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Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

Advancements to Cox Creek facility to reduce millions of pounds of pollution annually
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

The facility began processing wastewater earlier this month, improving the quality of water that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Black & Veatch is providing construction management and inspection services on the ongoing project, including design review, project controls and budget and schedule management.

Sands ECO360 | Expanding Stakeholder Engagement

Working in unison with our stakeholders, we can really make a meaningful difference – multiplying our positive impacts both now and into the future
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Working in unison with our stakeholders, we can really make a meaningful difference – multiplying our positive impacts both now and into the future.

T E A M  M E M B E R  CO L L A B O R AT I O N

Team Members are truly our greatest assets and we strive to develop appreciation for the planet’s ­finite resources through environmental campaigns and education events. Sustainability champions are crowned at all levels of our organization to help us integrate Sands ECO360 initiatives into the daily operations.

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Announces Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Presenting Sponsors of the Climate Change Conference

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. 

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. 

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Announces Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Presenting Sponsors of the Climate Change Conference

Previous River Guardian Award recipient to sponsor event
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ATLANTA, August 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The conference is set to take place on September 27-28, hosted by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Climate Divide and the Old Mason-Dixon Line

By Guest Blogger, Jim Hartzfeld
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A new study unveils the disproportionate negative economic impact of climate change on the “Old South.”

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A new study unveils the disproportionate negative economic impact of climate change on the “Old South.”

Keep Lexington Beautiful and Keep Charlotte Beautiful Drastically Decrease Cigarette Litter in Respective Communities

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Communities that implemented Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) in 2016 saw an average reduction of 60 percent in cigarette litter. Two affiliates, Keep Lexington Beautiful (KLB) in Lexington, Kentucky, and Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) in Port Charlotte, Florida, were no exception.

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Encourages Girl Scout’s Effort to Prevent Stormwater Drain Debris

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Chelsea Yates, an ambitious 11-year-old, has jump-started a movement to remind people that littering around public storm drains negatively effects the environment -- namely, marine life -- by posting notices on roadside storm drains in Brunswick, Georgia.

Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio

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ELYRIA, Ohio, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services of Northern Ohio announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in the communities they serve. The expansion includes a new CNG fueling station and highly advanced maintenance facility, which will enable more efficient operations and service for customers throughout Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.

Money Talks: The Bottom Line of Our Shorelines

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“More than one-third of our travel is to the Caribbean and Latin America, much of it leisure travel, driven by demand to see the unique beauty of these areas, which is why protecting the nature of the areas in turn protects tourism and our business.”

—Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue

No one gains from polluted oceans and shorelines. Yet the problem persists, so how do we inspire change? Like it or not, money talks. That’s why JetBlue has converted the value of environmental health into dollars.

Dow Launches Grant Program to Increase Plastics Recycling

Collaborates with Keep America Beautiful to Award Two $50,000 Grants
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MIDLAND, Mich., July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today it has teamed up with national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful, to award two $50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs in their communities.

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