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Walmart | How Sustainable Business Practices Help the Bottom Line

Looking after the global commons can cut costs and foster growth
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Integrating sustainable practices into a company’s operations can improve business performance, spur technological innovation, inspire brand loyalty, and boost employee engagement.

That is our experience at Walmart, where investments in sustainability and efficiency in our own operations – and those made by our suppliers – have enabled us to save money, while striving to support jobs and help reduce impact on the environment.

Consumers Energy Ensures Historic Weadock Plant Site is Safe for Reuse

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Consumers Energy is keeping its promise to “leave it better” in Hampton Township, a community near Bay City, Michigan, where it closed the historic J.C. Weadock power plant.

In April 2016, Consumers Energy retired the coal-fired plant that began churning out electricity in 1940 at the mouth of the Saginaw River.

Tetra Tech Receives Environmental Business Journal Industry Award

Delivering record financial performance based on contract wins across the water, infrastructure, and energy sectors
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In January 2018, Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with an award for Business Achievement: Large Firms. EBI Inc. will present the annual EBJ awards for outstanding businesses at its Environmental Industry Summit XVI in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2018. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day event hosted by EBI, Inc. and 2020 Environmental Group.

Tetra Tech-Supported Project Wins Phoenix Award of Excellence in Brownfield Redevelopment

Assisting the Chicago Parks District to create an eco-recreation destination in the Midwest
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The Tetra Tech-supported Chicago Park District (CPD) Big Marsh redevelopment project received a 2017 Phoenix Award for outstanding achievement in brownfield redevelopment at the National Brownfields Conference in December. The Phoenix Awards honor innovative projects that solve critical environmental problems and transform abandoned properties into productive sites.

Natural Gas Storage Operators Bracing for Regulatory Impact

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Storage solutions continue to drive natural gas’s prominence as part of a balanced power portfolio. Results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report survey signal that in order to realize natural gas storage potential, industry organizations will first need to manage the array of associated federal and state regulations. Final rules to be issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), for instance, will require up-front planning and may pose compliance challenges for storage facility operators.

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful Becomes First Keep America Beautiful River-Based Affiliate

Local Organization Seeks to Foster a Cleaner, More Beautiful Tennessee River
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STAMFORD, Conn., December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced Keep Tennessee River Beautiful (KTnRB) became its first certified river-based affiliate. Keep Tennessee River Beautiful will focus on the waterways adjacent to the 652-mile Tennessee River, which flows through three states – Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.

Ecocentricity Blog: a Thank You Letter

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I shouldn’t need Thanksgiving to remind me to be grateful to you, someone who has given and taught me so much!

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I shouldn’t need Thanksgiving to remind me to be grateful to you, someone who has given and taught me so much!

At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts Are for the Birds

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It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

Expert Interview With Dr. Jerry Diamond, Ecotoxicology and Risk Management Expert

Determining projects’ impacts on the environment and finding cost-effective solutions to address them
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Dr. Jerry Diamond, Tetra Tech’s Director of Ecotoxicology, has more than 30 years of experience in human health and ecological risk assessments, aquatic ecology, environmental toxicology, water quality criteria and standards, and design and interpretation of environmental assessments.

Environmental Research From De Beers' Sites Goes on Show at Major Conference

One of the world’s leading environmental historians will headline at a high-profile research conference opening at De Beers Group’s South African headquarters in Johannesburg today.
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Professor Emeritus Jane Carruthers will kick off the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference in front of more than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists.

Her keynote address will give an overview of research over the last century, looking at what has shaped the knowledge of the present research and conservation arena.

Tomorrow begins with Professor Norman Owen-Smith of the University of Witwatersrand presenting several case studies on how different species can be monitored continuously for extended periods.

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