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NASCAR gives UPS the Green Flag in 2013

UPS Mini Truck at Daytona 500The Official Logistics Provider of NASCAR Introduces Environmental Enhancements to Its Trackside Pick-up and Delivery Operations

NASCAR gives UPS the green flag in sustainability as it upgrades its Trackside Services operation for the 2013 racing season.  This “best practice” aims to reduce environmental impacts and create a model for other racing teams and sponsors to leverage in their own sustainability efforts by reducing emissions and optimizing power generation with state-of-the-art solar power.

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UL Environment Validates First Landfill Waste Diversion Claim; GAF Demonstrates Role as Sustainability Leader

 

United Laboratories EnvironmentUL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today that leading North American roofing manufacturer GAF is the first company to achieve its new Landfill Waste Diversion validation, per UL ECVP 2799.

Launched in June of 2012, UL Environment's Zero Waste to Landfill, Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill, and Landfill Waste Diversion claim validations recognize companies thathandle waste in innovative and environmentally responsible ways.

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LEED Professional Directory Shows Jones Lang LaSalle as the World's Top Employer of Accredited Professionals and Green Associates

 

As part of its mission to offer the broadest and deepest energy and sustainability expertise to commercial property owners and tenants, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has surpassed all other firms in the number of LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates employed worldwide, as listed in the Green Building Certification Institute's (GBCI) LEED Professional Directory, the official listing of credentialed individuals.

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Midtown Alliance Introduces New Brand Identity and Website

Midtown Alliance (MA) - the driving force behind Midtown Atlanta's renaissance over the last two decades - today announced a colorful new brand identity and website reflecting the district's vitality and richness.  In addition to a new corporate logo, the brand refresh includes MA's programs - Midtown Blue, Midtown EcoDistrict and Midtown Transportation.  

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Atlanta among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the City of Atlanta, GA will receive technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

EPA consulted with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation to select this year’s 43 recipients from 121 applicants through a competitive process. EPA staff and national experts will conduct workshops that focus on the specific sustainability goal each community chose in their initial application to EPA. The agency offered nine tools this year, including using smart growth to build economic and fiscal health, exploring neighborhood planning for healthy aging, creating a Green Streets Strategy, and creating sustainable strategies for small cities and rural areas.

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