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EnergyCAP expands offering to include financial-grade carbon accounting

BOALSBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnergyCAP, a leading provider of energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today announced the launch of CarbonHub, a new solution that offers financial-grade carbon accounting and sustainability reporting.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – California Ranks #1

SACRAMENTO Calif. and CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. California was the top-ranked state in the nation and in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 72.5 out of 89 possible points.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – States Responding Slowly to Escalating Water Supply Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. California was the top-ranked state in the nation, followed by Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Washington, New York, Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Minnesota.

Activist Writer Exposes Inhumane Slaughter of Dolphins in New Book: The American Outsider

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Linbrook Press announces a new novel, “The American Outsider” (ISBN: 978-0977978038), authored by Homa Pourasgari, scheduled to be released January 23, 2023. It’s a story about the inhumane slaughter and torture of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, and addresses the complex nature of the Japanese culture. It’s written for anyone who cares about animal welfare and who hopes to make a difference.

HBCU Green Fund and Center for Environmental Justice Cites Small Progress Toward Climate Justice at COP27 in Egypt and Commit to Helping Young African Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to increase diversity at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the HBCU Green Fund and the Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ) partnered to lead a delegation of 27 persons from the United States, Africa and the diaspora to participate in the global summit touted as “COP Africa.”

After, Inc. Outlines its Commitment to Sustainability

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc. announced today its ongoing commitment to a sustainable future, detailing its multi-year strategy and initiatives on its website. Given its history as a post-sale technology and solutions partner to the world’s top manufacturers and retailers – and its recent purchase of Accentf(x) Marketing with its Lettershop facility – After is now one of the largest multi-channel Warranty Marketing and Database Management providers in the country.

New Energy Risk Publishes Sustainability Report, Adds Two Key Hires

AVON, Conn., Nov. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Energy Risk (NER), a wholly-owned division of Paragon Insurance Group, today announces the release of its annual Sustainability Report and two key hires to support its goal of “Underwriting a Greener Future.” The report details the climate, sustainability, and environmental impacts of NER’s client portfolio.

Jonathan Grammer to Speak on Carbon Capture to Texas Land and Mineral Owners

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jonathan Grammer, CEO of U.S. Carbon Capture, will present on the issue of Carbon Capture and Storage to Texas land and mineral rights owners November 18 in Austin, Texas. The presentation will be part of the 7th Annual Land and Mineral Owner’s Symposium hosted by Austin law firm Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody.

Sustainable Africa Future Network’s PRE-COP27 Virtual Climate Change Collection Kicks Off with Poignant Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged activists to come together to achieve climate justice during her opening message to nearly 500 people logged on from around the world for today’s kick-off of the PRE-COP27 Virtual Climate Change Collection hosted by the HBCU Green Fund’s Sustainable Africa Future Network.

Ivan Duque, Former President of the Republic of Colombia, announces historic Concordia Amazon Initiative at the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ivan Duque Marquez, Former President of Colombia, today announced the Concordia Amazon Initiative on the Metropolitan Stage of the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit. The leading global affairs platform commenced its 12th annual convening on Monday, September 19 and it is being held through Wednesday, September 21, alongside the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

First Lady Jill Biden to take the stage at the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, will speak on the Metropolitan Stage on the first day of the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit, September 19, at the Sheraton New York Times Square during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UPDATED)

Encore Green Environmental (EGE) Announces Roll Out of Beneficial Use of Produced Water with Agricultural Partners

MIDLAND, Texas, Aug. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encore Green Environmental LLC (EGE) announce their immediate plans to treat produced water for beneficial use with Texas agriculture partners, with NOMAD EXCEL water technology developed specifically to assist in drought conditions. EGE is proud to announce today that their years of dedication to this goal has not been in vain.

Social Media Campaign Promotes the Importance of Grasslands in the Americas

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Central Grasslands Roadmap community of organizations is embarking on an 8-week social media campaign called “Grasslands and You” that enlists the collective, coordinated voices of individuals and organizations to spread the word about the importance of grasslands and the benefits they provide. The announcement comes from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, one of the Roadmap partners.

Metaversing Addresses Climate Change and other UN Goals with AI Brainstorming

CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire, U.K., July 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new series of techniques and stratagems aimed at achieving a sustainable future for the Earth is being pioneered by researchers as well as students from Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, and Stanford. Called Metaversing, it differs from what is commonly known as the ‘Metaverse’ in that it starts from a serious consideration of what planet and people need most right now, rather than from considering future uses of technologies like AR and VR in and for themselves.

