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The Avery Dennison Foundation Helps Clean Up the Ocean

“We take our commitment to environmental sustainability seriously, and our support of The Ocean Cleanup is the latest example of that."
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“We take our commitment to environmental sustainability seriously, and our support of The Ocean Cleanup is the latest example of that."

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is one of the biggest threats to our environment and impacts more than 600 marine species. Discarded trash, mostly comprised of single-use plastic, accumulates in five ocean garbage patches, the largest of which is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located between Hawaii and California.

GRI Podcast September Edition: Focus on Water

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GRI’s updated Water & Effluents reporting standard was officially launched during the World Water Week. In this episode, we talk with Paul Reig from the World Resources Institute, who gives his view on the current state of water stewardship reporting and how we can make progress in getting closer to where we want to be.

Subaru Offers Americans Tips on How to Keep National Parks Clean Leading Into Labor Day Weekend

Parks across the country will see a surge in visitors during holiday weekend
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CAMDEN, NJ, August 30, 2018 /3BL Media/Last year, more than 330 million people visited the national parks and with Labor Day weekend around the corner, parks across the country are likely to see a surge of visitor traffic. While everyone is encouraged to visit a national park in their area, with more visitors comes more waste that the National Park Service (NPS) must manage. Each year, NPS manages nearly 100 million pounds of visitor waste nationally, much of which is brought in from outside the parks.

I Love A Clean San Diego Protects Summertime Celebrations from Litter With Clean Beach Coalition

I Love A Clean San Diego installs temporary trash and recycling bins to ensure beaches stay clean over long summer holiday weekends.
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One of the best ways people choose to spend their summer holidays is on the beach — especially in sunny San Diego. During the summer holiday season, families and friends flock to the coast. In response to the influx of locals and tourists, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) and the San Diego Clean Beach Coalition (SDCBC) place 200 temporary trash and recycling bins along some of the city’s busiest beaches to reduce the amount of beach and marine litter.

TOTO Donates Low Flow Toilets to The Ray

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TOTO is excited to be part of the vision of sustainability that Ray C. Anderson Foundation has for the world, and the company recently donated and installed 15 low flow toilets and flush valves at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) located on The Ray.

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TOTO is excited to be part of the vision of sustainability that Ray C. Anderson Foundation has for the world, and the company recently donated and installed 15 low flow toilets and flush valves at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) located on The Ray.

Making Friends With the LA River

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“The FoLAR volunteer event was a great experience for team bonding, cleaning up the environment, and enjoying local green spaces in the urban area."

Driving Decisions With Data Dashboards: Weaving a HydroWebbed Data Dashboard

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.

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.

South Africa: A New Model for Transformational USAID/Water Office Support?

Helping water service providers in Cape Town, South Africa, address water scarcity issues as their reservoirs dip closer to a critically low threshold
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Jeremy Gorelick, senior infrastructure finance advisor for the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) project, discusses the reality of decreasing water levels in Cape Town, South Africa, and the opportunity WASH-FIN has to set an example for how to best prepare for water scarcity challenges in a rapidly changing world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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