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Green Builder Media Announces 2016 Eco-Leaders

Each year, the Green Builder Media editorial team selects a handful of Eco Leaders, companies that are paving the way to a sustainable future with innovative products and forward-thinking business practices, and highlights them in Green Builder magazine.
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Green Builder Media’s selected Eco Leaders are setting an example for other companies to follow, reducing their environmental footprint and improving the lives of a wide range of people through the development of enabling technologies, the advancement of the circular economy, the practice of resource conservation, and the continued reduction of carbon emissions. These visionary companies utilize renewable energy, extend the life cycle of their products, maintain a sustainable supply chain, and give back to their communities.

Carnival Corporation Issues 2015 Sustainability Report, Continues Strong Commitment to Environment and Safety

World’s largest leisure travel company today released 2015 sustainability report detailing progress made in environmental, safety, employee and social areas
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MIAMI, August 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the  progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The report’s details show the company is on track to meet its goals in the next four years, with sustainability efforts highlighted across its 10 cruise line brands.

Ingersoll Rand Listed on FTSE4Good Index Series for Second Consecutive Year

Index series measures environmental, social and governance performance
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DAVIDSON, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is again listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Exponential Good – Technology Empowerment and Inspiration Go Viral

By Carol Baroudi
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More than ten years ago, a small nonprofit and a Dutch company conspired to make a difference in the lives of impoverished Africans. The nonprofit, Close the Gap, collected usable IT equipment from major corporations in Europe. The Dutch company refurbished the various devices and made them suitable for use. And ever since then, together they have been providing computers to those in need, and have deployed more than a half million computers to help bridge the digital divide.

The Technology and Sustainability Entanglement

By Carol Baroudi
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Technology has momentum. It is disruptive and unstoppable. You can’t build a wall around it. To say that technology is more than the sum of its parts is a vast understatement, since technology in its connected aggregate is akin to an atmosphere that envelops us. Its data runs governments, economies and communities – both real and virtual ones that it created. It is embedded in healthcare, education, transportation, banking, commerce – you name it. It is so ubiquitous and yet so invisible that we can’t help but take it for granted.

Black & Veatch Takes on Innovative South African Waste-to-Energy Project

First-of-its-kind renewable energy facility to support South African sustainability and waste management efforts; boost electricity supply
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Johannesburg, South Africa and Overland Park, Kansas, August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. 

The energy plant will contribute 10 megawatts to the nation's power grid – enough to power more than 10,000 South African homes. 

Talk with Green Guy Show - Interview with Mayor Jim Brainard, Co-Chair, U.S. Conference of Mayors - Energy and Environment

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of the "Talk with Green Guy" radio talk show on AM640 WGST and iheartradio in Atlanta.  

Shows air every Sunday at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Introducing the Arc House

Living large in 432 square feet of master-crafted comfort.
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GREEN BUILDER MEDIA and Shelter Dynamics have teamed up to introduce the Arc House, the latest in Green Builder Media’s forward-thinking VISION House series. This innovative “tiny home” integrates many facets of sustainability into one compelling, compact package, taking the concept to the next level with its unique form, craftsmanship and functionality.

Net-Zero Energy Is Now ‘In the Grasp’ of Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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It is commonly known that wastewater possesses more energy than needed to operate a treatment facility, but the number of net-zero energy water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) is still very low worldwide. Yet, a recent study states that the possibility of net-zero energy is now in the grasp of many wastewater facilities, and the report provides some of the best insights on record as to how to achieve such results.

The Future of Mobility - the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus

What urban public transport will look like in the future is shown by the semi-automated city bus with CityPilot – it operates even more safely, efficiently and comfortably than conventional buses
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Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the city bus into the future. Mercedes-Benz is showing this spectacular technology on an equally spectacular technology platform, the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot.

 

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Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the city bus into the future. Mercedes-Benz is showing this spectacular technology on an equally spectacular technology platform, the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot.

 

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