VA governor announces Environmental Excellence Award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

The awards recognize successful and innovative projects in the categories of sustainability program, environmental project, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia

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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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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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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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Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Tuff Torq

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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Alabama Green Progress Report highlights environmental success stories from last year

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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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Celebrate P2 Week! - Sept 21-27

P2 Week is held during the 3rd week in September each year and provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and government to highlight their P2 and environmental sustainability activities and achievements, expand current P2 efforts and commit to new actions. Pollution Prevention (P2) is recognized as an effective tool for protecting the environment and the

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EPA Proposes New Haz Waste Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule will

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ESRC E3 Alliance Networking Session Video

The ESRC Alliance session from July, 2015 is now available to view on YouTube.

The purpose of this discussion-based ESRC E3 Alliance session, another in a series of networking sessions among assistance providers and agencies interested in advancing the benefits of an Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) strategy, is to share information about initiatives and

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EPA Releases EJSCREEN Mapping Tool

On June 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. EJSCREEN’s simple to understand color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to better understand

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