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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced

This week at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) 9th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney and Office of the EPA Administrator Acting Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice Mustafa Ali, on behalf of the SEDC, presented the SEDC Leadership Awards to the 2013 winners. The SEDC Leadership Awards recognize exemplary achievements improving air quality where we live, learn, work, and play by reducing diesel emissions. The awardees are:

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Atlanta student leaders with the Alliance for Climate Education featured on Southeast Green's “Speaking of Green” Radio Show

Southeast Green, the largest online news site for sustainability, green and environmental news in the Southeastern United States, interviewed two Atlanta high school students, Lauren Smith and her mentor, Amber Nave from the Alliance for Climate Education, on it's weekly radio show Speaking of Green. The show broadcasted live on Wednesday, September 24th, at 9:30 AM EST on Blog Talk Radio to highlight the leadership of young people to fight climate change.

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Interface, Inc. Announces Commitment to Action to Expand Net-Works™ at Clinton Global Initiative

In partnership with Zoological Society of London, Expanding Inclusive Business for Net Social, Environmental & Financial Impact

Atlanta-based Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), the world's largest modular carpet manufacturer, announced at the 2014  Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, its commitment to expanding Net-Works in partnership with Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  Net-Works is an innovative, cross-sector collaboration designed to tackle the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities, while at the same time supporting one of the company’s ambitious Mission Zero® goals to source 100% recycled nylon. Today, the program is established in rural coastal areas in the central Philippines (including the Bantayan Islands and Danajon Bank, one of only six double-barrier reefs in the world).

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New Smart Grid Resource Released

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative releases its seventh smart grid fact sheet for consumers

What is power quality? How is power quality directly related to the smart grid? The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a new educational resource, Power Quality Fact Sheet, in order to help consumers understand how the smart grid can help improve power quality with the ability to operate the electrical grid with tighter tolerances.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Biomimicry Institute Announce Biomimicry Design Challenge and “Ray of Hope” $100,000 Prize

Biomimicry InstituteRay C. Anderson Family LogoFor years, the Biomimicry Institute and founder Janine Benyus have asked, “How can nature-inspired design solve the world’s most pressing problems?”  With today’s announcement at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, the Biomimicry Institute and partner Ray C. Anderson Foundation upped the ante by asking, “How can we accelerate the commercial viability of biomimetic solutions to our greatest challenges?”  In response, the two nonprofits jointly announced their CGI Commitment to Action, the new Biomimicry Design Challenge and the creation of a $100,000 Ray C. Anderson “Ray of Hope” Prize designed to bring commercially viable solutions from the design lab to the market.

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