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Greenbutts Biodegradable Cigarette Filters Receive Delegate Support In Maryland

On February 5, 2014 in Maryland, the Democratic Candidate for Attorney General, Jon Cardin, defended his proposed legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes with non-biodegradable filters. On the other side of the country, California Assemblyman, Mark Stone, recently presented a similar proposal to ban the sale of filtered cigarettes altogether. What will the tobacco industry do to address these pending legislative mandates? Are biodegradable filters a feasible alternative to implement as early as January 2015?

Standard acetate filters found in nearly all ready-made cigarette brands can take up to 15 years to biodegrade, while companies such as Greenbutts LLC have produced filters manufactured from natural materials that biodegrade within days. Greenbutts is fast becoming known as the alternative biodegradable cigarette filter producer in the world. The company has spent years sourcing and testing the optimal blend of non-synthetic materials that allow for comparable filtration and quality levels as with standard acetate filters. The solution was developed to run on existing machinery for seamless integration with current cigarette manufacturing practices. Prior to any talk of government-mandated cigarette filters regulations, Greenbutts has been in discussions with the leading corporations in the tobacco industry who are proactively addressing the litter issue from all angles – including their own environmental initiatives. While attempts have been made to change consumer behavior, such as the implementation of anti-littering laws, it remains that 65% of cigarette butts are littered. Greenbutts presents a net-positive solution that drastically reduces the environmental and economic impact of cigarette litter. According to Keep America Beautiful (KAB.org), cigarette-butt litter as the most frequently littered item. It is seen as “unsightly, costly to clean up, and harmful to aquatic ecosystems and wildlife” by organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Jon Cardin supports companies like Greenbutts and the shift the industry is making towards a green alternative. “It is good to see states such as Maryland and California taking initiatives to address a significant environmental and economic concern. We are well positioned to assist the tobacco industry shift to biodegradable filters, whether or not a legislative mandate occurs,” – Founder of Greenbutts LLC

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Jonathan Dollard, P.E. Joins Free Flow Power Corporation

Free Flow Power Corporation, a developer of clean renewable energy, welcomes the addition of Mr.Jonathan Dollard, P.E.to the company as aVice President of Engineering.

Mr. Dollard has more than 20 years of experience in hydropower industry. Mr. Dollard was responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 65 hydroelectric and other renewable energy generating projects across the United States during his preceding 14-year employment with Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (formerly CHI Energy, Inc.) Mr. Dollard also worked with Rivers Engineering and has completed various civil, structural and water resources analyses and designs. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Dan Irvin, CEO of Free Flow Power, commented, “We’re thrilled to have Jon leading our engineering team. We expect his experience in design, operation, and maintenance of utility-scale renewable energy facilities to enhance the value of our development pipeline.”

Mr. Dollard remarked, “ I look forward to working with FFP team who is clearly one of the leading hydropower development companies within the United States. It’s wonderful to join a team that has a common goal of economically developing renewable energy sites and I hope to share my past experiences with them to ensure success. ”

About Free Flow Power

Free Flow Power Corporation is a clean renewable energy company focusing on hydropower, hydrokinetic and hydro pumped storage projects as reliable, cost-effective sources of electricity and grid stability. Free Flow Power is developing a pipeline of over 150 projects representing potential capacity of more than 3,500 Megawatts in the US on behalf of investors, utilities, and electricity consumers.

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Indianapolis To Be Site Of Premier Green Building And Sustainability Conference In May 2012

The Indiana Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) is host for the 9th annual ‘Greening the Heartland’ Regional Conference (GTH2012) at the Indianapolis Convention Center from May 16th to 18th of this year. Over 1200 attendees from the 12 state Heartland Region are expected. Building industry professionals, business community leaders, nonprofit organizations, educators and students will be arriving in Indianapolis to collaborate on green building and sustainable growth. With a comprehensive format including keynote and break out education sessions, a large exhibit hall, along with various networking events, the 3 day program is anticipated to be one of the largest assemblies of green-minded professionals and citizens ever held in Indiana.

