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Finally, coffee pods that aren’t the absolute worst

Grist.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 19:44

If you’re still clinging on to your precious Keurig machine because you are lazy and also hate coffee that tastes good, you now officially have zero excuses to continue contributing to the trash mountains of planet-wrecking K-cups. Portland-based Boyd’s Coffee, in partnership with Canadian coffee roaster Club Coffee, has invented a completely compostable version that’s compatible with Keurig 2.0 machines. Done it again, Portland!

You may be thinking: “Hmm — this sounds just like a regular ol’ coffee filter, only pre-filled with coffee grounds!” Alright, sort of. The difference, however, is that these pods are made from renewable, compostable materials. The rim of the pod is made of coffee bean chaff, the husks that come off the beans when they’re roasted — meaning you’d literally be brewing your coffee in coffee. Whoa, meta.

According to Portland Business Journal, the pods are coming out at the end of the year, after Boyd’s gets the pods OK’d by municipal compost manufacturers. But they shouldn’t have many problems with the process, as Boyd’s worked with experts and scientists from the University of Guelph to develop the pods to be 100 percent compostable.

These pods are a major step up from Keurig’s “green” version of a K-cup, the “EcoCup,” which are recyclable but — surprise! — still suck for the environment. Here’s more from Boyd’s on their move beyond recyclables:

John Pigott, CEO of Club Coffee, added, “Science shows that composting is an effective and conscientious solution to this growing environmental problem. Recycling isn’t a convenient or well-developed solution because hot pods full of coffee grounds must be carefully separated and cleaned before collection. And biodegradation is too slow of a process, taking centuries to break down the billions of pods in landfills.”

Ingenuity, in my opinion, is purest and most lovely when it involves making coffee consumption easier and faster. It’s also pretty nice when that ingenuity doesn’t produce enough plastic trash to circle the equator almost 11 times.


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Categories: Environment

Inmar Subject Matter Experts Participate Throughout 2015 Industry...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:27

Inmar associates shared industry information, insights during just-completed annual gathering of promotion professionals in San Antonio, Texas.

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SAE International World Congress to Highlight USDOT Connected Vehicle...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:27

The U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will share the latest developments in its connected intelligent transportation system research at an exhibit alongside a training workshop and a panel...

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Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:27

Public Invited to Join Sustainability Education Bicycle Tour

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TRP Celebrates 20 Years of Innovative Response Planning Technology and...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:27

For 20 years, TRP has designed, implemented, and managed response plans for some of the largest, most complex operations in the world, enabling companies to standardize their preparedness programs and...

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Skyonic Accepts Air Quality Stewardship Award from AACOG

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:27

Joe Jones, CEO of Skyonic Corporation accepts the award from the Alamo Area Council of Governments, on behalf of Capitol SkyMine, at the San Antonio Earth Day Celebration.

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Best Contracting LLC, roofing, siding, gutters and exterior...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:27

Best Contracting LLC, roofing, siding, gutters and exterior contractors, are devoted to the continuous satisfaction of its customers.

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Loving earth is complicated, says this African-American pastor

Grist.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:41

What are the connections between black women’s hair, their health, and their relationship to the environment? A group of women of color will explore this question at an “environmental and reproductive justice conference” in Pittsburgh next week that kicks off with an Earth Day keynote from Dianne D. Glave, an African-American pastor known for her 2010 book, Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage. The book made a big enough splash to land her on the New York Times opinion page, where she wrote:

I vigorously contest the stereotype that African-Americans are anti-environment. Those in the African-American church have a long history of environmental justice that goes back to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nascent role. He was a central figure during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, in which working-class people were striving to improve their conditions — a precursor to some of today’s environmental struggles.

When I spoke with her by phone this week, Glave shared her personal perspective on her relationship to nature, and also the unique challenges of black women when pursuing environmental interests. Hair figures considerably among those challenges, as societal forces beyond their control can often discourage or prevent black women from having a more intimate relationship with nature. Read below to learn more about those challenges … and also about that time when Glave had to explain to her parents why she was out collecting edible weeds for her salad!

Q. How did African Americans get to this point of ambivalence about nature, and a reputation for being anti-nature?

A. I think it’s complicated. I talk about African Americans being anti-environmentalists, which to a degree is true, but it’s also untrue. It just depends on whose perspective you’re accepting and where you’re looking for the history. In [Rooted in the Earth], there’s a chapter that focuses on the Atlantic [Ocean], where enslaved Africans were forced to get onto the these ships, and it was just a horrendous trip.

