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Children's Cancer Research Fund Launches Upcycle Electronics Program

4.30.14
Source: PR Web, 4/21/14

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On Earth Day, Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) launched an Upcycle electronics program that turns retired electronics into charitable giving without anyone writing a check. Upcycle donations are 100% tax deductible, come with audited Department of Defense data destruction, and free shipping. CCRF's aim is to engage local businesses, event participants, and community members with this Upcycle initiative to Upcycle no longer used devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices (full product list located on website). CCRF invites local businesses to Upcycle their retired electronics and IT assets slated for recycling. Upcycling eliminates recycling expenses, creates funding, and expands corporate commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Businesses can also engage employees to Upcycle their personal retired electronics in support of CCRF.


IL: Students to tackle e-waste with disposal

4.30.14
Source: Pontiac Daily Leader, 4/23/14

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On May 9, residents in the city of Pontiac have an opportunity to break the e-waste cycle by recycling old electronics properly. Anyone wishing to get rid of old consumer electronics simply has to set out the waste on the curb in the morning and a group of junior and senior-level high school students led by Doug Masching, a computer maintenance instructor at the Livingston Area Career Center, will take it away. The opportunity is made possible through a partnership between Advanced Technology Recycling, a full-service certified electronic recycling company headquartered in Pontiac, Paul Ritter, a science teacher at Pontiac Township High School and Masching.


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.


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