2020 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

In December 2019, in suburban Melbourne, a shopping centre that can justifiably claim to be the most sustainable in the world opened. Burwood Brickworks shopping centre is currently the only privately developed building in the world open to the entire community which demonstrates a regenerative benefit to the site it occupies.  As the ‘Best of […]

World Toilet Day 2020: Sustainable sanitation and climate change

World Toilet Day is a United Nations Observance that celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. World Toilet Day will be […]

Tropical Storm Eta dumps rain on an already flooded Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A deluge of rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused flooding Monday across South Florida’s most densely populated urban areas, stranding cars, flooding businesses, and swamping entire neighborhoods with fast-rising water that had no place to drain. The system made landfall in the Florida Keys and posed a serious threat across South […]

Miami Beach Convention Center Receives LEED® Silver Certification

(MIAMI, FL) – August 27, 2020 – The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is proud to announce it has received LEED® Silver certification, an exciting achievement recognizing environmentally-friendly infrastructure and practices installed at the venue as part of its $620-million-dollar renovation that was recently completed.   “This exciting milestone for the MBCC represents the culmination of […]

FERC approves Gross Reservoir expansion

A plan to expand Gross Reservoir in Boulder County cleared its final federal hurdle on July 16, 2020, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its approval for the project and ordered Denver Water to proceed with design and construction. The $464 million (in 2025 dollars) expansion involves raising Gross Dam by 131 feet to […]

Diageo achieves zero waste to landfill target

Diageo, which also owns Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, originally set its sustainable targets in 2008, and updated the goals in 2015. The 2020 targets were chosen in accordance with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Notable achievements include a 50% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the business and more than 99.5% of packaging […]