I’ve had experiences talking to African Americans who are afraid of the water in the South. I was living in Louisiana and I remember working with an organization that worked with local African Americans. They wanted to take some of the kids out on the water and one of the mothers refused because of her fear of open water. One of the white organizers tried to get me to talk to the [child’s parent] and I said no, because I respected where the mother was at. There might have been a conscious or subconscious thing going on, or there might have been some history passed down through the generations about awful experiences traveling from Africa to the Americas.

Black women in particular have issues with the water because of their hair. They spend a ton of money on their hair, and if they jump into the water once … our hair doesn’t come out like white people’s.

But I think this is changing. There’s a shift that’s happening. Even though slavery and sharecropping stripped away our love of the land and water, the love was there going back to Africa, and it continues even in small ways.

Q. The Kinks, Locks, and Twists conference you’re keynoting draws a connection between black women’s health, their hair, and environmental justice. Can you explain that connection a bit? 

A. The impact of chemicals on our hair, in terms of relaxing our hair, is huge. It burns the scalp. The chemicals are damaging to the body. When you move from relaxed hair to natural hair, you’re taking a huge leap. My hair has been natural for about two years and it’s actually given me a lot of freedom. When my hair was relaxed and straightened regularly, I didn’t want to exercise to the point where I was sweating. But we need to get our heart rate elevated, and to get it to that point we should be sweating. Now that my hair is natural, I’ve done three 5k races. I’m looking at a 10k, and I don’t now if I would be doing that if I was getting my hair relaxed and straightened, because of the money and time I was spending to go to the salon. Healthwise, my life has been transformed by going natural. I go to Zumba class and I don’t care about sweating my hair out.

Q. Is this just about beauty rights, or is there also a bigotry that pressures black women to adhere to certain beauty standards?

A. The white female form and visage is the norm. Going back historically, the children born to white slaveholders and enslaved women did benefit because the children looked closer to white. Those benefits included better treatment and being sent away to school for education. Hair that is closer to the white definition of acceptable hair still impacts African-American women. This applies in the workplace and by the seashore. African-American women internalize shame about their hair, wet or dry, because of the long-term implications of racism that continue today.

Q. What was it that led you to adopt environmentalism as a field of study?

A. When I was in college, I joined an outdoors group that one time went searching for edible weeds for salads. I guess I wasn’t so much concerned about the edible weeds as I was about being outdoors and exploring — I collected weeds like everybody else, I just never ate weeds in a salad. I brought some weeds back home to my parents during one visit, and they were looking at me like, “We don’t even know who you are.” But they didn’t try to turn me away from it. I was different, but they didn’t treat me differently. They just let me be me. I think it all coalesced when I went on to work on my PhD. I was focusing on history and I told my dissertation advisor that I wanted to write an environmental history of African Americans. She just looked at me, because there was no such creature.

Q. Were you much of a green person before college?

A. Yes. Growing up, my father had this little patch of dirt by our driveway. He planted tomatoes, cucumbers, and peas on it — that little spot had never really been used before, but it was a very rich plot of soil. He ended up growing these ginormous vegetables and such. We used to make fun of him because it was just a messy mix of plants in there, there was hardly any rhyme or reason to it. I don’t know if, subconsciously, he was using a style of planting that’s typical of early Native Americans and Africans, where they mixed plants together so that nutrients would be returned to the soil. But that’s a very strong memory. My dad would just share his produce with the neighborhood, like he was a little farmer. It created a sense of community for us, not just for the planting, but in the giving.

Q. Do you find that these experiences are much different from how people of other races grew up?

A. The experiences of African Americans are distinctive, and a big part of it has to do with race. But far more important is the culture of community that’s developed — that’s distinctive. We weren’t owners, so out of that came a connection to the land that was not proprietary. So, I want to emphasize the distinctiveness of the African-American experience. Everybody wants to blend everything together today, and say we’re all the same, but our differences should be celebrated.


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Categories: Environment

New Blog by Ferguson Moving Company Gives Tips on Renting a Portable...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:27

Ferguson Moving Company, Vancouver publishes new blog to give tips to readers on how to make the best use of portable storage units. More information is in the blog at...

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Larson Electronics Lights up the Big Screen Once Again in Warner...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:27

From the big screen to your home television, industrial lighting equipment leader Larson Electronics has experienced a significant expansion into the film entertainment industry. Larson Electronics’...

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Acrylic Acid Market Is Projected to Grow 6,974 KT by 2019 - New Report...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:27

The acrylic acid industry is segmented by its derivatives, types, applications, and region. Surface coatings consume the major share of acrylic esters produced globally....

