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Meet Joie McCutchen, Arborist

Medical assistant turned arborist. She makes sure vegetation doesn't knock out your power

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Joie McCutchen, an associate vegetation management specialist, Florence, S.C.

Communications Network is the Foundation of Smarter Cities and Smarter Grids


The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required. Today’s utility communications networks consist of two distinct parts: Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), with the IT network supporting the business operations and the OT network supporting electric service delivery operations.

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

Press Release
  • Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community
  • More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date
  • Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Ecocentricity Blog: Who Doesn’t Love a Good Singalong?


Perhaps the words are overly simplistic (it is a children’s song after all), but the song directly acknowledges our dependence on nature for a range of ecosystem services. Which isn’t exactly a simple concept when you reflect on it.


Perhaps the words are overly simplistic (it is a children’s song after all), but the song directly acknowledges our dependence on nature for a range of ecosystem services. Which isn’t exactly a simple concept when you reflect on it.

Republic Services Makes Disposing of Batteries and Bulbs Effortless


When setting your clocks forward for Daylight Savings, remember to change those batteries in your smoke detectors and light bulbs that need replacing. 

Daylight Savings is a smart time for businesses to replace batteries in fire alarms, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as replacing fluorescent light bulbs and lighting ballasts. Republic Services offers two simple solutions for businesses to discard items that contain mercury, lead or other hazardous materials that should not be thrown away with regular waste.

Orvis CEO Signs Open Letter Urging FL Lawmakers to Save the Everglades

Perk Perkins is Joined by 27 Other Outdoor Brands to Urge Support for Legislation to Build Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir
Press Release

March 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor and adventure retailer The Orvis Company has purchased a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald to publish an open letter from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, urging Governor Rick Scott and the Florida State Legislature to support legislation to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir. 

HP Challenges IT Industry: Clean Up Electronics Recycling

by Sarah Murry

When U.S. consumers drop off their old electronics at local e-waste centers for recycling, most assume their aging gadgets will be safely dismantled and have their components either scrapped or re-used. But that’s not always the case, according to Basel Action Network (BAN), an environmental nonprofit.

How HP Uses Science-Based Goals to Combat Climate Change

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP

Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. At HP, we hold the conviction that the science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential. We all—country, industry, company, community and individual—have a shared responsibility to understand our impacts and to take action to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Keep Erie County Beautiful Becomes Newest Keep America Beautiful Affiliate


Keep America Beautiful has more than 620 community-based affiliates at the state, county and local levels throughout the country. Each new affiliate goes through a comprehensive approach created with the help of behavior scientists to get at root causes of why people mistreat their local environment and how to change those behaviors.

As Seen on The Guardian: Ships, Planes and Automobiles Take a Load Off to Go Green

Lightweighting – the reduction of a vehicle’s mass to enhance performance – is helping manufacturers meet fuel efficiency targets, thus shrinking their customers’ carbon footprints

People aren’t the only ones with weight loss goals for the new year. To increase fuel efficiency and minimize their carbon footprints, transportation companies are making an effort to shed pounds, too.


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