Comments on: Celebrate the Environment: Getting There in an Environmentally Friendly Way http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/ The EPA Blog Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:35:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Metal finishing http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10754 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:52:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10754 Agreed Paige. Through all Metal Finishing techniques, the ultimate purpose is undoubtedly to get a perfect finish. If the job is done in an Eco-friendly way, it definitely takes the overall job to he next level.

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By: Jerry http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10753 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 02:21:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10753 Nice post about Greenversations ” Celebrate the Environment: Getting There in …. All very good points. There are a few sites that I’ve registered at in order to comment, but they are few and far between. I think I’m gonna try all the other technique…

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By: jason xu http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10752 Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:56:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10752 If everyone would just pitch in a little bit we can clean this country up slowly but surely.I can’t agree enough, my wife is now driving a toyota hybrid and I am running on ethanol.

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By: Consolidated Shuttle Operations http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10751 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:03:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10751 We are next-generation providers of integrated passenger scheduling solutions, covering all aspects of Vehicle and Passenger Scheduling, Routing, Vehicle Tracking and Mobile Communications and the partner of choice for many of today’s leading commercial companies and government organizations.

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By: www.pmolds.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10750 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:51:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10750 let us keep going clean the environment by purchasing hybrid cars because it has a lesser CO and other greenhouse gas emissions.

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By: Jack http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10749 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 07:23:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10749 Yes, great EPA jobs we can do now is make our plastic scraps recycling and reuse them again

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By: discount auto parts http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10748 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:15:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10748 if you really want to be part of the green living society and are serious about every aspect of your life being environmentally friendly, consider buying electric cars.

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By: Paige http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10747 Tue, 26 May 2009 17:44:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10747 The Mercedes Benz smart car the smart fortwo is a smart alternative.
From its initial conceptualization to manufacturing, smart has adhered to strict environmental guidelines in an effort to protect the environment, reduce energy consumption and innovatively preserve natural resources. Its “eco balance sheet” offers fascinating insights into the future, from the demands on raw materials to a projection of future waste. The entire vehicle bodywork of smart is powder coated rather than painted. Powder coating uses 40% less energy than conventional painting methods with zero solvent emissions and no water consumption. Powder “overspray” is collected and is 98% reusable. This is a great example of eco-friendly solutions that also provide excellent finish quality. If you are truly eco-friendly, your attitude stretches beyond the product itself to everything you do. In the smartville production center, they have analyzed and increased the thermal insulation of thier buildings to minimize heat loss. They collect the excess heat generated from injection molding machines to heat the paint booths. They even have thier own natural gas fired thermal energy station that supplies hot water and some electricity. Environmentally sound buildings + intelligent people = technologically advanced car. Smart uses 100% recyclable synthetics for things like dashboards and wheel housing covers. They have reduced the number of components and how to assemble them. Examples include the dashboard air system that was reduced from twenty separate pieces to one single molded part. Even the exterior door panels can be easily changed and recycled. When you own a smart, you’ll find yourself pointing things like these out to your friends – they become part of your environmental statement.

Here is the stated smart Environmental Policy: “With our products, we are setting a milestone for environmentally-compatible individual mobility. Every day, we live an efficient and dynamic environmental management system that is aligned towards on-going improvement.”

The “smart” environmental management system was certified to DIN EN ISO 14001 standards in February 1997 at the Böblingen facility. Annual internal and external audits ensure that this system is consistently applied.

In celebration of the smart fortwo’s first year anniversary in the United States, smart USA will plant a tree in honor of every vehicle sold in 2008. In partnership with American Forests and Daimler Financial Services, smart USA will plant approximately 25,000 trees in the Cache River State Natural Area, located in southern Illinois, about 150 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. smart USA plans to continue this initiative for every vehicle sold in 2009 as well. This partnership not only celebrates the smart fortwo owner, but also helps the environment, much like the environmentally friendly smart fortwo.

Simply by purchasing this vehicle, smart fortwo owners have already played an active role in supporting the environment. In addition to great fuel economy, the smart fortwo is up to 95% recyclable, and is certified as a SmartWay vehicle for its low air pollutant and greenhouse gas scores by the Environmental Protection Agency. The smart fortwo leaves a small carbon footprint on the American landscape.

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By: auto parts green http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10746 Thu, 14 May 2009 04:42:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10746 let us keep going clean the environment by purchasing hybrid cars because it has a lesser CO and other greenhouse gas emissions.

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By: George http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/celebrate-the-environment-getting-there-in-an-environmentally-friendly-way/#comment-10745 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 14:07:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=498#comment-10745 We recently took a 500 mile trip to DC and took the train (Amtrak). It was great, met some nice people and enjoyed the ride. We plan to use the train to NY next time.

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