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New Product Category Rule Developed for Roundwood and Pulp/Paper

SCS and Environmental Paper Network Developed New PCR for Wood and Paper
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – An innovative Product Category Rule (PCR) specifying rules for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) focused on wood and paper has been developed by the North American Environmental Paper Network (EPN), an independent not-for-profit coalition with diverse expertise in forest and paper sustainability issues, and SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental certification, auditing and standards development.

Green Mountain Employees Dig in to Do Good

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Trees are good for a number of reasons. We know they are good for the environment by reducing air pollution and help us breathe by providing oxygen, but did you also know they help reduce urban heat, water, noise and light pollution? They also serve as a home to wildlife, reduce commuter stress, increase property values and enhance a city’s beauty.

Trees provide so much value, especially to urban areas, so Green Mountain Energy is partnering with Trees For Houston to give back 500 trees to the Houston area.

Edison International Supports Environmental Education with "Discovery Agents" app

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Beginning in 2013, Edison International has provided funding support for the development of Discovery Agents “missions” aimed at helping young people ages 8-to-14 connect with nature, educate them about their local environment, and promote physical activity. Discovery Agents is a mobile game application (“app”) developed by Community Partners, a non-profit organization, for the U.S. Get to Know Program.

Green is for Organics: Voluntary Container Color Standard Recommended by Consortium of Organics Collection Organizations and Agencies

Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council Joined by Other Nonprofit and Government Organizations to Improve Recycling and Organics Collection
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LOS ANGELES, California & WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the United States Composting Council (USCC) today announced that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary container color standard for organics collection containers.  This initiative was simultaneously announced at the USCC’s 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles and at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Wash

Republic Rewards Community Grant Program Honors Friends Of the Thomas B. Norton Library in Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Republic Services of Gulf Shores, Alabama presented the Friends Of the Thomas B. Norton Library with a $3,500 grant as part of their annual Republic Rewards Community Grant Program. The program recognizes local projects and individuals for their commitment towards environmental stewardship and activism. Honoring those that best demonstrate the ability to enhance the environment while making a sustainable impact in the community. The grant funds will benefit the Friends of the Thomas B.

Recycling: Opportunities & Challenges

By: Michael McManus
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Simply put, recycling is a win-win industry. It takes products or commodities which have been previously used and turns them into something new, like plastic, or the same exact thing as it was before, like paper. 

I recently spoke at the Recycle Confex in Dubai, where industry professionals from around the world over came together to discuss the present and future of recycling.

Antea Group Named Member Partner of Manufacturing USA’s REMADE Institute on Clean Energy

National Consortium Will Forge New Clean Energy Initiatives Deemed Critical in Keeping Domestic Manufacturing Competitive
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January 12, 2017 /3BL Media/-- Antea Group has been named a member partner of the Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (“REMADE”) Institute by the U.S. Department of Energy. REMADE, part of the multiagency network known as Manufacturing USA, will work to find new and less expensive ways to reuse, recycle, and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers, and electronic waste, aiming to achieve a 50-percent improvement in overall energy efficiency in U.S. manufacturing by 2027.

Orvis CEO Stresses Urgency of Everglades Crisis

Orvis CEO Perk Perkins Calls fo "Urgency and Total Devotion" in the Fight to Save the Everglades
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The following comments were made by Orvis CEO Perk Perkins at the Everglades Coalition Conference on Jan. 5, 2017.

I remember from my earliest days camping with my father, he taught me and my brother to always leave a campsite better than we found it. That has become a metaphor for my life and our company.

Duke Energy and the Environment

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At Duke Energy, we are proud of our commitment to the environment and our communities. We don’t just work here, we live here and we want to make Florida an even better place to live. We believe it’s important to protect our natural resources, and we believe that being environmentally friendly and cost effective are not mutually exclusive.  Watch and see how we are leveraging innovative technology at our power plants to find win–win solutions for our business, our community partners and the environment.

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