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UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
Article

In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.

More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).

20 Cities Awarded TD Green Space Grants for Innovative Urban Forestry Initiatives in Underserved Neighborhoods

Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb. and TORONTO, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the recipients of the TD Green Space Grants program. These grants provide a total of $400,000 USD to support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship, and community green space expansion, advancing environmental and economic benefits for underserved communities.

For the 2018 Urban Photographer of the Year, the Focus is Narrative and Connectivity

by Daniel Rosen
Blog

The built environment, broadly defined, is an interesting, albeit static, subject to photograph. The buildings, the roads, the streetscapes, the very structures themselves don’t change or move. Rather, it is the frenetic activity and connectivity that happens in and throughout these built environments that makes it such a compelling subject.

Breakthrough Approaches for Sustainable Cities

The long-term health of cities matters – we must work together for a lasting future for our urban centers.
Blog

Mark Wallace | UPS

More and more of the world’s population is moving to cities.

According to the UN, by 2050 nearly two-thirds of the global population will live in cities, and urban populations will increase by 2 billion people.

While this mass migration will bring new, exciting opportunities for city residents, it also brings daunting challenges to urban environments and the businesses operating there.

UPS/Greenbiz Survey Finds Businesses Are Concerned About Impacts of Urbanization

Less than Half Feel Prepared to Tackle These Challenges Survey Offers New Insights Into Logistics Challenges and Opportunities Collaboration Needed to Build Environmentally Sustainable Cities
Press Release

ATLANTA, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A new study from UPS (NYSE:UPS) and GreenBiz Group reveals nearly all companies (95 percent) surveyed are concerned about how urbanization will impact business growth and sustainability. However, according to The Road to Sustainable Urban Logistics survey, only 47 percent feel prepared to address the associated business challenges.

Resiliency is Preparedness

Collaboration between cities and the private sector can prepare us for physical, social and economic challenges.
Blog

Scott Tew | Ingersoll Rand 

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
Article

by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Protecting the Environment and Growing the Economy Go Hand-in-Hand

The best way to help out-of-work coal miners is to invest in making them part of the clean-energy future.
Article

Originally posted on www.huffingtonpost.com.

San Francisco has reduced its carbon emissions by 28 percent since 1990, while growing its GDP by 79 percent. And it’s far from alone. Across the country, cities have been proving that protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand-in-hand.

Nestlé Waters North America Announces $6 Million Investment in Closed Loop Fund

Joins with Other Leaders to Jump-Start Recycling Programs across the United States
Press Release

May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé Waters North America today announced it is investing $6 million as part of a shared effort among business, government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs in cities across the United States.

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