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Lighting Up Lives in India

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Based in Munich, Germany, Shanti Barrera is an architect consultant in AECOM’s Strategy Plus group. In a recent AECOM Impact blog post, Shanti shares his experience working in India with Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program.

Heading Home from Hyderabad

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Zara Marais, an environmental scientist based in AECOM's Melbourne, Australia, office, took part in Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program (YPP) in Hyderabad, India, with colleagues Sean Holmes and Louis Scipione. As the program came to a close, she looks back on her time in India and discusses what she learned along the way.

Spring Ahead with WeatherBug

Marcy Reed believes our partnership with WeatherBug is about creating a sustainable future.
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This op-ed was published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on April 28.

At a handful of schools across the Massachusetts commonwealth, there are children who are getting excited about WeatherBug, technology that helps forecasters better plot the paths of storms, and helps us prepare for quicker service restoration.

I’m not ashamed to disclose our selfish motivations for joining the WeatherBug partnership, through which we’ve installed nearly two dozen weather stations on schools, fire stations and municipal buildings in Massachusetts.

Charlotte Residents Celebrate 15th Annual Fueling Good Charlotte Mountain Bike Series

CITGO Petroleum and Nisbet Oil Sponsor community bike race in Charlotte
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  May 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – For the second year, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Nisbet Oil are bringing Charlotte cyclists together for the weekly CITGO Fueling Good Charlotte Mountain Bike Series, a 12 race series that began April 15 and runs every Wednesday evening through August. Open to participants of all ages, the series provides an opportunity for cyclists to race at a lower cost, as entrance fees and administrative costs are subsidized by CITGO and Nisbet Oil.

National Grid Honored with ENERGY STAR Award

The EPA recognized National Grid for excellence in promoting energy efficiency products
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April 7, 2015 - WALTHAM, MA /3BL Media/  -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized National Grid with a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion.

An ENERGY STAR partner for many years, National Grid is being honored for its work to educate consumers about the importance of energy efficiency and increase awareness of ENERGY STAR programs and products.

National Grid’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.

Earth Day and Corn Farming: 45 Years of Progress

By Robert T. Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
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Imagine, as the world grows more hot and crowded, nothaving to using more land for farms but returning some of it instead to forest and grassland. Imagine the reductions in soil erosion and water consumption, the decline of greenhouse gas emissions, and a host of other benefits for our planet.

It’s possible. Corn farmers have shown how.

Sanitation: A Key to Urban Growth

Cities across the world need innovative, sustainable systems to help address obstacles created by growing populations.
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Peter Harris | UPS

As the world’s urban population continues to multiply, a multitude of challenges loom on the horizon.

According to an Oxford Economics study of 750 cities worldwide, the population of these urban areas is expected to increase by 410 million by the year 2030.

Unique Cities Demand Unique Planning

How Cities, Old and New, Can Plan for the Long Term
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Peter Harris | UPS

Today’s generation of urban planners are often influenced by the work of the late MIT professor Kevin Lynch, who, in his seminal 1960 book, The Image of the City, described the way human perceptions of the city—the way people orient themselves and navigate within a physical space—should affect city design.

Majority of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Not Satisfied with Current Levels of Sustainability

Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey examines sustainability challenges and opportunities for SMBs
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A majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) want better sustainability programs but are hindered by costs and a perception that investments in these initiatives don’t matter to customers, according to a sustainability survey released by Cox Enterprises. The 2014 Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey examined sustainability opportunities and challenges for SMB leaders.

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