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New Electric Utility Pricing Tool From Black & Veatch Offers Significant Advancement in Distributed Generation Analytics

Analytics will aid decision making as utilities connect new DG resources to the grid
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a market leader in the analysis and design of distributed generation systems, today announced a patent-pending analytics tool that accurately evaluates the utility ratemaking impacts of adding distributed power generation to the grid.

Opportunity Hack: Driving Social Impact with Passion and Technology

by Faith Lin, Community Relations Manager
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Here at Cisco, we value social impact and making a difference in our own communities. Often times, we do so by volunteering with local non-profits. Other times, we use our passion, creativity, and talent to empower these non-profits with new tools and solutions.

Using Technology to Save Our Oceans

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With the launch of a new web-tool, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), TRAFFIC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are teaming up to fight one of the greatest threats to our oceans: illegal fishing.

UPS Dramatically Increases Use of Renewable Natural Gas

​UPS Agreement for 10 Million Gallon Equivalents a Year With Big Ox Energy Is Its Largest Commitment to Date
Press Release

ATLANTA, Novemeber 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a 90% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional diesel.

The Corporate Partnership Bringing Education and Technology to Rural Ghana

by Tori Utley, Forbes.com Contributor
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Many girls in rural Africa lack access to education due to factors like gender inequality and familial poverty. But for the past 10 years, a social entrepreneur and former educator in Ghana has been working to change that.

After observing the difficulty many young girls have while trying to access education and stay in school – as well as the lack of innovation in the educational system – social entrepreneur and Ghana native Kafui Prebbie believed he could improve education through technology – so he did.

Hour of Code 2017: Unlock an Exciting New World by Taking a ‘Hero’s Journey’

by Mary Snapp - Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Philanthropies
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In a few weeks, people around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Millions of kids and others will participate in an Hour of Code, a global call to action to spend an hour learning the basics of coding.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Achieves New Speed Record in Veterans Day Demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., November 14, 2017/3BL Media/ – The Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) SAM car, driven by quadriplegic racing legend Sam Schmidt, established a new record top speed of 190 mph on Saturday during a Veterans Day demonstration at Aviation Nation, the annual airshow hosted by the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

The new record is nearly 40 mph faster than the SAM car’s previous speed record of 152 mph, which Schmidt set in 2016 during demonstration laps prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Expert Interview With Scott Ceasar, Sustainable Design Expert

Designing low-impact buildings that last
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Scott R. Ceasar is a Principal at Cosentini Associates, A Tetra Tech Company, and the Director of Sustainable Design. He promotes sustainable design practices in the building industry and within the firm, focusing on creating systems that are energy-efficient, environmentally responsible, and ensure occupant comfort.

#CiscoChat Recap: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Social Entrepreneurship

by Cristina McGlew Castro, Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving 1B
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Last week, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) hosted a #CiscoChat on its Twitter page around social entrepreneurship; specifically, we looked at how organizations, companies, and individuals can leverage technology to accelerate social change.

As a strategist on CSR’s Strategy and Global Problem Solving, 1B team, I joined three featured participants during the hour-long discussion:

Save the Food Takes Guess Work (And Waste) out of Thanksgiving Planning

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Each year consumers spend $218 billion on food that ends up going to waste. And, about $277 million of that waste will happen during Thanksgiving — when Americans begin to plan, purchase and prepare lavish meals which usually result in leftovers that ultimately end up in the trash.

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