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Koch Industries Earns Environmental Protection Agency 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Energy Management

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WICHITA, Kan., April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – At its more than 300 operations and production units in the United States, Koch companies create everyday essentials that help people improve their lives while working to use fewer resources. In recognition of this work, Koch Industries has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award – the second time since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner.

Reducing Landfill Waste, One Cup at a Time

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A simple cup of coffee on your way to work is often a much-needed jolt of energy at the start of the day. But once you’re done, what happens to the cup next isn’t so simple.

Day after day, those disposable cups start to accumulate, particularly during this time when many coffee shops are refusing to fill customers’ reusable mugs. And that’s a challenge quick-service restaurants such as McDonald’s and Starbucks are looking to partners like Georgia-Pacific to help overcome. 

How One Former Journalist Is Fostering Community for Minority Entrepreneurs

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Since the day two Wichita Eagle reporters visited Christina Long’s middle school class, she knew what she envisioned for her own future. For the Wichita, Kansas, native, an invitation to tour the newspaper’s bustling newsroom only cemented it.

Written in Her Code

How one K-8 technology teacher is making computer programming curriculum more accessible to her students
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Ask Christine Lemmon where she’s meant to be, and she’ll tell you she’s exactly where she needs to be: standing in front of a classroom – or webcam – leading lessons on JavaScript, app design and digital citizenship for elementary and middle school students at a small parochial school in the Kansas City Metro Area.  

The Beat Goes On: How One Former Journalist Is Fostering Community for Minority Entrepreneurs

Reporter-turned-entrepreneur Christina Long helps upstart entrepreneurs solve equality and opportunity disparities
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Since the day two Wichita Eagle reporters visited Christina Long’s middle school class, she knew what she envisioned for her own future. For the Wichita, Kansas, native, an invitation to tour the newspaper’s bustling newsroom only cemented it.

Paradigm Shift: Industry Veterans Harness Cutting-Edge Technology to Identify Leaks

Koch companies Molex and Flint Hills Resources are teaming up to rethink standard leak detection processes using hundreds of sensors and software that transform the way people work
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There’s not much that Flint Hills Resources’ Mike Clausewitz and Deb Preschler don’t know about safely refining oil and producing petrochemicals. Deb, an operations innovation director, and Mike, an enterprise leak detection and repair (LDAR) execution lead, have together clocked up nearly 60 years at Flint Hills’ Corpus Christi East and West, two of the three Flint Hills Resources refineries that separate oil into jet fuel, low-sulfur gasoline, diesel and the petrochemicals used to manufacture clothing, carpet, tires and much more. 

2020 Vision: Koch 'Young Visioneers' Focused on Innovating for a Better Future

And the 2020 Koch Young Visioneers are... (drumroll please)
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This year’s Invention Convention U.S. Nationals may have taken a new format due to COVID-19, but that didn’t deter hundreds of students representing schools across the country from submitting their ideas and pitches for this year’s fully remote competition. From this deep pool of inventive thinking, two students were selected as 2020 Koch Young Visioneers – a special award sponsored by Koch Industries recognizing student innovators whose ideas stand to benefit society.

Sustainable Business: 6 Ways Georgia-Pacific is Leading Industry in Sustainability

Georgia-Pacific’s 2020 sustainability report highlights investments in renewable energy, reduced emissions and recycled resources
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From paper towels to building materials, employees at Koch company Georgia-Pacific make products used by millions every day. Focused on the long term, we work to constantly improve and innovate – both in the products we make and how we make them – to benefit our customers, employees, communities, the environment and society. Georgia-Pacific has released a sustainability report that delivers a comprehensive view of recent initiatives and investments to use energy more efficiently, reduce more emissions and recycle more resources.

Going the Distance: Unique Collaboration Makes Remote Learning More Successful for Wichita Teens

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Renee, a high school senior in Wichita, Kansas, struggled when classes went virtual last March. Being out of the classroom and cut off from teachers made it difficult to learn, so she was frustrated when Wichita Heights High School announced it would remain remote this fall.

The Change Makers: 3D Printing is Transforming Manufacturing Inside and Out at This Koch Company

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At John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (JZHC), additive manufacturing isn’t limited to the manufacturing floor. The emissions control equipment company has sprinkled 3D printers throughout its global organization, including installing one in every department of its Tulsa, Oklahoma, headquarters. This 3D-printing initiative gives all employees a chance to see their ideas come to life, layer by layer, whether for personal or business use.

 

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