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CITGO Chesapeake Terminal Recognized by The Elizabeth River Project for More Than a Decade of Environmental Restoration Projects

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CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In recognition of its continuing efforts to revitalize the Elizabeth River in Southern Virginia, the CITGO Chesapeake Terminal received its fourth Sustained Distinguished Performance Award this year from The Elizabeth River Project, a nonprofit that leads community environmental restoration efforts along the River.

Earth Week Guest Post: When “Eco-Friendly” Equals “Customer-Friendly”

How One Dealer’s Environmental Upgrades Boost Business
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By Don Elliott. Don is the owner of Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden, North Carolina and Don Elliott Chevrolet in Wharton, Texas, He has worked in the auto industry for more than four decades, beginning his career at General Motors in Chevrolet marketing. 

As the president and owner of two General Motors’ Green Dealer facilities – Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden, North Carolina and Don Elliott Autoworld in Wharton, Texas – I believe the smart thing to do today is embrace energy conservation.

Talk with Green Guy Show - Georgia State University's Sustainable Energy Tribe and MARTA

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

The Water We Eat

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I expect most of us believe that the greatest amount of water we consume comes in the form of showers, baths, and drinks. Nope, and it’s not close. 

My Dad has always loved the water. He grew up in Miami, which probably has something to do with his attraction to it. Whether skiing, fishing, or boating, any time he is on the water he is happy.

Earth Week Guest Post: Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators

By Laurie Davies Adams, executive director, Pollinator Partnership www.pollinator.org
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By Laurie Davies Adams, executive director, Pollinator Partnership
www.pollinator.org

Earth Week Guest Post: Find Your Cause and Make a Difference

How one man set out to clean 435 miles of the Mississippi
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By Chad Pregracke, founder & president, Living Lands & Waters

Society has unarguably altered the landscape around us in so many ways. As we grow and expand, the impact we leave behind seems to follow suit. I have witnessed firsthand the degradation of some of America’s greatest rivers, and have dedicated my life to cleaning them up. Amongst all the “doom and gloom” in the world today, I can assure you that without a doubt, there is a silver lining that I have found to be true.

Green Buildings: Good for the Environment, Occupants and the Bottom Line

by Adam Bonislawski
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Green buildings are good for the environment—that is well known. But what benefits do they offer the people who inhabit them?

Penn State's Smeal College of Business Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

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Madison, WI, April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Pennsylvania State University announced today that the Smeal College of Business Building has earned LEED® Gold certification. As part of the college’s commitment to sustainability leadership, Smeal endeavored to earn LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification, the first building to do so on any Penn State campus. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S.

Food Waste: The Harvest is Just the Beginning

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Harvest. It feels like an old word, something people used to do centuries ago. Kind of like blacksmithing and spinning thread. It also feels like Autumn, mainly because the closest I’ve ever come to harvesting anything is picking apples in October in the mountains of Virginia.

Harvesting still happens every year though, and it is the beginning of a journey for our food. If our food successfully makes the trip, it will be nourishment for someone. If not, our food will be lost or wasted, and it would be better if it had never been grown at all.

Water Conservation: A Way to Make Waves in Your Industry

Conserving water drives efficiency and also helps companies save money. Here’s how
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It’s no surprise that water is at the core of the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), given its connection to health, climate change and resiliency. The SDGs seek to improve water quality and to substantially increase recycling and safe reuse globally by 2030.

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