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(CHICAGO, MIAMI, LA, NY) USA / SARDINIA, ITALY) Acqua Smeraldina

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 One of Sardinia’s Best Kept Secret’s Revealed as Acqua Smeraldina Natural Artesian Water Expands to Worldwide Markets

When Tony Priolo, executive chef and co-owner of Chicago’s Piccolo Sogno restaurant, opened his upscale Italian restaurant in 2008 with business partner Ciro Longobardo, he knew from day one that he was going to offer his patrons Acqua Smeraldina natural artesian water.

"It’s fresh and clean. You don’t want something to overpower your food," says Priolo, who has been drinking the Sardinian bottled water for years.

For Priolo’s and Longobardo’s patrons, Acqua Smeraldina may be a new experience. But for thousands of Sardinians, the pure water has been a staple in their diets for more than 20 years.

A Little Emerald In the Mediterranean Sea Acqua Smeraldina comes from Sardinia, Italy, a remote island in the Mediterranean Sea known for its jagged coastline and granite mountain highlands. Home to unspoiled beaches and emerald waters, Sardinia has a sparse population and no intensive agriculture. As a result, the island-the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea-is considered one of the most environmentally clean in all of Europe.

Sardinia has also been designated a "Blue Zone" because of the number of residents who live active lives past the age of 100.

Smeraldina, which means "little emerald" in Italian, is named after Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda ("Emerald Coast"), a world famous tourist destination known for its glamorous hotels, villas and marinas. Just 30 miles from Costa Smeralda in the Gallura region of the island is Mount Limbara, a large granite rock formation that is the source of Smeraldina water.

From the Mountain of God to Dining Room Tables Acqua Smeraldina comes from an underground aquifer 1,000 feet under Mount Limbara’s Monte di Deu ("Mountain of God"). For hundreds of years the region has been known for the freshness and purity of its waters.

It takes hundreds of years for rain water to slowly descend through Monte di Deu’s natural granite filtration system. This natural process clears the water of its impurities without any sediment being released. The final product is a unique, clean and light mineral water celebrated for its harmony, balance, and authentic and unmistakable taste.

Good to Drink, Good For Your Body
Most consumers pick a bottled water based on its taste. But drinkers of Acqua Smeraldina get an added health benefit: the artesian water’s mineral composition qualifies it as a chloride-rich alkaline water. As a result, the chlorides prevail over the bicarbonates and sulphates, creating a perfect balance of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Numerous doctors and experts recommend Acqua Smeraldina for its ideal balance of minerals, which help to correctly maintain arterial blood pressure. The high percentage of potassium helps to reinforce muscle tone, while the calcium and magnesium levels give Acqua Smeraldina diuretic properties.

A Legacy Built on Top-Notch Quality
Acqua Smeraldina was founded by Giovanni Maria Solinas, who discovered the emerald water of Monte di Deu in 1985. Today his five sons manage the privately owned company, which has expanded into world markets throughout Europe, the United States of America and China.

In its nearly 25 years of operation, Acqua Smeraldina has always maintained the highest standards of production. The water is extracted cold (15° C/59° F) and is bottled directly as it comes from the underground aquifer. To help maintain the absolute purity of the water, every piece of equipment used to manufacture Acqua Smeraldina is brand new and state of the art.

Since 2004, the pure artesian water has been certified ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The Acqua Smeraldina research lab performs more than 100 daily tests to ensure that the water and the materials used continue to conform to the highest possible standards.

Discerning Consumers, Distinctive Design
While many loyal Smeraldina drinkers may not know the science and history behind the water, they do recognize the unique and well-crafted bottles that are a hallmark of the company. Acqua Smeraldina’s still and sparkling waters are produced in both glass and plastic bottles that have been carefully crafted to merge modern technology with traditions of the past. The clear glass bottles come in four different sizes and are known for their sophisticated design. The plastic bottles take their inspiration from Acqua Smeraldina’s name and are emerald green with intricate and unique details.

