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Ecocentricity Blog - A Quarter Century of Impact: How Biomimicry Has Reframed Humanity's Relationship With Nature

By: John A. Lanier

Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!


Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

Leveraging Disruption to Save the Planet

Alums of our Multicultural Innovation Lab, an in-house accelerator for diverse-led tech startups, are finding innovative ways to curb carbon and promote sustainability.

By now, the alarms over climate change seem to be sounding nearly every week. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, warns that unless nations reduce carbon emissions by roughly 43% by 2030, slowing global warming to the point that averts catastrophe may be an unattainable goal.1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s PHMSA Final Rule Is Now in Effect – How Can You Prepare?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) final rule went into effect on May 16, 2022, through amendments to 49 C.F.R. Parts 191 and 192.

nD Digital Twin Platform Selected by New ASME-Black & Veatch Business, Twinify Technologies

Press Release

BOSTON, May 16, 2022 /3BL Media/ - nDimensional Inc. is excited to announce its role as digital twin platform provider for Twinify Technologies, a new joint venture between The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Black & Veatch with the mission of helping asset-intensive industries achieve the full potential of the industrial digital revolution.

Watershed Moment: Seattle Office Building Project Exceeds Toughest Environmental Design Standards

WSP USA helped raise the standard for green building design, energy and water efficiency and indoor environmental quality with opening of the Watershed building.

Design standards for water and energy efficiency are becoming more stringent in many parts of the world—and few regions can beat Seattle for ambition in green and sustainable building design.

Yet even in this sophisticated real estate market, Watershed — a 72,000-square-foot, seven-story commercial office building for which WSP USA provided mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) engineering, as well as lighting and sustainability design — stands out for its high standards.

Solar Installation to Help Power Flint Hills Resources Facility


Koch companies Flint Hills Resources and DEPCOM Power will build what is believed to be the largest solar installation of its kind in the United States. The solar energy generated will help power Flint Hills' Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota, south of the Twin Cities – already one of the most efficient refineries in the U.S.

Duke Energy Indiana Expands Clean Energy Production With Upgrades to Markland Hydroelectric Station

Press Release

PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy Indiana has completed upgrades to three hydroelectric turbines, generators and other equipment at its Markland Hydroelectric Station near Florence, Ind., increasing the facility’s clean, renewable energy output by about 10% and bolstering its ability to reliably serve customers for the next 40 years.

Major U.S. Companies and Investors Urge Congress to LEAD on Climate

Lawmakers pressed to finalize federal clean energy package at fourth annual business advocacy day
Press Release

May 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ -Representatives from more than 100 large companies and investors are meeting with key lawmakers of both parties this week in a united call for Congress to pass an ambitious package of federal clean energy, transportation, infrastructure, and advanced manufacturing investments. 

South Bronx Early College Academy and The Longwood Academy of Discovery in Bronx, NY Celebrate Official Opening of Hydroponic Classrooms

Two schools boast dedicated spaces for sustainability and science education
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 12, 2022 /3BL Media/ On April 28 and 29, South Bronx Early College Academy (SBECA) and The Longwood Academy of Discovery celebrated the official opening of their hydroponic-farm classrooms. Representatives from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club and NY Sun Works joined school staff and students for the ribbon-cutting, informative tour of the hydroponic systems, and sampling of leafy greens and fresh herbs they helped grow from seed to harvest in each of the classrooms.

Middle Mile Investment Key to Broadband Expansion Efforts


In many ways, broadband networks are our digital roads. Essential to serving the public good and facilitating social and economic advancement, broadband assets have become a critical infrastructure component to our modern lives.


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