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The Original Rainwater Pillow Selected as 2014 Best of Building Award Recipient by USGBC Members

The inaugural "people's choice" awards recognize the year's best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact on green building

The Original Rainwater Pillow by Rainwater Collection Solutions, Inc is pleased to announce that it received the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Best of Building award for Best Product for Water Efficiency. "We are very excited that the USGBC members have recognized rainwater harvesting as a proven technology to reduce the demand on the municipal water supply. Harvesting rainwater not only increases the quantity of available water but also protects water quality by controlling storm water runoff. " said Jim Harrington, founder and inventor of The Original Rainwater Pillow system.


Sales Tax Holiday for WaterSense and ENERGY STAR Products Returns to Georgia

The State of Georgia will reward eco-conscious consumers once again during the month of October with a Sales Tax Holiday on both energy and water saving manufactured goods.  ENERGY STAR and WaterSense-labeled products with a sales price of $1,500 or less that are purchased for noncommercial home or personal use during the weekend of October 3-5, 2014 will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.


GreenLaw Raises Environmental Justice Objections to Sabal Trail Pipeline

GreenLaw files comments on behalf of current and past Dougherty County Commissioners

Citing objections to the disproportionate impact the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline will have on communities of color, GreenLaw filed comments on September 26, 2014 on behalf of the South Dougherty Community League, Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes, and former Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines.


Georgia Power resolves transmission line cross arm attachment failures

Buddy BushingMany transmission lines have had hardware failures due to wind-induced vibrations. Over extended periods of time, the wind-driven rubbing between line insulator hardware and the associated cross arm attachment points can cause total failure of the cross arm at the point of attachment. These vibrations cause wear between the metal components on the transmission line hardware. In some cases, this could result in line failure or multiple arm replacements, which can be very expensive.

In many cases, over time, the clevis pin can completely erode through the attachment of the arm. If the hole is not repaired after it becomes worn, it may deteriorate to the point that it may no longer be able to support the weight of a conductor. In these situations, conventional methods may require replacing the entire arm.


Aflac Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America List

AflacCompany Makes Prestigious List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America list. This is the fourth consecutive year that Aflac has appeared on the prestigious list. In the 2014 survey, Aflac exceeded its sector average in key survey areas, including Codes of Conduct, Compliance, Corruption & Bribery, Corporate Governance, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Operational Eco-Efficiency, and Risk Detection.


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