In addition to its regular bottles, Acqua Smeraldina produces an annual collector’s edition Christmas bottle. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle goes to a designated charity.

Coming to a Market Near You
Patrons of Piccolo Sogno aren’t the only Chicagoans who have been enjoying Acqua Smeraldina. Among these, Caffe RōM, an Italian coffee bar with three locations throughout Chicago, also offers the pure bottled water on its menu.
And soon, more Americans will have an opportunity to enjoy Acqua Smeraldina. The company is expanding its presence in the U.S. market-which currently operates warehouses in Chicago and Fairfield, New Jersey-to include new facilities in Miami and Los Angeles.

"It is a great pleasure to bring this product to American consumers," says Giuseppe Pinna, vice president of the Smeraldina Corporation. "The water is extremely pure, and I know the American audience will appreciate the many added health benefits."

Learn More
To learn more about Acqua Smeraldina, please visit www.smeraldina.us or contact Giuseppe Pinna, vice president of the Smeraldina Corporation, at 414-732-6501.

(SAVANNAH, ATLANTA) Southern Solar Summit Shines the Light on Georgia’s Renewable Energy Opportuniti

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For Immediate Release 
 

August 13, 2009 

Contact: Carol McEntee/Candace McCaffery

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Southern Solar Summit Shines the Light on Georgia’s

Renewable Energy Opportunities

Georgia Solar Energy Association hosts two-day, two-city event to energize

Georgia’s solar industry 

(ATLANTA, SAVANNAH)– With the recent decision by the Georgia Public Service Commission to triple the cap on solar purchases by Georgia Power, along with expanded incentives provided through the state and its newest clean energy bill, there has never been a better time for growth in Georgia’s solar industry. The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) is providing an opportunity for environmental and design professionals, policymakers,  government officials, developers, and others seeking to learn how to advance the clean energy sector with the inaugural Southern Solar Summit. The Summit is the first of a planned series of annual events that will provide education, hands-on learning and networking opportunities across a broad range of subjects. Your browser may not support display of this image. Core tracks will include Solar Basics, Solar Economics, Solar Public Policy, and the Current State of Solar. 

Scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 3, in Savannah and Atlanta, respectively, the Summit is offered as specifically featured sessions within two larger conferences, the Georgia Environmental Conference in Savannah which will host a free, four-hour session prior to the formal start of GEC, and the GreenBusiness Works EXPO in Atlanta,  where the session is a full-day format and is included as part of conference registration.  

“There are an estimated 400 or more solar electric systems installed in Georgia,  generating more than two million kilo-watt hours and offsetting more than 1,300 tons of CO2 annually,” said Walter Brown, chairman of the board of GSEA. “Now is the time to grow those numbers, and these events allow attendees the opportunitity to hear first-hand from respected industry leaders how we can increase Georgia’s renwable energy use, and create green jobs.” 

Both sessions will include panel discussions on topics such as training/green jobs, architechture/built-environment, solar pv, solar thermal hot water, utilities, economics and public policy. Featured keynote speakers at the Atlanta session include John Bergwell, director of project finance, Chevron Energy Solutions and Brad Collins, executive director of the American Solar Energy Society. 

The Summit represents another example of the state’s increased interest and effort toward solar power development. This year’s corporate sponsors include Cookerly Public Relations, OneWorld Sustainable, SMA Solar Technology, Sunpower, Radiance Solar and non-profit sponsors are cleanenergy.org, Georgia Institute of Technology, National American Board of Certified Energy Practicioners (NABCEP), Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and Southface. 

To register and view conference agendas, visit www.gasolar.org. 

About the Georgia Solar Energy Association 
The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) leads the statewide effort to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through education, advocacy and industry support. GSEA, a non-profit affiliated with the American Solar Energy Society, is supported by more than 230 members across the state (energy professionals and grassroots supporters) who are working together to help create a sustainable energy economy for Georgia. For more information, visit
www.gasolar.org. Fan GSEA on Facebook or follow on Twitter @GASolar. 

