Tag Archives: sustainability

Net zero construction nets attention

Interest in renewable energy is growing, particularly among nonprofits such as universities and colleges that are looking to reduce or even eliminate carbon emissions. That interest could fuel more construction of net zero buildings, so called because they produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year.

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Mattress store with environmental focus opens in York

Harry Mahler and his wife, Sarah, own eco-friendly mattress retailer No Badger Mattress in York. (Photo: Markell DeLoatch)

Harry Mahler has always been passionate about the environment and seeking eco-friendly solutions to existing problems. To help address the problem of discarded mattresses being thrown into landfills, he and his wife Sarah recently opened No Badger Mattress in York, which sells eco-friendly mattresses and accepts old ones for recycling.

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A Conversation With: Mark Hand

Mark Hand, second from left, accepts the Governor's Award for Excellence for his efforts in organizing and leading the Drive Electric PA Coalition. (Photo: Submitted)

Mark Hand, 41, joined the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection almost two decades ago as a geologic specialist. He is currently an energy program specialist and recently earned the Governor’s Award for Excellence for his efforts in organizing and leading the Drive Electric PA Coalition.

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Pa. releases climate action plan

Joined by state senators and representatives, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday unveiled a new climate action plan for Pennsylvania and the state's entry into the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 24 states that are trying to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

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