Jun132016

EPA Green Chemistry Award Winners

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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May262016

University of Montevallo noted nationally for its sustainability

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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Apr272016

Pennsylvania Government Ranked Highest in Green Power Usage

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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Apr182016

Virginia Tech’s Earth Week Activities

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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Apr142016

Birmingham Champions of Sustainability

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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Apr112016

How Tennessee Harnesses Waste Stream Mapping

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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Apr112016

Learn About Safer Choice - Same Program, New Label

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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Mar92016

Virginia Tech Institute Focuses Students on Sustainability

Many young people are passionate about sustainability and they want their work to reflect that. Some companies are creating positions with titles like, “Chief Sustainability Officer” but those jobs are rarely entry level and not every company is doing that. The New Sustainability Institute at Virginia Tech is working to bridge that employment gap for

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Feb252016

EPA Announces Availability of $26 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide

EPA has announced a $26 million funding opportunity for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as

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Jan292016

Alabama Green Progress Report highlights environmental success stories from last year

From al.com

The Green Resource Center for Alabama released its 2015 Green Progress Report this week, highlighting nearly 100 examples of environmental projects and sustainability initiatives throughout the state.

The 2015 report highlights the work of individuals, businesses and non-profit groups in nine categories: Land Conservation and Preservation; Environmental Education; Energy Efficiency; Transportation; Recycling and

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