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Partnership for a Green City marks 10th anniversary

Partnership for a Green City, a collaboration among four public organizations working to boost sustainable practices in the Louisville area, marked its 10th anniversary on December 10.

This partnership was launched in August 2004 between Louisville Metro Government (which includes Louisville Metro-Department of Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools and the University of Louisville to protect the environment and improve overall quality of life in the community.

During the celebration, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was joined by JCPS Chief Operations Officer Michael Raisor, UofL Provost Shirley Willihnganz and JCTC President Tony Newberry in providing details about the partnership’s past accomplishments and committing to another 10 years as stewards of local sustainability.

Read more about the Partnership for a Green City 10th anniversary event.

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New EPA Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials Recycling

The U.S. EPA finalized new safeguards on December 10, 2014 that promote responsible hazardous secondary materials recycling. The final rule modifies the EPA’s 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule to ensure it protects human health and the environment from the mismanagement of hazardous secondary materials intended for recycling, while promoting sustainability through the encouragement of safe and environmentally responsible recycling of such materials.

An EPA Fact Sheet is available to view or download as a pdf.

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