing standards for “how thou shalt disclose” on your organization’s sustainability performance.

AECOM Joint Program Signs Memorandum Of Understanding To Advance Sustainable Development In Malaysia

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LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that a joint program in which it participates has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a center of excellence, named the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Sustainability Centre (GKLKVSC), to advance sustainable urban development in Malaysia.

Advice for Your Path to the Corner Office: Learn How to Delegate Effectively. You Can't do it All by Yourself.

BNY Mellon's Carol Britton Shares Career Journey Advice
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Throughout March, BNY Mellon's virtual mentoring series explores the career insights and candid perspectives of executives who have reached the corner office. These dedicated leader-coaches share many common traits and values, reflecting how BNY Mellon has become the Investments Company for the World.

If you had 5 minutes with an inspirational woman leader what could you find out?

AECOM Releases Presentation Outlining Practical Strategies For Developing Resilient Cities

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LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has posted a presentation that discusses how to reduce vulnerability and enhance competitiveness in order to develop resilient cities.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

Founder of Bloomber LP, Michael Bloomberg on Climate Change, the UN, and Obama

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Founder of Bloomberg LP Michael Bloomberg recently discussed his appointment as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and his involvement with C40 Cities with Forbes.

Read the full interview on Forbes.

Owens Corning to Launch 9 New Customer-Inspired Products at Upcoming JEC Europe Show

New composites innovations redefine product performance for automotive, wind energy, and building and construction markets
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TOLEDO, Ohio, March 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, will unveil nine new products developed in partnership with its customers at the upcoming JEC Europe 2014 composites show and conferences in Paris, France.

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