Apr142017

Mississippi enHance program – Certification through mentoring

Great things are happening in Mississippi! The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) March newsletter features environmental news regarding one company mentoring another to become an enHance program member. The MDEQ enHance program recognizes environmental leaders in Mississippi that make a commitment to address and achieve ongoing environmental improvements.

This month’s focus is Hol-Mac Corporation’s

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Apr112017

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc.

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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Apr62017

New resource: 'Further with Food' website

The National Sustainable Lodging Network recently announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), working with over a dozen other private and public organizations, has launched a “Further with Food” website. This virtual resource is designed to help businesses, government entities, NGOs, academics and individuals find and share information about proven solutions and innovative new approaches

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Apr42017

Florida DEP awards more than $1.8M for water-quality restoration grants

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded more than $1.8 million for stormwater projects in seven communities. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) water-quality restoration grants are awarded to local communities and water management districts to implement and construct projects designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from stormwater discharges.

“The

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Mar282017

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality educating next generation to appreciate, protect environment

One of the most important jobs in the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is educating the next generation to appreciate and protect the environment.

“And if you’re gonna educate children, you better bring your ‘A’ game,” says DEQ Secretary Michael Regan.

So for this year’s Read Across America celebration, staff with the Department of Environmental

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Mar232017

Florida DEP's Southeast District announces award program

Southeast Florida – In support of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s vision of creating strong community partnerships, safeguarding Florida’s natural resources and enhancing its ecosystems, DEP’s Southeast District (SED) has developed a new Superior Excellence Distinction Award Program to recognize an organization’s exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship, ensuring responsible use and protection of natural

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Mar172017

Maryland Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water

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Mar152017

Kentucky Water Week events planned

Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.

In celebration of

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Mar142017

Eastern Kentucky University plans carbon neutrality by 2036

Eastern Kentucky University has completed a comprehensive Climate Action and Resiliency Plan to strategically and economically reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2036, in accordance with the Second Nature Climate Commitment.

The plan calls for the University to reach its goal via a variety of mitigation strategies, including: • implementation of geothermal heating/cooling throughout

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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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