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2013-08-22 08:22:38

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) announced it is a lead partner on the federal Rebuild by Design competition (http://rebuildbydesign.org/), which brings together the best minds in design, architecture, engineering and other fields from across the world to address the resiliency challenges of local communities in the Tri-State area. Launched by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task force and with lead funding by The...

2013-08-20 00:20:36

Global Prize Competition Highlights Excellence in Urban Sustainability NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the 29 finalist cities competing in 10 categories for the initial City Climate Leadership Awards. The winners will be named at the Awards presentation event in London, at the Crystal on September 4, 2013. The finalists identified are: ----------------------------- Africa...

2013-08-06 12:28:50

Higher Building Standards Aligned with Goals of Obama's Climate Action Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Sandy batters the Jersey shore; a tornado rips through Oklahoma; wildfires destroy forest in Arizona. All these major disasters have happened within the last year and caused billions in damages. In 2012 alone, 47 states received federal major disaster declarations, triggering a use of federal funds for relief efforts. When a federal disaster...

2013-07-16 23:28:30

Walla Walla, Washington-based Children’s Resilience Initiative™ announced that it has launched The Resilience Online Store and Services™ to sell and share its unique and mission-focused offerings via the Web. Walla Walla, Washington (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Children’s Resilience Initiative™ (CRI), a community-based response to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that was born from a vision that tools and resources could help children, their families, and the community address the...

2013-06-17 08:23:09

Local leaders commit to creating more resilient cities and counties in response to nation's growing extreme weather, climate and energy challenges; call for greater federal support WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-five leading local elected officials today committed to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties in the face of unprecedented extreme weather and energy challenges that threaten communities across the country. The "Inaugural Signatories"...

2013-06-12 16:22:25

Natural Resource Economist to Lead Ecosystems Work NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today that Dr. Fred Boltz has been appointed to the role of Managing Director and will lead the Foundation's global work related to ecosystems. Dr. Boltz will be based in New York. Dr. Boltz, a natural resource economist by training, has more than 20 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental...

2013-05-20 08:24:56

Report from PwC and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) warns that business growth is not keeping pace with resilience to natural disasters in many parts of the world. NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from PwC and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) warns that large multinationals' dependencies on international supply chains, infrastructure and markets poses a systemic risk to 'business as usual', as mounting...

2013-05-06 12:22:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Fellows for the 2013 Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation. The Fellowship Program brings together a diverse group of 18 leaders who are committed to integrating social innovation into their work, and interested in addressing the root causes of problems affecting poor or vulnerable populations by transforming the systems we live in - political,...

2013-05-02 08:28:06

LINCOLN, Neb., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three climate change experts will address the 5(th) Annual Water for Food Conference hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be held May 5 - 8 in Lincoln, Neb. The event is the premiere gathering of world experts working to overcome the urgent challenge of growing more food with less water, attracting more than 500 attendees, including researchers and...

2013-05-01 08:38:11

Some organizations are underprepared for operational resilience, but will turn to hybrid IT to increase preparedness WAYNE, Pa., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services, the pioneer and leading provider of information availability and business continuity services, released survey results published in an IDC White Paper, sponsored by SunGard Availability Services, Lack of Operational Resilience Will Undermine Enterprise Competitiveness: A Strategy for Availability...