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(CHICAGO, NY, MIAMI, LA – SARDINIA, ITALY) Acqua Smeraldina Natural Artesian Water Expands to World

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Acqua Smeraldina is expanding its presence in the U.S. market-which currently operates warehouses in Chicago and Fairfield, New Jersey-to include new facilities in Miami and Los Angeles.

 

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(MIAMI, USA / SARDINIA, ITALY)  One of Sardinia’s Best Kept Secret’s Revealed as Acqua Smeraldina Natural Artesian Water Expands to Worldwide Markets

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When Tony Priolo, executive chef and co-owner of Chicago’s Piccolo Sogno restaurant, opened his upscale Italian restaurant in 2008 with business partner Ciro Longobardo, he knew from day one that he was going to offer his patrons Acqua Smeraldina natural artesian water.

"It’s fresh and clean. You don’t want something to overpower your food," says Priolo, who has been drinking the Sardinian bottled water for years.
For Priolo’s and Longobardo’s patrons, Acqua Smeraldina may be a new experience. But for thousands of Sardinians, the pure water has been a staple in their diets for more than 20 years.

A Little Emerald In the Mediterranean Sea
Acqua Smeraldina comes from Sardinia, Italy, a remote island in the Mediterranean Sea known for its jagged coastline and granite mountain highlands. Home to unspoiled beaches and emerald waters, Sardinia has a sparse population and no intensive agriculture. As a result, the island-the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea-is considered one of the most environmentally clean in all of Europe.

Sardinia has also been designated a "Blue Zone" because of the number of residents who live active lives past the age of 100.

Smeraldina, which means "little emerald" in Italian, is named after Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda ("Emerald Coast"), a world famous tourist destination known for its glamorous hotels, villas and marinas. Just 30 miles from Costa Smeralda in the Gallura region of the island is Mount Limbara, a large granite rock formation that is the source of Smeraldina water.

From the Mountain of God to Dining Room Tables
Acqua Smeraldina comes from an underground aquifer 1,000 feet under Mount Limbara’s Monte di Deu ("Mountain of God"). For hundreds of years the region has been known for the freshness and purity of its waters.

It takes hundreds of years for rain water to slowly descend through Monte di Deu’s natural granite filtration system. This natural process clears the water of its impurities without any sediment being released. The final product is a unique, clean and light mineral water celebrated for its harmony, balance, and authentic and unmistakable taste.

Good to Drink, Good For Your Body
Most consumers pick a bottled water based on its taste. But drinkers of Acqua Smeraldina get an added health benefit: the artesian water’s mineral composition qualifies it as a chloride-rich alkaline water. As a result, the chlorides prevail over the bicarbonates and sulphates, creating a perfect balance of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Numerous doctors and experts recommend Acqua Smeraldina for its ideal balance of minerals, which help to correctly maintain arterial blood pressure. The high percentage of potassium helps to reinforce muscle tone, while the calcium and magnesium levels give Acqua Smeraldina diuretic properties.

A Legacy Built on Top-Notch Quality
Acqua Smeraldina was founded by Giovanni Maria Solinas, who discovered the emerald water of Monte di Deu in 1985. Today his five sons manage the privately owned company, which has expanded into world markets throughout Europe, the United States of America and China.

In its nearly 25 years of operation, Acqua Smeraldina has always maintained the highest standards of production. The water is extracted cold (15° C/59° F) and is bottled directly as it comes from the underground aquifer. To help maintain the absolute purity of the water, every piece of equipment used to manufacture Acqua Smeraldina is brand new and state of the art.

Since 2004, the pure artesian water has been certified ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The Acqua Smeraldina research lab performs more than 100 daily tests to ensure that the water and the materials used continue to conform to the highest possible standards.

