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All Roads Lead to Marrakech: Formula E and COP22 Combat Climate Change

By Molly Gavin, Vice President, Government Affairs and Sustainability

This week, Formula E race cars will weave their way through the streets of Morocco, a first not only for the city but for the entire continent. And that’s not the only reason all eyes will be on Marrakech: The 2016 FIA Formula E Marrakech ePrix will be the official sporting opening event of the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).

5 Essential Factors for Creating a Framework for Municipal Resiliency

Resiliency is a concept that should be top of mind for city planners, city councils, residents and businesses alike.

There are so many factors affecting how cities function that methods of development, emergency preparedness, and maintaining status quo are no longer acceptable options for keeping cities functioning. At the Green Building Festival in Toronto in September, Antonio Gomez-Palacio spoke about developing a framework for city resiliency.  I spoke with him after the conference to find out more.

Britain Throws Away 20 Olympic Swimming Pools of Paint a Year – Let’s Recycle It

Despite a positive shift in attitudes about waste and recycling in recent years, there is one household product which is still being wasted in scandalous quantities: paint.

Written by David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager Resource Efficiency, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel

Over 400 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year, but 13 percent of it will eventually be thrown away. That’s 55 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools – ending up in the bin every year.

WLabs of Whirlpool Corporation Turns Food Scraps into Fertilizer with New Zera™ Food Recycler

Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A revolutionary new food recycler from Whirlpool Corporation’s innovation incubator, WLabs, is bringing new meaning to sustainability in the home. The ZeraTM Food Recycler now gives consumers an easy and convenient way to help reduce the amount of waste they’re sending to the landfill by converting food waste into ready-to-use, homemade fertilizer. 

Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence


Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

CTC Global’s ACCC® Conductor Earns First Third-Party Certification for Reduced CO2 Emissions from Improved Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Certification based on LCA Conducted by SCS Global Services
Press Release

IRVINE, Calif., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CTC Global announced that its ACCC® conductor became the first electric transmission conductor to earn third-party certification for CO2 emission reductions resulting from improved energy efficiency.


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