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SCC Honors Republic Services

By Charles Warner, The Union Times
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UNION COUNTY — An agreement between Union County and the company that operates its landfill is not only benefiting the county and the company but is also helping facilitate the growth of the Spartanburg Community College Union County campus which further benefit the county and the company.

In 2016, Union County entered into a new host agreement with Republic Services LLC covering the regional landfill the company operates in the Cross Keys area of the county. 

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Beautiful Places Across South Carolina Will Benefit from Nearly $500,000 from Duke Energy

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14 organizations receive envinronmental grants in 2017.

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14 organizations receive envinronmental grants in 2017.

Duke Energy, Watershed Ecology Center Team Up to Bring Adopt-a-Stream to Spartanburg County

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As one of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund recipients, Watershed Ecology Center developed the Adopt-a-Stream program for Spartanburg County, and is working with local volunteers and students who have become certified water quality monitors. Thanks to their efforts, Spartanburg County can now monitor and address water quality issues more quickly. 

Duke Energy’s Plan to Strengthen South Carolina’s Energy Grid Will Create Jobs, Grow the State’s Economy

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  • $3 billion in improvements over next decade will provide customers an electric grid that is smarter, more reliable and more secure
  • Power/Forward Carolinas initiative will result in an average of 3,300 jobs and more than $100 million in new tax revenue to benefit communities
  • Capital investment expected to be roughly equivalent to adding several major automotive manufacturing sites in the state
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  • $3 billion in improvements over next decade will provide customers an electric grid that is smarter, more reliable and more secure
  • Power/Forward Carolinas initiative will result in an average of 3,300 jobs and more than $100 million in new tax revenue to benefit communities
  • Capital investment expected to be roughly equivalent to adding several major automotive manufacturing sites in the state

Carnival Cruise Line Tops Off National Ice Cream Month With A ‘Funday Sundae’ Celebration Aboard Carnival Ecstasy For Kids From Charleston’s Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

During the event, Carnival donated $20,000 to support the Children's Home and its mission of helping children and families in need in Greater Charleston
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August 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - To celebrate its commitment to the greater Charleston community and to mark National Ice Cream Month, Carnival Cruise Line hosted a "FunDay Sundae" celebration on board Carnival Ecstasy yesterday for kids from the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Charleston, South Carolina.

Atlas Copco Opens LEED Certified Plant in South Carolina

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Atlas Copco celebrated the grand opening of our new, LEED Certified, South Carolina plant with tours, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will help us continue to deliver sustainable productivity.

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Learn more about sustainability at Atlas Copco here.

Boeing Recognized for Environmental Leadership by Local, National Organizations

NASA, EPA and DOD among those recognizing Boeing
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**This is the sixth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing’s environmental leadership and actions have earned awards and recognitions for factory and facility operations as well as for our products. Awards received in 2017 and 2016 include:

Piedmont Natural Gas Hosts Spartanburg Stop on Cross-Country Natural Gas Vehicle Road Rally

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  • June 13 event celebrated natural gas as a cleaner, low-cost alternative to diesel, other transportation fuels  

  • Event showcased natural gas vehicles as a cost-effective option for clean transportation projects in the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund 

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  • June 13 event celebrated natural gas as a cleaner, low-cost alternative to diesel, other transportation fuels  

  • Event showcased natural gas vehicles as a cost-effective option for clean transportation projects in the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund 

Education, Workforce Development in the Palmetto State Boosted by More than $900,000 in Duke Energy Grants

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Duke Energy has been powering South Carolina for more than a century, and continues to power the minds of its students and the workforce of the future by investing in innovative education programs and initiatives.

Through the Duke Energy Foundation, more than $900,000 in grants will go to initiatives across the state that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), increasing childhood reading proficiency and workforce development.

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

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