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CNS Grantee Workshop
A workshop to discuss the research of recently funded CNS grantees is scheduled for April 22-23, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Washington, DC. The CNS grants program is a "testing ground" for new scientific or engineering approaches to sustainability. The CNS program enables citizens from all sectors - local governments, nonprofits and universities - to work together on practical projects for communities and states to achieve the economic and environmental benefits of green building and smart growth. Examples of CNS projects are tools to predict the impact of housing development on nearby lakes and streams, and methods for urban planners to build sustainability into land development and transportation in cities. [Read More]

EPA to Host Earth Day Meeting on Sustainability Projects
(Washington, D.C., - April 17, 2008) Scientists and engineers supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) program are meeting April 22-23 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and in EPA offices in Washington, D.C., to solicit input and share early progress on their projects. In addition, there will be interagency panel discussions on broad sustainability themes- energy and materials; water and land use; and getting to shared information. [Read More]

New Report Identifies Solutions for A Cleaner New York/New Jersey Harbor
(New York April 03, 2008) The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) has issued a groundbreaking report summarizing pollution prevention (P2) strategies for five contaminants to the NY/NJ Harbor -- mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). "The Safe Harbor Report: Bringing People and Science Together to Improve the New York/New Jersey Harbor" is the result of seven years of Industrial Ecology research. [Read More]

Building a Sustainable America - One Community at a Time
Even deep into the political debate season, there is one issue that generates much agreement: the need to go green while keeping the economy growing. That's the target of the $3 million in grants EPA awarded on November 8, 2007 to cities and universities under its Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) program. [Read More]

EPA logoEPA Awards The University of Tennessee $300k to Help Build Greener Pre-Fab Housing
EPA awarded the University of Tennessee a $295,970 grant to evaluate preferred materials to build environmentally sound modular and prefabricated housing and build a demonstration home. The University of Tennessees project was one of 10 selected under a competitive, nationwide application process that drew 141 submissions. (Read More)

New Scientist logo vol 2582Lessons Learned from CNS
What do dental schools, rain gardens, and office parks have in common? They were all part of the discussion at a December, 2006 workshop exploring and sharing “lessons learned” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS). (Read More)

BUSINESS PARK 2.0 - Can Sprawling Office Campuses Become Commute - Cutting Communities? - Saturday, May 27, 2006 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency obviously thinks the concept has value; it awarded Raney a grant last year to conduct a study on the Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton titled "Transforming Office Parks Into Transit Villages." The list of study partners is a who's who of serious regional players: Oracle, BART, the Metropolitan Transit Commission, the City of Pleasanton and a number of other organizations.
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U.S. EPA Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability - CNS - Progress Review Workshop - On Tuesday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) is sponsoring the first grantees meeting to discuss the new grants program called the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS).
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EPA awards Palo Alto nonprofit $204,604 to study business park transit system SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a Palo Alto-based nonprofit $204,604 to study a new concept to reduce driving, provide alternative transportation to workers and the community, and reclaim parking areas for more productive use for the city of Pleasanton, Calif.
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EPA Launches New Grants Program for Collaborative Environmental Decision Making(Washington, D.C. – May 18, 2005) Today EPA announced about $2.5 million in grant awards to 10 universities, cities and non-profit organizations as part of a new grants program to help protect people and the planet and to sustain economic growth. The grants program, called the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability, is designed to encourage innovative thinking on practical applications of science and engineering.
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EPA announces pilot sustainability project for the Delaware River Basin that will develop and implement sustainable water resource management strategies in a watershed threatened by high growth.
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