Clayton Homes is announcing that its homebuilding facility in Rutledge, Tenn., has received ISO 14001 Certification, making the company the first homebuilder among the members of the Manufactured Housing Institute to receive this achievement in the United States.*
The ISO 14001 certification is awarded to buliding facilities that have instituted international measures designed to reduce the cost of waste management and save energy consumption. The implementation of the ISO standard at the Clayton Rutledge facility will result in reduced waste, lowered consumption of energy and the promotion of the recycling of building materials, which endorses environmentally friendly operating procedures. Clayton Homes is leading the American homebuilding industry by example, putting the well being of its team members and the environment first. The continued cost savings of these green practices are one of the reasons why Clayton Homes is able to provide homeowners with affordable, smart homes.
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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is hosting its fifth annual Green Boot Camp this week in San Diego. The weeklong event brings together 70 middle-school teachers from 10 countries and turns them into students, where they learn about sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable technologies. In addition to providing curriculum for the classroom, Green Boot Camp gives teachers the tools to inspire their students to be more environmentally conscious, and heighten their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62197-honeywell-green-workshop-for-middle-school-teachers
Maersk Container Industry calls for tougher enforcement of European environmental legislation designed to protect the Earth’s ozone layer and help prevent climate change.
Current EU legislation bans the “import” or “placing on the market” of reefer containers with significant potential to damage the climate and ozone layer. But thousands of such containers nevertheless circulate in Europe’s internal market on virtually the same market conditions as more environmentally friendly reefers.
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Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a Philadelphia-based pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutic products, today announced the opening of its new environmentally friendly corporate headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Corporate Center. This milestone is part of the Company’s long-term growth plan as it advances its late-stage pipeline of lower dose submicron non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) towards commercialization.
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Environmentally-conscious cleaning product company Method is launching its latest innovation in sustainable packaging – bottles made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. This limited edition packaging is for a new Method product, a two-in-one hand and dish soap, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55601-whole-foods-market-method-sustainable-packaging-made-with-ocean-plastic
Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls who cheered the teams’ first environmentally friendly “Go-Green” games on Sunday and Monday can make every day Earth Day by promoting energy efficiency.
Constellation Energy, the official energy provider for United Center and sponsor of the teams’ first green games this past weekend, invites Bulls and Blackhawks fans to continue their support for the environment by joining Constellation’s Earth Month Hero contest on Facebook. Fans are encouraged to upload images showing how they save energy.
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A beautiful, custom-built “green” home located just outside Atlanta in Serenbe, a community in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, is the cornerstone of the fifth annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway that opens for entries beginning Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m. ET. The giveaway, which runs through Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. ET, will award one lucky, randomly-selected winner with the fully furnished 2,300-square-foot home plus $100,000 and a 2012 GMC® Terrain®.
Fans may enter the giveaway once per day on HGTV.com as well as once per day on HGTVRemodels.com. They also may enter as often as they wish by regular mail during the giveaway entry period. Online users can click through photo galleries, watch exclusive videos and take a 360-degree tour of the home at HGTV.com/greenhome.
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Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes one year ahead of the company’s self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood.
A red rating indicates that a species is suffering from overfishing or that current fishing methods harm other marine life or habitats; the ratings are determined by nonprofit research organizations Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s green or “Best Choice” ratings mean species are abundant and are caught in environmentally friendly ways; yellow or “Good Alternative” ratings indicate some concerns with the species’ status or catch methods.
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Hybrids have a safety edge over their conventional twins when it comes to shielding their occupants from injuries in crashes, new research by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, shows. On average, the odds of being injured in a crash are 25 percent lower for people in hybrids than people traveling in nonhybrid models.
The new finding is more good news for green-minded drivers who don’t want to trade safety for fuel economy. Not so long ago, car buyers had to choose between the two because fuel-efficient cars tended to be smaller and lighter. Now, consumers have more options than ever when it comes to picking an environmentally friendly — and crashworthy — vehicle.
For more information, go to: www.iihs.org
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced today that it plans to construct the world’s most environmentally friendly skyscraper. The Tower at PNC Plaza will be located on the Southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street, the same Pittsburgh intersection where PNC has been headquartered for more than 150 years. Once complete in 2015, the approximately 40 story building will serve as PNC’s executive offices.
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The fourth annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway opens for entries on Thursday, April 14, at 9 a.m. ET and runs through Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m. ET. One lucky, randomly-selected winner of the home can look forward to living in a modern prairie-style, single-family home located in the Stapleton community of Denver, an eco-progressive community created on the site of the city’s former airport. Uniquely styled and environmentally friendly, the 2,400-square-foot, custom-built home is part of a grand prize package that includes $100,000 and a 2011 GMC® Terrain®. Viewers who want an insider’s peek at the fully-furnished home can tune in to watch the HGTV Green Home 2011 special premiering on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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