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Upgrade Sustainability Practices by Upcycling

(Family Features) Virtually everyone knows recycling helps promote more sustainable living. A lesser known but effective way to keep materials out of the landfill is upcycling. When items get recycled, they’re generally broken down and the materials are used to create other products. For example, glass can be melted to create new glass containers, milk jugs can become playground equipment…

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Saint-Laurent Granted Nearly $1 Million to Protect Parc Marcel-Laurin Woodland

SAINT-LAURENT, QC /CNW Telbec/ – Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent is delighted with the grant of up to $1 million received from the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques to restore and create wetlands and bodies of water in Parc Marcel-Laurin woodland. “Our government is redoubling its efforts regarding environmental matters in MontrĂ©al. Whether we are talking about public transit, soil decontamination or electrification of transportation,…

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It Pays to Give: 5 ideas for investing in the world around you

(Family Features) In a world fraught with social, political and environmental strife, a mindset that involves a more community-driven approach can make a meaningful difference. Each person’s contributions to improve the earth can send a ripple effect that ultimately transforms communities and the people who live within them. Consider these examples of actions you can take, some bigger than others,…

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Statement by President Biden on Electric Vehicle and Battery Manufacturing Investments in North Carolina

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Today’s announcement that the electric vehicle maker VinFast will build an electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in North Carolina – $4 billion to create more than 7,000 jobs and hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles and batteries – is the latest example of my economic strategy at work. It builds on recent announcements from companies like GM, Ford, and…

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Energypark Haringvliet – a combination of wind, solar and batteries

Energypark Haringvliet in Netherlands is inaugurated today. It is Vattenfall’s first power plant that combines wind, solar and batteries. By combining these technologies, it will be able to produce energy at a lower cost, make a more efficient use of available grid capacity, with less impact on the environment. Therefore, Haringvliet will serve as a blueprint for future projects. Located…

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Vattenfall enables fossil-free parcel delivery for Instabox   

Vattenfall and the delivery company Instabox have started an international collaboration to provide charging infrastructure for Instabox’s electric vehicle fleet. By the end of 2022, Vattenfall will operate approximately 400 charge points on Instabox’s terminals in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.  Instabox is an international last-mile delivery company that delivers packages for a large number of e-commerce companies. “We are…

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Daughters for Earth Launches to Raise $100 million for Women-Led Efforts to Protect and Restore the Earth

New campaign mobilizes women around the world to engage on climate action LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Daughters for Earth, a new campaign to mobilize women around the world to engage in climate action, launched today at SXSW. The initiative is co-founded by female leaders in women’s rights, climate and philanthropic sectors who recognized that women-led efforts to protect and restore the…

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“Energy supply: Strengthen European independence”

Commenting on possible energy measures against Russia and the current announcements from Brussels and Berlin on energy policy, Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of VDMA, says: “We support the EU’s plan for more energy independence from Russia as well as the German government’s 200 billion euro package, which will advance investments in security of supply combined with more climate protection. The…

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Wabtec and Union Pacific Railroad Partner to Reduce Emissions with Higher Biodiesel Blends

OMAHA, NEB. AND PITTSBURGH, PA., MARCH 8, 2022 Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec (NYSE: WAB). The new collaboration helps Union Pacific as it works to increase the percentage of low-carbon fuels consumed to 10% of its total diesel consumption by 2025 and 20% by 2030. “Increasing the…

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New Smokey Bear PSAs Feature a Fictional AI Assistant to Remind Americans of Important Wildfire Prevention Tips

The USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council are reminding Americans everywhere of important wildfire prevention tips with new PSAs featuring a virtual Artificial Intelligence Smokey Bear assistant. In both digital and radio spots, Smokey’s AI Assistant gives answers to some of the top questions Americans have about outdoor fire safety. Experience the interactive…

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