Disaster preparedness

Green Builder Media Announces Ground-Breaking of Extreme Climate, Off-the-Grid Sustainability Institute and Demonstration Project

Colorado site offers building science and product testing at high altitude.
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October 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media proudly introduces the company’s first entirely self-sufficient, off-the-grid project in our VISION House Series. The VISION House at Mariposa Meadows and the ReVISION House at Rancho La Garita, perched high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, unite extraordinary design, extreme performance, innovative products and intelligent technology.

Sustainability at AECOM: Planning for a Changing Global Context

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In many countries, populations are aging, people are increasingly moving into cities, and there is a growing need to address resource scarcity and the impacts of global climate change. At AECOM, we are continually transforming our approach to project delivery to better address these rapidly changing dynamics and to enhance sustainability.

Check out page 9 of AECOM’s most recent sustainability report to learn more about how we enhance our services to plan for a changing global context.

 

Moving People to Safety

When, how, and where we build must become a top priority for builders.
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Chalk it up to luck, I suppose, but a few weeks back we missed the only real snowstorm to hit our corner of the world this winter because we were traveling elsewhere on business. We received email reports from folks in the neighborhood that our hilly country lane was totally impassible due to ice and wet, deep snow plus plenty of downed trees, and their daily updates indicated that the situation remained unchanged for almost a week.

AECOM Celebrates Red Cross Month, Raises Awareness Among Employees

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LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it will celebrate Red Cross Month in March and bring a higher level of awareness to its more than 10,000 U.S. employees of the beneficial programs and services that the American Red Cross (ARC) offers.

UPS Foundation Champions Volunteerism Awarding $2.4 Million to Nine Non-Profits

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ATLANTA, December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation announced today it will donate more than $2.4 million to support the volunteer efforts of nine non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on those organizations that specialize in disaster preparedness and response. This year’s volunteerism grants include a $1.2 million award to the Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer services.

Student Conservation Association Joins US Disaster Response Program In Support of Corporation for National and Community Service and FEMA

Student Conservation Association (SCA) signs formal agreement with Corporation for National and Community Service to assist in disaster response and preparedness in communities nationwide
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has signed a formal agreement with the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to assist in disaster response and preparedness in communities across the country.

Red Cross and Disney Help Kids and Families Prepare for Disasters

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WASHINGTON, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As part of National Preparedness Month in September, Disney is expanding its collaboration with the American Red Cross through several joint initiatives to help kids and families prepare for disasters and other emergencies. 

Central Valley: Red Cross Gets $175,000 For Preparedness

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PG&E gave a check for $175,000 to the Central Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. It's National Preparedness month. Officials were trying to get the word out to residents to be prepared in case disaster strikes.

Click here to watch the video on KSEE 24 News.

*This article originally appeared on www.ksee24.com

The Importance of Social Media Before & After Disasters

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When the east coast felt its most powerful earthquake in nearly 70 years earlier this month, many heard about it first on Twitter, then experienced the physical effects. When the coast was impacted again by Tropical Storm Irene, many of us turned to our Facebook feeds and Twitter streams to stay informed of its impact.
 

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