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White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

Recycling During a Pandemic: One Year Later

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As we reflect on a full year of COVID-19, it is obvious that our lives have been changed immeasurably, and business across the board has shifted to meet the demands of the “new normal.” 

DesignFWD: Made of Water

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Mohawk Group announces the return of its free series of accredited CEUs, first launched in 2020, in March 2021. Due to a very positive response, Mohawk Group will offer new courses in continuation of its DesignFWD digital learning initiatives. From leading design innovations to well-being in the built environment to technical solutions, the DesignFWD CEU series provides inspiring and impactful information for the contract design community.

Made of Water

Tetra Tech's Dr. Sujoy B. Roy Discusses Modeling and Analysis to Assess Future Climate Change Impacts

Increasing resilience of water resources and infrastructure to the extremes of climate and weather events
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Sujoy B. Roy, PhD, a principal engineer in Tetra Tech’s Lafayette, California, office, has more than 25 years of experience in large water-related modeling projects.

“I was drawn to climate change because of the scale and consequences of the problem,” said Dr. Roy. In looking at longer-term infrastructure and future water supply studies, climate considerations are seen less as a separate discipline, and more integrated into ongoing and long-term analyses.

From Ash Pond To Riverside Wetlands: Making the Business Case for Engineered Natural Technologies

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  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.
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Highlights

  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.

Everything You Think You Know About Recycling Is Wrong and Here's How to Fix It

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March 15th is "Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong Day." At Republic Services, we're celebrating the holiday by debunking some of the most common myths about recycling. In fact, across the country, the average recycling contamination rate is 20%. 

Mondelēz International Commits To Reduction in Virgin Plastic Use To Combat Plastic Pollution

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  • Company builds on existing 2025 goals with new aim to cut virgin plastic use in rigid plastic packaging by at least 25%
  • Part of broader efforts to eliminate, reduce, replace and recycle plastics across portfolio
  • Calls for more progress on a U.S. Federal recycling scheme that includes flexible films
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  • Company builds on existing 2025 goals with new aim to cut virgin plastic use in rigid plastic packaging by at least 25%
  • Part of broader efforts to eliminate, reduce, replace and recycle plastics across portfolio
  • Calls for more progress on a U.S. Federal recycling scheme that includes flexible films

FPT Industrial and Fontanafredda Join Forces to Produce the World's First Zero Emission Barolo Wine

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Completing the world’s first zero-emissions harvest of a Barolo cru, and celebrating 2025 by opening the first 100% sustainable bottle of the highly prized King of Wines: these are the aims of the partnership between FPT Industrial and Fontanafredda presented at a digital press conference today.

Ceres 2021 to Call on Capital Market Leaders for Urgent Action to Stop the Climate Crisis

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Three-day virtual convening will draw institutional investors, C-suite executives, policymakers, regulators and thought leaders from around the world

Ceres 2021: Transform Tomorrow Today will call for urgent action to achieve a net-zero emissions future and build back a more just and inclusive economy 

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Three-day virtual convening will draw institutional investors, C-suite executives, policymakers, regulators and thought leaders from around the world

Ceres 2021: Transform Tomorrow Today will call for urgent action to achieve a net-zero emissions future and build back a more just and inclusive economy 

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