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M&M Cartage Announces Initiative to Become Leader in Green Transportation

M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas.  To accomplish the goal, the Commonwealth of Kentucky awarded M&M Cartage $800,000 in economic incentives to spur this investment which will lead to 45 new jobs.


Landscape Professionals Donate Time to "Green-Up" Downtown Louisville

PLANET Gives Back planted trees and landscape at Home of the Innocents in Louisville

PLANET held its annual PLANET Gives Back project, a volunteer service event, during this year's Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, Ky.

A group of approximately 75 PLANET member volunteers worked to enhance the Home of the Innocents, a nonprofit shelter and pediatric convalescent center that provides services to those facing severe crisis, including children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, medically fragile children, and those with autism. PLANET Gives Back volunteers will plant approximately 25 trees, spruce up the facility's playground as well as its butterfly gardens, and plant cold crops in raised vegetable beds. 


Greenhouse Gas Impact of Nuclear Fuel Purchase from Paducah, KY, Enrichment Facility Highlighted

Greenhouse Gas Impact of Nuclear Fuel Purchase from Paducah, KY, Enrichment Facility Highlighted

Ratepayers could save at least $1.7 billion over the next 17 years if the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State is closed according to a new report by McCullough Research of Portland, Oregon.


The Jim Beam American Stillhouse Receives LEED Gold Certification

Company remains committed to promoting a sustainable environment

The Jim Beam American Stillhouse announced today that it has received LEED® Gold certification. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The Jim Beam American Stillhouse is situated on the grounds of Jim Beam's flagship distillery in Clermont, Ky., and demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility in all of its practices.


USW Criticizes DOE Delay on Paducah Plant Transition

USWThe United Steelworkers (USW) expressed extreme disappointment over Department of Energy (DOE) plans to further delay transition of the Paducah, Ky., uranium enrichment site to cleanup mode.

"The DOE's latest request for offers (RFO) on the plant, issued last week, will delay resolution of the matter at least six months," said USW Vice President Carol Landry.


Recycling Innovators Forum crowns first winner

Resource Recycling Copyright 2013A unique project aimed at modernizing the way consumers relate to recycling was named the winner of the inaugural Recycling Innovators Forum, held in conjunction with this week's Resource Recycling Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

The group behind the winning effort, Earth911, Inc., received a $20,000 honorarium to help bring the project to market.

The idea beat out nearly 50 other proposals that were initially submitted to the forum. Of those, nine finalists were chosen, and on Aug. 26, project representatives for the finalists presented their recycling-related visions to a panel of judges.


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