Mar172017

Maryland Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water

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Mar152017

Kentucky Water Week events planned

Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.

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Mar142017

Eastern Kentucky University plans carbon neutrality by 2036

Eastern Kentucky University has completed a comprehensive Climate Action and Resiliency Plan to strategically and economically reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2036, in accordance with the Second Nature Climate Commitment.

The plan calls for the University to reach its goal via a variety of mitigation strategies, including: • implementation of geothermal heating/cooling throughout

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Mar142017

Florida DEP awards more than $24M to improve Indian River Lagoon water quality

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities reduce stormwater nutrient loads, continue stormwater treatment improvements, reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution, and eliminate muck

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Mar132017

Virginia Green announces 2016 Green Travel Star and Green Travel Leader award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Green program presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to 19 Virginia tourism businesses for their outstanding commitments to green tourism practices at the fourth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration. Twenty-two additional tourism businesses were recognized and received the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award for

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Mar92017

Kentucky Division of Water announces new initiatives for Groundwater Awareness Week

March 6-10 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.

“If you have a facility or project with activities that have the potential to adversely affect groundwater, you need to have and implement a GPP,” said

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Mar92017

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Exedy America Corporation

Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is an environmental leadership program facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The partnership recognizes Tennessee industries that are committed to sustainability and that exhibit continuous improvement throughout their entire operation. Sharing successes, networking, and best management practices are just a few of the opportunities TGSP offers its members.

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Mar92017

Kentucky Envirothon Competition training locations, dates announced

Students all across Kentucky are learning about our natural resources through the Envirothon program. They are preparing to compete against other teams on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and a current environmental issue. This year’s current issue is “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.”

Two training days are currently

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Mar82017

Henry County, Kentucky schools recognized for energy efficiency

On Feb. 23, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the Feb. 23

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Mar72017

KY EXCEL now open for agriculture

Launched by the Department for Environmental Protection in 2006, KY EXCEL is a free, voluntary program open to any individual, organization, community or business that acts to improve Kentucky’s diverse and unique environment through environmental leadership. EXCEL members go above and beyond the state’s environmental requirements.

In the past year, the program has expanded to

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