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2015 Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence accepting nominations
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 3/3/15
Summary: The State of Indiana is seeking nominations for the 2015 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize Indiana's leaders who have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes. The Governor's Awards are open to all Indiana manufacturers and other organizations with projects that qualify under the categories of Pollution Prevention, Energy and Renewable Resources, or Environmental Stewardship. Nominations must be received (not postmarked) by IDEM by 5 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, April 17, 2015.
EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants
Source: U.S. EPA, 3/2/15
Summary: As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. This final action addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan that calls on EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program to identify and approve additional climate-friendly chemicals.
ISTC Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Governor's Sustainability Award
Source: ISTC, 3/2/15
Summary: The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards.The deadline for submitting your application is close of business May 22, 2015.
Making sustainability easy for the retail customer
Source: GreenBiz, 2/24/15
Summary: Retailers such as TreeHouse of Austin, Texas, are hoping to make money and help the planet by adopting new marketing and sales tactics to help consumers make informed decisions about environmentally friendly products. "Green retailing hasn't been done successfully yet, but we want to change that," says TreeHouse investor Garrett Boone.
EPA Delves Deeper into Corporate Sustainability Data
Source: ACS Green Chemistry blog, 2/19/15
Summary: For more than two decades, EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program has required industrial facilities to disclose both their environmental releases and the measures they've taken to keep toxic chemicals out of our air, water, and land. It was only recently, however, that the TRI Program began promoting this treasure trove of pollution prevention (P2) data as a resource for identifying demonstrably-effective green practices.
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