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Hugo Hodge Named Tantalus’ Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin

Utility industry veteran to lead Tantalus’ continued strategic international expansion

Tantalus Systems announced that its Board of Directors has approved the addition of Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. to the company’s senior leadership team as the company’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin. Mr. Hodge is an accomplished utility veteran with more than 25 years’ experience in power distribution, engineering and utility marketing leadership roles. He most recently served as Executive Director and CEO of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.

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Local Groups File Challenge to Protect Sunset Beach and Bird Island

On behalf of the Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association and North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed its challenge in the state Office of Administrative Hearings to North Carolina’s permit for a private developer to bulldoze 15 acres of protective dunes along the Sunset Beach, N.C., oceanfront to allow for building 21 houses. 

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Clean Energy Leaders to Unite on Clean Energy Vision 2030 at NCSEA’s 8th Annual Making Energy Work Conference

North Carolina’s changing energy landscape takes center stage at annual gathering that brings together state, national energy stakeholders in collaborative dialogue to champion a vision for North Carolina’s energy future

 

The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, will host its 8th annual Making Energy Work (MEW) conference at the Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, N.C. on October 3-4, 2016. Nearly 500 state, regional, and national clean energy providers, advocates, and decision-makers will gather to explore North Carolina’s opportunity in the global energy economy and how we can achieve it together.

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College Graduates Likely to Trash More Than 2 Billion Plastic Bottles Over the Next Decade

Students aren't the only ones graduating this May!

Textile Company Aims to Decrease Number by Bringing Recycling Story to Life

Over the next 10 years, college graduates from the class of 2016 are estimated to use more than 3 billion plastic bottles, and with the U.S. recycling rate at only 31 percent, more than 2 billion of those plastic bottles will likely end up in landfills where they may never biodegrade. That's why a textile manufacturer, Unifi, Inc., is educating college students, along with the general public, about the importance of recycling and buying products that are made with recycled materials. The Company transforms recycled plastic bottles into fiber called REPREVE®, and works with Oak Hall Cap & Gown to turn it into fabric for graduation gowns worn by more than 400,000 graduates in schools across the country. Among those using REPREVE-based gowns are Brown University, Michigan State, University of Alabama and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as more than 1,250 other schools.

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Red Moon Marketing Launches Sustainability Program in Wilmington, NC

Red Moon Marketing and Coca-Cola Kick Off Coca-Cola Recycle & Win in Wilmington, NC Red Moon Marketing continues its leadership in sustainability marketing with the launch of the Coca-Cola Recycle & Win Program in Wilmington, NC.  

Initially designed and developed by Red Moon in 2009, Coca-Cola Recycle & Win is a unique public private partnership designed to increase local recycling rates.  With the successful Wilmington launch, Red Moon Marketing has implemented the Coca-Cola Recycle & Win initiative in more than 20 cities across the southeast and as far north as Chicago.  

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D-Blaze® Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) Earns GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Fire Retardant Wood Treatment is First of its Kind to Earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Viance LLC, a leading manufacturer of advanced wood treatment technologies, has announced that D-Blaze Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) is the first pressure-impregnated FRTW to earn the GREENGUARD Gold Certification.

“With the GREENGUARD Gold Certification, architects and specifiers can be confident in recommending D-Blaze framing lumber and plywood for projects like schools and hospitals,” said Bill Fields, President of Viance. “In addition to its effectiveness in controlling the spread of flames and smoke development caused by fire, D-Blaze now qualifies for The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.”

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