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NFWF and IP Announce $2.34 Million in Funding to Further Conserve and Enhance Southeastern Forestland

Grants Support Restoration of Southern Forests, Protection of Critical Habitats, Enhancement of Local Economies in Second Year of Landmark Public-Private Partnership

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced  $2.34 million in grants to support forestland restoration and working forests in three priority regions in the Southeast: The Carolina Low Country Forests, Cumberland Plateau of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee and the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana.

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Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Volkswagen Group of America with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Caraustar Announces Acquisition Of Recycling Facility In Nashville, TN

Caraustar Industries, Inc. announces that on June 9, 2014, it acquired a recycling facility in Nashville, TN from SP Recycling Southeast, LLC.  The acquisition of this recycling facility fits into the company strategy of expanding the geographical footprint to serve customer sustainability goals.  Caraustar plans to operate the facility and integrate the business into its existing recycling business.

TVA should expand investment in solar

The Tennessee Valley Authority has a golden opportunity this month, as it sets its budget for 2015 to keep up with neighboring utilities that are making significant investments in solar power, to listen to its customers clamoring for this renewable clean energy source.

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