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EPA Kicks Off Third-Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

7.25.14
Source: U.S. EPA, 7/24/14

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.


Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are?

7.22.14
Source: The Guardian, 7/22/14

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A Princeton Review survey finds that incoming freshmen would weigh information about environmental issues into their college decisions, but average students say it's not on their radar


How collegiate sports can score with sustainability

7.1.14
Source: GreenBiz, 6/30/14

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This new online guide from the NRDC was created for athletic and recreational programs at universities.


'Chemical-free' cleaning is trending in the commercial sector

6.25.14
Source: The Guardian, 6/25/14

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Will greener cleaning methods, such as salt-based split stream water technology, replace conventional powders and bleaches?


Why we desperately need chemical literacy

6.11.14
Source: GreenBiz, 6/10/14

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Consumers need to know what's in the products they buy, so companies must go up the supply chain to learn exactly what's in the products they sell.


Refurbished EdTech Company Donates MacBooks

5.15.14
Source: Tech & Learning, 5/15/14

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Mac to School, provider of refurbished Apple devices to the K12 marketplace, has donated refurbished MacBooks to the Community Reading Initiative in Hillsborough County (FL) Public Schools.


Children's Cancer Research Fund Launches Upcycle Electronics Program

4.30.14
Source: PR Web, 4/21/14

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On Earth Day, Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) launched an Upcycle electronics program that turns retired electronics into charitable giving without anyone writing a check. Upcycle donations are 100% tax deductible, come with audited Department of Defense data destruction, and free shipping. CCRF's aim is to engage local businesses, event participants, and community members with this Upcycle initiative to Upcycle no longer used devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices (full product list located on website). CCRF invites local businesses to Upcycle their retired electronics and IT assets slated for recycling. Upcycling eliminates recycling expenses, creates funding, and expands corporate commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Businesses can also engage employees to Upcycle their personal retired electronics in support of CCRF.


IL: Students to tackle e-waste with disposal

4.30.14
Source: Pontiac Daily Leader, 4/23/14

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On May 9, residents in the city of Pontiac have an opportunity to break the e-waste cycle by recycling old electronics properly. Anyone wishing to get rid of old consumer electronics simply has to set out the waste on the curb in the morning and a group of junior and senior-level high school students led by Doug Masching, a computer maintenance instructor at the Livingston Area Career Center, will take it away. The opportunity is made possible through a partnership between Advanced Technology Recycling, a full-service certified electronic recycling company headquartered in Pontiac, Paul Ritter, a science teacher at Pontiac Township High School and Masching.


3 magic words to mute 'sustainababble'

4.16.14
Source: GreenBiz, 4/16/14

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The latest P2 Impact column is now available at GreenBiz.com. John Mulrow of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center explains how three magic words can mute "sustainababble" and clarify the progress that organizations are making to become more sustainable.


This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

4.15.14
Source: Smithsonian Magazine, 4/8/14

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Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day.


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