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As Seen on The Guardian: How to Help Young People Prepare for Careers in Sustainability

Want your children or students to be ready for the new kinds of jobs that are only now being invented? These four steps will help you help them get that dream green gig
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There’s a green shift happening in the workplace as sustainability- and conservation-focused jobs grow across all sectors. Pathways to these positions are constantly evolving, though, and it can be daunting for students to map out their career paths.

So the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is helping to educate and engage young people interested in sustainability jobs. Ahead of NWF’s EcoCareers Conference, here are four steps students can take to help get that dream green job.

Justin’s Fuels Whole Planet Foundation’s Family Fund

Leading Nut Butter and Confections Brand Commits to Empowering Entrepreneurs with Microloan Donations
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February 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Justin’s, maker of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks, and organic peanut butter cups, has expanded its commitment to Whole Planet Foundation by fueling the organization’s new Family Fund.

Ingersoll Rand to Speak at Launch Event for Annual BCSE Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

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New York, Feb. 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nanette Lockwood, global director, policy and advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join other energy efficiency industry leaders at a national briefing on the 2017 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The event is scheduled for Feb.16 in New York.

New Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum Uses Augmented Reality to Raise Awareness of Rainforest Conservation Issues

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Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure, is the latest permanent development at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The virtual reality adventure transforms nearly 11,000 square feet into a virtual rainforest, which can be explored using one’s smartphone device. The exhibition is made by ArtScience Museum, Google, Lenovo, and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), in association with Panasonic and Qualcomm, working with the creative talents of MediaMonks and Singaporean artist, Brian Gothong Tan.

Arrow Electronics’ Employees Volunteer with Denver-area Nonprofit Farm

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Members of Arrow Electronics’ “Young Professionals” group recently volunteered with The GrowHaus, a Denver-area nonprofit indoor farm, community marketplace and educational center.

The 25 Arrow volunteers helped to pack food bags that would be donated to local families in need, and they also washed, chopped and boxed pallets of lettuce, mushrooms, seasonal produce and eggs for distribution to local markets and stores.

Leading By Example: Sustainable Brands Partners With South Pole Group to Power Next Generation of Events With Renewable Energy

Sustainable Brands’ renewable energy procurement for 2017 supports the Sustainable Development Goals
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Zurich, Switzerland, and San Francisco, Calf., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The momentum in renewable energy has accelerated and made the transition to a low-carbon economy more inevitable. As more organizations set targets of growing the share of renewable energy in their consumption, being able to trace the origin of energy and the impacts of renewable energy procurement has never been more important.

AkzoNobel Reduces CO2 Emissions by 100,000 Tons Thanks to New Bio-steam Facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 

GM’s Outreach Manager Believes Sustainability Stems from Collaboration

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Over Mary Alice Kurtz’s 34-year career at General Motors, she has channeled her education and background in mechanical engineering and facility operations into a new passion: sustainability. 

Mary Alice followed in her father’s footsteps by coming to GM, but it was her mother’s business network that led to her interview at the Argonaut building, where GM’s research teams were once housed.  

Ingersoll Rand Chief Technology Officer Speaks at 2017 Great Energy Efficiency Day Forum

Paul Camuti discussed driving economic prosperity through energy efficiency
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DAVIDSON, N.C., February 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Paul Camuti, senior vice president of innovation and chief technology officer of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joined other energy efficiency industry leaders at Alliance to Save Energy’s Great Energy Efficiency Day (GEED) 2017 on Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C.

Sands Expo Convention Center and The Venetian Congress Center LEED Certification Helps Nevada Earn Ranking on ‘Top 10 States for LEED’ List

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced their annual Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) list. The annual ranking highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. Nevada made the 2016 list with a total of 6,397,602 LEED-certified gross square footage.

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