This year’s theme for GTH2012 Building Community is intended to emphasize the diversity of people, businesses, and municipalities coming together to share vision and solutions for sustainable Heartland communities in which to work, play, learn and live. The GTH2012 programming focus specifically explores the interdependent elements of true community sustainability as characterized by the conference tagline: watts, water, waste and wheels. “Whereas green building projects are ideal components of sustainable community design, their ultimate advantage relies on addressing critical pathways and infrastructure for clean energy, clean water, a sustainable means of arrival, and the efficient use of material resources while minimizing waste. GTH2012 attendees will gain a greater understanding of these concepts and similar environmental and economic trends of the maturing 21st century” said Mac Williams, Conference Co-Chair and Indiana Chapter Board member. The theme reflects bringing people together to share visions and solutions for sustainable communities in which we work, play, learn and live.

The conference brings nationally renowned keynote speakers Charles Fishman, journalist and author of ‘The Big Thirst’ and Jeremy Rifkin, economist/futurist and author of ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’. A final keynote presentation will feature the new Wishard/Eskenazi Health hospital project in Indianapolis now pursuing LEED® Silver certification making it one of the greenest hospital facilities in the nation. Multi track educational sessions featuring more than forty additional speakers offer continuing education units for interested professionals. USGBC Indiana is especially excited to hold this conference in downtown Indianapolis following the urban success story of SB2012. Plans are underway to feature some of the greening efforts of that event including the design of the SB Village and legacy projects. In addition, tour access and information will be presented on key LEED® certified buildings within Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.greeningtheheartland.org or email at info@greeningtheheartland.org.

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Below the Surface Announces the Launch of Its Riverview Project

Below The Surface (BTS) announced today the launch of their interactive Riverview Project, the core program of BTS in the coming years. This initiative is a major leap forward in protecting America’s rivers through a permanent photographic record of the current conditions of America’s waterways. This heritage project will help guide generations to come in their use and stewardship of rivers and drinking water by providing a visual benchmark of the current state of the nation’s water.

The main focus of the Riverview Project is to provide panoramic photos and videos of America’s most imperiled rivers. It is, essentially, Google’s Streetview for the nation’s waterways. Below the Surface’s co-founder Jared Criscuolo says “the Riverview Project represents a major step forward for protecting our rivers. It allows Below the Surface and the greater environmental movement, along with water management leaders, to leverage social media and cutting edge photographic techniques to create the opportunity for anyone, anywhere to explore rivers. We hope this effort will compound social exposure to water issues and the conditions along rivers, and to inspire stewardship of these critical resources both now and among future generations.”

Below the Surface is working with the following partners, who without their collaboration or funding the Riverview Project would be made possible: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Immersive Media, Surfrider Foundation, and the Clif Bar Family Foundation.

“We’re extremely excited to cooperate with Below the Surface in order to help produce and make accessible 3D photography for as many streams as possible,” says Katherine Lins, Chief, Office of Water Information for USGS.

Below the Surface is also being featured in the December 2011 issue of Outside Magazine as part of its “Reader of the Year” initiative. Below The Surface founders Jared Criscuolo and Kristian Gustavson are being honored as the 2011 “Readers of the Year.” As part of the initiative, Criscuolo and Gustavson will blog about the Riverview Project on the Outside site, Outsideonline.com, detailing their progress throughout the year. In support of Beneath The Surface, Outside Magazine is also providing a free subscription to supporters of BTS who pledge a donation of $50 or more via the BTS site through December 2011. Please email riverview@belowthesurface.org for additional information and ways to sponsor and contribute to the project.

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Safetyshop Rewarded For Continuous Improvement With Environmental Standard

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of health and safety equipment has been recognised for its commitment to environmental and eco-friendly practices.

Cheshire-based Safetyshop has received ISO 14001-2004 accreditation after putting in place an environmental management system designed to improve the company’s green credentials. Safetyshop is involved in manufacturing a range of around 18,000 safety products, from safety signs to workwear, and by scrutinising each and every process the firm has managed to find various ways to use fewer resources, become more efficient and protect the environment.

Internationally recognised, ISO 14001-2004 is a testament to Safetyshop’s commitment to going green. The company has taken steps to become more efficient with its use of energy, water, packaging and paper, and is fastidious in its approach to waste management and hazardous substance control.

