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UPS Longitudes | Nespresso & UPS

Kika Buhrmann, VP of B2B @ Nespresso
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In today’s marketplace, consumers look for more than just quality and price when making a purchasing decision — sustainability and sourcing are more important than ever.

This applies to purchases as large as a home to as small as a cup of coffee. Kika Buhrmann, Vice President of Business to Business at Nespresso, has helped make sustainability a core part of Nespresso’s brand.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: June 22 - June 26
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

IWBI webcasts

June 24 at 4:00pm ET: Inside look: A conversation with Dr. Richard Carmona

How Can Successful Stewardship Be Meaningfully Reported?

Based on a roundtable discussion attended by asset owners, investment consultants, asset managers, civil society leaders and regulators
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This whitepaper captures the discussion from a roundtable, convened by Helen Pradas-Page on 3 March 2020, under Chatham House rules, where we asked the question ‘How Can Successful Stewardship be Meaningfully Reported?'

Why We Need Green Space Now More Than Ever

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Over the past few months, we have learned to change our routines and adapt to new norms as we come to terms with a new reality. This extended time inside our homes has brought about some positive side effects, including recognizing many things we've taken for granted, like spending time outdoors.

Dow Sets Targets to Reduce GHG Emissions, Stop Plastic Waste, and Drive Toward a Circular Economy

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  • Company to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
  • One million metric tons of plastic to be collected, reused or recycled by 2030
  • 100% of Dow products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable by 2035
  • Issued 2019 Sustainability Report demonstrating commitment to accountability and transparency
Press Release
  • Company to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
  • One million metric tons of plastic to be collected, reused or recycled by 2030
  • 100% of Dow products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable by 2035
  • Issued 2019 Sustainability Report demonstrating commitment to accountability and transparency

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: June 15 - June 19
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

IWBI webcasts

June 18 at 12:30pm ET: Power of place: A conversation about racial inequities highlighted by COVID-19

New Solar-Powered EV Charging Station on I-85 in Georgia Delivers 300% More Power

Nation’s Only Smart, Green Highway Project Upgrades to 175 kW Fast Charging
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The Ray, Donovan Energy, and ABB have partnered to upgrade the solar-powered electric vehicle charging station located at the visitor information center (VIC) located off Interstate 85 in West Point, Georgia. This station replaces the original solar-powered EV charging station that The Ray installed with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in 2015--the first in the Southeast.

Press Release

The Ray, Donovan Energy, and ABB have partnered to upgrade the solar-powered electric vehicle charging station located at the visitor information center (VIC) located off Interstate 85 in West Point, Georgia. This station replaces the original solar-powered EV charging station that The Ray installed with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in 2015--the first in the Southeast.

Green Mountain Energy Launches Nationwide Offering of Monthly and Annual Carbon Offset Subscriptions

Green Mountain Offsets offers Lifestyle, Commuting, Home and Air Travel plans to lower your carbon footprint
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HOUSTON, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Energy is now offering consumers across the country a convenient way to green-up their lifestyle through monthly and annual carbon offset subscriptions. Consumers can engage quickly through a new website, GreenMountainOffsets.com, and have the option of numerous plans to reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing third-party verified carbon offsets.

Stith Takes Seat on Board of Leading Clean Transportation Organization

Black & Veatch director chosen for expertise in electric vehicle technology and strategy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch proudly announces that Paul Stith, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business, has been named to the board of Forth, a leading U.S. organization advancing clean transportation.

Lab Design Techniques to Accelerate COVID Test Processing

by Mark Paskanik, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Laboratory Planner
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Testing is a crucial component of our global response to COVID-19. The more people we can test for the virus, the better we can understand the threat we’re up against.

Producing enough tests and making them available to the public is just one half of this challenge. Processing the results quickly is the other.

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