Dec122014

Integrating Green Wastes into your Lean System Webinar Available

On Novemebr 18, 2014, the North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) presented its “Integrating Green Wastes into your Lean System” webinar. This webinar provides insight into how lean and environmental performance systems can be leveraged to achieve enhanced continuous improvement and waste reduction.

Both Leggett & Platt and Daimler Trucks North America have participated in

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Dec102014

New EPA Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials Recycling

The U.S. EPA finalized new safeguards on December 10, 2014 that promote responsible hazardous secondary materials recycling. The final rule modifies the EPA’s 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule to ensure it protects human health and the environment from the mismanagement of hazardous secondary materials intended for recycling, while promoting sustainability through the encouragement

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Dec22014

Petersburg Wins Award for “going green”

From The Progress-Index Staff Reports Posted Dec. 1, 2014

PETERSBURG – The city government has been recognized for its efforts to be environmentally friendly with a gold level certification for the 2014 “Go Green VA Challenge.” The challenge is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s “Go Green Virginia” environmental initiative. The award is given to

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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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