MEMPHIS, Tenn., Apr 30, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Verso Paper Corp. VRS -1.71% today announced the publication of its 2012 Sustainability Report titled “Deep Roots, New Routes.” The report details Verso’s progress against its commitment to respect a sustainable balance among environmental, social and economic needs.
2012 Sustainability Report Highlights
– Verso’s 2012 energy initiatives
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BASF has been recognized for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, increase energy efficiency and educate employees by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Named the Green Power Switch Workplace Champion of the Year, BASF was honored during the annual Tennessee Electric Cooperative, Association’s Marketing Conference in Gatlinburg, Tn., on Tuesday, April 23.
In 2012, BASF
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COLUMBIA – Catherine Templeton, Director of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, visited The Boeing Company’s North Charleston plant to recognize the aircraft manufacturer as the newest member of the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP).
Since coming to the state two years ago, Boeing has earned seven awards for their environmentally conscious
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Company to receive full LEED certification next month at the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse
CLERMONT, Ky., April 22, 2013 – When it comes to environmental sustainability, Jim Beam, home to the world’s No.1-selling bourbon, proudly reports that its efforts raise the bar. As the world recognizes Earth Day, thecompany is poised to receive full
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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A new fund at the University of Alabama will provide $1 million over five years to develop environmentally friendly projects.
The $200,000 per year for the Sustainable Investment Fund will fund projects approved by a panel of mostly students, though the makeup of the panel hasn’t been decided yet, said Aaron Traywick,
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PHILADELPIA (April 24, 2013) – At today’s signing ceremony Revolution Recovery joined approximately 1,500 businesses nationwide to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in reducing industrial waste.
Today, EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin welcomed Revolution Recovery Partner/Owner Avi Golen into the agency’s WasteWise program, and both formally signed the agreement. The ceremony took
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The FINANCIAL — Being green in Northeast Mississippi got a lot easier as dozens of community members and citizens joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (Toyota), TVA and New Albany Light, Gas & Water (NALGW) this morning at a ceremony to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by “powering on” Toyota’s new 50 kilowatt solar array.
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Atlanta, April 23, 2013 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida won first prize among large institutions in the Agency’s first Campus RainWorks Challenge. EPA created the challenge to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure.
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Two significant, statewide energy programs—the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative and the Qualified Energy Conversation Bond Program—launched Monday during a Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) event in Jackson, Tn. Both programs are designed to help Tennessee organizations of all types become more energy efficient and increase the use of renewable energy to improve
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Historic Landmark Increases Environmental Commitment
WASHINGTON & HERNDON, Va. — Strengthening its dedication to environmental sustainability, Union Station in Washington, D.C., has signed a three-year contract for 100 percent WGES CleanSteps® WindPower from Herndon-based Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES). One of the nation’s premier, historic transportation hubs, Union Station previously used 50 percent WGES CleanSteps®
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