Mississippi enHance program – Certification through mentoring

Great things are happening in Mississippi! The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) March newsletter features environmental news regarding one company mentoring another to become an enHance program member. The MDEQ enHance program recognizes environmental leaders in Mississippi that make a commitment to address and achieve ongoing environmental improvements.

This month’s focus is Hol-Mac Corporation’s

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Mississippi enHance program -- Nissan upgrades chillers

Nissan North America in Mississippi, another enHance program partner, upgraded the controls on the chillers at its Canton Utilities Plant – the largest chiller plant in Mississippi. It supplies the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant with chilled water, and is comprised of several large chillers, condenser water pumps, secondary chiller water pumps and air compressors.

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Mississippi schools, auto industry making news

Great things are happening in Mississippi! The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) January newsletter features exciting environmental news regarding education and the auto industry.

A campaign by the Rankin County School District to reduce energy consumption in its buildings has earned 25 of its 28 schools the prestigious ENERGY STAR designation for superior energy

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Toyota Mississippi 'Turns on the Power' at Earth Day Celebration

The FINANCIAL — Being green in Northeast Mississippi got a lot easier as dozens of community members and citizens joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (Toyota), TVA and New Albany Light, Gas & Water (NALGW) this morning at a ceremony to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by “powering on” Toyota’s new 50 kilowatt solar array.

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April 10 workshop to be hosted by Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Manufacturers’ Association

Environmental Leadership : A Smart Business Choice

This year’s workshop will feature speakers providing timely information on energy efficiency, solid waste management and reduction, and environmental best practices. Presentations include case studies from two Mississippi industries, Toyota and Southwire.

More information is available on the MDEQ website.

State Agencies’ Responsibilities Expanding

Seventeen states have joined the new Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, which will create a technical forum to help states apply the Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

New programs at some state agencies and a new organization focused on air pollution control strategies at the state level are gearing up at the start

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards Five Grants Totaling $270,000 for Sustainability Research at Four Universities

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $270,000 in research grants for innovative sustainability-related programs at Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, The University of Southern Mississippi and Arizona State University.

Read the full press release at PRWeb.

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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Mayors to discuss Mississippi River sustainability

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several mayors of cities along the Mississippi River will gather in St. Louis this week to discuss ways to make the mighty waterway more sustainable.

Thursday’s gathering comes amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory. Low water on the Mississippi continues to affect river traffic and recreation.

The meeting

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Sustainable farming controls water flow

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Much of agriculture’s success depends on effective water management, which must be done to keep both farmland and surrounding areas healthy.

Agriculture was a $6.7 billion industry in Mississippi last year, and the state is on track to match that value in 2012. That makes agriculture big business with a big responsibility

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