Water CSR News

H20 for Life School Partner Raises $50,000 for South Sudan Water Projects


Since 2009, Stillwater Jr. High of Minnesota has raised and donated over $50,000 for water projects in South Sudan through an H2O for Life sponsorship. Inspired by the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (refugee boys displaced by internal conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan), teacher Sara Damon has worked with her students to host walk-a-thons, bake sales, performances and other creative fundraisers to raise the money for water projects in South Sudan and to teacher her students about social justice and the water crisis. 

First-hand Experience with Plastic Oceans by Roz Savage

Oceans, Plastics and Sustainability

I met Roz Savage, British ocean rower and environmental campaigner at a San Francisco fundraising dinner over five years ago.  It was fairly early on in her campaign “to bring us all together, by rowing by herself across our oceans for our planet and to demonstrate how we can change things, one stroke at a time.” I was very inspired by the lifestyle choices she had made and her commitment to a life purpose not to mention the courage it takes to row single handed across oceans.   And she rowed across three – Atlantic, Pacific and Indian!

Water and Sustainability Letter

Plastics in Our Oceans

Nothing is more fundamental to sustainability than water. It defines the surface of our planet, prescribes what is necessary to our life, and challenges hopes for worldwide prosperity.  The voices of sustainability who address water span a wide range of issues, programs, disciplines, professions, geographies, industries, opportunities, catastrophes, and toxins making it difficult, but not impossible, to organize and connect them under the one umbrella of sustainability.

Global Cities: Our Best Hope for a Sustainable Future

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM

Each of you has likely been involved in a meeting with the following characteristics:

Sigma-Aldrich® Named to “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” List

St. Louis-based Company Ranked 20th in First-Ever Appearance
Press Release

St. Louis, Mo., January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq:  SIAL) was named today for the first time to the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” list in an announcement made earlier at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The St. Louis-based Company was ranked 20th, one of the highest rankings among its peers.

Could Climate Adaptation and Resilience be Obama’s ‘Moon Mission?’


There has been much attention paid to President Obama’s comments about global warming in his Inaugural Speech. In it he focused on the key point that the countries that lead the clean energy transition will lead the global economy. Whether we like it or not, he implied, clean energy is the future. Instead of resisting it we should throw our enterprising spirit into it — or risk losing both economic and political power.

Green Builder® Media Announces Grand Opening Date of VISION House® Tucson

VISION House Tucson Opens on December 19
Press Release

Eastsound, WA, November 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced the date for the Grand Opening of VISION House Tucson– a joint project with Tucson-based builder, John Wesley Miller, a national leader in energy conservation and green building practices. VISION House Tucson is located in Armory Park del Sol in the historic neighborhood of Armory Park.

How Hollywood Could Save the Planet


Last week, I came across an interview Woody Allen gave to Esquire magazine for a series entitled “What I’ve Learned.” In it, he talked about his mother’s worldview and the fact that according to her, the world is a horrible, horrible place. That everybody and everything on the planet is going to die, our friends are going to disappear and the earth is going to be consumed by the sun. Her response to this reality was to keep herself incredibly busy. Growing up with this parental role model, Mr.

Special Event: Scaling Integrated Water Resources Management: Creating Strong and Healthy Communities and Environments

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Please join us for a conversation at the Embassy of Switzerland to discuss innovative and effective water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs based on an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach. Reception to follow!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Embassy of Switzerland 
2900 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008

(Woodley Park - Zoo Metro)

Finding the Balance between ‘Green’ and ‘Gray’


In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across North America — and caused nearly 300 deaths and more than US$50 billion in damage. Thousands were left homeless and millions suffered without heat, electricity and water. Marking the storm’s one-year anniversary, AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer and vice president, recently recanted lessons learned from the destruction — providing additional insight needed to build urban resiliency in coastal cities everywhere.


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