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EPA, NASCAR recognize Danville manufacturer for sustainability achievements PHILADELPHIA (August 15, 2016) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Intertape Polymer Group, of Danville, Va., is the winner of a competition created in partnership with NASCAR that encourages Virginia manufacturers to reduce their environmental footprint.
The competition, known as the
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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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E3: Economy – Energy – Environment, NASCAR Green, the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC), the U.S. EPA, and Virginia DEQ are working together to encourage businesses to operate in a green and sustainable fashion through the NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge.
Manufacturers participating in the Virginia E3 Initiative (VA E3) are eligible to be recognized by demonstrating the
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PA has announced the winners of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous substances. EPA’s efforts to speed the adoption of this revolutionary and diverse discipline have led to significant environmental benefits, innovation and a strengthened economy.
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The University of Montevallo (UM) has been recognized as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in the Postsecondary Sustainability Award category.
The University is one of 11 higher education institutions honored for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, ensure effective sustainability education and improve health and wellness.
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Pennsylvania’s state government recently ranked the highest in the country for usage of green power, which includes renewable sources like wind, solar and water.
The ranking from the federal Environmental Protection Agency was released earlier this week. Not only did the state government rank as the highest public entity, it also finished 26th overall in
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Virginia Tech’s annual Earth Week celebration, April 17-24, aims to build a more just and sustainable community through education, action and appreciation for the world.
This year’s events will include tree planting, art, movies, lectures and games. Each day of Earth Week will feature events focused on a theme: Monday is clean energy, Tuesday is
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My Green Birmingham held its 3rd Annual Champions of Sustainability, presented by the City of Birmingham, on Tuesday, April 12th, at Saturn Birmingham. More than 150 guests gathered to honor a unique range of Champions of Sustainability recipients. My Green Birmingham also presented its first ever Champions of Sustainability Visionary Award to special guest, Laura
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Read this month’s P2 Impact column on GreenBiz, “How Tennessee harnesses Waste Stream Mapping”. Vaughn Cassidy explains how the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation saw opportunities for synergy through waste stream reuse and re-purposing. These potential opportunities have become a reality through the Waste Stream Mapping Project, a collaborative effort between the department and
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Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment should be easy — that’s why we developed our new Safer Choice label. We all play a role in protecting our families’ health and the environment. Products with the Safer Choice label help consumers and commercial buyers identify and select
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