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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UNC Athletics Releases Sustainability Report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire

University of North Carolina (UNC) Athletics released its sustainability report, highlighting environmental efforts throughout campus, including a university-wide 12 percent increase in collected recycling materials. North Carolina-based Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), makers of REPREVE®, teamed up with Carolina in 2014 to raise awareness among students, faculty, fans and

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EPA Settles with Duke Energy in North Carolina

EPA Press Release – September 10, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina. The settlement resolves long-standing claims that Duke violated the federal Clean Air

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EPA Awards $400K to University of North Carolina Wilmington

On August 8th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $4 million in funding to six universities to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals, leading to better chemical risk assessments and decisions for protecting the environment. Among those, the University of North Carolina Wilmington was selected to receive $399,884 for research to develop

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North Carolina Becoming a National Leader

North Carolina is fast becoming a national leader in the clean tech industry – creating new jobs, producing innovative new technology and engaging some unlikely new partners.

A recent report by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national environmental policy group, notes that in the third quarter of 2014, North Carolina ranked fifth in the nation for new

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Integrating Green Wastes into your Lean System Webinar Available

On Novemebr 18, 2014, the North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) presented its “Integrating Green Wastes into your Lean System” webinar. This webinar provides insight into how lean and environmental performance systems can be leveraged to achieve enhanced continuous improvement and waste reduction.

Both Leggett & Platt and Daimler Trucks North America have participated in

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North Carolina Ranked 7th for LEED

North Carolina has been recognized as one of the foremost states in the ongoing movement toward more sustainable building design.

The United States Green Building Council placed North Carolina seventh on its ranking of the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. North Carolina certified 133 building projects representing 17,183,099 square feet

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North Carolina Zoo Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

The North Carolina Zoo has been named to a short list of major state tourist attractions recognized for outstanding environmental stewardship by the N.C. GreenTravel.

Launched in 2012, the N.C. GreenTravel is a program of the N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina

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Recycling as Economic Development in North Carolina

Recycling Works‘ Spring 2013 issue is packed with examples of the impact recycling has on economic development in North Carolina. Articles in this issue include:

RBAC Awards Recycling Business Grants Expected to Create 240-plus jobs in North Carolina BlackGold Biofuels Expands to Charlotte Ply-Gem Creates Jobs in Columbus County Triangle Partnership to Salvage C&D Waste

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Conservationists blast pollution reform bill; Say it would allow more tainted groundwater

ASHEVILLE — Legislation that conservation groups are calling a “Frankenbill,” which passed the N.C. Senate and is now moving through the House, contains sweeping revisions to environmental protection regulations.

The Regulatory Reform Act, introduced by Sens. Harry Brown, R-Onslow, Brent Jackson, R-Sampson, and Andrew Brock, R-Davie, and sponsored by Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, seeks to

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