As well as using a new energy management system to cut gas consumption by 30 per cent, Safetyshop has increased its recycling rate by 75 per cent. From changing the type of ink used in the sign manufacturing process to fitting energy efficient light bulbs in its warehouse, Safetyshop has demonstrated its environmental credentials across all areas of the business.

John Suthons, Quality Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Safetyshop, said: “By establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving our environmental management system, Safetyshop has proven that it is not only aware of its responsibility to minimise its own impact on the environment, but is prepared to actively seek ways of doing so.

“The processes that have been put in place have been rigorously tested which is why we are extremely proud to have now achieved ISO 14001-2004 accreditation. A lot of hard work and dedication has been put into getting to this point and all our customers can be assured that this recognition will only spur us on to find greater efficiencies and make Safetyshop a leading light when it comes to protecting the environment.”

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Onondaga Nation, EcoLogic Solutions Form Historic Green Business Partnership

Onondaga Nation and Brooklyn-based Ecologic Solutions today announced a historic, Native American-green business partnership to boost the company’s efforts to rid workplaces of toxic cleaners and replace them with sustainable alternatives.

Under the terms of the partnership, Onondaga Nation (www.onondaganation.org) has agreed to become the second largest shareholder in EcoLogic Solutions (www.ecologicsolutions.com), a leading supplier of natural, plant-based cleaning supplies for restaurants, hotels, schools, office buildings, and other commercial users. EcoLogic Solutions will use the investment to create jobs and expand current operations, while developing new products and approaches to eliminate harmful cleaning supplies from workplaces.

“EcoLogic Solutions is a company that shares our goals of a more sustainable planet, and a better, more holistic way of doing business,” said Jake Edwards, member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs. “This is the first time we’ve invested in a U.S.-based environmental firm. When you partner with Onondaga, you partner for life.”

“When I founded EcoLogic Solutions, I looked to Onondaga values and sustainability as paragons for our business,” said EcoLogic CEO Anselm Doering. “That’s why I’m honored, and humbled, to make in this announcement today. It’s the fulfillment of a dream within a dream.”

Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard along with 30 other green businesses, EcoLogic Solutions manufactures soaps, detergents, degreasers, solvents, glass cleaners, disinfectants, and other earth-friendly cleaning supplies for the institutional marketplace using bio-based formulations that are readily biodegradable and non toxic to humans and aquatic life. The company, using groundbreaking technology and scientific advances, offers the most progressive, environmentally preferable commercial cleaners in the market today.

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Rep. Mallory Seeks Funding for Clean Air Cincinnati Project

State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) today announced that he will work to secure federal, state and local dollars for three innovative local projects designed to reduce air pollution and increase energy efficiency in Cincinnati. The effortis intended to result in a cleaner, healthier environment in downtown neighborhoods.

“These projects, working through Clean Air Cincinnati, combine the elements of unique community development, improved air quality and energy efficiency,” said Rep. Mallory. “The proposed green Greyhound terminal and the Buddy LaRosa Sports Arena will feature a number of energy efficient designs which focus on reducing atmospheric emissions, energy consumption, materials resource use, waste management and biodiversity.”
Rep. Mallory, who chairs the Ohio House Environment and Brownfield Development Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will seek federal, state and local funding for three innovative projects that integrate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) concepts and sustainable environmental practices:

1) Construction of a state-of-the-art eco-friendly green Greyhound terminal in Queensgate

2) Demolition of the old Greyhound terminal on Gilbert Avenue

3) Construction of a “green” 5,000-seat Buddy LaRosa Sports Arena on the Gilbert Avenue site

Rep. Mallory is also putting together an Advisory Group to assist the Clean Air Cincinnati Project. Their role will include guidance for the Project’s framework, outreach and help in developing ideas that advance clean air quality.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Chattanooga

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on June 22 – 24, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on June 22 and 23. DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on June 24 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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RDZ Industrial Heating – High Comfort and Energy-saving

The choice as to the type of heating to use in industrial premises is essentially based on financial and comfort considerations. Reductions in energy consumption are an essential element when it comes to considering an effective heating system, both in terms of the saving involved, as well as from the environmental point of view.

