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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Algae Energy is betting on green — both in sustainability and as a business model

CUMMING, Ga. — What Algae Energy has produced at their 70,000-square-foot facility in Forsyth County is nothing short of extraordinary.

Fuel and food produced from algae.

On Oct. 31, the company gave a tour of their facility and laboratories to about 40 representatives from the Paris Region Economic Development Agency known as Hubstart Paris. The

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Decatur, GA Adopts Paperless Agendas as Part of Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Decatur, GA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012

The City of Decatur, Georgia has adopted a paperless agenda program developed by iCompass Technologies – AgendaNotes iPad Lite – for its City Commission meetings. The move to eliminate the paper normally used to print agenda packages is part of the City’s ongoing commitment to the environment and effort

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Alpharetta-based The Refinishing Touch recognizes 29 companies with sustainability awards

September 19, ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Refinishing Touch, a world leader in on‐site environmentally safe and sustainable furniture asset management services, has honored 29 businesses with Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize eco-conscious companies within the hospitality industry that have successfully implemented furniture asset management services to reduce their carbon footprints.

To qualify for the awards,

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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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Aflac Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America List

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has been named to the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America list. This is the second consecutive year that Aflac has appeared on the prestigious list.

The Dow

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Georgia Gulf Develops Bio-Based Compounds for InPro Corporation

ATLANTA, September 7 — Georgia Gulf Corporation oday announced that it is partnering with InPro Corporation to support that company’s corporate sustainability goals. InPro is a manufacturer of door and wall protection, washroom systems and commercial surfaces, expansion joint systems, cubicle track and privacy curtains, and signage.

Georgia Gulf has developed rigid and flexible vinyl

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Industry group funds water-saving research

The Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation will invest more than $23,000 in research projects further advancing the game’s drive towards sustainability. The foundation today announced it would help fund two projects for scientists at the University of Georgia in which water conservation shapes as a key outcome for the state’s golf industry that delivers a direct

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Georgia Governor's Executive Order Says USGBC Unfairly Awards Its Wood Certification Credit

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) applauds the Governor of Georgia for urging broader recognition of forest certification standards. An executive order signed on August 10 by Governor Nathan Deal promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction.

The executive order states that “any new or expanded state building

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Five Questions Businesses Must Answer to Advance Toward Sustainability According to Interface, Inc.

Answers to the following questions can test any business’ approach to becoming a sustainable organization:

1. How can we increase use of recycled and bio-based materials?

2. How can we prevent our products from ending up in landfill?

3. How can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time increase our use of

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