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Deadline Extended for Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program Grant Application

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The deadline to apply for the Hefty®EnergyBag™ grant program, an innovative plastics recycling program, has been extended to 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Ideal candidates have a strong passion to consistently improve their community, close ties to local organizations and access to a nearby recycling center.

Manos al Agua is Finalist in 2017 Digital Transformation with Social Impact Awards

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August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The 2017 ANDICOM Congress of digital transformation, led by CINTEL (ICT Research and Development Center), in Cartagena, hosted the first edition of the 2017 Digital Business Transformation Awards, which recognize Colombian companies that have remarkably contributed to their organizations and society through technology.

The Manos al Agua-Intelligent Water Management Project was among the three finalists in the category of Social Impact, in which 40 projects took part. The recognition was awarded by CINTEL and WaterHouseCoopers.

Yosemite Creates More than 2,000 Tons of Trash Each Year. Here’s How You Can Help That Number Shrink

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Between the five million visitors who come through Yosemite National Park each year and the park’s 2,800 staff members, California’s famous national park sends nearly 2,200 tons of garbage each year to the Mariposa County Landfill.

Keeping Yosemite Green: The Zero Landfill Initiative

Yosemite is trying to send less trash to the local county landfill, which is filling up quickly. You can help!
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Over four million visitors come to Yosemite National Park every year. Between visitors and park staff we end up with nearly 2,200 tons of garbage annually. This is not the legacy anyone intends to leave behind.

In the late winter/early spring of 2016, Yosemite launched an exciting new program to do something about it: the Zero Landfill Initiative. With help from Subaru of America (Subaru), the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and the Yosemite Conservancy, the park set an ambitious target of diverting 80% of our waste from the landfill by the end of 2017.

“How Will You … End Littering?” Video Contest Launches for Second Year

Keep America Beautiful Opens Contest for Students in Grades 9-12 through Oct. 13
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STAMFORD, Conn., Aug.23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today launched its second annual effort to tap into the imagination and innovation of our nation’s youth to continue to advance its fight to End Littering in America.

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.

Water Supply Diversification Continues Rising to Reach Resiliency, Reliability Goals


Objectives for developing alternative water supplies to increase availability and improve water system resilience continue as top priorities for resource stakeholders.

Infiltrator Announces Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Infiltrator will donate 50 septic systems to local Habitat organizations throughout North America
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ATLANTA, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Infiltrator Water Technologies, a manufacturer of decentralized wastewater treatment technology, announces its partnership with Habitat for Humanity to assist in their mission to create a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.

Turning Asia’s Flood Waters into Opportunities


Utilities throughout the Asia Pacific region are investing in advanced stormwater management strategies to improve resource resilience and overall water sustainability.

The changing dynamics of weather patterns, urbanization, population and the economic/social environments are prompting the region’s utilities to enhance investments especially as increased urban development is putting pressure on available land. Rising seawater levels and increased frequency of intense rainfall events are also highlighting how water resources are managed.

ACI Sustainability Report: “Bold Collective Actions” Needed for Transformational Change

American Cleaning Institute Report, “Foundations for Transformation,” Showcases Steps Industry is Taking to Tackle Most Critical Issues
  • CEO Melissa Hockstad Calls Upon Industry to “Consider Bold Collective Actions…to Drive Momentum” on Sustainability
  • “Cost of Non-Participation Will Eventually Catch-up to Those Who Sit on the Sidelines”
  • 4th Sustainability Report Data Show Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase in Renewable Energy Use
  • Record 37 ACI Member Companies Contribute to Sustainability Metrics Program 


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