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10/02/14 (Thursday)

This event marks the launch of our new and exciting program called "Solarize Salisbury-Rowan" held in partnership with SmartPower. Please join us to learn how this campaign can help our community go solar. We are excited to have Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower and author of Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit from Clean Energy to start the brief program portion of the event at 6:00 pm.

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To empower citizens in Rowan and Cabarrus counties to address the air quality issues we face.

Our campaign focuses on education about air pollution's impact on our health and economy and actions that reduce air pollution such as the use of alternative fuels and modes of transportation, the preservation of green space and energy conservation. Read more...

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09/30/14 by Juanita Teschner

Solarize Salisbury-Rowan Launches October 2nd

An innovative program to help individuals and businesses save on electricity costs will be available to residents of Salisbury, Rowan County and the surrounding area beginning October 2 until the end of the year. A community celebration to launch Solarize Salisbury-Rowan will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, at the Lee Street Theatre with live music by Life Size and refreshments.  Officials will offer a brief explanation of the program at 6 p.m.  All interested homeowners and business owners are welcome to attend.

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09/23/14 by Juanita Teschner

EPA Solicits Proposals for Marine, Inland Waterway Clean Diesel Projects

EPA is soliciting proposals for clean diesel projects at marine and inland water ports in areas of poor air quality. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $5 million, funded through the Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted at www.epa.gov/otaq/ports/ports-dera-rfp.htm

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08/19/14 by Halley Brantley

$5 Million Available to Reduce Diesel Emissions at Water Ports

EDITOR’S NOTE: This information was released by Clean Diesel News on August 7, 2014.

Coming this fall, EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality plans to announce the availability of an estimated $5 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding for projects to reduce diesel emissions at marine and inland water ports in areas of poor air quality.

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06/02/14 by Rebecca Rider

Catawba College Cafeteria Makes Move toward Sustainability

Catawba College's cafeteria is going paperless. 

In an effort to become more sustainable, Chartwells food service has announced that its service at Catawba will no longer be using paper, Styrofoam and some plastics. Director of Dining Services Jason Ritter said the move came after a survey of the student body in March. When asked about improvements Chartwells could make on Catawba's campus, 93 percent of students requested more sustainable practices, Ritter said.

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05/14/14 by Juanita Teschner

Daimler Demonstrates Commitment to Environment

The Cleveland facility of Daimler Trucks of North America has taken additional steps to advance its commitment to the environment.

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