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Sonoco Receives Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award for LEGO Pouch

LEGO Hero Factory Stand-up Pouch Recognized for Sustainability and Environmental Achievement

Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, received a gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award in the Sustainability and Environmental Achievement category from the Flexible Packaging Association for its stand-up pouch with reclosing feature for LEGO Hero Factory.


EPA and South Carolina State University to participate in Fun Walk/Run in Orangeburg, SC to Promote Asthma Awareness

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and South Carolina State University (SCSU) will participate in a fun walk/run on the campus SCSU in Orangeburg, South Carolina in an effort to bring asthma awareness to college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The goal of the walk/run will focus on common asthma triggers and ways to reduce exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants linked to asthma. 


Hubbell Lighting Launches Lighting Upgrade Program For Colleges And Universities; Campuses Can Cut Energy Cost By 84%

Createchange® Initiative Allows Schools to Project Energy Savings through Retrofits, Then Validate those Estimates with Sample Products in 90-Day Trial
Company Couples createchange® Program with Easy Financing Solution

In the U.S., colleges and universities spend an average of $31,000a year lighting a typical 50,000-square-foot classroom building—money wasted on utility and maintenance costs rather than the pursuit of academic achievements. To expedite and encourage savings, Hubbell Lighting announced a new energy efficient lighting program to cut electricity costs by 84%, enhance the quality of light and reduce the financial risk of upgrades.  


EPA to Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Clemson University

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Clemson University to enhance research, teaching, outreach, career development, and stewardship in environmental and mathematical sciences. As a part of the MOU, EPA will commit to enhance the university’s environmental policy and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers.


Secretary Jewell Highlights Collaborative, Landscape Level Work to Conserve Longleaf Pine Habitat in Southeastern U.S.

During visit to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Jewell Calls for Full Funding of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today visited the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina where she met with stakeholders about their local efforts to conserve nearly 4,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat in the region.


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