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Green-Team Tennis Ball Recycling Campaign

Recycling your tennis balls - Not just dog toys anymoreThe recent Tennis Ball Recycling Campaign, hosted by reBounces was a success. Along with their recycling partners, they diverted over 25,000 tennis balls from landfills during the US Open. The following winners will receive great prizes:


Arkansas Reduces Air Toxics with EPA Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $501,837 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities.


EPA Improves Water Quality and Infrastructure in Arkansas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $9,165,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) for projects such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities, and upgrading collection systems. The grant is part of EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to municipalities and rural water districts.


Report Connects Food Insecurity to Health Issues, Including Diabetes

A new report issued by Feeding America lends new insight into the breadth of hunger issues across the U.S., and how close hunger comes to many Americans. The report indicates one in seven Americans currently turns to a food bank for help, and of those who go to a food bank, about 40 percent have education beyond high school while one in 10 is a student working toward a higher education certification.


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