Virginia Tech’s Earth Week Activities

Virginia Tech’s annual Earth Week celebration, April 17-24, aims to build a more just and sustainable community through education, action and appreciation for the world.

This year’s events will include tree planting, art, movies, lectures and games. Each day of Earth Week will feature events focused on a theme: Monday is clean energy, Tuesday is

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Birmingham Champions of Sustainability

My Green Birmingham held its 3rd Annual Champions of Sustainability, presented by the City of Birmingham, on Tuesday, April 12th, at Saturn Birmingham. More than 150 guests gathered to honor a unique range of Champions of Sustainability recipients. My Green Birmingham also presented its first ever Champions of Sustainability Visionary Award to special guest, Laura

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How Tennessee Harnesses Waste Stream Mapping

Read this month’s P2 Impact column on GreenBiz, “How Tennessee harnesses Waste Stream Mapping”. Vaughn Cassidy explains how the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation saw opportunities for synergy through waste stream reuse and re-purposing. These potential opportunities have become a reality through the Waste Stream Mapping Project, a collaborative effort between the department and

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Learn About Safer Choice - Same Program, New Label

Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment should be easy — that’s why we developed our new Safer Choice label. We all play a role in protecting our families’ health and the environment. Products with the Safer Choice label help consumers and commercial buyers identify and select

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Virginia Tech Institute Focuses Students on Sustainability

Many young people are passionate about sustainability and they want their work to reflect that. Some companies are creating positions with titles like, “Chief Sustainability Officer” but those jobs are rarely entry level and not every company is doing that. The New Sustainability Institute at Virginia Tech is working to bridge that employment gap for

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EPA Announces Availability of $26 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide

EPA has announced a $26 million funding opportunity for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as

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Alabama Green Progress Report highlights environmental success stories from last year

From al.com

The Green Resource Center for Alabama released its 2015 Green Progress Report this week, highlighting nearly 100 examples of environmental projects and sustainability initiatives throughout the state.

The 2015 report highlights the work of individuals, businesses and non-profit groups in nine categories: Land Conservation and Preservation; Environmental Education; Energy Efficiency; Transportation; Recycling and

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UNC Athletics Releases Sustainability Report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire

University of North Carolina (UNC) Athletics released its sustainability report, highlighting environmental efforts throughout campus, including a university-wide 12 percent increase in collected recycling materials. North Carolina-based Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), makers of REPREVE®, teamed up with Carolina in 2014 to raise awareness among students, faculty, fans and

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GreenBiz: The P2 Impact of Student Interns

In the latest P2 Impact column, Cyrus Philbrick of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and Laura Barnes of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Center (GLRPPR) write about the long-term impact of pollution prevention intern programs, both on the students and companies that participate. This column along with previous P2 Impact columns

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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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