One of the most verdant places in the eastern U.S. got a little more green Wednesday, as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrated the opening of electric vehicle charging stations at both the Oconaluftee visitors center in Cherokee, North Carolina, and the Sugarlands visitors center near Gatlinburg.
American households are wasting more food than ever. Greater than 133 billion pounds of food is tossed in garbage cans annually - three times more than needed to feed every hungry person in America. Of the food produced in the US, approximately one-third goes uneaten. This squandering of nutrition additionally wastes 350 million barrels of oil each year, taking a toll on this nation's natural resources and costing the average consumer a premium at the supermarket.
American consumers are more improvident than ever, according to numbers released in a recent study conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia. Approximately 31 percent of all food produced in the United States is tossed in the garbage each year. This equates to 133 billion pounds of lost nutrition annually – it would take just over 53 billion to provide sustenance to every hungry person on US soil.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has sent documentation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission informing them that construction of the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor is substantially complete. The letter provides a list of remaining key activities which will be finished prior to operations and requests that an operating license be issued for the unit.
Team members from Memphis to Hong Kong will volunteer 55,000 service hours
More than 10,000 FedEx team members from around the world will volunteer nearly 55,000 hours this week to celebrate the 11th annual FedEx Cares Week. FedEx Corp. began this tradition in a handful of U.S. cities in 2004 and has since expanded it to nearly 500 global communities where its team members live and work. The company’s annual giving campaign provides support in the form of money and muscle to hundreds of non-profit organizations.
The Journey Home in Murfreesboro, TN to receive a FREE Kitchen and Facility Make-over, provided by the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA)
The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA), based in Plano, TX is a national association of facility professionals from major restaurant chains and franchisees, as well as the vendor companies who serve them. Through their charitable arm dubbed, RFMA Gives, association members from dozens of companies, including Darden Restaurants, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Rheem, Benjamin Moore and Cintas, have donated the needed materials, equipment and labor to undertake the remodel project at The Journey Home, estimated to be valued at $250,000.