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2017 School Bus Diesel Rebates

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (7 pp, 133 K, January 2011) allows EPA to offer rebates in addition to grants to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier diesel vehicles. The rebate program has funded vehicle replacements or retrofits for over 600 vehicles to date. Typically, the rebate application period opens in the fall and projects are completed in less than one year. School buses travel over four billion miles each year, providing the safest transportation to and from school for more than 25…

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Local Foods, Local Places Toolkit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a new toolkit to help communities interested in using local foods to support downtown and neighborhood revitalization.  The Local Foods, Local Places toolkit includes step-by-step instructions for community-led workshops that allow local officials, community groups, businesses and citizens to explore the benefits of using farmers markets, community kitchens and other food-related enterprises to revitalize communities and develop action plans for pursuing those goals. To access the toolkit visit: https://goo.gl/LhWh7D To learn more about Local Foods,…

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P2RIC A Look Ahead: October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks. Please note times are in Central Standard Time (CST). For the most current information check out the P2RIC Calendar at P2RIC.org or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues! Conferences & Events EVENT: October 26-27, 2017 2017 Nebraska Water Center Symposium: Managing Impacts to Water Quality in Production Agriculture Hosted by the Nebraska Water Center, part…

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