Discerning Consumers, Distinctive Design
While many loyal Smeraldina drinkers may not know the science and history behind the water, they do recognize the unique and well-crafted bottles that are a hallmark of the company. Acqua Smeraldina’s still and sparkling waters are produced in both glass and plastic bottles that have been carefully crafted to merge modern technology with traditions of the past. The clear glass bottles come in four different sizes and are known for their sophisticated design. The plastic bottles take their inspiration from Acqua Smeraldina’s name and are emerald green with intricate and unique details.

In addition to its regular bottles, Acqua Smeraldina produces an annual collector’s edition Christmas bottle. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle goes to a designated charity.

Coming to a Market Near You
Patrons of Piccolo Sogno aren’t the only Chicagoans who have been enjoying Acqua Smeraldina. Among these, Caffe RōM, an Italian coffee bar with three locations throughout Chicago, also offers the pure bottled water on its menu.
And soon, more Americans will have an opportunity to enjoy Acqua Smeraldina. The company is expanding its presence in the U.S. market-which currently operates warehouses in Chicago and Fairfield, New Jersey-to include new facilities in Miami and Los Angeles.

"It is a great pleasure to bring this product to American consumers," says Giuseppe Pinna, vice president of the Smeraldina Corporation. "The water is extremely pure, and I know the American audience will appreciate the many added health benefits."

Learn More
To learn more about Acqua Smeraldina, please visit www.smeraldina.us or contact Giuseppe Pinna, vice president of the Smeraldina Corporation, at 414-732-6501.


 
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Newell Recycling Grand Opening Savannah Location

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Newell Recycling, one of the largest recyclers and processors of recycled metals in the Southeast, invites members of the press to the grand opening celebration of its Savannah location on Wednesday, August 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 100 Sonny Perdue Drive in Garden City. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is expected to arrive at the invitation-only event at 9 a.m. for the ribbon cutting ceremony as well as a special road naming ceremony.
 
"We are very excited to be celebrating the opening of our new state-of-the-art metal recycling facility in Savannah, which is now our largest facility," says Bobby Triesch, vice president and director of Ferrous Operations. "The process of finding the site, building the facility and hiring our local team has been very positive. It is a great reflection on the people of Savannah."
 
A groundbreaking ceremony at the 40-acre Savannah site was held in May 2008. Newell Recycling made an initial investment of $20 million at the Savannah location and asked for no tax abatements.
 
To keep in its tradition of being environmentally conscious, the company committed to preserving many specimen trees and planting almost 100 new trees on the property, which is located on a newly built 1.5-mile-long access road off Dean Forest Road.
 
"When you build a new road, you also get to name it, so we approached Governor Perdue and asked if he would lend his great name to our new road," explains Triesch. "Part of our decision to open a facility in Savannah was to take advantage of dynamic world markets for recyclable commodities and export to new markets around the world. Governor Perdue has been a huge supporter and advocate for Georgia exporters and our world-class Georgia ports."
 
Newell Recycling currently operates two shredder plants in Atlanta and one in Savannah. The 6,000 hp shredder plants are capable of grinding the equivalent of 170 cars per hour into fist-sized pieces. In addition to automobiles, the shredder also processes appliances and demolition scrap. The technology allows Newell Recycling to separate the steel and nonferrous metals into a valuable, furnace-ready raw material for steel mills, foundries and smelters. The metal produced by the shredder can be converted into new metals more easily and cost-effectively than mining the earth, thus saving precious natural resources.
 
In addition to the three shredder plants, Newell Recycling has recycling facilities throughout the Southeast in locations including Allendale, Augusta, Doraville, East Point, Elberton, Lithia Springs, Macon, Rome, Savannah and Statesboro, Georgia. The facilities all accept vehicles for recycling.
 
Founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1935 by Mr. Alton Scott Newell, a pioneer in the scrap metal industry who also invented the Automobile Shredder, Newell Recycling is recognized as a worldwide leader in ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling, research and technology. For more information on the company, its locations and hours of operation and more, please visit www.newellrecycling.com