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See How Sappi Improved Its Emissions Last Year

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

Sappi North America continues to operate well below permitted emissions levels associated with on-site energy production in the combined heat and power plants at our Cloquet, Somerset and Westbrook mills.

Video: “The Green Wall” at Barclays Increases Environmental Awareness

by Karen Young
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We unveiled “The Green Wall” at Barclays Center as part of our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets to engage and inspire environmental stewardship in the local community. 

“National Grid is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment and advancing new technologies for a clean energy future,” says New York President John Bruckner.  “Through our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets we are engaging and inspiring environmental awareness in the local community.”

Interview with Nik Sawhney, Project Manager

Supporting safe, clean, and reliable energy throughout Ontario, Canada
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Nik Sawhney is a project manager with Tetra Tech based in Pickering, Ontario. He supports projects that provide safe, clean, and reliable energy and works to help grow Tetra Tech’s business. Nik has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. We talked with Nik as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

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Interview with Sami Ayass, Landfill Gas Project Manager

Preserving our environment for future generations
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Sami Ayass is a project manager based in Tetra Tech’s Diamond Bar, California, office and is part of the company’s Waste Management Practice, focusing on methane gas services. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and is a self-taught and certified Civil Professional Engineer in California and Texas.

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Ecocentricity Blog: This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

By John A. Lanier
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Politics aside, as many carry on daily activities in the wake of the government shutdown, many generous folks are out there being stewards of America's treasures on behalf of all of us. It hasn’t been a pretty job, and they're not being paid a dime to do it. They're doing it to preserve America's treasures for current generations and for tommorrow's generations as well.

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Politics aside, as many carry on daily activities in the wake of the government shutdown, many generous folks are out there being stewards of America's treasures on behalf of all of us. It hasn’t been a pretty job, and they're not being paid a dime to do it. They're doing it to preserve America's treasures for current generations and for tommorrow's generations as well.

Catherine Homsey: Conscious Shopping

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The average US resident heads out to the grocery store 1.6 times a week, and over the course of a year uses well over 1,000 plastic shopping bags there – bags which, on average, are used for a mere 15 minutes but will stick around on the earth for hundreds of years. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Catherine Homsey, is fed up with the status quo and has changed her food shopping habits to better reflect her values.

Expert Interview With Michael Kovacich, Groundwater Remediation Expert

Applying academic innovation to real-life groundwater problems
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Michael Kovacich, CPG, CP graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1991 with a major in geology and a minor in biology. He received his Master of Science in Earth Science from Western Michigan University in 1999, specializing in contaminant hydrogeology and coastal processes.

Arbor Day Foundation Is Pleased to Present Its 2018 Annual Report

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Dear Members and Friends,

As I reflect upon this past year at the Arbor Day Foundation, one word remains top of mind: impact. We set our sights on responding to global challenges by planting trees at an unprecedented scale. Those issues — air pollution, water quality, climate change, and deforestation, among others — heightened our resolve that if ever there was a time to plant trees, now is that time.

Tetra Tech Offers Wildfire Awareness Training Australia-wide

Providing accredited training courses for wildfire awareness and safety to support resilience in Australia for people working in bushfire prone environments
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Tetra Tech is providing volunteers, employees, and contractors across Australia—who may be exposed to bushfire risks in their duties or activities—with formal training on how to maintain awareness of and respond safely to bushfires to support resilience.

PurpleAir Founder Adrian Dybwad

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Northern California’s now infamous Camp Fire was not only the largest, longest, and deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, it also produced record amounts of smoke. Schools closed, there was a run on protective masks, and people were fashioning do-it-yourself air purifiers because there were none left in stores. And it looks like we will only see an acceleration of wildfires in the future. This grim forecast has brought a surge in traffic to websites that monitor air quality like AirNow, Weather Underground, and PurpleAir.

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