Nov202014

EPA to Work With Georgia College & State University

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a new phase of collegial and federal agency cooperation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the agency and Georgia College & State University (GC) on November 17.

The MOU with GC is an agreement to work with EPA, participate in the EPA

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Nov52014

University of Maryland pushes for Big Ten sustainability organization

by Marissa Horn – University of Maryland

While the Terrapins football team worked to ignite its first Big Ten conference rivalry against Penn State this weekend, junior Ori Gutin was connecting with students from fellow universities to form the first Big Ten sustainability committee.

Following this university’s admission to the athletic conference in July, Gutin,

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Oct222014

EPA Awards Research Grants to Georgia Tech Students

Atlanta Georgia — On October 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Cesunica Ivey, PhD and Keaton Belli, PhD at the Georgia Institute of Technology are two of 105 graduate students across the nation to receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants. The grants will be used to conduct

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Oct142014

NEWMOA Launches The Zero Waste Connection

On October 9, 2014 NEWMOA announced the launch of its new professional social network – The Zero Waste Connection. The new website provides a network for zero waste program managers and staff from federal, state, and local programs, as well as independent experts. The site also contains an information clearinghouse of resources to support programs

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Oct62014

Introducing the Greening Sports Directory (GSD)

What is it?

The Greening Sports Directory (or GSD) is a comprehensive directory of local, regional, and national contacts and resources to help sports facilities green their operations – whether professional, university-level, or recreational. Facilities looking to improve their energy efficiency or their green purchasing practices now have a rich list of contacts available to

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Oct12014

Tennessee Company Wins Energy Star CHP Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Eastman Chemical of Kingsport, Tennessee on September 30 with the ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly efficient CHP systems—energy production systems that decrease energy costs and reduce carbon pollution which causes climate change. Eastman Chemical’s award-winning system demonstrates that CHP offers a

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Oct12014

Virginia Tech's Pruden receives $100,000 award for her work in water quality

Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2014 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award, including a $100,000 research grant.

A well-recognized researcher in her field, Pruden is instrumental in developing a new way of thinking about controlling aquatic pathogens and expanding the use of recycled water. She has

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Sep192014

P2 Week: Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains the Pollution Prevention Clearinghouse (PPIC), a free information service dedicated to reducing and eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, source reduction, education and public awareness.

It provides access to a reference and referral service, document distribution services and various PPIC information products including the EPA Pollution Prevention web site

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Sep182014

P2 Week: Benchmarking State Energy Efficiency Efforts

California, Massachusetts and Oregon continue to lead the state rankings for energy efficiency efforts. Every year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks states on their energy efficiency policy and program efforts and provides recommendations for ways that states can improve their performance in a variety of policy areas.

Learn more about

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Sep182014

P2 Week: Coffee Roaster Abuzz with Waste Prevention Strategy

Each month a contributing author through the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) publishes an article on GreenBiz about P2 sustainability with perspectives and examples on putting it into action. In the latest P2 Impact article, Justin Lehrer from StopWaste Business Partnership shares how America’s Best Coffee Roasting Company has been brewing a strategy to reduce

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