From tracking cattle to bespoke weather forecasts, AI technology is helping smallholders across Asia and Africa. But it is by no means clear yet whether it will be a game changer in eliminating global poverty
Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.
Alliance for Water Efficiency Study Shows Water Providers, Customers Can Work Together to Conserve Limited Water Supplies
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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation was one of several funders to support a two-year long Landscape Transformation study conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE). AWE’s study was the most expansive and diverse assessment to date of outdoor water efficiency programs implemented by water providers throughout North America.
Revolution Wind will be the largest procurement of offshore wind in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from a new, 400 MW offshore wind farm – Revolution Wind. The project, originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, has since been acquired by Orsted, one of the world’s leading developers of offshore wind farms. National Grid selected Revolution Wind in coordination with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.
LINCOLN, Neb., February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), partnering with the City of Holland, is providing 300 free trees to HBPW electric customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. This program helps communities across the United States save energy and expand their tree canopies.
Gro More Good initiative will improve children’s health and well-being through increased connections to gardening, fresh food, and time spent outdoors
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today announced the launch of Gro More Good, a national initiative that will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children over the next five years.
Timberland has greened over 130,000 sq/ft of urban space and isn't stopping there
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Green spaces in urban communities help improve individual wellbeing and strengthen communities.
In 2015, Timberland made a commitment to create or restore green space in urban areas. This year took our urban greening to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. More than 260 people volunteered and planted 37 trees, 800 shrubs, and 400 seeds to transform underutilized space into 15,000 square feet of community green space.
There are many reasons to applaud a new housing complex in San Bernardino that is going to be all-electric and zero-net energy. For Mary’s Village, which will provide supportive housing and care for homeless men, saving money is key among them.
In the last two decades, sustainability reporting has gone from an exercise for the largest companies to a necessity to attract investors and meet local and international regulation. But the main benefit of sustainability reporting remains that companies best understand their impacts and can improve their bottom line along with the world around them.
The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.