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The “Buy Clean California” Act Requires Increased Environmental Transparency From Building Product Manufacturers

Keith Killpack, Manager, LCA Services at SCS Global Services
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Beginning in January 2019, manufacturers in four building material sectors –carbon steel rebar, structural steel, flat glass, and mineral wool insulation board –will be asked to submit Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) as part of their bids for work on California infrastructure construction and improvement projects.

Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future

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In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart solutions for a more sustainable future. It focuses its energy on prioritizing resource productivity and management, promoting energy efficiency and rethinking energy consumption. It has also adopted science-based emissions targets and helped its clients set their own.

Sappi North America Announces the Completion of Paper Machine Rebuild to Produce New Sustainable, Innovative Packaging Lines

Leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions further diversifies its premier product packaging line with entrance into the paperboard market
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September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the end of a year-long rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.

The Zero-Waste Factory

In just two years, Subaru transformed its automotive assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana into the first zero-landfill factory in the US. Inside one of the great success stories in sustainability.
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By Sharon Guynup

Inside a huge Indiana warehouse, three people clad in white Tyvek jumpsuits, tall fireman boots, rubber gloves and safety glasses sifted through trash strewn across the floor. It was about 10,000 pounds of refuse, the contents of a compactor from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, the automaker’s U.S. assembly plant in Lafayette.

How NextGen Agriculture Can Feed a Growing World

Employing innovative solutions to tackle food production challenges
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By Kim Lovan and Zack Olson

One in every nine people in the world – or roughly 815 million people – are undernourished, according to the United Nations. This sobering statistic has prompted the UN to launch its Zero Hunger initiative, which aims to end hunger through indoor farming solutions, a now viable means for achieving sustainable food production.

The goal is simple: Ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food by 2030.

Subaru and Greensgrow Farms Partner to Celebrate the Season at the Subaru Fall Festival

Thousands to Attend Philadelphia’s Premier Harvest Season Event on October 6
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. and Greensgrow Farms, Philadelphia’s famous urban farm and community garden center, will welcome neighbors and visitors to celebrate the fall season at the Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

New California Dam Built With Black & Veatch’s Management Help Reaches Key Milestone

Replacement dam supplants earthen one long considered seismically unsafe near San Francisco, ensuring reliability of region’s water supply
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SUNOL, Calif., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Seventeen years after being deemed seismically vulnerable and having its capacity restricted, a San Francisco-area dam and reservoir near an active fault line soon will be at full volume, thanks to a new dam that ensures a reliable water supply to millions of residents.

Stockland Shows Global Leadership in Sustainability

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Stockland has released its FY18 Annual Review and Sustainability Reporting, showcasing the group’s achievements across its strategic, financial, social and environmental priorities and performance measures.

The reports provide the detail behind why Stockland was recently recognised as the most sustainable real estate company in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and as the Global Sector Leader for Listed Diversified Office/Retail companies by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign Marks 1st Anniversary Celebrating More Than 1.1 Million Trees Distributed and Planted

The Arbor Day Foundation continues toward 5 million-tree goal on public and private lands in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, restoring lost tree canopies
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane tree recovery campaign has marked its first anniversary, planting more than 1.1 million trees since the program’s inception following the hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative has engaged and mobilized public and private partners including Verizon, Texas Roadhouse, FedEx, Enterprise, Praxair, NASCAR and Comcast.

IWBI Announces First WELL Portfolio Participants

New pathway helps streamline and scale health and wellness upgrades across portfolios
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NEW YORK, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  – The International WELL Building InstituteTM  (IWBITM ) has announced the first participants in WELL PortfolioTM , a new streamlined pathway for WELL CertificationTM   for multiple new or existing buildings and tenant spaces in a single portfolio.

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