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DendriFund Announces Inaugural Grant Recipients

Sustainability Foundation, DendriFund, Created by Brown-Forman and Brown Family

DendriFund, an environmental sustainability foundation created by Brown-Forman Corporation and the Brown family, the founding family of the beverage alcohol company, announced its first grant recipients. The four organizations receiving the foundation’s inaugural grants are:

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University of Kentucky to Host Sustainable Manufacturing Forum Aug. 9

The Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing, organized by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky, will take place Friday, Aug. 9, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the UK campus.

The forum will bring together nationally and internationally known experts in sustainable manufacturing from industry, academia and federal agencies to examine advances in sustainable manufacturing at the product, process and systems (including supply-chain) levels.

UK faculty will share cutting-edge research through presentations about their work. The forum will also include a poster showcase of student research as well as on-going, multi-faculty research projects.

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Beam Committed To A Sustainable Environment

Company to receive full LEED certification in May at the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse

When it comes to environmental sustainability, Jim Beam, home to the world's No.1-selling bourbon, proudly reports that its efforts raise the bar. As the world recognizes Earth Day, the company is poised to receive full LEED "Gold" certification at its new visitors' center, The Jim Beam American Stillhouse, located on the company's flagship distillery grounds in Clermont, Ky.The voluntary LEED certification process, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

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Evans Cooling Systems Announces An Endurance Milestone With Waterless Coolant

 

Evans Cooling Systems announced an important milestone that demonstrates the durability and long life performance of its waterless engine coolant.  Joe Umstead, an independent owner operator, has put a million miles on the 1990 Freightliner that he bought new.  At the time of purchase, he converted its Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine to using an experimental waterless coolant provided by Evans.  Twenty three years and a million miles later, Joe has never changed or topped off his coolant, or used any supplemental coolant additives.

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USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Promoting Water Quality Projects in 32 States

As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. This announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.

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Five Kentucky Organizations Receive 2013 Energy Star Awards

Five organizations in Kentucky were honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with 2013 awards from the Energy Star Program. This award was given because of their outstanding leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through energy efficiency.

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