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EPA recognizes over 400 federal facilities.

May 30, 2014

As part of the Federal Green Challenge, more than 400 federal facilities representing nearly 1.6 million federal employees are leading by example by taking steps to reduce the federal government’s environmental impact in 2013, resulting in estimated cost savings of more than $42 million to U.S. taxpayers. For example, by increasing recycling and composting alone in 2013, participating facilities had the equivalent impact of taking 196,000 cars off the road for one year. Read More

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PACK EXPO to feature baking and snack technologies.

May 30, 2014

To help baking and snack brands satisfy their growing market, PACK EXPO International 2014 will provide access to thousands of technologies. Owned and produced by PMMI, show will connect baking and snack professionals with solutions from more than 1,800 exhibitors. Innovative materials and containers to improve product freshness and meet sustainability goals will be on display, as will equipment and robotics to increase efficiency and productivity, and solve other operational challenges. Read More

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Sika and Franklin Intl. Execs join ASC Board of Directors.

May 30, 2014

Steve Rosenberg, Senior VP at Sika Corporation and Forest Driggs, VP at Franklin International have joined ASC Board of Directors, effective immediately. Replacing Steve Harms, Steve Rosenberg has worked with Sika Corporation since 1991, and is currently Senior Vice President, Risk, Quality and Sustainability Management. Forest Driggs, replacing Larry Owen, joined Franklin International in 1995 and has work experience in both the Adhesives and Polymers Group and Construction Products Group. Read More

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Airlines for America urge DOT to put customers first.

May 29, 2014

A4A issued statement regarding DOT's Proposed Rulemaking. According A4A, airlines strongly support full transparency and already ensure that all pricing information is available as defined by DOT's previous consumer rule. By proposing that airlines provide information on some ancillary options to duopoly of GDS providers, DOT's rule would further increase airline expense, and force airlines to pass on additional costs to customers in form of higher fares or reduced levels of air service. Read More

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Task Force partners with 12 land grant universities.

May 29, 2014

Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force announced partnership with 12 land grant universities to support state-level strategies to curb water pollution. Agreement is the first for the task force with non-governmental entities. Hypoxia Task Force is a partnership of 5 federal agencies, tribes, and environmental quality, agricultural, and conservation agencies from 12 basin states working to address nutrient pollution and the hypoxic zone, or dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

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Congressman Mick Mulvaney tours Isola's S.C. facility.

May 28, 2014

Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5) visited Isola Group S.à r.l.’s manufacturing facility in Ridgeway, S.C., to learn about policy and regulatory issues affecting electronics manufacturing industry. Visit included tour of facility that manufactures laminate materials used to fabricate printed boards used in advanced electronics. Congressman met with Isola’s Mike Gastonguay, President-Americas, and discussed issues such as export controls, R&D tax credits, and intellectual property protection. Read More

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NREL and Sponsors host Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races.

May 28, 2014

During Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery Car Competitions, nearly 300 students on 74 teams from 21 Colorado schools converged on Dakota Ridge High School to vie for spot in final races using solar and lithium ion battery powered vehicles. Batteries are supplied by DOE and teams purchase authorized solar panels, then design and build the cars themselves. Each year, NREL and other sponsors host races to encourage students toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Read More

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EPA Recognizes Environmental Innovation at science competition.

May 28, 2014

U.S. EPA announced Wheeling Park High School freshman Miriam Terese Demasi as winner of 2014 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. Demonstrating commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship, her project involved developing sustainable, affordable, and environmentally sound building material for earthquake-prone areas in developing world to use in place of adobe. EPA's Robert Kavlock lauded Demasi's project for its sustainability and humanitarian aspects. Read More