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How Market Levers for Clean Energy Development are Continuing the Trend Toward Renewables

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The renewable energy industry has come a long way since 1975, when the first utility-scale wind generation project came online in California. By the end of 2017, all renewable energy sources provided about 17 percent of total utility-scale power generation in the U.S., with about 10 percent of this total coming from wind and solar facilities.

The Future of Education Is More About Learning, Less About Teaching

by Kathryn Siranosian
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Students sitting at desks in neat rows facing the front of the room. Teachers writing on a chalkboard, delivering information to be memorized and later recalled on tests. Bells that signal it’s time to change classrooms.

What most consider “typical” school design has its roots in the Industrial Age when factory and assembly line workers were in high demand.

But this one-size-fits-all, rote approach to learning is now obsolete.

How Data Privacy Regulations Affect Your Supply Chain

by Nithin Coca
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This past May, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The comprehensive regulations shift the dominant paradigm of online data from an opt-out model, in which users had to take action to control their data, to a privacy by design model where privacy and user control must be up-front and center.

Healthy Soil 101: Why Soil Health Matters and How the Food Sector Can Help

by Mary Mazzoni
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Most of us don’t think too closely about dirt, but perhaps we should. After all, it’s the foundation of all life on Earth.

Beyond sustaining plant life—and the rest of the food chain along with it—soil itself is very much alive. One handful of dirt contains up to 50 billion bacteria and hundreds of thousands of individual fungal cells. As these microorganisms move through the soil, they feast on minerals and dead organic matter and leave nutrients behind, allowing plants to grow and ecosystems to thrive.

The Business and Societal Case for Privacy

By Mary Mazzoni
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This article series is underwritten by Symantec and went through our normal editorial review process. 

American companies experienced nearly 500 data breaches in 2016 alone, and governments around the world are beginning to require more from private firms when it comes to protecting user data.

How the Push to Make Data Privacy a Human Right Will Impact Businesses

by Nithin Coca
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The international nonprofit Access Now calls privacy a “cornerstone of human rights in the digital age.” In fact, more and more technologists, advocacy groups, and consumers are calling for stronger laws and regulations on data privacy as a fundamental human or civil right. As companies collect and use an increasingly staggering amount of personal information, there is greater attention on what their responsibility is—both ethically and legally—in handling all of this data.

A LEED Perspective on Best Window and Shade Selection for Your Home

by Jim Witkin
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The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25%-30% of energy wasted in the home is due to inefficient windows. So clearly, when buying a new home or upgrading your current home, selecting the ideal set of windows is an important part of the decision.

The Allstate Foundation Encourages Youth Empowerment with Good Starts Young Program

by Jan Lee
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Mary-Pat Hector was 13 years old when she decided she had to do something to stop the gun violence that was riddling her Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood.

The Business and Societal Case for Privacy

by Mary Mazzoni
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American companies experienced nearly 500 data breaches in 2016 alone, and governments around the world are beginning to require more from private firms when it comes to protecting user data.

3BL Forum | The Pulse of Corporate Influencers: A Roundtable Discussion

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You won't want to miss this Influencer Roundtable at 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands™ -- The Long View (Oct. 23-25) featuring:

Leon Kaye
Executive Editor, TriplePundit
#1 Sustainability Media Influencer, OAnalytica

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