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Local Schools Plug In to Help Improve Air Quality in Their Communities

Schools in the El Monte Union High School District are the first to install EV charging stations through SCE’s Charge Ready program
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The five schools that make up the El Monte Union High School District are all less than 20 miles away from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. On a good day, students and staff have a crisp, clear view of the local mountains. Too often, though, the mountains appear hazy, rather than clear as they should be, because of the smog.

China Can Reduce Air Pollution By Repurposing Leftover Straw

HP uses shipping materials made from straw to help reduce environmental and health concerns.
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Each year, as farmers across China harvest their crops, more than 600 million tons of straw are left behind. Unfortunately, a large portion of the remaining stalks are simply burned to quickly and cost effectively clear fields for the next harvest.

Zero Mass Water: A New Source for H2O

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In our household we do our best to avoid buying bottled water - we're keenly aware of what those darn plastic bottles are doing to the environment. Instead, we just drink our tap water - it's safe and delicious, because we live in San Francisco, and our water is sourced from the magnificent Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. But not everyone in the United States can rely on their tap water to be safe. The horrifying reports of lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan and other locations across the United States are a stark reminder of the inadequacy of local water infrastructure.

10 Sustainability Stories From GM in 2017

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For General Motors, 2017 was a year of both long-term aspirations and short-term progress. The company declared its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Transformative mobility developments took place in areas such as connectivity, car- and ridesharing, and electric and autonomous vehicles – keys, it believes, to unlocking a more sustainable future.

Energy-Saving Trees and Oncor Electric Delivery Celebrate Five Years of Providing Environmental Benefits to Texas

40,000 Trees Provided to Texas Residents with Benefits Exceeding $23 Million
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LINCOLN, Neb., December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Energy-Saving Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, and Oncor Electric Delivery are celebrating the completion of their fifth year of partnership resulting in valuable social and environmental impact to Oncor customers across the state of Texas.

Infrastructure Opportunity on The Ray: Solar Noise Barriers

The Ray reveals comprehensive research on renewable energy producing noise barriers
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The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center.

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The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center.

Ecocentricity Blog: Into the Garbage Shoot, Fly Boy

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Earlier this year, China decided to ban foreign imports of different types of solid wastes, effective January 1, 2018. As a result, Chinese recycling companies won’t be buying American recyclables, which will crater the global demand for those materials.

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Earlier this year, China decided to ban foreign imports of different types of solid wastes, effective January 1, 2018. As a result, Chinese recycling companies won’t be buying American recyclables, which will crater the global demand for those materials.

SC Johnson Takes Action to Save Racine Area Water

‘Watershed Restoration Is Crucial’ Says Company
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RACINE, Wis., Dec. 4, 2017 December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announced a donation of $35,000 to the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN). The donation will support Root-Pike WIN’s restoration projects, with the goal of significantly reducing runoff pollution, flooding issues, and habitat degradation that threaten area streams and Lake Michigan.

Pulp Nonfiction: How a Small Plant Makes Sustainability Profitable

Columbia Pulp LLC is commercializing an innovative way to turn waste plant material into high-quality pulp and combatting air pollution in the process
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When you can turn a problem into a product, you have the seeds of a profitable venture.

Columbia Pulp LLC, headquartered in Dayton, Washington, is commercializing an innovative but proven way to turn waste plant material into high-quality pulp that can be used to make consumer paper and packaging products – combatting air pollution in the process.

UPS Launches Sustainable Deliveries in Frankfurt

Deliveries by electric bicycle and on foot replace two delivery vehicles per day, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality; Deployment of hybrid low-emission vehicles capable of wider delivery radius around Frankfurt
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December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) will implement a sustainable delivery concept in the inner city of Frankfurt. From a micro-depot in the “Meisengasse” street, UPS employees will make deliveries with electrically assisted cargo bikes and on foot. This set-up will replace two diesel vehicles per day. The project will run for a two-year trial phase in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt, IHK Frankfurt, and the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM).

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