RDZ Industrial Heating - High Comfort and Energy-saving

Another factor of key importance in any heating system for industrial premises is the required level of comfort which enables users to work in a pleasant, healthy environment without currents of air or dust. Comfort and energy saving are the two main factors when choosing RDZ industrial underfloor heating system.

Underfloor heating systems are especially suitable for industrial premises with particularly high ceilings, since heat diffusion due to radiation allows rooms to be heated to human height. Apart from maximum comfort, however, industrial premises show excellent results in terms of energy consumption with savings of up to 50% compared to a standard air heating system. Indeed, uniform temperature distribution not only guarantees the sensation of physical wellbeing but also allows the system to be operated at low temperatures, thus significantly reducing energy consumption compared to traditional systems.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Nashville

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Nashville

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Nashville on March 2-4, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel, Nashville Airport. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on March 2 and 3.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on March 4 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Holiday Inn – Charlotte University on December 1 – 3, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 1 and 2.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 3 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Orlando

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Orlando

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Orlando at the Four Points by Sheraton – Studio City on December 1-3. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 1 and 2.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 3 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Golden Group Seeks ‘Smart’ Green Disposal With New Sani SAC Product

Golden Group International, Ltd. (GGI) recently introduced a unique sanitary disposal bag for public restrooms that is expected to drastically reduce plumbing problems and improve restroom cleanliness, while providing a “smart” green solution for companies and individuals who want to both prevent waste and pollution.

Sani SAC™, a sanitary, sealable, degradable plastic bag, is the company’s environmentally friendly solution for the disposal of tampons/napkins, diapers and other similar items in public restrooms. GGI has created a 50-bag box, a 125-bag roll and a 5-bag handi-pack. The degradable bags break down in landfills within 12 to 18 months. By using them, companies keep the disposed items from winding up in sewers, and leading to waterways and oceans when sewers overflow.

Jackie Transue, President of GGI, said she had the idea for founding GGI in 2007 while traveling on business as the president of her own mortgage company. She said practically every restroom in several states had a sign in the women’s room requesting disposal of sanitary items in wastebaskets instead of toilets.

“The light bulb went off and I thought that there must be a better solution than wasting so much toilet paper for wrapping tampons or napkins,” Ms. Transue said.“Also, sometimes women are embarrassed to place items in a wastebasket– that’s why they are tempted to flush them.”

While some bathrooms contain disposal areas for sanitary napkins/tampons, typically they are lined by a waxed paper bag, which does not address the waste of wrapping the items in toilet paper. The waxed bags are intrinsically less environmentally responsible than the Sani SAC™. According to Golden Group studies, the average menstruating female uses one extra roll of toilet paper during menstruation for the purpose of feminine hygiene disposal alone. During her lifetime, she would use an additional 450 rolls of toilet paper for this purpose. That translates to 9.5 trees per woman. Based on that, the 125 million current menstruating females would account for 380 million trees cut down for toilet paper used for this disposal over 35-40 years, the average menstrual lifetime.

One of the areas where the Sani SAC™ could make a major impact is in reducing the amount of tampon applicators that end up in the ocean, Ms. Transue said. She notes that the Ocean Conservancy’s 2009 report, “A Rising Tide of Ocean Debris,” cites medical/personal hygiene items, such as tampons and tampon applicators, disposable diapers and syringes, as one of the greatest categories of debris, entering the oceans through sewer systems. The United States is one of the worst offenders in this area, with tampon applicators and medical debris comprising 5% of its ocean pollution, compared to a worldwide average of 1%.

Sani SAC™ bags are made from polyethylene and an additive, which utilizes a unique ion prodegradant system that will cause a high level of controlled degradation in the finished product after a period of light exposure. The bags ultimately degrade into CO2, H2O and biomass, whether they wind up in a landfill or other avenue of the waste stream. The non-toxic bags are harmless to humans, animals or plant life.

Kevin Hanna, co-founder and Vice President of GGI, said the company’s product is an example of a “smart” green effort because it promotes sustainability, while also breaking down harmlessly.

Transue notes that Sani SAC™ is superior to paper not only in terms of green aspects, but also because it is stronger, more sanitary and more private.

