Daily Archives: February 16, 2010

QA Graphics Calls for Entries in Their Initiative to Showcase Schools' Green Efforts

Read the press release. QA Graphics, an industry leader in providing educational solutions for green buildings, is proud to announce the kickoff of their Showcase Green School ContestYour School’s Green Efforts contest. The Showcase Your School’s Green Efforts contest was … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Illinois Water 2010: Quality, Quantity and Sustainability

Illinois Water 2010: Quality, Quantity and Sustainability October 5-7, 2010 Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign, Illinois Paper and poster abstract submissions are now being accepted for Illinois Water 2010. This conference provides water researchers, professionals and students an opportunity to share … Continue reading

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35 Midwest Communities Sign on for Lower Footprints

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 said 35 Midwest communities have joined its Community Climate Change Initiative and committed to take action to reduce their town’s carbon footprint.

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State and Local Climate and Energy Program

EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program provides technical assistance, analytical tools, and outreach support to state, local, and tribal governments. Specific assistance includes: Identifying and documenting cost-effective policies and initiatives that address climate change, including those that promote … Continue reading

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Eliminating dining hall waste

Read the full story in the Daily Pennsylvanian. Penn Dining has launched its Scrape Bucket Campaign — a five-day challenge to track and reduce food waste in Penn dining halls. From Monday until Friday, diners in all Penn dining halls … Continue reading

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Google Awards $1 Million for University Research Effort to Slash Energy Consumption in Internet Data Centers

Read the news release. Google Inc. has awarded a two-year, $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large Internet data centers to a team of computer scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Rutgers … Continue reading

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Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon awards $200,000 in grants to 23 schools across the state for student-led energy projects

Read the news release. The Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon (MnSCC) Project has announced the award of over $200,000 in 19 grants to 23 public high schools, colleges and universities across Minnesota. Projects range from making energy improvements such as energy … Continue reading

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Study Shows Wide Gap Between Actual and Perceived Green Efforts

Read the full story at GreenBiz. New research suggests some of the world’s largest companies are still struggling with communicating their environmental efforts to customers. The latest installment of MapChange 2010 — a joint effort from Change, a Canadian consulting … Continue reading

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Toxic Toys Scrutinized Under Washington State Law

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Washington State’s Department of Ecology launched at the end of January its pilot project to begin requiring manufacturers to disclose toxic ingredients in toys and other children’s products. The project launched with the publication … Continue reading

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Staples Launches Design Contest for Tomorrow's Greenest Office Products

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Staples has turned to some of the world’s top engineering schools to find the next big green office product. Ten global universities will compete for a $25,000 prize in a contest seeking the most … Continue reading

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