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Sustainability

The 'Guide to 286 Green Colleges' released

WASHINGTON — The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently teamed up to compile a listing of the 286 greenest colleges and universities in America.
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Chemical company installs 13,000 solar panels

BERN TOWNSHIP, PA — The 100,000 square feet of solar panels will produce enough energy to power roughly 30 residential dwellings or 30 percent of Misco Products'' operations.
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Johns Hopkins University building is LEED certified

BALTIMORE — The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level for a commercial interior project.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional launches the Green Patrol

ROSWELL, GA — The Green Patrol will bring employees and other volunteers to communities throughout the United States to help plant trees, aid in cleanup and recycling projects and other environmental efforts.
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A green roof photo contest in honor of Earth Day

WASHINGTON — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, greenroofs.com is holding a "Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!" photo contest.
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Cascades Tissue Group purchases wind energy credits

ALBANY, NY — The wind energy credits, which will be used to offset the emissions released to produce the North River line of paper products, represent a 182 percent increase over Cascade Tissue''s current energy credit levels.
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DuPont announces the formation of Dupont Sustainable Solutions

WILMINGTON, DE — DuPont Sustainable Solutions is organized into four segments: Safety resources, sustainable operations, training solutions and clean technologies.
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Betco to host webinar in celebration of Green Earth brand

TOLEDO, OH — To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Betco Corporation''s Green Earth brand, the company is hosting a free webcast on sustainable cleaning practices for end-users and distributors April 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. EST.
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The first American National Standard for Commercial Green Building

ATLANTA — The ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings received formal approval on March 24, 2010, and will now go through a pilot program.
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Resistance to LEED certification dwindling

WEST DES MOINES, IA — Many convenience stores have been reluctant to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification but, as auxiliary benefits are being discovered, more are opting for the paid recognition.
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