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Statement from Keep America Beautiful on Public Lands

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., December 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today issued the following statement which can be attributed to Helen Lowman, President and CEO:

“Whether it’s for activities like hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, stargazing or simply finding joy and experiencing a sense of awe in the beauty of our nation’s parks, Keep America Beautiful believes in the preservation and enhancement of public and open spaces.

General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - December 2017

Newsletter
At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts are for the Birds
It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

Black & Veatch Work on $1.3B Koch Fertilizer Plant Expansion Contributes to Water Award

Oklahoma Project Cited as Example of Collaboration for Water Management, Environment, Water Reuse
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a leading engineering and construction company with deep expertise in industrial water treatment, water reuse and water infrastructure, helped guide a Koch Industries subsidiary to an award-winning water treatment project at the Koch Fertilizer plant in Enid, Oklahoma.

World Soil Day: Reflecting on Soil Health’s Growing Recognition

Blog

Today, on World Soil Day, I reflect on my years growing up in agriculture. My family’s dairy farm relied on our precious soil to grow the feed for the cows and keep us in business year after year. This was not easy in South Eastern Wisconsin, due to our heavy, clay soils, highly erodible hills and lots of lake effect rain when we needed it the least, during the spring and fall. As farmers, we knew we had to continuously adapt and protect against risks to our farm – and this meant protecting our soil.

Essity Pledges Responsible Sourcing of Fiber in Vancouver Declaration

Multimedia with summary

The Vancouver Declaration is a public promise made by companies across the globe to work towards more sustainable sourcing of forest products. It also acts as an endorsement of FSC as our supplier of choice for certification of forest products. The Vancouver Declarations have also been signed by other sustainable companies, such as IKEA and H&M.      

LG and Hilton Join Forces for Forward-Thinking Hotel TV Recycling Program

Case Study: Hotel TV Recycling
Article

Goal:  Hilton Hotels sought to establish a corporate-wide recycling program to responsibly dispose of older hotel TVs, while upgrading to innovative new energy-efficient television sets to heighten the in-room guest experience and reduce energy costs.

Upgrading Technology and Farming Methods Will Help India’s Mint Farmers: Mars

By Jan Lee
Article

We use it in tea, lip balm, shampoos and a myriad of culinary recipes. It grows like a weed in North America, but is the currency of survival for many struggling farmers in India. Mint, a common plant that includes menthol, peppermint, lavender and sage has for years, a redeeming quality that has benefited rural farmers in Asia’s second-largest country: It’s simple to grow and harvest, and doesn’t take a lot of technological knowledge to benefit from its crops. It can also be sold as an oil and repurposed to a variety of commodities.

Tetra Tech Helps with Landmark Study on Food Waste in the United States

Analyzing the composition of urban food waste and identifying reasons food is wasted
Article

Tetra Tech collected and analyzed data for a recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report analyzing food waste trends in urban areas of the United States to identify ways to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

Bechtel Podcast | Environmentally Safe Dredging & Circular Economy Practices

by am Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
Blog

SECURING MORE THAN GAS SUPPLIES

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Plant on the coast of Western Australia is one of the continent’s biggest natural resource projects. It will have the capacity to supply 8.9 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year—equal to 5 percent of Asia’s 2017 use—to meet the soaring demand for cleaner energy in the Asia-Pacific market. Wheatstone will also deliver 200 terajoules per day (2.2 billion cubic meters per year) of gas to Western Australian consumers.

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