Jan212016

EPA’s Annual Toxics Release Inventory Report

In 2014, 84% of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation’s industrial facilities was not released into the environment due to the use of preferred waste management practices like recycling, energy recovery and treatment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The remaining

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Jan192016

P2Rx Launches Updated Website

Check out the updated P2Rx Website!

Dec212015

WVU Scientist is a Global Energy Expert

As Director of the West Virginia University Energy Institute, Professor Brian Anderson, a chemical engineer, has for the past 4 years been leading a team at Western Virginia University (WVU) as they work on the geothermal resources under our feet.

Anderson points out that West Virginia is a regional hotspot when it comes to geothermal

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Dec72015

Carolina Football Green

by Lindsay Hickman at myhorrynews.com In November, Coastal Carolina was aiming for zero … zero waste, that is, during its final home game against Kennesaw State.

It was all part of CCU office of sustainability’s inaugural Zero Waste GameDay, which was highly successful.

CCU has always made sustainability a priority on campus, said sustainability coordinator

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Dec22015

P2 Impact at GreenBiz

In the most recent P2 Impact column on GreenBiz, Jean Ponzi, green resources manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center, explains how businesses and event planners in St. Louis are seizing the business opportunities embedded in the trend toward zero waste.

Read Jean Ponzi’s article in GreenBiz about the city’s efforts.

P2 Impact is

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Nov232015

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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Nov102015

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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Nov42015

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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Oct122015

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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Oct72015

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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