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Arbor Day Foundation Honors Team Willamette

Headwaters Award Recognizes Collaboration in Water Quality Programming
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Team Willamette of Oregon has been awarded the Foundation’s Headwaters Award. This award celebrates innovative programs — in rural or urban areas — that support the improvement of water quality and quantity through forestry activities. The award will be presented on May 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Everett West.

The Timberland® and Wrangler® Brands and the VF Foundation Support Research on Regenerative Ranching Practices to Improve Farmer Well-Being, Soil Health

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GREENSBORO, N.C. and STRATHAM, N.H., May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The VF Foundation and the Timberland® and Wrangler® brands today announced $150,000 in grants to researchers at seven U.S. universities, including Arizona State University and Michigan State University, that are conducting the first comprehensive research into regenerative ranching practices.  

Tetra Tech and Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District Win the 2019 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award

Using operations research and analytics to improve sustainable sewer management in Kentucky
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Tetra Tech won the prestigious Franz Edelman Award, which recognizes the ways that operation research and analytics are improving how people live and work around the globe. This accolade, which was announced at the INFORMS gala on April 15, 2019, recognizes Tetra Tech’s partnership with the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in Kentucky to implement real-time control (RTC) software to manage the city’s sewer network.

Translating Global Commitments Into Local Action

Symantec employees talk bees, recycle e-waste, plant trees, and conserve water as part of Earth Day 2019
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Symantec’s global commitments to the planet include engaging employees in protecting the environment and partnering with others to leverage our collective impact. Our Green Teams, employee volunteer teams located in offices across the world, help educate fellow employees about personal behavior changes that can save energy, water, reduce waste, and better the environment. Global Green Teams’ grassroots initiatives help us translate our global commitments into action.

Tetra Tech Designs Innovative Irrigation System in Lakewood, California

Improving water quality through stormwater diversion and treatment
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As part of the Los Cerritos Watershed Management Plan, the City of Lakewood, California, selected Tetra Tech to provide preliminary engineering, design services, and construction support services for the stormwater and runoff capture project in Bolivar Park.

Bolivar Park currently uses potable water for all irrigation needs. The City is implementing a smart regional stormwater best management practice that results in water quality improvements in the Los Cerritos channel, enables stormwater infiltration, and provides an alternate water supply for the park’s irrigation needs.

Cascadian Farm Says This New Cereal Can Help Fight Climate Change

by Amy Brown
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I have an unusual box of cereal in my pantry—the first of a kind, you might say. The manufacturer, organic foods brand Cascadian Farm, claims that kernza, the grain that is the key ingredient in its Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal, helps store carbon, protect water resources and prevent soil erosion. With talk like that, kernza has a lot to answer for. 

Root for the Twins. Reduce Plastic Waste.

Pentair is proud to help fans stay hydrated with great tasting water while reducing plastic bottle use at Target Field. It’s a home run!
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by John Jacko, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer

Picture this: It’s a 90-degree day and you’ve got amazing seats for a Minnesota Twins game. If you’re going to have any hopes of maintaining your Twins-fan spirit in the noon sun, staying hydrated is a must.

Duke Energy Reaches $10 Million Commitment to Support Waterways in the Carolinas

Summary: 
  • Since 2014, the Water Resources Fund has provided 125 grants to support projects in 12 river basins in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia
  • The most recent round of grants supports 12 projects impacting 43 counties
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  • Since 2014, the Water Resources Fund has provided 125 grants to support projects in 12 river basins in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia
  • The most recent round of grants supports 12 projects impacting 43 counties

Taking a Stand Against Ocean Pollution

Legg Mason Sponsors Inagural “The Race Against Plastic” 10k
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Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management joined forces to co-sponsor a run on April 11th in Stockholm, Sweden, to benefit Plastic Oceans, a pioneer in the fight against plastics in our seas.

 “The Race Against Plastic (TRAP)” inaugural 10k featured 25 clients dusting off their running shoes and joining together in the fight to reduce polluting our oceans with plastics. Runners and supporters raised nearly $10,000 for the cause!

GM Earns ‘Biggest Loser’ Recognition in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings

Press Release

DETROIT, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors has won the title of 2018 Biggest Loser in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition for its energy and water reduction efforts at three Michigan sites. Over 1,000 buildings across the state competed in the year-long energy and water reduction competition hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM).

Three Michigan-based GM facilities earned recognition, including:

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