“It is double-layered, so it is opaque and is very sturdy,” Ms. Transue said. “A waxed bag can tear easily and does not seal. If you need to carry the Sani SAC™ bag in your purse or luggage, it is very compact, as it is available in a convenient 5-bag pack. If you need to use the Sani SAC™ bag and don’t find there is a place to dispose of it, you can put it in your purse to throw away later.”

Currently in use by many institutional and governmental janitorial services, Sani SAC™ reduces plumbing repair costs in these facilities caused by clogged pipes, according to Mr. Hanna. Plumbing costs range from $70 to $135 per hour in the United States, and could run higher in an emergency situation on a weekend or holiday.

“The reduction of plumbing expenses to relieve clogged toilets and pipes, the reduction of paper waste, the avoidance of clean-up and the priceless value of not losing the use of the restroom in a busy restaurant or a rentable hotel room make this a cost-effective product for the hospitality industry, among others,” Mr. Hanna said.

The products have the added benefit of protecting janitorial staff from exposure to disposed items that potentially could carry dangerous viruses or bacteria. These items include sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms, adhesive bandages, wipes and diapers.

The reactions by women who have used Sani SAC™ have been overwhelmingly positive.

“They appreciate the convenience, hygiene and opportunity to be discreet,” Ms. Transue said. “Up until the introduction of this product and our effort to bring awareness to the issues, many women did not understand the environmental impact of flushing these items. It was ‘out of sight, out of mind’ for many people, but once we explain the environmental and plumbing impact, they are eager to do their part.”

“This creates good will and overall customer satisfaction for businesses,” Mr. Hanna said. “The environmental benefit, too, will help save in clean-up costs and in the damage to our waterways and to marine life. By keeping costs down with products such as Sani SAC™, hotels can pass along the savings in the form of lower rates to their customers.”

The company’s goal is no less than to become a household name in green disposal. “I expect that the Sani SAC™ will be in most eco-friendly hotels, offices, restaurants and public spaces within the next year as they become aware of it,” Ms. Transue said. “We hope to reach every household soon after.”

Golden Group International, Ltd. (GGI) is a leading provider of quality sanitary and environmentally safe disposal bags, catering to institutional, sports arena, restaurant and hotel industries. Founded in 2008, GGI has earned certifications from the Green Business Association and the “Green” Hotels Association® for its degradable products. The New York-based company has also created a retail line of Sani SAC™ products to meet home demand.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Williamsburg

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Williamsburg at the Hilton Garden Inn on November 17-19.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 17 and 18.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 19 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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npower Funds National Trust Community Led Project

An npower funded project will see two historic villages owned by the National Trust attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and energy bills as part of a community led programme. The initiative, which is similar to the government’s Low Carbon Community Challenge, will show how major energy efficiency improvements are achievable in homes of any age – not just modern buildings – with savings possible from the biggest mansion to the average family house.

The low carbon village pilot – supported by £600,000 funding from the National Trust’s energy partner npower – is being trialled at the National Trust owned villages of Coleshill in Oxfordshire and the Wallington Estate in Northumberland. As well as funding the project, npower is also giving advice on effective energy saving tips for tenants of the properties.

The project involves 62 houses at Coleshill and 73 cottages and 14 farms at Wallington, with properties dating from the 1850s and 1750s respectively. Through community engagement, each village will decide what measures to take to reduce their carbon footprints with the added incentive of making savings to their energy bills.

Residents at Coleshill wanted to find out their current energy consumption and carbon emissions as a starting point so that any success could be measured. On assessment, the average carbon footprint for homes and appliances was 7.57 tonnes of CO2 each year, slightly higher than the national average of 6.15 tonnes.

At Wallington, the community’s overall carbon footprint for heating and electricity was 879 tonnes of CO2, equating to 9.5 tonnes of CO2 per property per year. The reason for this higher emission level is because, like a third of all rural areas in the UK, Wallington is off the gas network. The village therefore has to rely on carbon-intensive oil and electricity for heating which pushes up carbon levels as well as the bills.

Celia Robbins, the National Trust’s project manager at Wallington, said: “By introducing our energy efficiency measures and helping people understand their energy use we hope to make a real difference to both people’s pockets and to the environment.

