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3 magic words to mute 'sustainababble'

4.16.14
Source: GreenBiz, 4/16/14

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The latest P2 Impact column is now available at GreenBiz.com. John Mulrow of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center explains how three magic words can mute "sustainababble" and clarify the progress that organizations are making to become more sustainable.


This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

4.15.14
Source: Smithsonian Magazine, 4/8/14

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Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day.


Levi Strauss wrings water out of jeans production

4.14.14
Source: Smart Planet, 4/14/14

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The iconic blue jeans company is testing systems for capturing and reusing water in denim manufacturing plants, part of a larger effort to reduce its environmental impact.


Nominations now being accepted for Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence

3.12.14
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 3/12/14

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The Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize exemplary projects across Indiana. Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented.

The awards are open to all Indiana facilities, state and local units of government, individuals, and technical assistance organizations that operate or support environmental protection efforts of outstanding quality. Eligible technical assistance organizations include, but are not limited to, public entities; trade associations; individuals; and, public interest, community, educational, and labor groups.


Big Ten's Eco Efforts: Purdue University

1.30.14
Source: Great Lakes Echo, 1/30/14

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In the spirit of the "Green Gridirons" series (but just in case college football wasn't your thing), the "Big Ten's Eco Efforts" series highlights creative off-the-field sustainability efforts. This week: Purdue University.


AASHE Seeking STARS Technical Advisors

1.21.14
Source: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 1/21/14

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AASHE seeks individuals with expertise related to campus sustainability to serve as STARS Technical Advisors. One to two technical advisors are sought for each of the following areas: research, air and climate, buildings, energy, purchasing, diversity and affordability, and health, wellbeing and work. Application deadline is Feb. 14.


AkzoNobel joins Together for Sustainability (TfS)

12.10.13
Source: Metal Finishing, 12/9/13

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Move underlines AkzoNobel's commitment to driving improvements throughout its global supply chains.


Applications Open for Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

12.10.13
Source: U.S. EPA 12/10/13

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is currently accepting applications for the third annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. The award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers and their local education agencies nationwide for excellence in integrating environmental education into their lessons and demonstrating the connection between health and the environment for their students.


EPA Awards Four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Health Risks from Eating Great Lakes Fish

11.27.13
Source: U.S. EPA, 11/20/13

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $3.6 million for projects designed to reduce the risk of exposure to mercury and other toxins for people who eat fish from the Great Lakes. EPA awarded almost a million dollars to state health departments in each of the following states: Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Cornell University in New York will receive a GLRI grant of over $600,000 for a project to reduce toxic exposure among urban anglers throughout the entire Great Lakes basin.


Staples Launches Online Ink and Toner Recycling

11.27.13
Source: The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch, 11/25/13

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Staples, the world's largest office supply company and second largest internet retailer announced today the launch of an online ink and toner recycling program. The online program is an expansion of the existing, in store Staples Rewards ink and toner recycling program. The online program enables Staples Rewards members to recycle empty ink and toner cartridges by printing a pre-paid shipping label to send their cartridges in for recycling and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards(R) for each one. The launch of the online ink and toner recycling program is a result of the retailer's commitment to making a positive impact on the environment while also meeting the needs of their customers.


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