University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla. Receives EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Funds to Support Community Revitalization
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected 19 communities for approximately $3.8 million in funding to assist with planning for cleanup and reuse of Brownfield sites as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program. Each recipient will receive up to $200,000 to engage their community and conduct planning activities for brownfield site reuse.
EPA awards $440,000 in Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses in Orange County and St. Lucie County, Fla. Communities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the School Boards of Orange County, Fla. and Saint Lucie County, Fla. are two of 88 school bus fleets in 27 states that will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The School Board of Orange County was awarded $240,000 and the School Board of Saint Lucie County was awarded $200,000.
Broken Sound Club Tops 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Honors for Best Overall and National Private Golf Courses in the Country
Broken Sound Club (BSC) in Boca Raton, Fla., a 5-Star Platinum Club of America, has been chosen as the Overall and National Private recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA), which are presented annually by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and Golf Digest in partnership with Syngenta and Rain Bird's Golf Division. The private, gated golf and country club community that is home to the PGA Champions Tour's season opener - the Allianz Championship for 10 consecutive years - ranks as the only Florida or Southeastern U.S.-based ELGA winner at the national or international leader level.
The Club, its two Audubon Sanctuary and GEO Certified golf courses and Golf Course Maintenance Director and Environmental Consultant Shannon Easter will be recognized Feb. 7 during the Opening Session at the 2017 Golf Industry Show and featured in upcoming issues of Golf Digest and GCSAA's magazine Golf Course Management.
Genesis Water Technologies Announces Winning Water & Waste Digest Top Industrial Water Project Award for 2016
Genesis Water Technologies, Inc., a US based global manufacturer and supplier of sustainable water & waste water treatment solutions worldwide, is proud to announce that they were chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Water & Waste Digest's Top Industrial Water Project award for 2016.
Forward leaning business solutions to humanity's greatest challenge on Companies vs. Climate Change Conference Program
Business leaders are not waiting for policy changes on climate change. Declaring that "climate change is one of the biggest global challenges that will shape the way we do business now and in the coming decades," CEOs of 78 companies with operations in over 150 countries wrote an open letter to world leaders in April, 2015, calling for a substantive agreement on climate change. 81 U.S. companies later joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge – each announcing significant pledges to working towards ameliorating climate change – including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, increasing low-carbon investments, deploying more clean energy, and other actions to tackle climate change while building more sustainable businesses.