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Don't Risk Resilience: 5 Threats & 5 Opportunities

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Organizations need resilience in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability.

Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change and other factors that increase volatility. And the pressure these and other groups are applying to drive change can no longer be ignored.

Contact us for more information on building resiliency into your business.

Alliance for Community Trees Mentor Exchange Program Connects Trees Forever and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Trees Forever Inspired to Start Youth Watering Program Modeled After Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
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This year, Alliance for Community Trees hosted a mentor exchange program for members through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The mentor exchange program paired smaller non-profit groups with larger groups and allowed them to learn by travelling to their location and doing a site visit.

Guest post by Leslie Berckes, program manager and field coordinator, Trees Forever

Video | UPS Rolling Lab – Sustainability on the Road

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UPS has been leading sustainable fleet innovations for decades. Learn about our latest investments in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, and how this rolling laboratory is helping advance our environmental goals. To learn more about UPS’s sustainability efforts, visit http://bit.ly/2xsX2L1
 

INFOGRAPHIC: Investing in Community Trees

NeighborWoods Month marks the celebration of community forests
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Young people are told that if they want to retire comfortably, they need to start saving a little money early in life. Deposits, even with low interest rates, over time, add up to surprisingly large yields of cash.

This same concept can be applied to trees. The “deposits” are trees planted, and the yields are the myriad benefits trees provide.

Why Tree City USA? Why YOUR City?

Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

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HOUSTON, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced that they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas, supporting Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use in its operations.

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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The existing extractive energy economy isn’t working. Our dependence on coal, oil and gas contributes to global warming, the physical destruction of communities and pollution-related health issues which impact all of us – and disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color. It’s not sustainable. And it’s fundamentally unjust.

The Future of “Clean” Energy

By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
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A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.

A LEED Perspective on Best Window and Shade Selection for Your Home

by Jim Witkin
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The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25%-30% of energy wasted in the home is due to inefficient windows. So clearly, when buying a new home or upgrading your current home, selecting the ideal set of windows is an important part of the decision.

Cisco Employees Spend a Week Going Green

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This post was guest written by Pauline Vogl, Project Manager, Sustainable Business Practices at Cisco.

The leaves on the trees may no longer be green, but Cisco employees are! Despite the changing of the seasons, employees across Cisco spent last week participating in local, environmentally-friendly activities to reduce their carbon footprints.

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