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TS Designs Brings Triple-Bottom Line to T-Shirts

TS Designs Brings Triple-Bottom Line to T-Shirts

Originally founded in 1977 as small screen printing shop, Burlington, NC-based TS Designs quickly grew in scale; the small company found itself printing shirts for major brands like Gap, Nike, and Polo. Changes in the labor market in the 1990s, mainly brought about by the introduction of the North American …

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Register Now! Hear Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface – March 12

Register Now! Hear Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface - March 12

Register Now to hear Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface on Employee Engagement & Environmental Innovation, March 12. Communicating the value of environmental innovation and stewardship can be a challenge throughout large organizations. Erin Meezan, the Vice President of Sustainability at Interface, Inc. will discuss tactics such as spreading …

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Supply Chain Information – Construction

Supply Chain Information - Construction

Sector Name:  Construction SIC Code: 23   Major Players in the Construction Industry Bechtel Koch Industries Kiewit Corp. Renco Group CH2M Hill Guardian Industries Clark Enterprises Kohler Berry Plastics Gilbane   Major Issues Affecting the Industry Doing business with large construction companies will require identifying your goods or services, researching …

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Diesel gas additive results in lower emissions and better air quality

Diesel gas additive results in lower emissions and better air quality

Sylvatex, a San Francisco-based fuel technology company, has created a fuel additive that will reduce the mount of harmful particulates emitted from diesel gas.   The additive is made of affordable, renewable, non-toxic, and locally sourced forms of biomass.  It will not reduce the quality of the diesel fuel or …

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Supply Chain Information: (Electronic) Information

Supply Chain Information: (Electronic) Information

Sector Name: (Electronic) Information SIC code: 51 Major Players Software Microsoft IBM Oracle SAP Ericsson Hewlett Packard Internet Publishers Interactive Corp IAC Glam Media, Answers Network Daily Motion Network Federated Media Network AOL Broadcasting Television NBC CBS ABC FOX Radio Clear Channel Communications Cox Radio, Entercom Communications, Sirius XM Telecommunication Verizon …

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Upcycling Coffee: From Ground Coffee to Arable Ground

Upcycling Coffee: From Ground Coffee to Arable Ground

Heine Brothers’ Coffee is significantly reducing its contribution to area landfills by repurposing its coffee waste. Gary Heine and Mike Mays established Heine Brothers’ Coffee in 1996. By 2006 their franchises were contributing over sixty tons of nitrogen-rich coffee grounds to local landfills. It was in this year that Heine …

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Forget rooftops, Solar Roadways installs solar panels under highways and roads

Forget rooftops, Solar Roadways installs solar panels under highways and roads

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, there are more than 4 million miles of highways and streets across the United States.  Solar Roadways is using those highway miles to its advantage by introducing the first prototype in the United States of a solar panel that can be installed beneath …

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New software eliminates unnecessary printing, saving money and trees

New software eliminates unnecessary printing, saving money and trees

    Launched in 2006, GreenPrint functions by acting as a faux printer, inserting itself between the internet browser and the actual printer.  When a user prints a document, it is first sent to this virtual printer.  GreenPrint scrutinizes the document and eliminates any unnecessary pages, then sends the document to …

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New Pigment Can Help Keep Buildings Cool–and Green

New Pigment Can Help Keep Buildings Cool--and Green

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new blue pigment that could help make buildings more energy efficient. The pigment, dubbed“Cool Blue,” is able to reflect 40 percent more light than other blue pigments, keeping building surfaces, especially roofs and walls, cooler. Cool Blue, like other cool-roof coatings, works …

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Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Handles A Tons of Waste Daily – with Worms

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Handles A Tons of Waste Daily - with Worms

From apartment owners making their own bins, to industrial-scale operations utilizing worm farms the size of a football field, vermiposting — or composting with earthworms — is becoming increasingly mainstream. It is expensive to collect, haul and dispose of materials that worms can otherwise easily digest, and their waste or castings are a commercially …