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Hope Springs Eternal: Mattress Recycling

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Doug McMillon, President and CEO of WalMart Stores, Inc. shows how Enactus students in the USA are breaking down mattresses and building up lives.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Memphis, Home of Elvis and BBQ, Gets Sustainable

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Memphis, Tennessee is not the first city that comes to mind when thinking of urban sustainability. From Elvis’s grandiosity to the Memphis in May festival that features BBQ, beer, and bands, the Bluff City has long been known for its fun-loving excess in what might be called an “anti-sustainability” mode. The city’s poverty, racial divisions, and general civic dysfunction have also contributed to an urban environment in which sustainability has not been on the agenda.

U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 20,000th LEED Commercial Project

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Secures Distinction
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Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ — The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, USGBC’s Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) certified the offices and staff services space in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) plant in Knoxville, Tenn., under LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI).

Leading in Environmental Stewardship Earns Ingersoll Rand Facility Local Green Award

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The Trane plant in Clarksville, TN became Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified based on waste reduction and efficiency projects that resulted in significant improvements, including:
  • Reduced wastewater by 6 million gallons
  • Reduced non-hazardous waste-to-landfill by 11 percent

 

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The Trane plant in Clarksville, TN became Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified based on waste reduction and efficiency projects that resulted in significant improvements, including:
  • Reduced wastewater by 6 million gallons
  • Reduced non-hazardous waste-to-landfill by 11 percent

 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Commits Over $540,000 to Knoxville Area Nonprofits

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KNOXVILLE, TN, August 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its dedication to supporting communities where it does business, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and single serve beverages with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, has committed over $540,000 to 25 Knoxville-area non-profit organizations.

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