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Video | Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

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Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure. But it must address gaps in modern workforce skills and technology access to unlock its potential. 

Duke Energy Florida Announces 3 More Solar Power Plants, Totaling 195 Megawatts

Summary: 
  • Company continues to make progress on adding 700 MW of solar generation through 2022

  • By early 2020, company’s solar power plants will eliminate more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year

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  • Company continues to make progress on adding 700 MW of solar generation through 2022

  • By early 2020, company’s solar power plants will eliminate more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year

North Carolina’s Solar Power Output Grew 36 Percent in 2018

Summary: 
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth
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  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth

This School is Serving as a Sustainable Safe Haven for 240 Girls in Ghana

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Ghana's Volta region has the lowest quality education in the country, and lack of facilities means 87% of girls in primary school do not continue to secondary school. 

Tetra Tech partnered with Voices of African Mothers and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana to give girls a safe and sustainable place to receive an education. Watch the video above to learn more about this project and partnership.

The first classroom unit is slated to open in 2019.

3BL Media is Tetra Tech's partner in purpose.​

North Carolina Schoolchildren Give Mohawk Group and Karastan a Hand in Sustainability

Art exercise celebrates on-campus installation of SmartFlower energy unit
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EDEN, N.C., March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Rockingham County students in North Carolina recently joined Mohawk Group and Karastan to commemorate the installation of an on-campus SmartFlower™ solar energy unit with a collaborative hands-on art project facilitated by plant employees.

The One Planet Summit: Collective Action Makes a Positive Impact

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At Schneider Electric, we understand that we must work together today to co-create a more sustainable world. We believe in making a low-carbon economy a reality now, both for businesses, and the world’s most vulnerable populations alike. One in seven people still lacks electricity, and most of them live in rural areas of the developing world.1 We look to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration to do our part in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy access for all.

Video | Verizon is Helping Hawaii Power Smarter

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Verizon uses smart sensors on its network to collect near real-time data across Hawaii’s power grid. This allows them to zero in on the real demands for electricity and when to deliver it. To help Hawaiian Electric reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Learn more about Verizon's other energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives here.

Clean and Green: Duke Energy Issues Second Green Bond

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction
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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction

Go Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming Adventure Film “Call of the Wild” and Learn How Twentieth Century Fox Went Green on Set

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For more than 100 years, Jack London’s adventure novel Call of the Wild has been celebrated as a powerful testament to the beauty of nature. When Twentieth Century Fox set out to adapt the book as a film in 2018, the studio sought to honor this legacy by producing the film in the most environmentally responsible way possible. From the earliest days of production, the cast and crew dedicated themselves to reducing waste, recycling used materials, prioritizing responsible food service, and embracing renewable energy.

Black Green History: Making History with Mohawk

By George Bandy Jr.
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A building in and of itself is not anything but a building. The value of a sustainable building is that it educates the people in the building who then go and begin to pollinate that message of responsibility in their own communities and homes. That’s when you have a significant impact above and beyond what the building can provide.

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