Apr232014

The NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — E3: Economy – Energy – Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and NASCAR Green are working together to encourage businesses to operate in a green and sustainable fashion by launching the second NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge.

This public announcement of the Challenge was made on Earth Day, April 22, to underscore the sustainability

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Apr162014

South Carolina Water Facilities Receive Excellence Awards

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) facilities received the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) facility excellence awards for calendar year 2013.

The South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) is a voluntary program for companies committed to continuous environmental improvement in order to protect and preserve South Carolina’s environment. The program recognizes agencies that

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Mar42014

North Carolina Ranked 7th for LEED

North Carolina has been recognized as one of the foremost states in the ongoing movement toward more sustainable building design.

The United States Green Building Council placed North Carolina seventh on its ranking of the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. North Carolina certified 133 building projects representing 17,183,099 square feet

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Feb252014

Pennsylvania American Water 2014 Environmental Grant Program

Pennsylvania American Water is accepting applications for its 2014 Environmental Grant Program.

Grants are available to environmental, community and watershed organizations that are planning projects within the company’s service area, which covers nearly 400 communities across 36 counties. Applications will be evaluated on environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.

Pennsylvania American Water is a

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Feb242014

5 ways EHS pros can solve pollution challenges

To go green and save money, you need to ask one simple question: What is causing the pollution? Simple as the question seems, many people who are responsible for managing waste, maintaining air emission control equipment, managing records or even paying an electric bill have little or no idea how they generate pollution.

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Feb172014

Get Started with Green Hospitality Webinar Available

On February 6, 2014, the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance presented its “Get Started with Green Hospitality” webinar. The webinar is the first in a series designed to help hotels and restaurants reduce their environmental footprint and is now available as a recorded webinar online.

Through its sheer size, South Carolina’s hospitality industry has a

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Feb122014

IC2 Guide for Alternative Chemicals

The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) published its IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide in January to help businesses, governments and interested parties evaluate alternatives to toxic chemicals in manufacturing processes and products. The Guide is designed to help create safer products and reduce the impact that chemicals have on human health and the environment. The IC2 is

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Feb122014

2014 State of Green Business Report Released

State of Green Business, the seventh annual assessment of corporate sustainability trends and metrics, has been released by GreenBiz.com.

The report shows that the state of the art of corporate sustainability continues to evolve. What’s business as usual today was not that long ago innovative, even breakthrough: biobased products, accounting systems that place a realistic

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Jan242014

Composting Strategies for Colleges and Universities

Universities and colleges generate wasted food from many sources: dining commons, on-campus restaurants, residence halls, sporting venues, and university events. By reducing food sent to landfills or incinerators, schools can save money and reduce their environmental impact. The ESRC has published an informative webinar conducted by the U.S. EPA Region 3, Office of Materials Management,

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Jan92014

IC2 Releases Toxic Chemical Alternative Guide

The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) published a Guide on January 8, 2014 to help businesses, governments and interested parties evaluate alternatives to toxic chemicals in products. The Guide is designed help create safer products and reduce the impact that chemicals have on human health and the environment. The IC2 is an association of state, local,

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