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Hello Columbus – Sustainability Lunch & Learn June 21st


I’m heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the official opening of Arrow’s newly automated facility for processing electronics at end of life.

Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground to Mitigate Risks from Climate Change

Green Builder Media's May 19, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter

On Solar and Fossil Fuels, Trump, Clinton and Sanders Imagine Starkly Different Futures If you believe that addressing Climate Change is the most pressing issue of our time, you may wonder how our would-be political leaders plan to tackle it. The best indicator of their policies, of course, is their past affiliations, statements and comments on the matter. So let's make this short and simple

The Time is Now for Data Reporting

by Erik Arfalk

There is so much information readily available, anywhere, anytime we need or want it. What’s the tallest building in the world? Google is on it (it’s Burj Khalifa in Dubai). Who won the Super Bowl in 1974? Siri has you covered (the Dolphins beat the Vikings – strange to think about today). What’s the weather going to be like today? (check your nearest window or door).

Researchers Set to Start Work Onboard Costa's Ships

The CNR and Costa Cruises announce a framework agreement to further the cause of research in the fields of oceanography and marine science. Costa will make available its ships for use as facilities to support the scientific research network run by the It
Press Release

Rome / Genoa, May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A high degree of synergy between the partners – both actively engaged in the field of environmental sustainability, albeit in different ways and areas – lies behind the announcement of a framework agreement between the CNR (Italian National Research Council) and Costa Cruises.  The goal of the partnership is to provide major opportunities for discussion, development and in-depth study of particularly important oceanography and marine science topics.

Arrow Electronics Increases Processing Capacity 500 Percent at Flagship Ohio Value Recovery Facility

Press Release

Centennial, Colo. May 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a global leader in IT asset disposition, today announced it upgraded its Columbus, Ohio-area value recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment and a new layout to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing capacity has increased 500 percent.

Toyota Financial Services Supports Environmental Sustainability by Expanding Green Bond Program

Bond Proceeds to Fund New Consumer Loans and Leases for Toyota’s Leading Portfolio of Green Vehicles
Press Release
TORRANCE, Calif., May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.6 billion.  TFS revolutionized the Green Bond market by introducing the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014. Green Bonds are an important component of TFS’ broad-ranging funding program and serve to enhance Toyota’s already extensive green commitment.

Toyota Scientists Make Breakthrough on Safer, Smarter Batteries

Multimedia with summary

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states.  Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities.

A New Kind of Climate Change Graphic


Urgency. Not panic, but a healthy sense of urgency. That’s what we need.

Remember a couple of posts back when I talked about the linkages between food waste and climate change? I wrote in that post that everything we can do to reverse climate change, we should do. I also wrote that I was going to say that a lot more often.


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