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Olympic Venues for #oneplanetearth

For World Environment Day we highlight Olympic venues that have minimised their carbon footprints or helped to protect multiple plant and animal species.
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Olympic venues are a powerful way to improve the lives of host city residents. Long after the Games are finished, the venues enable local communities to play more sport and engage in physical activity. They also create jobs and help regenerate cities and regions.

U.S. Mayors Double Down on Healthy Buildings To Support Healthier, More Resilient Cities

Miami Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Francis Suarez rallies the nation’s mayors to step on healthy buildings by embracing WELL as a key solution for advancing healthier cities.
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RENO, Nev., June 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, as part of a renewed commitment to public health and national resilience, the nation’s mayors passed a major resolution to advance healthy buildings as a key strategy to support community preparedness and foster healthier, stronger cities. The policy resolution, adopted this morning by the U.S.

Qualcomm Unveils Next Generation Powerline Communication Device To Support Expanding Industry Need for Vehicle to Charging Station Smart-Grid Communications

Next Generation Powerline Communication Device Supports Global Efforts Towards E-Mobility and a Net-Zero Emissions Society
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  • Supports advanced bidirectional communication in smart grid applications to help manage and balance energy flow between electric vehicles and the grid
  • Qualcomm Technologies is working with virtually all global, leading automakers and their supply base in support of the Combined Charging Systems international standard for charging electric vehicles
  • In alignment with Qualcomm Incorporated’s environmental sustainability efforts, this device also has the potential to contribute to substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions
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Highlights:

  • Supports advanced bidirectional communication in smart grid applications to help manage and balance energy flow between electric vehicles and the grid
  • Qualcomm Technologies is working with virtually all global, leading automakers and their supply base in support of the Combined Charging Systems international standard for charging electric vehicles
  • In alignment with Qualcomm Incorporated’s environmental sustainability efforts, this device also has the potential to contribute to substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Accelerating the Work of Nonprofits Addressing Climate Change

An Earth Day Flash Consulting Day of Service with Nielsen and Common Impact
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As part of its commitment to sustainability, Nielsen celebrated its ninth annual Earth Day with a variety of activities and volunteer events to build a stronger and more resilient future for the planet and coming generations.

Minnesota State Lawmakers Must Act Now or Risk Losing Billions in Federal Infrastructure Funds

State lawmakers urged to return for special session to provide matching funds to unlock federal investments from the 2021 infrastructure law.
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June 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - With Minnesota at severe risk of losing out on billions of federal dollars from the federal Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), the corporate sustainability organization Ceres is calling on Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to convene a special legislative session to access those needed funds.

Bridging Society to a Lower-Emissions Future

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At Enbridge, we’re committed to bridging society to a lower-emissions future. We’ve set goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. And to get there, we’re embracing new technologies, modernizing our equipment, lowering the carbon intensity of the energy we deliver, and pioneering cleaner energy sources.

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Ecocentricity Blog: Embracing Clean Technologies, Even If We Don't Have All of the Answers Yet

By: John A. Lanier
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There are now multiple times that I’ve heard people question the merits of solar panels and lithium ion batteries by citing how hard they are to recycle. To me, these questions miss the mark. We absolutely need to address the end-of-life concerns with these technologies, and smart people are working on that, but they are still technologies that society should wholeheartedly embrace.

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There are now multiple times that I’ve heard people question the merits of solar panels and lithium ion batteries by citing how hard they are to recycle. To me, these questions miss the mark. We absolutely need to address the end-of-life concerns with these technologies, and smart people are working on that, but they are still technologies that society should wholeheartedly embrace.

ACEC Honors Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line, International Gateway Bridge

California transportation projects recognized with Grand Awards at the annual ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards; among a total of eight WSP USA projects honored.
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WASHINGTON, June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Two WSP USA projects, the Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension in San Diego and the International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, were winners of national Grand Awards at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

WSP Infrastructure Index: 80 Percent of Americans Support Equity in Infrastructure Spending Over Improvements in Their Own Communities

New survey in partnership with The Harris Poll reveals 86 percent of Americans also favor spending more on quality infrastructure rather than realizing near-term savings.
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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, today released its new WSP Infrastructure Index that gauges Americans’ views on how the Biden Administration’s $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, should be spent.

What Climate Solutions Work Best in Georgia?

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Drawdown Georgia is a "leaderfull" initiative that involves multiple stakeholders.

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Drawdown Georgia is a "leaderfull" initiative that involves multiple stakeholders.

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