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Better Plants, better planet

| Energy Efficiency

Historically, it seems, industry and government have related more like suspicious, adversarial foes than aligned partners working cooperatively toward common goals—especially in the environmental realm. Then, somewhere along the line, government grew weary of being regarded as a feared task master, and industry grew weary of being viewed as a … Continue reading

Energy Department announces $21 million to lower solar energy deployment barriers

| Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $21 million in new funding to lower solar energy deployment barriers and expand access to solar energy to all Americans. Continue reading

EPA endorses e-Stewards® certification for electronics recyclers

| Waste

A recent study by the U.S. EPA praises the e-Stewards® certification for responsible electronics recyclers and refurbishers, along with the “R2” certification, for “helping to improve the responsible management of used electronics in the United States.” Continue reading

Lockheed Martin signs solar power PPA with Duke Energy: Pact for 30 mW, 17 years

| Renewable Energy

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company based in Bethesda, Md., has entered into a 17-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables. Continue reading

Zero Waste event to include reverse tradeshow

| Events

The 2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference will be held Mar. 22-23 in Wilmington, N.C. Attendees, with peer manufacturers, will learn practical approaches to launching Continue reading

Globalcon to include new Green showcase

| Events

Globalcon 2016 will be held in Boston Mar. 9-10. It will emphasize four areas of energy-related technologies and services: Continue reading

New SMN Board Member: Ryan Smith, Landscape Forms

| Uncategorized

Ryan Smith has joined the Sustainable Manufacturer Network Board of Directors. Ryan is a continuous improvement engineer at Landscape Forms in Kalamazoo, Mich., which manufactures outdoor furniture, LED lighting, and accessories for municipalities, corporate campuses, and universities. Continue reading

Open Source Circular Economy Days 2016 to take place in June

| Events

Open Source Circular Economy Days, to be held June 9-13, is a diverse and globally distributed event using open-source methodology to build a circular economy. Continue reading