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Eighth-Graders Take Hands-On Approach to Fighting Air Pollution

Edison International partners with the Garvey School District to create a clean energy future for local communities
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Jamie Lei and Kenneth Nosaka, air quality measurement tools in hand, were surprised by the readings inside a local fast food restaurant during lunch hour. The numbers were even worse than those taken from a nearby freeway overpass.

“I was not expecting that,” Nosaka said.

Driving Decisions With Data Dashboards: Cleaning up the Core of the Big Apple

Harnessing the power of data throughout the project life cycle
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Across Tetra Tech’s markets, nearly all clients share the need for actionable information that can drive decision making. Big data began bursting onto the scene some 25 years ago, inundating our information-hungry clients with megabytes and gigabytes of facts and figures that soon became a flood of petabytes and zettabytes. Managers thirsty for relevant intelligence were drowning in oceans of data, wondering what was important, what was essential, and what was urgent information.

Uniting Team Members to Clean Up the World’s Shorelines

Dell employees on almost every continent organized Shore Up events to collect plastics and other litter from local beaches, waterways and other areas.
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The launch of Dell’s ocean-bound plastics packaging woke our team members to the threats facing our environment and our oceans in particular. One big threat to ocean ecosystems is the litter that finds its way into waterways and eventually out to sea. The problem starts on land, and our Planet employee resource group (ERG) wanted to do something about it.

The Venetian Macao Achieves Platinum-Level Macao Green Hotel Award

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The Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy is designed to help minimize our environmental impact. It reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. Driven by an aspirational idea, made possible through the dedication and hard work of our Team Members, we continue our journey to a more sustainable future.

The Venetian® Macao was awarded a Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award, the first and only hotel in Macao to earn the top recognition.

Pioneering the Use of Closed-Loop Recycled Gold in Our Products

Dell expands its closed-loop recycling program from plastics to now include precious metals, keeping these valuable materials out of landfills and in the economy.
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The world’s middle class is projected to grow from today’s population of more than 3 billion to over 5 billion by 2030. While moving families out of poverty is a boon to their health and prosperity, increased demand for consumer goods threatens to strain our world’s natural resources.

Four Million American Anglers Mobilized in Crowdsourced Effort to Collect Data and Trash from U.S. Waters This Independence Day

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STAMFORD, Conn., July 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - This Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Keep America Beautiful, the nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades, is partnering with Fishbrain, the world’s most popular mobile app and social network for people who love fishing, to ask the app’s over 4 million US users to undertake the largest-ever one-day crowdsourced audit of litter in the US.

GRI Standards Update: Leading Reporting Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Management, and Water Stewardship

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Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been, and sustainability reporting must also reflect the changes in how we understand problems and how we think about solutions.  ​

WATCH | How Consumers Energy Will Cut Out Coal Burning by 2040

Consumers Energy released their Clean Air Plan earlier this month which will phase out coal use and increase renewable energy to 43 percent by 2040.
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ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Earlier in June, Consumers Energy released a proposed plan to phase out their coal burning plants by 2040 and add more renewable energy sources to generate electricity.

The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc Sign Agreement to Continue Improving Sustainable Cruise Tourism

The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.
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June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company with nine global cruise line brands, have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact. The newly formed cooperation is based on the two parties’ shared vision of an even more sustainable cruise industry in a future zero emission society.

Resident Engagement Leads to 70 Percent Diversion Rate in a British Columbia Municipality

Engaging residents about food scraps collection and shifting trash, recycling, and organics collection schedules led to a 36 percent trash reduction
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Melissa Nielsen, a project engineer for Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the roll-out of a food scraps collection program in British Columbia, Canada, and the resulting trash reduction and shift in community attitudes. Tetra Tech was engaged to perform a solid waste system assessment; provide strategy, design, and implementation support for an every-other-week trash collection pilot; and perform a door-to-door outreach for a municipality-wide food scraps collection program roll-out. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Melissa Nielsen, a project engineer for Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the roll-out of a food scraps collection program in British Columbia, Canada, and the resulting trash reduction and shift in community attitudes. Tetra Tech was engaged to perform a solid waste system assessment; provide strategy, design, and implementation support for an every-other-week trash collection pilot; and perform a door-to-door outreach for a municipality-wide food scraps collection program roll-out. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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