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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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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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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EPA grant supports environmental education projects

The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) will provide an estimated $92,000 in funding to support community-based environmental education projects in 11 mid-Atlantic communities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Aimed at empowering people to take better care of their local environment, the projects are funded via a $150,000 EPA grant to NNCC to support

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Florida International University to Collaborate with EPA on Green Initiatives

ATLANTA – During a ceremony September 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into an agreement with Florida International University (FIU) to support campus greening and sustainability. As part of the agreement, EPA commits to enhance the university’s environmental research and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers.

“EPA recognizes

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UDC’S College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) Launches Television Series

Washington, DC – A new television program focusing on urban sustainability issues in the District of Columbia premiered on October 1, 2012. “CAUSES,” the half-hour news and interview program of UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), will explore relevant issues and inform viewers about the many ways that CAUSES research, academic

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N.C. community colleges revise curricula

As North Carolina continues to place more of an emphasis on green energy and sustainability, the N.C. Community College System is revising its curricula to make students more qualified to be hired in those fields.

The system launched a curriculum improvement project this fall that will begin to go into effect next fall and will

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USC earns highest rating in 2013 Green Honor Roll

The University of South Carolina was named to the 2013 Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest possible score on Princeton Review’s “Green Ratings.”

USC was the only university in South Carolina and was one of two universities in the Southeastern Conference to earn the top ranking. Vanderbilt University also earned a rating of 99.

The

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First Large-Scale School Biodiesel Production and Education Facility in Appalachia

Lexington, Ky. – Earth Day Network, in partnership with The UPS Foundation, today unveiled the first large-scale biodiesel production facility at a school in the region, as the centerpiece of Henry Clay High School’s showcase Biodiesel Production and Education Program.

The new facility, purchased with a grant from The UPS Foundation, has the capacity to

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Bayer USA Foundation Supports Two Summer Youth Initiatives in Pennsylvania

Grantmaking Focus on STEM and Environmental Education Programs

PITTSBURGH, July 3, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Bayer USA Foundation has awarded a combined total of $176,000 to two Pennsylvania programs that extend science learning throughout the summer for high school students: The Pennsylvania State University’s Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS) and RiverQuest.

UBMS

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