Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Steel: EnviroMetal@EnviroMetal                           
Steel roofing brings energy efficiency, durability & sustainability to both residential and commercial

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

National Geographic and National Park Service

CA AcademyOfSciences @calacademy                            

Monday, August 29, 2016

The weather is perfect for our outdoor programs

  1. The weather is perfect for our outdoor programs!☀️☁️🚣Learn more and register today

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Reserve just receives grant to map and remove marine debris

Reserve just received a grant to map and remove medium and large items of from !

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Giant pearl worth $100 million

MotherNatureNetwork @MotherNatureNet                           
Giant pearl worth $100 million spent a decade under a fisherman's bed by

Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Ensure Your New Build is Environmentally Friendly

Ways2GoGreen Blog @Ways2GoGreen                           
How to Ensure Your New Build is Environmentally Friendly

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Carolina Food Summit


Introducing the Carolina Food Summit

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Want to work for Sea Grant?

Want to work for Sea Grant? Current openings posted on our website

Monday, August 22, 2016

NCDEQ's organics recycling study

N.C. DEQ @NCDEQ                           

Paper and the Waste Stream

RecyclebankVerified account @Recyclebank           
Get the scoop on how paper fits into the municipal waste stream (MSW) and just how much recycling matters 📄♻️

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pepsi Launches Recycling Ad

Saturday, August 20, 2016

One Bag of Trash Challenge

Hey Keep Cincinnati Beautiful...CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! We've accepted the ‪#‎onebagoftrash‬ challenge and are challenging YOU--every Keep America Beautiful affiliate, corporate, government and community partners, along with our millions of volunteers, to help Keep America bag of trash at a time! Check out our video and create your own using #onebagoftrash. Join Keep America Beautiful in our fight to END LITTERING in America.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Olympic Discards

Food Rescue

State recycling study shows promising results for food rescue, organics groups
A study by the state environmental agency shows encouraging trends for North Carolina’s efforts to divert wholesome, uneaten food from landfills so it can be used to feed the hungry.
The “N.C. Organics Recycling Study” revealed that last year 15,000 tons, of wholesome and perishable food was donated and fed to people.
Most of that food was donated by grocery stores, restaurants, catering companies, farmers, and other businesses to food rescue organizations that delivered the food to soup kitchens and shelters, said Jorge Montezuma, the Organics Recycling specialist who conducted the study.
“We hope this study can be used to encourage food service providers to donate wholesome food to food rescue organizations,” Montezuma said. “There’s a growing need to feed hungry people. Critical to that effort is finding ways to make sure wholesome food produced in excess is used for its original intent, to feed people, and does not end up in a landfill.”
Non-perishable food can also be used for many other purposes rather than sending it to landfills. For instance, the study found that 85,000 tons of food diverted from landfills in North Carolina went to animal feeding and composting operations as well as to an anaerobic digester business that converted the food into biogas to generate electricity.
Data for the study was gathered from food rescue organizations and the state’s 52 composting facilities permitted by the N.C. Division of Waste Management to recycle food scraps, yard waste, grease from restaurants and other organic materials. The study revealed positive trends in the amount of organic materials recycled in North Carolina.
It found that municipalities, private organic material recycling businesses and colleges consistently recycled about 600,000 tons of materials each year between 2011 and 2015. The study also revealed increases in recycling of grease trap waste from restaurants.
The study suggests that organics recycling efforts will improve in North Carolina if there is increased collaboration between private recycling businesses and the state and local governments.
The report is on the agency’s website at:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Root Challenge at the NC Aquarium

Bernadette N@mandarin831            

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Olympic village feeds the hungry

Mental Floss @mental_floss                           
World-Class Chefs Are Using Olympic Village Leftovers to Feed the Hungry —

What is being done with the extra food from the Olymics?

    Extra food from Olympics feeds hungry in Brazil by                              

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Happy Otter Day!

    NC Aquarium on RI @NCAquarium_RI                           
    Happy Otter Hour: Design an enrichment toy for our river otters! 2pm on Tuesdays in August.

    Eastern screech owl Bolt

                   Our Eastern screech owl Bolt named for after he won 100M in 2012. Here's a "Hoot Out" to winning in 2016                        

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Household Hazard Waste Event Dates

    The Coastal Environmental Partnership announces Household Hazardous Waste collection events.

    August 15, 2016:   The Coastal Environmental Partnership announces dates for its Household Hazardous Waste collection events. 

    The first date is Saturday, September 24, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Carteret County Health Department at 3820 Bridges Street in Morehead City.

