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Sands ECO360: Our Commitment to the Planet

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Through our global sustainability program Sands ECO360, Las Vegas Sands works diligently to reduce our properties’ impact on the planet. Operating a sustainable business means focusing on the areas where we have the greatest impact and where we can make meaningful improvement through investments, partnerships, and scalable solutions.

Charting a Path to Inclusive Smart Cities

Speaking with today’s female leaders about the technology and infrastructure that will power tomorrow’s cities.
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By: Melissa Glidden Tye, Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon

The continual integration of digital technology into our communities is prompting leaders at all levels of government to place a premium on identifying and mobilizing technology that can make their constituents safer, use tax dollars more efficiently, and ensure that all residents reap the benefits of technology.

Regenerative Manufacturing, the Circular Economy and Engineering for Ecology at the Living Product EXPO in September

Dr. Jessica Green brings her TED Talk, Designing for the Microbiome, to the Keynote Stage
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PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2018) Healthy Materials for Everyone is the promise of regenerative manufacturing – and the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Expo is ground zero for manufacturers, product designers and the people who specify those products to connect and craft the future of materials.

Right of Way (ROW) Owners Allow the Bees to Tell Their Stories

Originally published by Clearion
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There are so many utilities and other right-of-way owners out there that are providing a commendable contribution to the environment and conservation, but the sustainability focus always seems to be on the "bigger" concerns, such as emissions or larger animals that people can relate to like a sweet manatee or a cute cougar cub. All of the good things that happen with right-of-way vegetation management remain unnoticed.

Experimental Solar Road in Georgia Is Paving a New Way

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha
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The first solar roadway in the U.S. debuted on an 18-mile stretch of I-85 in southwestern Georgia.  It's called the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, and the asphalt is a living laboratory now known as The Ray -- it offers a vision of how highways could look and function in the future.

Solar Highways for the 21st Century

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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

By Max Maxfield
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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

SC Johnson apoia a proteção da Carnaúba no Brasil

A doação de R$ 1,2 milhão ajudará a controlar uma erva daninha invasora na Caatinga.
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RACINE, Wis., 27 de junho de 2018 /3BL Media/ – A SC Johnson anunciou hoje a doação de R$ 1,2 milhão para o Centro Internacional de Biociência Agrícola (CABI), como parte das iniciativas da empresa em prol da proteção de recursos naturais para as futuras gerações. Esse subsídio ajudará a orientar a pesquisa em gestão e controle da unha-do-diabo (Cryptostegia madagascariensis), uma planta daninha exótica e invasiva que ameaça atualmente o ecossistema único da Caatinga, incluindo a carnaúba (Copernicia prunifera), palmeira nativa do nordeste do Brasil.

SC Johnson Provides Support to Help Protect Carnaúba Palm Trees in Brazil

Donation of 1.2 Million Brazilian Reals Will Help Drive Control of Invasive Weed in Caatinga Forest
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RACINE, Wis., June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As part of SC Johnson’s efforts to protect natural resources for future generations, the company today announced it has provided a grant of 1.2 million Brazilian reals ($370,000) to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI).

Engineering and Construction Companies Employing Over 400,000 Launch Global Principles on Worker Welfare

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LONDON, June 27, 2018  /3BL Media/ — A group of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies have launched the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles to promote the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.

Developed through the Building Responsibly business coalition, the 10 Principles establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry.  

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