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Southwire Becomes Signatory to UN Global Compact

Strengthening its commitment to sustainability, Southwire formally announced that it became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, an initiative for companies to align strategies and drive operational awareness around universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals. Company joins 12,000+ global organizations, who partner with the United Nations, as its commitment to sustainability strengthens

Strengthening its commitment to sustainability, Southwire formally announced that it became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, an initiative for companies to align strategies and drive operational awareness around universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals.

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Recycled Tires Increase Longevity of Troup County Road

Troup County Partners with The Ray to Identify Optimal Asphalt Mix for Tom Hall Parkway

Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise. The project will cover four lanes spanning one mile and use 3,280 tons of “rubberized” asphalt paving mix using rubber from scrap tires. The reuse of scrap tires reduces public health dangers such as tire fires and increased breeding grounds for mosquitos carrying disease.

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Georgia River Network’s Fall Float on the Flint Returns Oct. 7-9; Adventure Promotes Flint River Water Trail

Paddlers navigate along a bank of cypress trees during the 2016 edition of Fall Float on the Flint. More than 100 paddlers are expected to participate in this year's event set for Oct. 7-9.

Georgia River Network (GRN), creator of Paddle Georgia, an annual week-long summer canoe/kayak camping adventure, will return to the Flint River this October for its fourth edition of Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint. The event is set for Oct. 7-9.

The trip, produced in partnership with Flint Riverkeeper, will cover about 48 miles of the southwest Georgia river over three days, beginning near Baconton and ending in the backwaters of Lake Seminole near Bainbridge. 

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Establishment of more invasive species a concern for UGA experts

Over the next 10 years, the number of cargo containers operating out of the Port of Savannah, Georgia, is expected to double. While additional cargo means increased revenue for the state, Chuck Bargeron, associate director of the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, is concerned it could also lead to the establishment of more invasive species.

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NREL at 40: It All Started With a Desire to Harness the Sun

This 1978 photos shows President Jimmy Carter paying a visit to the Solar Energy Research Institute (the organization that would later become NREL).

May 3, 1978, fell on a Wednesday, but it was Sun Day as well. President Jimmy Carter, who had designated the date to highlight the potential of solar energy, spent part of the afternoon visiting an office park in Golden, Colorado. It was there, 10 months earlier, that the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) opened.

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