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International WELL Building Institute Announces New Global Market Partners to Accelerate Promotion of Buildings That Help People Thrive

New Market Partners Will Support Health and Wellness through Better Buildings on a Global Scale
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced new market partners with several green building councils and other key organizations, marking an important milestone in the shared global mission to transform buildings to actively promote human health and wellness. Each organization is working with IWBI within their respective markets to accelerate the uptake of building practice that helps improve the health and wellness of people everywhere.

International WELL Building Institute Announces New Global Market Partners to Accelerate Promotion of Buildings That Help People Thrive

New Market Partners Will Support Health and Wellness through Better Buildings on a Global Scale
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced new market partners with several green building councils and other key organizations, marking an important milestone in the shared global mission to transform buildings to actively promote human health and wellness. Each organization is working with IWBI within their respective markets to accelerate the uptake of building practice that helps improve the health and wellness of people everywhere.

El Mundo: EE.UU. apoyará con asesoría a productores de cacao en El Salvador

Article

Publicado originalmente por El Mundo.

El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos abrió la convocatoria para que microempresas o pequeñas cooperativas dedicadas al cultivo de cacao puedan inscribirse en el concurso El Poder de Crecer, el cual premiará a los ganadores con acceso a asesoría por un capital de hasta $43,000 para promover una solución de negocios.

El Mundo: US to Support and Advise Cacao Producers in El Salvador

Article

The U.S. Department of State opened the registration to Power to Grow, an initiative where micro or small enterprises dedicated to cocoa farming may apply to win up to $43,000 to promote their business solution.

The initiative is fueled by La Red de Innovación e Impacto, with the support of the World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-Conseil Baastel Itée (Baastel) and RioSlum Studio.

Click here to read more on El Mundo.

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The New Role of the 21st Century Architect and Designer: Health Professional

by Drs. Stephanie Timm and Whitney Austin Gray
Article

Almost half of all U.S. adults suffer from one or more chronic health condition that has the potential to be prevented through changes in behavior and environment.1

Architects affect health

The Philippines Needs a National Agroforestry Policy to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Representatives of Philippine government forestry and agriculture agencies, the private sector, universities, farmers’ organizations and NGOs are calling for a national agroforestry policy to meet climate challenges.
Blog

The Philippines is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, annually experiencing more than 20 typhoons, of increasing strength, that destroy lives and livelihoods. Adding to this, the country’s many islands were some of the first in the Southeast Asian archipelago to experience severe deforestation that began in the 1930s, which has exacerbated erosion, loss of soil productivity and reduction of ecosystem services. Restoration of the 8 million hectares of degraded state land has been estimated to need 206 years at the present rate of progress.

How to Grow a Bamboo Industry

The Indonesian bamboo industry is underdeveloped and missing opportunities. More support is needed.
Blog

Despite a significant contribution to the economy, the bamboo industry in Indonesia remains underdeveloped. In terms of policy, bamboo is also often overlooked, with most attention focused on timber.

48 African Countries Meet in Nairobi to Explore Climate Change Technologies

Press Release

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Climate experts from Africa will meet next week in Kenya to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Representatives from government, private sector, finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018.
 

$16 Million Storage System Helps Consumers Energy's Campbell Plant Protect Environment

Blog

Consumers Energy recently completed construction of a $16 million concrete tank system to process and collect bottom ash at the Campbell generating plant on the shore of Lake Michigan near Holland.

The five-tank system helps protect groundwater and promote beneficial reuse of about 50,000 tons of coal ash generated by Campbell’s three coal-fired units each year.

“This is a major leap forward in groundwater protection,” said Brad Runkel, supervisor of the company’s Coal Combustion Residuals group.

Mohawk’s Glasgow Showroom Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

Press Release

GLASGOW, Va., March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Mohawk Industries announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for its renovated showroom at the Glasgow, Va. commercial carpet tile manufacturing facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, the rating system provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

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