U.S. Climate Activist, Illai Kenney, Urged Young Leaders to Unite Globally for Climate Justice During the Continental Youth Symposium in Uganda

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Determined to encourage unity across the African Diaspora, expand their global network of youth working to advance climate justice and to promote the upcoming PreCOP27 Africa Virtual Summit, the HBCU Green Fund sent a small delegation to participate in the 3rd African Peer Review Mechanism Continental Youth Symposium in Kampala, Uganda last week.

KYield and Praxis form Strategic Alliance to Convert Oil & Gas Platforms for Offshore Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Production

RIO RANCHO, N.M. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KYield, Inc. announced today a strategic alliance with Praxis Drilling and Completion, LLC, for the purpose of converting offshore oil and gas platforms to sustainable food and energy production. The KOS is a data-centric AI OS with embedded governance, security, prevention, and automation.

EV Range Reduces Central California Range Anxiety on Highway 101

SOLEDAD, Calif., June 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EV Range, Inc., the leader in zero emission vehicle charging station management software solutions and installation services today announced the launch of new fast chargers for electric vehicles in Soledad, California. The EV market is quickly moving from early adopters to the mass market with EVs becoming a person’s primary and only vehicle.

Students Complete HBCU Green Fund’s Fellowship – Primed for Growing Opportunities in Clean Energy

ATLANTA, Ga., June 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After successfully completing a rigorous fellowship that exposes students to opportunities in clean energy and sustainability, Serena Echols was awarded an internship assisting a community in Florida that was exposed to contaminated groundwater. One of twelve students selected by the HBCU Green Fund to participate in their inaugural Atlanta University Center (AUC) Fellows Program.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies Announces Summit to Conserve North America’s Central Grasslands

FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 200 organizations across eight sectors representing Mexico, Canada, the U.S., and Indigenous Nations, came together for two days in May for a multi-national summit to commit to conserve North America’s Central Grasslands. Hosted by the Grasslands Roadmap Planning Committee, the announcement comes from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, one of the convening summit partners.

Jonathan Grammer to Speak at Texas Tech University on Carbon Capture

DALLAS, Texas, May 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Carbon Capture announces that Director of Land Jonathan R. Grammer will speak on the campus of Texas Tech University June 1 on the growing business of Carbon Capture in the State of Texas. The engagement, part of a larger convention addressing the state’s energy grid, comes just months after Exxon Mobil announced its estimates of a foreseeable $4.5 trillion market for carbon capture and storage by 2050 as companies race to achieve net-zero.

California Safe Schools Celebrates 2022 Earth Day Honorees and 24th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California Safe Schools (CSS) celebrates 7 honorees for their extraordinary achievements empowering youth and protecting the Earth. “CSS wants to honor our phenomenal 2022 Earth Day Champions. We thank each of them for their enormous and selfless contributions. They all make our world a better place,” Robina Suwol, California Safe Schools, executive director, said.

Celebration of Resolution Paves Way for Cheyenne, Wyoming to Become the Climate Wellness Capital

CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mayor Patrick Collins, members of the Cheyenne City Council, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Encore Green Environmental and Wyoming’s Carbon Asset Network (CAN) have jointly announced a celebration of commitment to work on “Climate Wellness through Soil Health” Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens, 3 p.m.

California Safe Schools 2022 Champion for Clean Air

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California Safe Schools (CSS) today celebrates the implementation of “No Idling” signs near 50 school “hotspot” sites to eliminate diesel exhaust that can have immediate health effects especially for sensitive receptors like school children. Diesel exhaust contains toxic substances such as arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde and nickel that can contribute to mutations in cells that have progressed to cancer.

444 Spotlights Movers and Shakers in the Sustainable Living Sector

SEATTLE, Wash., April 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Danielle Keogh, co-founder, 444, LLC, launched a nationwide tour where she interviewed businesses within the functional ingredient sector. She says that Brandon Pitcher continues to carve the path for sustainable living. 444, LLC will incorporate the culinary art of functional beverage and expert mixology to manufacture functional beverage mixers.

Approximately $100 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Projects

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $100 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, preservation and enhancement.

2022 Concordia Lexington Summit to hear from Governor Beshear, Mayor Gorton, Secretary Raimondo, Coach Mark Stoops, Governor Sununu and The Temptations

LEXINGTON, Ky. and NEW YORK, N.Y., March 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Concordia, a leading global convener that hosts the largest and most bi-partisan summit in New York during the United Nations General Assembly, is hosting its first-ever U.S.-focused summit on April 7-8 in Lexington, Kentucky, focusing on the future of technology, trade and environmental sustainability.

Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Review Justice40 Initiative with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at Second Annual BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the progress made on the implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 initiative with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during the Second Annual BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue. Hosted by the HBCU Green Fund and other environmental groups, the two-day virtual event is open to the public and will take place April 7 – 8, 2022.

Waste is a Growing Threat to National Security, says Rubicon CEO Nate Morris

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A growing threat to America’s national security is the improper disposal of electronic waste, said Rubicon Chairman & CEO Nate Morris in remarks this week to Princeton University’s Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment.

Paragon Acquires Greener Future and ESG-focused New Energy Risk

AVON, Conn., March 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national MGA based in Avon, Connecticut, announces today the acquisition of New Energy Risk (NER), an insurance solutions provider to a wide range of energy technologies and related infrastructure projects and technologies that accelerate the energy transition.

RICE Grant Enables HBCU Green Fund to Expand STEM & Energy Training, Mentorship, and Internship Opportunities for Atlanta University Center Students

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The HBCU Green Fund recently announced a partnership with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) that increases their capacity to train, mentor and identify internships in energy and STEM industries for students at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). A Department of Energy grant to RICE provides resources for the AUC Energy Project, including a fellowship program exposing students from various majors to emerging opportunities in renewable energy and sustainability.

12th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival Free and Open to the Public February 18 – March 4, 2022

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) announces its 12th annual showcase of over 20 free local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues and offer solution-oriented messages of hope that inspire action towards promoting planet health and environmental justice.

Certa Integrates with EcoVadis to Help Company Reach ESG Goals

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the leading third-party risk management platform, Certa, announced its official partnership with the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis. The integration will allow Certa customers to see the EcoVadis ratings of their third-party suppliers at a glance within one integrated platform.

Legal Counsel for Blockchain Smart Contracts Announced for Carbon Tokenization

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Carbon Asset Network (CAN) announces that Oklahoma-based Wurtz & Associates will provide oversight and facilitation of the blockchain-based “smart contracts” related to the recently revealed initiative by CAN. Through an innovative protocol, this process tokenizes land resources for carbon sequestration and protection of the soil and water resources.

Blockchain Meets Agriculture to Improve Soil and Air Quality

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two innovative Cheyenne-based companies, the agricultural Carbon Asset Network and blockchain consultancy group Ember Labs have joined forces to create the new pathway for carbon sequestration and improving air quality by using the power of blockchain. This new model is designed to be a private enterprise alternative to Cap and Trade methods, which have not proved successful since its inception in 2009.

Environmental Organization Submits Request for The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Take Over Carson Hydrogen Sulfide Chemical Leak Investigation

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Coalition For A Safe Environment a 20-year old non-profit environmental justice organization headquartered in Wilmington, California after conducting its own independent investigation of potential sources of the toxic Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Leak in Carson is requesting that the federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take over the investigation.

Sharing Resources: Key to COP26 Success

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World leaders meet in Glasgow beginning October 31 for the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference, to address the conclusions of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report: that human activities have unequivocally warmed and damaged the planet. Share International attributes 80 percent of the warming to human actions, and says sharing resources to mitigate the inevitable consequences is key to solving climate change.

Encore Green Environmental Appoints G-Force as the Re-Furbishing Partner for NOMAD Excel

FT. WORTH, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encore Green Environmental names Texas based G-Force to re-furbish the legacy Nomad water treatment technology units to become the improved NOMAD Excel™. Encore Green is an agriculture company dedicated to applying by-product water to beneficial use for agriculture and carbon sequestration.

US-based Carbon Direct invests €15M ($17.7M) for 7% stake in Calix’s LEILAC business

SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-award-winning Australian technology company Calix Limited (ASX: CXL) (“Calix” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce global decarbonisation investor Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested €15m for a 6.98% equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix’s LEILAC CO2 capture technology.

Talon International Announces Launch of 100% Sustainable Ghost Net Products

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After years of meaningful development, Talon International is proud to announce the launch of its innovative Ghost Net Products. The company successfully developed a solution to improving marine habitats by collecting and recycling the surplus of plastic waste that has consumed our beloved oceans.

Encore Green Environmental Names First Re-Furbished Water Treatment Unit for Delzon ‘Possum’ Elenburg

GRANBURY, Texas, Aug. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encore Green Environmental names their first water treatment unit based on the NOMAD technology in honor of Henry “Possum” Elenburg for his pioneering work in treatment of industrial water. In the early 2000’s Elenburg conceived that energy industry by-product water could be treated and put to uses instead of simply disposing of it into the ground or though evaporation.