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EPA Awards Undergraduate Fellowship to University of Alabama in Huntsville Student to Further the Environmental Workforce

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Montana Etten-Bohm, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala. received one of 34 fellowships awarded to undergraduate students studying environmental science and related fields of study at universities and colleges across the nation. The awards, part of EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship program, help inspire the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers and provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with agency scientists.

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Mobile and Prichard, Ala., Among 22 Communities Selected Nationally to Receive EPA Assistance to Advance Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Mobile and Prichard, Ala., are among 22 communities selected to receive technical assistance to pursue development strategies that support smart growth and sustainability goals and encourage local economic development. EPA selected this year’s recipients from among 121 applicants to the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. EPA staff and national experts will conduct one to two-day workshops in the communities that focus on the specific sustainability tool each community requested in its application to EPA.

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Green Resource Center for Alabama Releases 2014 Green Progress Report

2014 Green Progress Report Released AlabamaAnnual report shows state sustainability and other green focused progress on the rise

The 2014 Green Progress Report has been released by the Green Resource Center for Alabama (GRCA). The report demonstrates a wide range of nearly 100 successful green and sustainable efforts and initiatives achieved last year by various organizations, nonprofits and businesses across the state of Alabama.

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One Facility in Alabama among 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

 

Across the country, Energy Star manufacturing plants are leading their industries by saving energy and money, combating climate change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons –equivalent to the annual total energy use of more than 650,000 households. From implementing corporate energy management programs to implementing energy efficiency projects, there are many ways plants can save energy with EPA’s Energy Star program.

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Alabama Congressional Delegation Votes Against Clean Air, Public Lands

 

Full Scorecard available here

The League of Conservation Voters' 2014 National Environmental Scorecard reflects the U.S. House of Representative's continued efforts to undermine public health and limit access to public lands. While the U.S. Senate was able to prevent many harmful bills from ever being debated, the second session of the 113th Congress was a continuation of the attack on the vital protections of natural resources. The Alabama congressional delegation's scores are being released by Conservation Alabama in partnership with the national League of Conservation Voters. 

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