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ANGEL'S ENVY® Supports the Future of Bourbon Through White Oak Preservation

Distiller plants more than 20,000 trees through 5th annual "Toast The Trees" campaign
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ANGEL'S ENVY, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys, wants to help ensure that forests of oak trees will stand tall for future generations.

Lockheed Martin Employees Embrace Earth Day All Year Long

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This week, Lockheed Martin employees around the world will come together for informational events and volunteer activities focused on Earth Day. Their commitment to the environment is on display throughout the year, however. In 2018, for example, Lockheed Martin employees:  

  • Collected over 18 tons of hazardous household materials that could have otherwise ended up in landfills or the natural environment during a “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” in Lufkin, Texas.

Earth Day and Every Day: Tracking Endangered Species with Booz Allen

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On Earth Day and every day, implanted radio tags with satellite transponders track endangered species so conservationists can learn more about their habits and habitat. For sea creatures like whales and dolphins, this means studying  the impact of threats including water pollution, noise pollution, and fishing nets.  

However, such data-gathering is often easier said than done. The volume of the world’s oceans is a staggering 1.4 billion cubic kilometers. The current network of satellites is limited in terms of coverage and the speed of data transmission.

Open Space, Increased Fleet Efficiency, and Water Education Are Highlights of Connecticut Water Service’s Updated Corporate Sustainability Report

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April 22, 2019 — Connecticut Water Service, Inc., today announced the availability of the company’s updated 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR). The update demonstrates the company’s progress and milestones in achieving its environmental and social goals.

Partners in Purpose: Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain

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Since the 1970s, Bridgestone has owned and managed 6,000 acres east of Nashville, Tennessee. In June 2018, this land was donated to The Nature Conservancy. In addition to being an ideal and protected home for wildlife, the reserve also offsets the carbon emissions produced by Nashville's Bridgestone Tower.

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Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

National Park Waste Reduction Efforts Receive $2.1 Million Donation From 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event

Now in Its 11th Year, Automaker’s Annual Philanthropic Event Provides Funding for Critical Support Across the National Park System
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WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The National Park Foundation has announced that Subaru raised $2.1 million for national parks through its 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event. This donation enables the National Park Foundation to support waste reduction efforts and enhance public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.

Video | Bridgestone Donated Nearly 6,000 Acres to Nature Conservancy in Tennessee

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In June 2018, Bridgestone Americas made the largest land donation to The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee’s history. The land is in White County, approximately 80 miles east of Nashville, and is connected to 10,000 acres previously donated by Bridgestone.

"This will be a place for birds, rabbits, quail, and other animals to nest," says Billy Bryant, Bridgestone's Chestnut Mountain Propery manager since 1973. "People can also enjoy it, hike it, horseback ride through it...you can't reproduce it."

Video | Southern California Edison Installs Cameras to Monitor Potential Wildfires in Real Time

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has installed 70 high tech cameras to monitor high-risk fire areas. SCE, fire agents and the public have 24-hour access to these cameras and plans to install 160 cameras by 2020.

Visit the Energized blog for more video updates about Edison Internationa's sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives. 

Fire Meteorologist Helps Lead SCE’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

The fire scientist is the first-ever at the utility and will use data and algorithms to help fight California’s wildfires. by Reggie Kumar
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Not everyone who fights wildfires is a firefighter. Some, like Tom Rolinski, fight fires with algorithms and weather modeling data. On a typical day, you can find Southern California Edison’s “wildfire whisperer” behind a computer screen using high-tech software to help prevent the next big wildfire.

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