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MONDAY: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy travels to New Mexico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Corrales and Santa Fe on Monday to support state and federal partnerships that are protecting local communities and improving environmental coordination. Administrator McCarthy will join Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and representatives from the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority to commemorate the Lower Montoyas Water Quality Feature Project. The project will help remove sediment that has historically increased the risk of flooding at the Corrales Road crossing of the Harvey Jones Channel and create a new open space area for the local community. The project, made possible by an EPA Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, incorporates a number of “green build” and Low Impact Development (LID) concepts to provide a functional flood control facility that enhances the environment.

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Toshiba to Provide Rapid Recharge SCiB™ Batteries for Proterra Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

Toshiba announced that it has been selected as the battery supplier for the next generation, all-electric, zero-emission bus from Proterra Inc., the leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus manufacturer. The new fleet will use Toshiba's Rechargeable Batteries (SCiBT), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate performance and long-life capabilities that is used in a wide range of applications, from EVs to grid energy storage.

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Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Trucking Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles from Ryder

New 66-tractor, heavy-haul fleet will deliver reduced environmental impact and company savings                            

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet and supply chain solutions, announced that it is partnering with Anheuser-Busch to replace the beer company’s 66 diesel tractor fleet in Houston with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered engines. This marks Anheuser-Busch’s first conversion of an entire fleet and represents a significant milestone in demonstrating the company’s commitment to reducing environmental impact in logistics.

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Fresh, Local and Sustainable: FUEL by SAVOR U at Baylor University's Brand New McLane Stadium

When Baylor University's new football stadium makes its debut in late August, not only will the views and football be fabulous, so will the food. Baylor University Athletics chose FUEL by SAVOR U as its official foodservice provider for the new football stadium and other on-campus athletic venues. The university division of SAVOR…, SAVOR U, was selected for its fresh ideas and a commitment to sustainable operations that embrace local traditions, flavors and purveyors. FUEL by SAVOR U represents the (F) freshest, best-tasting, authentic FOODS, (U) an expanded UNIVERSITY experience, (E) added ENERGY to each experience, and (L) LOCAL flavors added to menus.

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Dallas Arboretum's Economic Impact on the North Texas Region is $171.8 Million in 2012 and $170 Million in 2013

Recognized as one of the top 10 public display gardens in the country, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has announced its economic impact on the North Texas economy. With the success of the Chihuly exhibit in 2012 and the opening of the $62 million Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden in 2013, the Dallas Arboretum has seen tremendous growth, which has benefitted the community. According to Richard A. Briesch, Ph.D., of Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business, the garden generated $171.8 million in economic impact in 2012 and $170 million in economic impact in 2013. Economic impact of the Arboretum refers to the combined effects of the operations of the Dallas Arboretum and visitor spending on the economy.

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