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2014-04-17 16:22:53

ATLANTA, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was written by Traylor Champion, vice president of Environmental Affairs, Georgia-Pacific: At Georgia-Pacific, we're committed to protecting the environment, keeping people safe and creating long-term value for customers, the company and the larger community. You may be thinking - that sounds great, but how is Georgia-Pacific different when it comes to making changes that benefit the environment? Photo -...

2014-04-17 16:22:36

New initiatives funded through Office of the Provost, Swanson School of Engineering, and philanthropic gifts from alumni John C. Mascaro and John A. Swanson PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --To mark the tenth anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) and to build upon the ongoing philanthropy of two of Pitt's most generous donors, Pitt officials announced a new $37.5 million funding initiative comprising various...

2014-04-17 12:24:20

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Biogas Upgrading: Technologies and Global Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/biogas_upgrading_technologies_global_markets.html REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for biogas upgrading equipment reached $125.4 million in 2011. This market is expected to grow to $198.7 million in 2013 and $442.4 million in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

2014-04-17 12:24:08

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6s5j2j/global_direct) has announced the addition of the "Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6s5j2j/global_direct ]report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global DMFC market to grow at a CAGR of 44.2 percent over the period...

2014-04-17 12:23:54

JouleBug has been reimagined to encourage sustainable storytelling. It's the free app that engages users to learn and share how their everyday actions are improving the planet and their communities. RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JouleBug is a free app that makes sustainability simple and fun for everyone. JouleBug has hundreds of unique achievements to discover, learn, earn and share. Every time someone Buzzes a sustainable action, they're helping the planet and...

2014-04-17 12:23:49

Despite roadblocks, Hispanics and kids emerge as the strongest recycling champions BOSTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers consistently recycle in the home, but despite a genuine concern for the environment, only about half do so in rooms beyond the kitchen. According to the 2014 Cone Communications Recycling in the Home Survey, in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies as part of its Care To Recycle program, there are...

2014-04-17 08:24:09

RENO, Nevada, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Minerals Ltd. (OTC: DSCR) has agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with Bio-fuel Technology company Syngar Technologies, Inc. (SGI) of Alberta, Canada. The Joint Venture will authorize use of Syngar's synthesis technology for applications within the Industrial Hemp sector. The result is a sustainable approach toward the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp. The JV partnership will also have...

2014-04-17 08:23:47

MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde North America will be the exclusive supplier of hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles at the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston, where more than 100 teams of college and high school students from across the Americas will bring their ultra energy efficient vehicles and see who can travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b Shell Eco-marathon...

2014-04-16 23:14:29

Eco-friendly company, Wild Mint, joins other green brands to spread awareness for “Earth Day” with hashtag #consciousmoveMINT and a giveaway. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Five health-conscious and eco-friendly companies passionate about helping the Earth are raising awareness about taking greener initiatives through their #consciousmoveMINT and a joint giveaway for Earth Day. The companies, Wild Mint, purely elizabeth, Brad’s Raw Foods, Glass Dharma, and Synergy Organic...

2014-04-16 23:14:10

Future of Microbial Control is Key Focus Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Plymouth Technology, Inc., a provider of industrial and Oil & Gas water treatment chemicals and applications engineering solutions, today announced that Technical Coordinator Marty Calabrese presented to a Voice-of-Market Forum focused on microbial control. Calabrese was one of eight industry experts chosen to address technology advancements for microbial control in commercial, institutional, and...


Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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