Four years of food rescue in Canberra


The OzHarvest Food Rescue van during a food collection from one of the many donors in Canberra, Australia. Photo courtesy of Anna Mohen, AECOM volunteer since 2014. The beginning It was late 2011 — just after my start with AECOM in Canberra, Australia — when I was asked to help set up a local  community […]

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Engineers have a role to play in minimizing climate change


Michael Li guided the sustainable development of commercial office tower 41X, which is the Victorian state headquarters of the Australian Institute of Architects located in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. The tower achieved a 5-star Green Star certified rating, an internationally recognized sustainability rating system. Engineers play an integral role in shaping our interaction with the world. The decisions we make […]

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Hang up and drive


The vehicle Jacy and her parents were in following their car accident in May 2008. Jacy Good, co-founder of Hang Up and Drive, spoke at a recent industry event attended by AECOM employees during the company’s Safety Week at the end of April. Here, Good retells her story and makes the case for banning all […]

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Lighting up lives in India


Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to live in and experience several societies that are different from my own. Through this, I’ve learned that we are all the same — waking up every day to go to school and work, so that we can be part of a bigger change, or at least part […]

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Heading home from Hyderabad


I’m Zara Marais, an environmental scientist based in Melbourne, Australia. With my AECOM colleagues, Sean Holmes and Louis Scipione, I’m taking part in Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program (YPP) in Hyderabad, India. As the program draws to a close and we prepare to head home, I’ve begun to reflect on our time here and the […]

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Improving life in urban communities


Hi, I’m Louis Scipione, an environmental scientist based in AECOM’s Sydney, Australia office. I’m here in Hyderabad, India, with my colleagues Sean and Zara, and a team of young professionals from various areas in Australia taking part in Pollinate Energy’s Young Professional program. Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission — to […]

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#SafetyforLife: Perspectives from AECOM’s chief safety officer


In honor of World Day for Safety and Health, Andy Peters, AECOM’s chief safety officer, shares his background in safety as well as AECOM’s safety challenges and achievements. I began my career in underground mining in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania, United States. Safety was paramount and essential in order to survive in the […]

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#SafetyforLife: Leading safety across Latin America


When anyone asks me why I chose a career in safety, I have to laugh because I believe that my safety career chose me. In my first real job, I worked on environmental education projects at Parque Estadual da Cantareira (Cantareira State Park) in Brazil. At the time, I lived very close to the area […]

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