Pennsylvania Government Ranked Highest in Green Power Usage

Pennsylvania’s state government recently ranked the highest in the country for usage of green power, which includes renewable sources like wind, solar and water.

The ranking from the federal Environmental Protection Agency was released earlier this week. Not only did the state government rank as the highest public entity, it also finished 26th overall in

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Pennsylvania American Water 2014 Environmental Grant Program

Pennsylvania American Water is accepting applications for its 2014 Environmental Grant Program.

Grants are available to environmental, community and watershed organizations that are planning projects within the company’s service area, which covers nearly 400 communities across 36 counties. Applications will be evaluated on environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.

Pennsylvania American Water is a

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New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference

From the Wall Street Journal Market Watch Sustainable Brands announces the program and speaker line up for its annual New Metrics of Sustainable Business conference, scheduled for September 24-25 at the University of Pennsylvania. A gathering point for sustainability executives, business strategists and financial leaders from across the globe, this event focuses on the leading

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Governor Corbett Announces Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants for Four Small Businesses Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1243045#ixzz2U3AmZsFR

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $32,880 in grants to help four small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant program, funded through the state’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses with 100 or fewer

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North Beaver farm receives energy efficiency grant

HARRISBURG — A North Beaver Township farm was among four small businesses from across Pennsylvania to receive energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention project grants totaling $32,880.

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In Celebration of Earth Week, Large-scale Philly Recycler Joins EPA Program to Reduce U.S. Waste

PHILADELPIA (April 24, 2013) – At today’s signing ceremony Revolution Recovery joined approximately 1,500 businesses nationwide to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in reducing industrial waste.

Today, EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin welcomed Revolution Recovery Partner/Owner Avi Golen into the agency’s WasteWise program, and both formally signed the agreement. The ceremony took

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Study Reveals No Major Spills In Surface Water But Did Not Examine Aquifers

PITTSBURGH (AP), March 12, 2013 — Pennsylvania’s waterways show little evidence of damage from toxic chemical spills from its fast-growing natural gas industry, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

The study examined the impact of gas drilling on surface water from the drilling boom but did

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EPA Sets Water Quality Improvement Plan for Pine Creek Watershed in Western Pennsylvania

(PHILADELPHIA – March 11, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established a water quality improvement plan for bacteria to protect public health and streams, creeks and a lake in the Pine Creek watershed in Allegheny County, Pa. The waters are severely impacted by sewer overflows, stormwater runoff, failing septic systems and other sources that

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2 Berks County, Pa., businesses awarded DEP grants

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $290,010 in grants to help 36 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects, including two in Berks County.

“Since 2004, DEP has invested $7.5 million in 1,756 small businesses statewide,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We are committed to investing in energy

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EPA grant supports environmental education projects

The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) will provide an estimated $92,000 in funding to support community-based environmental education projects in 11 mid-Atlantic communities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Aimed at empowering people to take better care of their local environment, the projects are funded via a $150,000 EPA grant to NNCC to support

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