Orlando deploys solar strategies to achieve Paris accord goals
By 2025, Orlando's greenhouse gas emissions should be 26-28% below 2005 levels. Parking lot canopies, flotovoltaics (solar panels floating on a reservoir), and solar-powered streetlights are already in place.
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Robotic carts boost ergonomics and safety for TSA officers
This summer, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened nearly 165 million pieces of checked baggage. Mobile inspection tables now offer an efficient, ergonomic way to handle any item that requires additional screening.
Wellness belongs in everyone's air travel plans
While hand-washing and disinfectants are recommended wellness practices, a passenger is no more likely to get sick on or after air travel that they would after attending a local conference, or even if they had remained in the office.
N E W S & N O T E S
Sharing best practices for hospital solid waste management
A Skills Fair is one of the ways that the Imaging Department at Florida Hospital Apopka keeps current with new procedures, new equipment, what to recycle, and other best practices. Approximately 87% of the staff completed all of the learning experiences at this year's fair.
Online portal makes the most of unsold food
The volunteers at Clean the World on Tuesday evening (9/18/2018) assembled 1500 kits for Hurricane Florence relief. It turned out to be a fun and productive time, sorting and packaging soaps and other supplies. Those are being shipped to Carolina residents who are now without power or away from home in emergency shelters.
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Indonesia innovates to reduce plastic waste
Indonesia produces 3.5 million tons of plastic waste each year. Over 1.4 million tons of that end up in global waters. Those acute, visible problems are being addressed. One of Indonesia's more creative solutions has been the use of shredded waste plastic in road tar. The result has been found to be more durable than conventional roads