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Itron and Discovery Education Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership

2019 Sustainability Awards Honors Companies that have Prioritized Sustainability as an Integral Business Practice

Published 08-02-19

Submitted by Discovery Education

The Business Intelligence Group today named Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities use energy and water, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, winners of the Sustainability Service of the Year project for Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World. The 2019 Sustainability Awards program honors those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission. 

“Itron is committed to inspiring future generations to help create a more resourceful world and we are delighted to be awarded ‘Sustainability Service of the Year’ recognition for our collaboration with Discovery Education,” said Marina Donovan, vice president of global marketing and public affairs, Itron. “We are thankful to the Business Intelligence Group for this esteemed recognition. By engaging young people in learning pathways that help them ideate solutions for the most pressing resource challenges of our time, we are driving a real shift for the future of sustainability.”

Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World aims to encourage a national dialogue on the importance of students’ understanding of current and future energy needs, resource utilization and conservation. The program material dives into the relationship between energy and water, and how innovative technologies are working to conserve both resources through the core pillars of resourcefulness: effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. 

“Discovery Education is proud to partner with forward-thinking organizations like Itron,” said Lori McFarling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Discovery Education. “What makes earning this award special is that it underscores our shared vision to best prepare young people to build a better tomorrow, and conserving natural resources through sustainable energy practices is critical in furthering this mission. Thank you to the Business Intelligence Group for this recognition.” 

Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group continued, “we are proud to reward and recognize Itron and Discovery Education for their sustainability efforts. It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World resources are available at no-cost at For more information about Discovery Education’s digital content and professional development services, visit Stay connected with Discovery Education on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest @DiscoveryEd.


About Business Intelligence Group:
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

About Itron:
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: Itron® is a registered trademark of Itron, Inc. All third-party trademarks are property of their respective owners and any usage herein does not suggest or imply any relationship between Itron and the third party unless expressly stated.

About Discovery Education:
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, immersive STEM experiences, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at

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Discovery Education
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Maria Jimenez
Business Intelligence Group
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Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education's services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and more than 50 countries. 

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