NAEM Network E-News

November 30, 2005
This week's management quote

“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.”
Donald Trump (1946-present) Billionaire Real Estate Developer


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The news


  1. Goldman Sachs’ New Green Policy Targets Climate, ‘Ecosystems Services’
  2. Green Design Case Study
  3. Hospital, Heal Thyself: Greening the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities
  4. Latin America: Giving corporate responsibility a Latin beat
  5. Poisoned River Shows Dark Side of China’s Boom
  6. Gift Rapt: A green gift-giving guide for all the folks on your holiday list
  7. Job Opportunities

Goldman Sachs’ New Green Policy Targets Climate, “Ecosystems Services”
Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has adopted a comprehensive environmental policy, acknowledging the scientific consensus on climate change and calling for urgent action by public policy makers and federal regulators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Design Case Study
The first LEED-certified higher education project in Virginia serves as a laboratory for studying effects on the design process. Increasingly, designers and clients alike are embracing the principles of sustainable design to conserve natural resources and gain the financial and quality-of-life benefits of a high-performance building. Some are going a step further, seeking certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a voluntary national standard for developing sustainable, high-performance buildings.

Hospital, Heal Thyself: Greening the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities -- article
What we do to our environment, we do to ourselves, the saying goes. Nowhere is this principle played out more dramatically than in our hospitals, where doctors and nurses work the front lines against environmental illness, treating patients for cancers caused by exposure to toxic materials, asthma triggered by breathing dirty air, and heat stroke brought on by heat waves made more severe by climate change.

Latin America: Giving corporate responsibility a Latin beat -- article
International companies have done much to put corporate responsibility on the map in Lain America. Now the region’s private sector needs to adapt what they have inherited and put it to use for their own development need. “Who’s responsible for corporate responsibility?” This was the question delegates at a recent conference in Chile were invited to discuss. Members from across the spectrum – business, government and civil society – took it in turns to step up to the microphone, put their hands on their hearts and confess to their part in the grand responsibility experiment.

Poisoned River Shows Dark Side of China’s Boom –- article
As dead fish floated down Harbin's poisoned river and queues of residents waited for safe water in the northern Chinese city, top leaders met in Beijing to discuss tackling the country's "grim" environmental record. Years of promoting economic growth at almost any price, both to tackle poverty and ensure the stability the Communist Party believes will help it stay in power, have sent environmental conditions plunging even as living standards rose. Harbin's troubles were caused by an explosion at a petrochemical plant up-river, which spilt cancer-causing toxins into the water, but is symptomatic of wider problems.

Gift Rapt: A green gift-giving guide for all the folks on your holiday list –- guide
Are you the type who puts off holiday shopping until the last minute, makes a guilt-ridden and miserable foray to the mega-mall, and comes home with bags full of junk that nobody wants? Well, this year, turn over a new bough. We've got suggestions of eco-gewgaws for everyone on your list.

Job Opportunities

VP of Operations and Finance for Northeast Biodiesel Company, LLC. Directs and coordinates technical activities of biodiesel production facility to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations, produce high quality fuel, and maximize profits; and directs the organization's financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with lending institutions and shareholders by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.
This person should have an MBA or Finance Degree; Chemistry or Chemical Engineering degree and 3+ years chemical manufacturing management experience OR 6+ years chemical manufacturing management experience; supervisory experience.
Contact: Lynn Benander

Environmental Engineer for this 400+ employee manufacturer located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. This person should have 2+ years environmental compliance (air, water and waste) experience in manufacturing, and a BS degree in Environmental Engineering or related.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Environmental Consultant for this 10-15 person Boston office of this National Consulting firm. The ideal candidate should have 10+ years environmental experience with a consultant or manufacturer and should be living in the Boston area. BS in Environmental, MBA preferred.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Safety and Environmental Manager for this growing manufacturer of wood products located in Central MN. Candidates should have 3+ years of safety and environmental experience in a manufacturing environment and a BS in Safety.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Safety Manager for this 300 employee manufacturer located in the Phoenix area. The ideal candidate should have 3+ years safety experience in a manufacturing environment and MUST speak Spanish.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Industrial Hygiene and Training Manager for this manufacturer located in the Allentown area. The ideal candidate should have 7+ years of IH and training experience in a manufacturing environment. CIH preferred.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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