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Stadiums Increase Water Conservation Efforts

As many parts of the US deal with water shortages, stadium and arena operators are using a number of different methods to increase their water conservation measures, according to the New York Times. In some areas, local utilities are helping. Stadium Management Company, which runs Sports Authority Field at Mile … Read more »

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KB Home, Eden Housing Among Green Building Award Winners

KB Home has the highest volume of GreenPoint Rated projects — more than 1,000 in the pipeline, 600 of which are slated for 2014 — and for this has won Community Builder of the Year, one of seven GreenPoint Rated awards for 2013. The nonprofit Build It Green says it … Read more »

Drought Risk Threatens Crops

Drought Risk Threatens Crops

The plains and the western US are still in the worst drought in more than 50 years, but this year’s corn, soybean and wheat harvest will be better than the summer of 2012, Reuters reports. A senior agricultural meteorologist for MDA Weather Services told a weather conference in Chicago the … Read more »

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Toyota, Wyland Foundation Launch Water Challenge

Toyota and the Wyland Foundation have launched the second annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The challenge runs throughout Earth Month, until April 30, and asks participants to show their commitment to conserving natural resources by taking an online pledge. In last year’s challenge, participants from 1,000 cities in … Read more »

Regency Centers Ups Annual Energy Savings 75%, Triples Recycled Materials

Regency Centers, a grocery-anchored shopping center chain, has increased its annual energy savings by 75 percent, achieved LEED certification for three projects and tripled the amount of construction and demolition material recycled in 2012. These sustainability improvements are part of the company’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of developing … Read more »

Ford Slashes Water Use 8.5%

Ford Slashes Water Use 8.5%

Ford reduced the average amount of water used to make each vehicle by 8.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, putting the company more than halfway toward its goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015. The automaker says it has achieved these water savings … Read more »

More than 3.7 Million Sustainable Water Jobs by 2020, Pacific Predicts

More than 3.7 Million Sustainable Water Jobs by 2020, Pacific Predicts

Investing in water efficiency and re-use projects will address growing problems associated with drought, flooding and contamination, and create thousands of jobs in a wide range of professions by 2020, according to the Pacific Institute. The study, Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Job Opportunities identifies 136 … Read more »

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MillerCoors Achieves Lowest Water-to-Beer Ratio to Date

MillerCoors reduced overall water use across its eight major breweries in 2012 to 3.82 barrels of water per barrel of beer, a 6.1 percent decrease from 2011. This is its lowest water-to-beer ratio to date, according to the brewing company. It’s also an improvement over the previous year’s reduction: MillerCoors … Read more »

Dairies Pledge to Cut Water Use

Dairy UK has signed an agreement with the Waste and Resources Action Programme to cut the dairy industry’s water use and improve its water management. The agreement between the trade association and WRAP makes Dairy UK an official partner to the Federation House Commitment, a voluntary commitment for food and … Read more »

Pepsi Water Efficiency Wins Plaudits

PepsiCo’s more than 20 percent improvement in global water efficiency since 2006 has won it the Stockholm Industry Water Award during World Water Week. Pepsi received the award for its water conservation efforts including: Conserving about 16 billion liters of water in 2011, from a 2006 baseline, by using water-saving … Read more »

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Dr Pepper, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Spend Millions on Water Quality

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has pledged $1 million over the next four years to protect Texas watersheds that provide water for its bottling plants. The money will fund preservation and restoration projects at five of the Nature Conservancy’s preserves — covering about 7,500 acres of land — in the watersheds … Read more »