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UpcyclePost Ready to Beta Test its Etsy Style Marketplace for Upcycle...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:27

UpcyclePost is a Social Sharing Marketplace for all things upcycled, now available for beta testing.

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What’s the greenest way to read a book?

Grist.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:02

Q. What’s the greenest way to be a bookworm? I only buy new books from bookstores on a rare occasion now, as I’ve figured that spending money on new books made from trees (and the rest of the process of making them) isn’t very environmentally friendly. I also see the problematic aspects of e-books read on electronics like Kindles. The best green way I’ve figured so far is to read as many books as I can from my local library and to donate books that I don’t want to them.

Katelynn M.

A. Dearest Katelynn,

Long before modern technology allowed us to share tools, cars, apartments, and even dogs, libraries pretty much owned the whole sharing economy thing. Why shell out for your own private copy of the latest Aristotle scroll when you (and all your neighbors) could read the very same one? And libraries still make a ton of sense to this day, especially if you’re the type who loves the feel of a physical book between your fingers: Who has room for shelf upon shelf of personal tomes in a microapartment, anyway? And how many times are you really going to read that copy of Fifty Shades Freed?

So it may come as no surprise to you, Katelynn, that you’ve already found the greenest way to be a bookworm, short of giving up on reading books for good (a decidedly bad idea for the world at large, I’d wager). Though producing both paper books and e-readers has an environmental impact, as we’ll soon see, the simple fact that library books potentially spread that impact out over hundreds of local readers make them the runaway favorite. It may take a village to raise a child, but it only takes a few copies of any given book to satisfy a village (provided that village is OK with a waiting list).

That’s true even though a widely cited 2009 life cycle analysis (LCA) has it that e-books are actually better for the environment, at least for voracious readers. Let’s line the two up on the bookshelf to see why.

First, we have paper books, which are made of, well, paper, which comes from carbon-sequestering trees and requires a healthy portion of water and energy to produce. The product then needs to be printed and shipped to bookstores around the country, then all too often shipped back to the publisher if it doesn’t sell. The LCA also includes the carbon emissions from books that end up landfilled (though they can be recycled). Total eco-debt, according to this LCA, is 7.46 kg of carbon dioxide equivalents for the average book, with a lighter impact for books made with more recycled paper or soy-based inks.

Next, let’s turn to the e-reader. Like all electronic gadgets, these create some impact in the mining of metals necessary to build their innards, electricity use, and their eventual disposal as tricky-to-recycle e-waste, with the largest effect coming from the production phase. The 2009 LCA estimates the average e-reader is responsible for 167.78 kg of carbon – lots more than a single paperback. But the real savings come when you start racking up the titles on that Kindle. Every e-book you download represents a paper copy you didn’t buy, so you start making up for your e-reader’s initial carbon investment fast.

But here’s where the library comes back into the picture, Katelynn: A single paper book passed from hand to hand can enlighten loads of people for the low, low price of 7.46 kg of carbon, whittling its “per-read” impact down to practically nothing. You get the same benefit on a smaller scale when you buy a used book or lend your new favorite novel to a friend. One book, endless hours of enjoyment, and no tough-to-share electronics necessary.

In short: Keep it up, Katelynn. Continue giving that library card a workout (and give yourself one too, by walking or biking rather than driving there!). You might also want to supplement your reading habit by organizing book swaps with friends or starting one of those delightful Little Free Library collections in your town – anything that keeps already-existing stories circulating.

Dewey Decimally,
Umbra


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Categories: Environment

2 farmers’ stories: The fall and rise of the mid-size farm

Grist.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:00

Mid-sized farms are getting squeezed out of our food system. And there’s a story behind every single one of those numbers. Here are two stories: one about losing the farm — and one about hanging on and making it pay.

(Music from Josh Woodward and Podington Bear. Thanks for making you stuff available and opting out of the ridiculous U.S. copyright system. You guys rock.)

Traci and Brian Bruckner Brian, Traci, and Sam Bruckner.

Brian Bruckner grew up on a farm in Nebraska. It had beef cattle, dairy cows, and pigs. They grew corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and had some grazing land for the animals. There was enough going on that if hog prices fell, or it was a bad year for corn, there was something else to carry the family through.

“My parents raised six children on a 400-acre dry-land farm,” he said. “They succeeded at that, you know? But they had no extra cash to help us get started, and we weren’t expecting that.”

Bruckner’s parents were just about ready to retire when he graduated from high school, so he and a brother took over the farm. Things were going pretty well. He got married and he and his wife had a little boy. Then he took out a loan to buy a nearby hog farm.

“I was in debt approximately $200,000 at the time, which was an awful lot of money,” Bruckner said.

