Faux machine turns spotlight onto Wine to Water, a charity tackling the global water and sanitation crisis
Internet sensation the “Miracle Machine”, the first affordable wine making device for the home, is not a real device – it is just a piece of wood. The fictitious miracle, fronted by wine entrepreneurs Kevin Boyer and Philip James of CustomVine, has generated extensive media coverage around the world since its unveiling nearly two weeks ago.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.
Cross-post from SustainableWASH.org by Brian Banks
2013 has been a great year for SustainableWASH.org. We have seen the number of endorsers for the WASH Sustainability Charter swell to over 130, and we have seen the sector make great use of the Self-Assessment tool launched early in the year, with 17 organizations having completed the full assessment. To endorse the WASH Sustainability Charter or use the self-assessment tool, please visit this page.
National Program Continues to Reduce Cigarette Litter by More than Half
STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) reports an average 48 percent reduction of cigarette litter in the communities implementing KAB’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) during 2013. In 2013, the program’s 11th year, there were 200 grant-supported implementations across the country in a variety of settings including downtowns, roadways, beaches, parks, marinas, colleges/universities, tourist locations, and at special events.
The demand and competition for diminishing water resources has resulted in unprecedented attention on water. Communities across the globe are increasingly challenged with providing sustainable and reliable water supplies to households, agriculture, and industry.
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of a sharpened focus on urban issues globally, AECOM offers its Connected Cities blog to share its professional city-related knowledge and advance the dialogue around how to improve the world’s urban areas.
MCLEAN, Va. and SINGAPORE, Feb. 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1, 2014. The ban covers all restaurants and F&B facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific.