Mar142017

Florida DEP awards more than $24M to improve Indian River Lagoon water quality

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities reduce stormwater nutrient loads, continue stormwater treatment improvements, reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution, and eliminate muck

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Mar132017

Virginia Green announces 2016 Green Travel Star and Green Travel Leader award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Green program presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to 19 Virginia tourism businesses for their outstanding commitments to green tourism practices at the fourth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration. Twenty-two additional tourism businesses were recognized and received the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award for

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Mar92017

Kentucky Division of Water announces new initiatives for Groundwater Awareness Week

March 6-10 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.

“If you have a facility or project with activities that have the potential to adversely affect groundwater, you need to have and implement a GPP,” said

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Mar92017

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Exedy America Corporation

Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is an environmental leadership program facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The partnership recognizes Tennessee industries that are committed to sustainability and that exhibit continuous improvement throughout their entire operation. Sharing successes, networking, and best management practices are just a few of the opportunities TGSP offers its members.

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Mar92017

Kentucky Envirothon Competition training locations, dates announced

Students all across Kentucky are learning about our natural resources through the Envirothon program. They are preparing to compete against other teams on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and a current environmental issue. This year’s current issue is “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.”

Two training days are currently

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Mar82017

Henry County, Kentucky schools recognized for energy efficiency

On Feb. 23, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the Feb. 23

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Mar72017

KY EXCEL now open for agriculture

Launched by the Department for Environmental Protection in 2006, KY EXCEL is a free, voluntary program open to any individual, organization, community or business that acts to improve Kentucky’s diverse and unique environment through environmental leadership. EXCEL members go above and beyond the state’s environmental requirements.

In the past year, the program has expanded to

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Mar32017

Mississippi enHance program -- Nissan upgrades chillers

Nissan North America in Mississippi, another enHance program partner, upgraded the controls on the chillers at its Canton Utilities Plant – the largest chiller plant in Mississippi. It supplies the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant with chilled water, and is comprised of several large chillers, condenser water pumps, secondary chiller water pumps and air compressors.

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Mar22017

Mississippi schools, auto industry making news

Great things are happening in Mississippi! The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) January newsletter features exciting environmental news regarding education and the auto industry.

A campaign by the Rankin County School District to reduce energy consumption in its buildings has earned 25 of its 28 schools the prestigious ENERGY STAR designation for superior energy

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Dec52016

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight - Unilever

Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is an environmental leadership program facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The partnership recognizes Tennessee industries that are committed to sustainability and that exhibit continuous improvement throughout their entire operation. Sharing successes, networking, and best management practices are just a few of the opportunities TGSP offers its members.

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