And things started to go wrong. Bad weather hurt the crops. The pigs kept getting sick. Brian acknowledges that he probably made some bad decisions, but he also had more than his share of bad luck. But the real problem, according to Brian’s wife, Traci Bruckner, was that the bottom dropped out of the hog market.

“What really, really damaged us and made it impossible for us to really survive was the consolidation of the hog market.”

After years of soaring growth, pig prices crashed. At the same time, big companies were buying up slaughterhouses, so there were fewer companies a farmer might sell to. Farmers had to accept whatever price they could get. They were losing money on every pig, and the Bruckners couldn’t afford to lose money very long.

“Those things just snowball on themselves, and it really got tough sledding. It was a stressful point in our lives,” Brian said. Then the bank pulled the plug — it took the hog farm and their house. Brian was working on the farm, and doing construction. Eventually, he and Traci walked away, leaving the family farm to his brother.

“Oh man, that’s a rollercoaster of emotions. There was, when I think back, there’s a lot of things I don’t want to remember because there was a lot of anger, too,” Traci said.

There was anger, but also hope for something better. Brian went to college, then got a job doing groundwater management. After learning from this experience, Traci started doing farm policy work for the Center for Rural Affairs. And she says that government policy stacked the deck against small farmers like them. For one thing, government subsidies give the big farms an advantage over the small, and drive up the price of land. “We live in an area where a majority of the people think they don’t want government interference in their lives at all,” she said. “Yet, the government is subsidizing just about every decision they make.”

And then there’s the matter of consolidation. The government has declined to pursue antitrust actions and break up big companies. It’s hard to do that when food prices are falling. The Obama administration’s line has basically been: “hey, if it’s good for the consumer …”

“I think we should worry about what’s good for rural communities,” Traci said. “The way it leads to the consolidation to agriculture is not healthy for rural communities, and in the end it’s not healthy for consumers, either.”

The Bruckners’ experience has left them with the sense that a farmer just can’t compete in the mass market without the money to grow large, and they’ve been sure to tell as much to their son.

“He grew up on the farm for a little while. He was 5 when we moved to Wayne,” Traci said. “And he’s in 4H, and we have some cows yet, maybe five or six cows that we breed out, little Herefords, and he loves them. He always said he wanted to be a farmer and that’s changed now that he’s growing up, he’s going to be 15 next week. But I’ve always told him, Sam, if you want to farm, you need to think about something highly diversified that allows you to dictate what your market is. You cannot be a John Deere tractor driver, combine driver, and expect to make it, because there’s just no room for someone with no money.”

The thing is, there are a lot of other options besides being a John Deere tractor driver and selling your food at a market price. There are premium markets emerging that give farmers more money and offer a new niche for mid-sized farms.

“I wish I could’ve seen into the future,” Brian said. “If I’d have kept raising hogs the way I was raising them, I would’ve had a market for my hogs through organization such as Niman Ranch. But I guess that’s encouraging to me, that those things are available for farmers who want to do things in that manner and that there’s a market for them and it’s a profitable market as well.”

Mass market farms are getting bigger, and as they do, there will be more people, like the Bruckners, pushed out. The economics work like an implacable ratchet. But at the same time, the demand for premium products, like Niman Ranch pork and organic grain, is expanding. And that could be the force that reinvigorates mid-sized farms and rural communities.

Gabe Brown A cow on Brown’s ranch.

Rancher Gabe Brown has figured this out — he’s proof that there really is a place for mid-sized farms in modern America. He lives near Bismarck, N.D.

“Well, I was actually born and raised in town, in the city of Bismarck,” he told me. “At a young age, in junior high school I started taking vocational agriculture, got interested in agriculture, started working on different farms and ranches, worked at the dairy barn at the university and put myself through college. Then I was fortunate enough that I married a farmer’s daughter and he didn’t have any sons, so I was able to get into ranching that way.”

But Brown almost lost the family ranch — things just weren’t working out financially. The price of cattle kept falling, and his costs kept rising — especially the cost of the things he used to help his crops grow.

“We were having to use more fertilizers, more pesticides, but our costs were ever increasing, our margins were being squeezed tighter and tighter. Then in our particular case, what happened is the years 1995 through 1998, we went through a period of three years of hail and a year of drought, which economically more or less just devastated us. And the banker, although I’m grateful he didn’t foreclose on me, he wasn’t going to loan me any more money.”

Around this time Gabe Brown started learning about the holistic grazing guru, Allan Savory, and no-till farming master Duane Beck. Brown saw common thread between these and various other thinkers. They were all learning to farm in ways that borrowed tricks from functional ecosystems. So he stopped disturbing the soil with a plow, and made sure that the ground was always covered with some grassy armor, locked in place with its roots.

