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Roof Tech Shows Creative Solar USA a Smarter Way to a Stronger Bottom Line

Russell Seifert, founder and chief executive officer of Creative Solar USA, is the first to admit that he’s a tough sell. “I deal with engineers all the time, and I know that change can be hard when you have a set way of doing things,” he conceded. “But when Sam Hilley, Roof Tech’s regional sales manager, introduced me to E Mount Air® in June 2016, I knew I had to break through any initial resistance and do what was best for my customers–and for my own bottom line.”

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Odulair Surpasses Samsung in Delivering World's First 100-Percent Solar Powered Mobile Health Clinic to Clemson University

Dr. Paula Watt of the Joseph F. Sullivan Center at Clemson University launches their groundbreaking Odulair 100-Percent Solar Powered Mobile Health Clinic Odulair, LLC (www.odulair.com), leading manufacturer of mobile health clinics, launched the world's first 100-percent solar-powered generator-free mobile clinic for Clemson University. In 2013 Samsung launched Africa's first partially solar powered mobile health center; the solar panels only powered the lights, television and small appliances with the majority of equipment requiring a generator or electrical connection. The Odulair solar mobile clinic does not require, nor include, a generator as everything in the clinic is powered by the Odulair proprietary SolandaTM Mobile Solar System.

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EPA Celebrates the Release of the EJ 2020 Action Agenda with Partners in North Charleston, S.C.

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlighted the release of the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020) at an event in North Charleston, S.C. The Chicora Neighborhood Council, the Union Heights Neighborhood Council, the Low Country Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC) and the Metanoia Community Development Corporation announced an agreement with Palmetto Railways to mitigate against potential impacts from the construction of the Navy Base Intermodal Facility at the former Charleston Navy Base. The agreement reflects the type of collaborative environmental justice efforts EPA Region 4 would like to showcase in communities throughout the Southeast over the next four years and beyond as part of its environmental justice strategic plan.

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Continental Constructing Tires From Dandelions

First tires produced and tested from dandelion-derived rubber

Most people view dandelions as a nuisance. But here at Continental Tire, we embrace the flowering weed as a key component to the future of tires. That’s right, in conjunction with The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Julius Kuehn-Institute, and EKUSA, Continental Tire has produced, and tested, the first tires where the tread is made 100 percent out of dandelion natural rubber as a polymer. Plans are in place to begin manufacturing consumer road tires made from dandelion-derived rubber in five to 10 years.

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