Rukiya Campbell, APR, has been named Director of Communications for the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM). A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mrs. Campbell possesses more than 20 years of public relations experience, in the corporate, agency and nonprofit sectors.
Showcasing the private sector’s power to create a climate fit for life, Interface unveiled a first-of-its-kind prototype carbon negative carpet tile. Interface’s “Proof Positive” tile proves that with new approaches to materials sourcing and manufacturing, it is possible to make a product with the potential to reverse global warming. After the tile is made, there is less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than if it had not been manufactured in the first place.
Solar panels may shimmer in many a mayor’s eyes as cities commit to 100 percent renewable energy. When they get down to the nuts and bolts, however, they’ll find that efficiency gets them most of the way to their goal.
“The biggest opportunity is going to be in the boring stuff,” says Mandy Mahoney, a former City of Atlanta sustainability director who’s now president of the Southeastern Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Joint Venture Between Shaw Industries and DAK Americas Reduces Chemical Use While Optimizing Its Processes For Recycling 3 Billion Plastic Bottles Into Carpet Fiber Each Year
GE Water & Process Technologies has honored Clear Path Recycling with its prestigious Ecomagination Leadership and Return on Environment (ROE) awards to recognize the plastic bottle recycling operation for its noteworthy reductions in chemical usage and cost. Clear Path – a joint venture between Shaw Industries, a leading floorcovering provider, and DAK Americas, a leading producer of polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) resin – recycles approximately 3 billion plastic bottles annually. Converting post-consumer PET packaging into polyester fiber for Shaw’s carpet products saves approximately 1.5 trillion British thermal units of energy annually.
Various organizations and volunteers will come together Saturday, July 8, from 8 to 11 a.m., to clean up the South River. The event will be held at Constitution Lakes Park, 1305 South River Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30315.
Caraustar Announces Continued Implementation of Price Increase on Paperboard Tubes and Cores and Protective Packaging Products
Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced the continuation of the previously announced price increase on paperboard tubes and cores and protective packaging products.