North Carolina has been recognized as one of the foremost states in the ongoing movement toward more sustainable building design.
The United States Green Building Council placed North Carolina seventh on its ranking of the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. North Carolina certified 133 building projects representing 17,183,099 square feet
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Pennsylvania American Water is accepting applications for its 2014 Environmental Grant Program.
Grants are available to environmental, community and watershed organizations that are planning projects within the company’s service area, which covers nearly 400 communities across 36 counties. Applications will be evaluated on environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.
Pennsylvania American Water is a
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To go green and save money, you need to ask one simple question: What is causing the pollution? Simple as the question seems, many people who are responsible for managing waste, maintaining air emission control equipment, managing records or even paying an electric bill have little or no idea how they generate pollution.
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On February 6, 2014, the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance presented its “Get Started with Green Hospitality” webinar. The webinar is the first in a series designed to help hotels and restaurants reduce their environmental footprint and is now available as a recorded webinar online.
Through its sheer size, South Carolina’s hospitality industry has a
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The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) published its IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide in January to help businesses, governments and interested parties evaluate alternatives to toxic chemicals in manufacturing processes and products. The Guide is designed to help create safer products and reduce the impact that chemicals have on human health and the environment. The IC2 is
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State of Green Business, the seventh annual assessment of corporate sustainability trends and metrics, has been released by GreenBiz.com.
The report shows that the state of the art of corporate sustainability continues to evolve. What’s business as usual today was not that long ago innovative, even breakthrough: biobased products, accounting systems that place a realistic
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Universities and colleges generate wasted food from many sources: dining commons, on-campus restaurants, residence halls, sporting venues, and university events. By reducing food sent to landfills or incinerators, schools can save money and reduce their environmental impact. The ESRC has published an informative webinar conducted by the U.S. EPA Region 3, Office of Materials Management,
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The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) published a Guide on January 8, 2014 to help businesses, governments and interested parties evaluate alternatives to toxic chemicals in products. The Guide is designed help create safer products and reduce the impact that chemicals have on human health and the environment. The IC2 is an association of state, local,
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Nashville-area students are doing their part to be environmentally friendly, and two local schools have been recognized for their recycling programs.
Students at Montgomery Bell Academy and Lipscomb Academy Elementary School were rewarded for their environmental efforts, and each school won $1,000 through the Good Sports Always Recycle program for having one of the top
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Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith was one of 20 speakers participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the $104 million Charles Town, Ranson and American Public University Systems Sustainable Community Revitalization project.
The event was held in the American Public University Systems, or APUS, Academic Center at 330 N. George St. Construction for the first phase
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