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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Opens New Franchise Location to Promote Environmental Sustainability in South Central Kentucky's Commercial Kitchens

Rapidly expanding eco-friendly cooking oil management franchise will serve Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Danville, Somerset and the surrounding communities

The Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions franchise has been promoting environmental sustainability to commercial kitchens since its inception in 1996. The eco-friendly franchise is proud to announce the opening of a new location based in Elizabethtown, KY. The new location will serve South Central Kentucky, including Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Danville and Somerset. The new location is owned and managed by Kelly & Lori Tipple . Prior to joining Filta, Mr. Tipple served as an Area Installation Manager for Lowe's Companies, Inc. The Tipples have already begun servicing accounts, including restaurants - Denny's, Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, and Colton's Steak House; healthcare facilities - HealthSouth's Lakeview Rehab Hospital and The Medical Centers in Bowling Green & Scottsville; and educational institutions - Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.


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