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Sustainability

EPA makes changes to enhance DfE program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) program recently enhanced its Standard for Safer Cleaning Products by establishing an auditing process that includes on-site and desk audits.
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ProTeam's parent company receives two green certifications

ST. LOUIS — Emerson''s state-of-the-art global data center received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council and a 2009 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Award from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.
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Have the ideals of Earth Day been lost?

WASHINGTON — Forty years after its inception, Earth Day has turned into a premier marketing platform for selling a variety of goods and services to eco-minded consumers.
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Strive for a waste-free lunch

BLOOMINGTON, IN — For every ton of paper bags and napkins manufactured, approximately 17 trees are cut down, and these items are rarely recycled.
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Wisconsin green cleaning bill stalled

MADISON, WI — Racine Democrat Cory Mason proposed the "Green Cleaning For A Healthier Wisconsin" bill, but it was not introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate so it was not discussed in an open forum.
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LEED-certified building garners energy savings

WASHINGTON — After five years, the nation''s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified data center has realized a total of $1.7 million in energy savings.
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Rubbermaid forms partnership to increase recycling efficiency

WINCHESTER, VA — Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) recently signed a charter partnership agreement with Recycling Organization of North America (RONA-U) to increase waste recycling streams more efficiently on campuses across the nation.
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Avoid greenwashing this Earth Day and beyond

WASHINGTON — As more manufacturers offer "green" alternatives, so, too, do the number of companies practicing "greenwashing" techniques to mislead consumers.
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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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