May112017

Virginia provides water quality approval for Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permits

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has provided water quality certification for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Nationwide Permits.

DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board, issued the final Section 401 Water Quality Certification as meeting the requirements of the Virginia Water Protection regulation. After having accepted

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May92017

MDEQ recognizes 2017 enHance members

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) accepted five new members and ten renewal memberships into its enHance program for the 2017 class on April 20. The recognition was part of the annual workshop and awards luncheon held in Jackson.

enHance is a voluntary stewardship program begun in 2009 that recognizes committed environmental leaders who

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May42017

Florida DEP recognizes Northrop Grumman for Outstanding Recycling Rate

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for achieving a recycling rate of 62 percent of its solid waste at its Melbourne facility. DEP Central District Director Jeff Prather presented Northrop Grumman the award, celebrating the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

“I am pleased to recognize Northrop

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May22017

Continued growth for NC GreenTravel Program

The NC GreenTravel Initiative is North Carolina’s sustainable tourism recognition program that assists travel-oriented businesses by helping them to improve their brand by conserving natural resources, protecting the state’s environment and attracting more visitors to the state.

Several states have sustainable hospitality programs, but North Carolina’s program is the most extensive, helping a wider variety

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Apr272017

Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

Baltimore, MD – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution and improving air quality according to finding in a new report by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The report was released ahead of Air Quality Awareness Week, which is observed May 1-5.

The

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Apr252017

Delaware students learn about protecting water resources

DOVER – More than 770 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in the Make a Splash festival, a Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)-sponsored event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources. The festival was held at the St. Jones Reserve, a

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Apr182017

VA governor announces Environmental Excellence Award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

The awards recognize successful and innovative projects in the categories of sustainability program, environmental project, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia

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Apr142017

Mississippi enHance program – Certification through mentoring

Great things are happening in Mississippi! The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) March newsletter features environmental news regarding one company mentoring another to become an enHance program member. The MDEQ enHance program recognizes environmental leaders in Mississippi that make a commitment to address and achieve ongoing environmental improvements.

This month’s focus is Hol-Mac Corporation’s

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Apr112017

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc.

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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Apr62017

New resource: 'Further with Food' website

The National Sustainable Lodging Network recently announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), working with over a dozen other private and public organizations, has launched a “Further with Food” website. This virtual resource is designed to help businesses, government entities, NGOs, academics and individuals find and share information about proven solutions and innovative new approaches

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