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2:00 pm EST T for Track: Tracking Water Savi...
T for Track: Tracking Water Savi...
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm EST – 4:00 pm EST
T for Track: Tracking Water Savings and Recognizing Success
WaterSense’s fourth and final technical training webinar of 2015 for commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities will help participants track ongoing water use to verify water savings from implemented projects and best practices. WaterSense will introduce[...]

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Answering the Call2Recycle

Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. 2014 commemorated Call2Recycle’s 20th anniversary in battery collection and recycling. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 100 million pounds (45 million kilograms) of batteries and cellphones from

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EPA Release Sustainable Materials Strategic Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a strategic plan outlining its areas of focus for recycling, source reduction and environmentally minded materials usage over the next seven years.

The EPA document, which has been posted on the website of the National Recycling Coalition, covers the federal agency’s aspirations for sustainable materials management for fiscal

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USDA Awards Funding To 1,114 Projects

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just announced a round of funding, in the form of loans and grants, to more than 1100 rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, which are aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural producers reduce both their energy use and costs. The funding will go to

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Petersburg earns platinum level certification for “Go Green”

Petersburg has been awarded the platinum level certification, the highest level, in the 2015 “Go Green VA Challenge”, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger “Go Green Virginia” environmental initiative.

The award was recently presented to the city at VML’s annual conference on Oct. 6. This is the fourth year that Petersburg

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Energy Star Express Training Videos

Energy Star has announced the completion of a new suite of eight animated Express Videos to help explain how to benchmark, report, and share information about your properties in Portfolio Manager.

These 5-minute videos are helpful for both new and seasoned users, and make it easier to get the information you need, when you need

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Owensboro Company Wins KPPC Sustainability Award

Owensboro Grain Company has been selected as the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center’s (KPPC) Douglas C. Griffin Environmental Sustainability Award winner for 2015. KPPC created the award in 2009 to recognize those Kentucky companies that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of sustainability by reducing waste, lowering energy use and practicing environmental stewardship. The award

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P2 Act 25th Anniversary Retrospective Report Published

Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act. What prompted the Act? What is the Act’s impact and legacy? And what’s next for pollution prevention?

To help answer these questions, the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) has compiled a P2 Retrospective Report. The report dives into the history of pollution prevention,

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Celebrate P2 Week! - Sept 21-27

P2 Week is held during the 3rd week in September each year and provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and government to highlight their P2 and environmental sustainability activities and achievements, expand current P2 efforts and commit to new actions. Pollution Prevention (P2) is recognized as an effective tool for protecting the environment and the

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Georgia Tech receives $30M Kendeda Fund grant for green building

From AJC.com

Georgia Tech has received a $30 million commitment from The Kendeda Fund to build what is expected to be the most environmentally advanced education and research building in the Southeast.

The building will be integrated into Georgia Tech’s Eco-Commons, a series of campus green spaces designed to conserve natural resources and provide educational

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EPA Settles with Duke Energy in North Carolina

EPA Press Release – September 10, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina. The settlement resolves long-standing claims that Duke violated the federal Clean Air

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