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Reforestation and Stress Relief

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Water is one of the world’s most vital resources and a key input material to Kimberly-Clark’s tissue manufacturing processes. As a result, we recognize that the communities surrounding mills experiencing water stress will have important social needs as well. Engagement at the local community level is helping to identify appropriate mechanisms to support these needs.

Bioswales on The Ray

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The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia.  

 

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The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia.  

 

Why It’s Time to Rebuild America’s Water Infrastructure

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If America’s water infrastructure was a carton of milk in your fridge, you would have thrown it away a long time ago. If it was a student, it would be getting barely passing grades. So what’s gone wrong? Impeller spoke with Joe Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Xylem, to learn about the problem and how it can be fixed.

“A lot of America’s water infrastructure was constructed over 100 years ago,” Vesey says. “Installations peaked between 1925 to 1940. Most of that infrastructure has a useful life of 50 to 75 years, so on average we are well past that.”

Clean Drinking Water More Important to Americans than Clean Air, According to New Study

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  • Two in three Americans believe their community’s clean drinking water is at risk
  • Most Americans believe significant investments in water infrastructure are needed to avoid future water crises
  • Americans expect cross-sector collaboration from governments, businesses and environmental organizations to secure a clean water future
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  • Two in three Americans believe their community’s clean drinking water is at risk
  • Most Americans believe significant investments in water infrastructure are needed to avoid future water crises
  • Americans expect cross-sector collaboration from governments, businesses and environmental organizations to secure a clean water future

This Company is Creating a World Where Conserving Water is a Way of Life

by Brittany Lane
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Based in Singapore, Ecosoftt – Eco Solutions For Tomorrow, Today – specializes in decentralized management of water, wastewater, and environmental services for the developed and developing worlds. Their Water SMART Homes & Communities platform allows property owners and building managers to reduce their water footprint and waste by up to 50 percent, to recycle and reuse up to 80 percent of wastewater for non-potable purposes, and to discharge at least 20 percent of treated water in a way that protects Mother Nature.

Caterpillar Inc | Doing More To Restore Natural Resources

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Caterpillar is working actively with stakeholders to find collaborative and innovative solutions to restoring our planet’s natural resources. One of these collaborations, a summit of experts and leaders in engineering, construction, finance and environmentalism, resulted in a white paper on natural infrastructure restoration and ways to catalyze its development and expansion.

Click here to learn more.

Barclays Infographic | Utilities: Turned On or Tapped Out?

Water solutions that work for utilities
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Barclays | Our Insights

Public water utilities in the U.S. face a crisis that could mean the end of clean, cheap water. As climate variability and extreme weather events affect the quantity and quality of fresh water, the industry is being challenged to deliver services and protect vulnerable infrastructure without driving up prices. New technologies and practices could save costs, preserve infrastructure, and conserve water over the long term.

Ecolab Helped Businesses Conserve 161 Billion Gallons of Water in 2016

2016 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights commitment to transforming business
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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In 2016, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, helped customers save 161 billion gallons of water at more than one million locations around the world.  These savings, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of more than 558 million people, are highlighted in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, issued today. The report profiles Ecolab's commitment to helping customers preserve fresh water and reduce energy use and waste, as well as improving the company’s own operations.

Xylem Watermark and Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24

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Xylem CEO Patrick Decker and Xylem volunteers discuss the importance of Xylem Watermark’s partnership with Planet Water Foundation on World Water Day and throughout the year. Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day, built 24 AquaTowers in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These projects reached a total of 24,000 people.

Boeing Delivers Increased Efficiencies; Reduced Waste, Emissions

Progress and challenges in 2016 toward environmental goals and strategy
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**This is the first article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing begins its second century of business with a firm commitment to lead the aerospace industry into an environmentally progressive and sustainable future.

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