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Handprints Over Footprints: Combining Social Impact with Environmental Stewardship to Create Net-Positive Enterprises

Register Now for Mohawk Group’s Online CEU on April 15
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Presenter: Rami Vagal – Senior Sustainability Manager, Mohawk Group
Credits available: AIA, IDCEC

This free online CEU introduces the concept of "handprinting," and its increasing importance in the transformational movement of regenerative sustainability.

The presentation will provide an overview of footprints and handprints along with the key differentiators of the concepts. It will cover how and why sustainability cannot be truly achievable without social equity.

American Express’ Commitment to Backing Colleagues, Customers and Communities Affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For more than 170 years, American Express has been committed to backing our colleagues, our customers, our partners and the communities we serve around the world. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment is more important than ever, and we wanted to share an update on some of the actions we’ve taken during this unprecedented time. 

Mohawk Group Recognized as Disaster Recovery Supplier

Flooring styles on GSA contract open to city, county, state governments
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CALHOUN, Ga. April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/—The General Services Administration (GSA) has designated Mohawk Group as an official disaster recovery supplier. As a result, commercial flooring solutions that were previously only available to federal entities on the GSA schedule can be offered to city, county and state governments. The opening of Mohawk Group’s GSA contract extends the same savings of money and time to local agencies that can enact different projects by using funding made available as a result of current events.

Mini Stories: How eBay Sellers are Supporting Their Communities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

During these challenging and extraordinary times, eBay sellers worldwide are paying it forward to their neighbors, local businesses and community.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through May, we’ll share a story every week about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

How to Make Working from Home More Secure

With so many employees now working remotely, businesses must move quickly to stave off cyber threats.
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By Jackie Snow

During this global pandemic, companies are rightly considering the health and safety of their employees first by sending them home to work. But these measures could amplify another threat businesses need to be wary of: Cybersecurity. 

Knostrop Energy & Recycling Facility: Delivering Sustainability Throughout the Infrastructure Lifecycle

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Sustainability is at the heart of Yorkshire Water’s £72 million Knostrop Energy & Recycling Facility, which turns sewage into energy, generating enough electricity to power 7,600 homes. The project to create the facility was delivered on time and to budget.

This successful outcome demonstrates the benefits of using a delivery partner with the ability to add value at multiple points during the infrastructure lifecycle.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

SCE Crews Insulate Power Lines to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

The utility continues to keep communities safe while following critical health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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by Reggie Kumar

Along The Old Road in Valencia, Willie Rios and his crews are installing insulated power lines, work by Southern California Edison that is considered critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working amid a challenging health crisis while practicing physical distancing.

Gender Equality and Climate Change: The Synergies

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by Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds

Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone — believer, denier, rich, poor, black, brown, white, majority, minority, male or female. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a contribution to make to climate change.

Merck earns 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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Merck received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Merck has been named a Partner of the Year for 15 years in a row, and in Sustained Excellence for 13 years.

Companies receiving the award were selected for demonstrating how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.

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