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Proposed EPA Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants

The EPA proposed a regulation that would, for the first time, limit coal-burning power plant emissions.  The regulation would limit the amount of mercury, arsenic and other pollutants coal-fired power plants could legally emit.  While this regulation has the potential … Continue reading

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CARE Makes Green Decisions Easier

EES recently shared a post regarding health care sustainability. It focused on the importance of making environmentally conscious and sustainable decisions; however, that just got easier with a community-based EPA program.  Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grants Request … Continue reading

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The EPA’s Pharmaceutical Disposal Position

In early September the EPA released a draft for Best Management Practices for Unused Pharmaceuticals at Health Care Facilities.  The comment period on the draft ended in early November and generated a lot of buzz.  While the EPA believes this … Continue reading

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President Obama on “Winning the Future”

President Obama spoke at Penn State, University Park last week.  The president focused on energy innovation, and the implications of such developments.  Obama discussed the number of jobs energy innovation could create, the amount of emissions it could reduce and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Plastic Waste

A significant amount of household plastic ends up in landfills each year.  This is due in part to our own laziness, but also due to the expensive and labor intensive recycling process.  However, the University of Warwick has developed a … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Health Care

Last Friday our president, Tom Petersen, presented a speech regarding sustainability in health care to more than twenty Hospital Fire Marshal Association members.  The speech focused on building a green team, selecting small projects, building from success and finding ways … Continue reading

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Federal Government to Pioneer E-Waste Reduction

President Barack Obama recently announced a cross-agency task force to combat electronic waste (e-waste).  TheCouncil on Environmental Quality (CEQ), EPA, and the General Services Administration (GSA) are all part of the task force focused on decreasing e-waste and helping the … Continue reading

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Local Hospital Builds Onsite Energy Plant

In our blog last month we discussed a new EPA regulation, which focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions; however, the regulation lacked any specifications.  One local hospital may have found a solution.  The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainboro … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift from the 111th Congress

Earlier this month U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), which offers grant and loan programs to encourage organizations to upgrade older diesel equipment.  This bipartisan issue offers significant environmental, health and financial benefits.  With … Continue reading

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College Sustainability Report Card 2011

Fall semester just concluded, but students are not the only ones receiving grades.  GreenReportCard.org is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.  The site recently released the … Continue reading

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