“Installing sheep’s wool loft insulation and improving the efficiency of off-grid electricity generation will reduce Wallington’s carbon footprint by more than 10%

“On advice from npower’s energy advisor, we are also encouraging residents to monitor their electricity with a Smart Meter which shows how much any appliance uses every six seconds. Using the display can be quite a revelation because although electricity is invisible this helps people see exactly how much they use and the associated costs.”

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Hazmat Training Comes to Pittsburgh

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year. The IATA/IMO course satisfies the requirement for personnel who ship hazardous materials by air or water. They must receive training mandated by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) every two years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Pittsburgh Crown Plaza – Pittsburgh Airport on November 10 and 11, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher will be taught on November 10.

IATA/IMO will be taught on November 11.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585 or at
http://www.ercweb.com/classes

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the State and Federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Atlanta

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. In addition, SARA Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know) requires you to inform your surrounding community about your facility’s hazardous substances and releases – accidental and permitted.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year. The SARA Title III program provides you with a complete understanding of what this law requires as well as detailed instructions on how to ensure your facility is in compliance. A clear explanation of your reporting requirements under Title III is provided so you will understand when and how to complete the Tier II, and Toxic Chemical Release (Form R) inventory report forms.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in the Ramada – Atlanta Airport Conference on November 10 and 11, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher will be taught on November 10. SARA Title III will be taught on November 11 at the same location.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at
http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to San Diego

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control1, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center®, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in San Diego on November 3-5 at the Courtyard by Marriott – Airport/Liberty Station.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 3 and 4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 5 at the same location.

Untrained workers are frequently the cause of environmental accidents and penalties. Last year, more than 470 companies were inspected by the DTSC, resulting in almost $1.7 million in penalties for the mismanagement of hazardous waste.2

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Mobile

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Mobile on November. 3-5, 2009 at the Holiday Inn – Bellingrath Gardens.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 3-4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 5 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Environmentally-Friendly Way To Get Rid Of Your Rat Problem

A COMPANY has developed an environmentally-friendly way of helping get rid of your Rat Problem – by tempting them out of hiding like the legendary Pied Piper and Relocating their Nests by using Foods they love to eat.

Environmentally-Friendly Way To Get Rid Of Your Rat Problem

But instead of luring the rats with music, W.H.I.C – E.R.A.S.E.TM eliminates the rodent problem by enticing them with their favourite foods.

The firm is confident its modern-day Pied Piper effect will help businesses, workplaces and other organizations eradicate their rat problem using a natural method, which is safe for both children and pets.

The company’s special food pellet formula includes a mixture of foods that rats love, including peanuts and soybeans.

Food Formulator Ernest Adam Csolkovits, who is CEO of Michigan-based W.H.I.C, said: “Rodents like the same foods as humans.

“This rodenticide works by using the same ‘following effect’ as the Pied Piper to help get rid of rodents. Instead of music, we use their favorite foods (the same food humans eat) in a small pellet form.

“This is the perfect green solution to E.R.A.S.E. your rodent problem.”

W.H.I.C – E.R.A.S.E.TM (Eliminate Rodents And Save Everyone) uses a non-toxic food pellet formula, which is safe for both youngsters and pets.

Latest figures show that more than 1.1million children aged five and under are exposed to poisons every year in the US and Canada, while there are also more than 400,000 cases of pet poisoning annually.

But Mr Csolkovits, who developed the product, added: “This product is safe for humans and pets. Why would anyone want to use something that could be harmful and even fatal to your loved ones?

“W.H.I.C – E.R.A.S.E.TM was invented to eliminate the fear of deadly poisons in homes, workplaces, schools and anywhere you and your loved ones would visit. Let W.H.I.C – E.R.A.S.E.TM give you the peace of mind you deserve, knowing that your family is safe.”
Rats have a keen sense of smell and can easily sniff out poison. They usually urinate on the poison as a warning to other rats.

But studies have shown that they favour certain foods and will be attracted by the smell and taste of the ingredients in W.H.I.C – E.R.A.S.E.TM Also, the rats will not consider it a poison because the ingredients can be eaten by humans and can be found in Food.
The new product is currently available in Alaska and Wyoming but the ambitious company is planning to serve other areas.

Via EPR Network
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