“You know, the soil is alive,” Brown said. “It’s just that our management, over the last 60, 70 years, has turned it into a sterile petri dish, more or less. All I’m trying to do is mimic nature. I’m not doing anything that hasn’t been done for eons of time.”

Because Brown doesn’t buy fertilizer or pesticides, his costs are low — it only costs him $1.44 to produce a bushel of corn. And how does that compare to the industry standard?

“Nationally, the cost to produce a bushel of corn is close to $5 a bushel,” Brown said.

That’s how much it costs to grow the stuff. But the price of corn is now around $4 a bushel. Which means most farmers are losing money on every kernel they sell. Not Brown:

“With all of our costs in there, from land-rent to seed to the seeding to the harvesting to the trucking it to market, we had a $1.44 cost per bushel for corn,” he said. “Same on the livestock, this past year it cost us $1,241 to take a beef animal from birth until harvest. Well, that’s considerably lower cost than they can do at any of the feedlots in the current conventional model. And then in turn, it’s our belief that as we focused on the soil resource, you know the soil is going to have — a healthy soil ecosystem will have more nutrients moving throughout it. Those nutrients will be in the plants, be eaten by the animals. We will have more nutrient-dense products. Now we’re selling our products directly to the consumer. And we’re getting paid at premium for them.”

Brown’s food is between 30 and 50 percent more expensive than mass market products. And I had to ask him, if his cost of production is really so low, why sell it at a premium?

“It’s supply and demand,” he said. “Some may say, Oh, but Gabe, you should mark your product down and sell it for less. I’ve spent the last 20 years building the health of my soil so I could have this premium product — I think I deserve a premium price. The market will tell me, and dictate what price I can get. For instance right now locally you can buy a dozen eggs for $1.20 to $1.50 a dozen. My son sells his for $4 a dozen and people stand up an hour before farmers market opens to buy those eggs. That tells us that there’s a real demand.”

To capture a greater share of the food dollar and sell directly to his customers, Brown isn’t just a farmer: He’s a shop keeper, a trucker, and a marketer. And he spends a lot of time talking up his products, and people are eager to hear about them. He says he turns down 10 speaking offers for every one he accepts. He spends the entire winter flying to gigs — while his wife and son take care of the ranch.

Brown’s figured out a working formula and been richly rewarded for it. But the biggest reward, he says, is in making a difference and seeing people come around. People like his in-laws, who used to be pretty skeptical of his methods.

“Well, unfortunately, my in-laws retired there when we bought the ranch and unfortunately they passed away since then,” Brown said. “But I’ll tell you this story. When I went to no-till, my father-in-law was not at all happy with his son-in-law, and he more or less told me that. You know, but he was kind about it. But in 2003, the year before he passed away, he asked my wife to get the camera and take a picture of him and his grandson, my son, standing in one of our corn fields, because he was so proud. He had never raised a crop like that himself. So, he knew then that I was on the right path.”

There are two important innovations that Gabe Brown has made. First there’s the technical innovation: figuring out this no-till holistic grazing system. The second is a business innovation: figuring out how to appeal directly to final customers and convince them that his product is worth a premium. Now, the thing about technical innovations is that they can always be scaled up. Lots of other farms, and bigger farms, can do the same thing. So this won’t be a panacea for mid-sized farms forever.

But his second innovation, the business innovation, could be the answer. There’s little future for mid-sized farms in the mass market. But, as a farmer, if you can convince eaters that you do an especially good job as a steward of the land and of their health, they’ll be happy to pay you for that.


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Categories: Environment

“Greenstar Cares” About the California Water Shortage and Addresses...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:27

In response to the water restrictions recently implemented in California,...

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Greenopia Will Rate Your Favorite Green Business This Earth Day

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:27

Greenopia, the nation’s largest green directory, has recently launched its new website at http://www.greenopia.com, and wants to rate your...

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Old Trail School Students Celebrate Earth Day – April 22, 2015

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:27

Old Trail School students and the entire School community will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The day’s festivities will begin with a ceremony to dedicate the School’s new Solar...

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Community Foundation Managed BB&T Fund Supports Two Nonprofits

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:27

BB&T Fund, one of more than 660 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, provides grants to two local nonprofits

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The Water Environment Research Foundation Requests Proposals to...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:27

WERF is currently seeking proposals for two new integrated water research projects.

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Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Selected by Centerplate as the...

PR Web - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:27

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutionshas been named the preferred vendor for fryer management by Centerplate.

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