EPA Awards More Than $5.3 Million for Research Fellowships

ATLANTA – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $5.3 million in research fellowships to 127 students pursuing degrees in environmental studies throughout the United States. Twelve of the fellowship recipients attend one of eight universities and colleges in the Southeast. Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of South Alabama, University

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City, state adopt green strategy

Incentives encourage energy efficiency

John Baker and his colleagues weren’t prepared for the public response to an incentive program the city of Tallahassee introduced in 2010 for home building.

To encourage the use of sustainable construction methods and materials, the city used a Department of Energy grant of $115,000 to offer payments of $1.50 per

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JetBlue Park Earns Distinguished LEED Certification

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A forward-thinking collaboration between Lee County and the Boston Red Sox is expected to save Lee County more than $100,000 each year — or more than $3 million over the life of the Red Sox lease agreement – through the sustainable design of JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the team’s new

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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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WASTE MANAGEMENT WINS SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA AWARD

Okeechobee, FL (September 20, 2012) — Waste Management’s Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility has been named the winner of the 2012 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award in the large business division at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Sustainable Florida award is the premier state-level recognition for accomplishments and leadership in sustainable

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Conference warns of improper pharmaceutical disposal

MELBOURNE — One way for health care businesses dealing in pharmaceuticals to be more profitable: Follow the rules for handling and disposing of them.

“This isn’t a $500 fine slap on the wrist sort of situation,” Ron McGrier, a Health First pharmacy manager warned about two dozen attending a pollution prevention roundtable Friday at Homes

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GEORGIA TECH, MISSISSIPPI STATE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AMONG RECIPIENTS OF $9 MILLION TO EXAMINE EXTREME WEATHER

(ATLANTA – Sept. 19, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water quality. The recipients include the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University and

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Spotlight on an Industry-Based and Community-Wide Sustainability Initiative

From a business perspective, as consumers and organizations demand rises for sustainable practices, industries have had to adapt to the changing market to increase competitive advantage. The travel and tourism market of visitors and prospective city wide convention clients have made it a priority to assess the region’s sustainability efforts as part of their decision-making

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Bing Energy named Florida’s most innovative and environmentally friendly small business

Bing Energy International, developer of a new generation of hydrogen fuel cells, has been honored as Florida’s most innovative and environmentally friendly small business.

The Tallahassee-based company is the winner of the 2012 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award in the small business category.

“The Sustainable Florida awards honor those who have demonstrated a real sense

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FAMU Environmental Specialist wins Energy Innovator Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) Senior Environment Specialist Ryan Mitchell has received an Energy Innovator Award for his sustainability contributions to the university and the greater Tallahassee community.

Mitchell, who works within the FAMU Office of Environmental Health and Safety, was recognized by the nonprofit organization ReThink Energy Florida during its inaugural Energy

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