TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A new fund at the University of Alabama will provide $1 million over five years to develop environmentally friendly projects.
The $200,000 per year for the Sustainable Investment Fund will fund projects approved by a panel of mostly students, though the makeup of the panel hasn’t been decided yet, said Aaron Traywick,
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Clark and Fountain dining halls, for the fourth consecutive year, have served award-winning food. The city presented the 2013 City of Raleigh Environmental Award to University Dining at N.C. State early April.
According to Joanna Minett, public communication specialist for University Dining, the award is meant to honor those who have “demonstrated a commitment to
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– Awards Focused on Excellence in Sustainability and Land Conservation –
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today the winners of the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which will be presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington.
The awards recognize the significant contributions of environmental and conservation leaders in two categories: sustainability and land
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Savannah-based DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions has been recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development as the “Manufacturer of the Year” for companies with 150 or fewer employees.
DIRTT manufactures and creates customizable, sustainable architectural interiors that are environmentally sustainable, flexible, unique and highly
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center will bring green experts from around the world for the second annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium. The event on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, is free and open to the public, and it will focus on lessons learned in sustainability, as well as potential
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The Murray Environmental Student Society is working to implement a $1 to $15 green fee that will be added on to student tuition and will help fund future sustainable projects on campus, but the fee will only come to fruition if there is adequate student support.
While there is no definite timeline yet, Caleb Johnson,
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Environmental Leader, Feb. 22., 2013 — Washington, DC mayor Vincent Gray this week announced a plan to halve the district’s GHG emissions and build 1,000 new renewable-energy systems by 2032, among other environmental goals.
The Sustainable DC Plan addresses four challenges: creating jobs and growing the district’s economy, improving the health and wellness of residents,
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In April 2012, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray made a statement that caught many people’s attention: he wants the District to be “fossil-free” by 2030.
Does it sound a little crazy? Maybe. But when it comes to U.S. cities that take sustainability seriously and are putting the infrastructure in place to make such a vision
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The mayor of Kentucky’s largest city has announced a long list of sustainability goals aimed at reducing Louisville’s carbon footprint. Mayor Greg Fischer on Thursday released a draft of the city’s first comprehensive sustainability plan.
It includes 19 broad goals, all with different timetables. For instance, a goal to decrease energy
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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.