    Pamlico and Craven events will both take place on Saturday, October 8.  The Pamlico County Courthouse on Highway 55 in Bayboro is the site for the Pamlico event.  The hours there are 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Craven Community College, 800 College Court, in New Bern is the site for the Craven event.  Signs will direct you to parking lot E, near Orringer Auditorium.  The hours there are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

    Accepted items include:  Latex and oil paints, used motor oil, farm pesticides, gasoline, drain openers, paint thinners, cooking oil and antifreeze.

    Items not accepted include:  Commercial waste, gas cylinders, explosives, ammunition, or infectious, biological and radioactive wastes.

    State law forbids accepting materials from commercial sources.

    Electronics are accepted year round in Carteret, Craven and Pamlico Counties.  For more information contact your local solid waste department:

                Carteret County          252-728-8595
             Craven County           252-636-6659
                Pamlico County            252-745-4240
    Please call Bobbi Waters at 252-633-1564 or e-mail her at for more information.

    Cigarette Butts are Litter Too

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Volunteer Spreads Message: Cigarette Butts are Litter Too. Learn more:
    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Volunteer Spreads Message: Cigarette Butts are Litter Too Follow  Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Stories Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteer and Starbucks barista Sam Rumph spent more than 100 hours of his own time to pick up cigarette litter and other trash around the business. (Photo courtesy of Bobby Haven/The Brunswick Times) Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteer and Starbucks barista Sam Rumph spent more than 100 hours of his own time to pick up cigarette litter and other trash around the business. (Photo courtesy of Bobby Haven/The Brunswick Times) tweet me: #FF @kabtweet Affiliate Stories: Super volunteer helps #KeepGoldenIslesBeautiful combat cigarette #litter Friday, August 12, 2016 - 1:00pm NEWSROOM: Keep America Beautiful CAMPAIGN: Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Stories CONTENT: Blog Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s City of Brunswick and Glynn County reap the benefits of a rich coastal estuarine and beach ecology. In this pristine ecological area, land-based litter – especially cigarette litter – pose a significant challenge to the health of the vital salt marsh estuaries because storm drains transport litter directly to the sea. Found on the ground, spotted in the marsh and seen floating in the ocean, cigarette litter is a huge problem in the Golden Isles of Georgia. Realizing both land and sea are adversely affected by cigarette waste, Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB) utilized a third Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to continue a community-wide comprehensive cigarette litter prevention program, “This is Litter Too.” Cigarette litter also becomes less of a problem when committed volunteers, such as Sam Rumph, a Starbucks’ barista on St. Simons Island, take it upon themselves to help spread the message that cigarette butts are litter. “When I’m on my break, I’ll go outside and pick up cigarette butts and other trash,” 25-year-old Rumph told reporter Larry Hobbs from The Brunswick News. “And I do that pretty much everywhere I go. If I see a cigarette butt, I’ll pick it up. I try to keep it positive. I won’t preach to anybody else — I just want to show by example that it’s the right thing to do.” Rumph’s efforts began after talking to a co-worker who had brought in KGIB’s educational information about the campaign to their Starbucks location. Rumph’s co-worker “was so inspired by our campaign, she did exactly what we hope others will do – she spread the message about what she learned,” said Lea King-Badyna, executive director of KGIB. Rumph, who was a smoker at the time, committed to changing his behavior of flicking his cigarette butts on the ground and started to clean up around the store. So much so, in fact, that he accumulated more than 100 hours of volunteer time for KGIB, a milestone which led to a $1,000 contribution by Starbucks to KGIB. “He stopped smoking altogether and now he’s out there picking up trash,” King-Badyna said. “He’s one of the people in the Golden Isles that is truly making a difference.” With the help of volunteers like Rumph, KGIB continues to spread the word throughout the Golden Isles. “We are mega-excited with how our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is going this year,” added King-Badyna, who reported the affiliate distributed 3,000 “This is Litter Too”-branded bio-degradable drink coasters to 19 local bars and restaurants in the past week using funds from its Keep America Beautiful grant. - See more at:

    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Republic Services donates $1,500 to the Marlborough Labor Day Parade

    Republic Services @RepublicService 23 minutes ago

    Plastic dumped in the sea is killing fish and birds

    BBC Business @BBCBusiness 2 hours ago
    Plastic dumped in the sea is killing fish and birds. warns there is a crisis

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Wump is swimming again

    After rehabilitation comes release! Wump, a Kemp's ridley , is again swimming off the NC coast.

    Wump the sea turtle goes home!

    What a crowd! Thanks everyone for showing up to watch as we returned Wump the sea turtle home!🌊🐢🌊

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Sand From the Mountains

    NC Aquarium on RI @NCAquarium_RI 9 minutes ago
    DYK? Sand on Outer Banks beaches comes from the Appalachian Mountains, mostly quartz and feldspar.

    NCDEQ's Green Tourism Farms

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