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Federal court upholds EPA pollutant rule
7.22.15
Source: The Hill, 7/22/15
Summary: The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on emissions of certain toxic air pollutants at manufacturing plants.

Net positive: Revolution, not evolution
7.22.15
Source: GreenBiz, 7/21/15
Summary: A novel concept has been doing the rounds of the sustainability world in the last few years and gradually building momentum: "net positive," or the idea of a company leaving the world a better place than it found it.

Exit Interview: Keith Miller, 3M
7.13.15
Source: GreenBiz, 7/7/15
Summary: Last week, Keith Miller spent his last day as a 3M employee after 37 years, most recently with the title of sustainability strategic advisor. 3M has been an iconic company in environmental circles, having issued its first environmental policy statement, adopted by its board, in 1975. That same year it started a then-revolutionary program called Pollution Prevention Pays, which encourages ideas and innovations that have saved billions of pounds of waste and emissions. 3P has been copied by many companies and has received numerous awards. During his final days at the company, Joel Makower caught up with Miller to talk about his career path and the sustainability journey of his company.

Nine ways to overcome barriers to sustainable business
7.8.15
Source: The Guardian, 7/8/15
Summary: From competition to communication, there are numerous challenges to sustainable business. Here's what the experts say about overcoming them.

When convenience is the enemy of energy conservation
6.24.15
Source: GreenBiz, 6/24/15
Summary: Automatic bill pay lets customers tune out, ignoring the money and energy they waste. How can we make life smoother and yet sustainable?

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Storm Drain
The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

Hazardous Waste ManifestWatch the PNEAC Hazardous Waste Manifest Training Video

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The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is an independent registration organization that recognizes those printers that have met the criteria that define sustainable business practices. Please visit the SGP website for more information.

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