Kentuckians honored for Earth Day 2015

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission Friday presented its 2015 Earth Day awards to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to environmental protection. This year’s event took place at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort.

“It’s an honor to recognize Kentuckians for their tireless efforts and unwavering advocacy to environmental protection,” Arnita Gadson, executive

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Waste-to-energy facility approved in Tennessee

Sustainable waste-to-energy facility approved for construction in Tennessee

The Lebanon, Tennessee project will deploy what PHG Energy is calling the ‘world’s largest’ downdraft gasifier.

PHG Energy and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process.

The waste-to-energy

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2015 Sustainable Energy Factbook

Now available, the 2015 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries — energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas — that are contributing to the country’s move towards

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Introducing the Greening Sports Directory (GSD)

What is it?

The Greening Sports Directory (or GSD) is a comprehensive directory of local, regional, and national contacts and resources to help sports facilities green their operations – whether professional, university-level, or recreational. Facilities looking to improve their energy efficiency or their green purchasing practices now have a rich list of contacts available to

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Investments in Sustainability in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured Memphis on Friday to review results of federal investments aimed at improving housing and transportation options, protecting the environment and building stronger regional economies.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Housing and

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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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Get Started with Green Hospitality Webinar Available

On February 6, 2014, the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance presented its “Get Started with Green Hospitality” webinar. The webinar is the first in a series designed to help hotels and restaurants reduce their environmental footprint and is now available as a recorded webinar online.

Through its sheer size, South Carolina’s hospitality industry has a

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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Seeking Nominations for marine environmental awards

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation in Mobile Alabama is seeking nominations for its Annual Marine Environmental Awards for 2013.

Two awards will recognize an individual and a group/organization that have made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region.

Learn more at the Foundation’s website.

UA starts fund to promote sustainability; environmental group sets sights on more campuses

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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Dining award rooted in sustainability

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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