U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

Award Honors Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness, Offering Effective Sustainability Education   The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 35 schools, 14 districts, and four postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to address the three “Pillars” of the program: reducing environmental impact and utility costs, improving health and wellness, and ensuring effective sustainability education. A state education official is also being recognized for his efforts to … Continue reading U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

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Graham Middle School Wins $3,000 Prize for Green Team

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One of our greatest accomplishments has been the implementation and sustainability of our Graham Middle School all-female “Energy Team”. This team was created due to the overwhelming vocational need of females in STEM careers. The energy team has won multiple awards for their leadership and project implementations of green energy practices across the state and region. They have received grants from the Ohio Energy Project where they attended a week-long conference and built an energy bike to be used for education. This team of sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade girls took their learning and developed lessons, for their peers and elementary … Continue reading Graham Middle School Wins $3,000 Prize for Green Team

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Your Company’s Intellectual Property Rights: Challenges and Protections

Intellectual Property Rights Law Books And Gavel

The federal government maintains authority to regulate intellectual property, and it does so by registering IP through the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks. In the current environment of creative digital work, however, the issues over intellectual property rights have become more complex. Intellectual properties are types of intangible assets, and they form part of the capital valuation of your company. In some cases, the intellectual property has a long history. It may have accrued value over time, such as a well-known logo or slogan. In others, the intellectual property is an unknown or newly … Continue reading Your Company’s Intellectual Property Rights: Challenges and Protections

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Incident Report: What Should You Do When a Customer is Injured

Falling man with shopping bags. Time for an incident report.

It’s one of a business owner’s worst nightmares. A customer is injured while visiting your store or office. It can be easy to panic, and even easier to take immediate responsibility or blame. Few people want to see somebody get hurt, and the reflex is always to apologize. However, it is vital to stay calm and follow proper procedures, including getting help if needed, and filing an incident report. So, what should you do if somebody is injured? When it’s an employee, you know worker’s comp will take care of it. A customer can be a different matter. Here are … Continue reading Incident Report: What Should You Do When a Customer is Injured

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