It’s once again time for Cost Control Associates’ eco-friendly list of gift ideas. The list includes something for every budget. The items are, as always, practical, energy-saving and fun! Cool Gadgets & Stuff Educational Solar Powered Car Kit ($12) Your...
Achieving Zero Waste status at your organization may seem like a daunting, if not impossible, task—especially if you don’t have the resources of a large corporation that can assign the job to a dedicated task force. Indeed many large companies (Walmart, Levi Strauss...
There has been much debate over the effectiveness of Daylight Saving Time (DST). It is still recognized by the federal government as an energy conservation initiative, however studies show that it actually does nothing, and in some cases increases energy costs. It...
Environmental building standards took a big step forward at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting when Delos, a U.S.-based real estate developer, introduced the WELL Building Standard in 2012. It may not be easy being green, but it brings a lot of great benefits. Keep...
Cattauragus County’s name comes from a Seneca Indian word for “bad smelling banks” due to natural gas that leaked from its rock seams. Located in western New York, lying atop the northern portion of the Marcellus Shale, natural gas continues to be...
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Coca-Cola Bottling CompanyMarch 18, 2016
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Town of Queensbury, NYApril 14, 2016
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AAA Hudson ValleyMarch 18, 2016
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C. R. Bard, Inc.March 18, 2016
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F. W. Webb CompanyMarch 18, 2016
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