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Keep America Beautiful® 'Cigarette Litter Prevention Program'

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Take a closer look at the public spaces surrounding your community’s park and recreation areas. If you look carefully, you’ll probably notice hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of cellulose acetate plastic — better known as cigarette butts — littering the sidewalks and parking lots.

Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has taken aim at aggressively reducing cigarette litter and beautifying communities through its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program® (CLPP), which launched in 2002.

Meet Sid, Conservation Dude

At Koch Industries’ Wichita headquarters, Sid Johnson works to improve environmental practices and partnerships across the company.
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Sid Johnson’s official title is a mouthful: Process and Systems Manager for Koch Remediation and Environmental Services. But he’d prefer that you just call him “Koch conservation dude.”

A Better Way for Michigan

We're making a positive impact now - and for the future
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Consumers Energy has a long term vision to create a more sustainable energy future for our state. Our Clean Energy Plan, developed with a variety of Michigan stakeholders, is a path to reduce carbon emissions by more than 90 percent and end the use of coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2040.

Tetra Tech is #1 in Water for 16 Years

Using our technical expertise to achieve consistent top rankings from Engineering News-Record
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Tetra Tech is Leading with Science® to deliver innovative solutions for its clients’ most challenging water problems around the world. In 2019 Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water in its “Top 500 Design Firms” issue for the 16th year in a row. ENR also ranked Tetra Tech #5 out of 500 firms in the 2019 Design Firms list.

Timberland Helps Reclaim the Horqin Desert

Timberland® plants millions of trees to reverse deforestation of the Mongolian region
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Over time, a region of lush grasslands in northern China suffered from overpopulation, overgrazing and the impacts of climate change to become the Horqin Desert which is now the size of Switzerland. 

Located in Inner Mongolia, the Horqin Desert began to have far-reaching impact, as agriculture suffered and sandstorms affected not only northern China but also Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Interview With Candice Au-Yeung, Civil Engineer

Seizing opportunities to learn and mentor in the civil engineering field
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Candice Au-Yeung is a civil engineer and assistant project manager at Tetra Tech. She specializes in site-civil and pipeline design and planning for municipal combined sewer overflow programs. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. We talked with Candice as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Convened Leading Environmental Organizations in Annapolis to Discuss Clean Water

Meeting covered water quality issues in conjunction with Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
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As water quality issues continue to become environmental and health hazards across the United States, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation convened its National Partner Network to discuss solutions. On June 6, ScottsMiracle-Gro convened over 40 individuals from 14 top environmental organizations across the nation. The meeting focused on clean water issues and how each organization is addressing them.

Water, Air and Pentair: Supporting World Environment Day

by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
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Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.

Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.

Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork

Data is driving the discussion in the water industry
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In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil. 

For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. 

Ramez Naam on the Green New Deal, Pt. 2 + Sunscreen Bans

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If you've been wondering what people mean when they talk about a Green New Deal, today's episode of Sea Change Radio should help. This week we air the second half of our discussion with technologist Ramez Naam. Last week Naam shared some of the specifics of the Green New Deal. This we talk about the best way to pitch any plan to the American public, whether a measure for restricting individual consumption ought to be included in the plan, and the importance of considering vulnerable populations around the globe when crafting sound climate policy.

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