May 12, 2006
“Mindlessness is the application of yesterday's business solutions to today's problems. Mindfulness is attunement to today's demands to avoid tomorrow's difficulties.”
Dr. Ellen Langer, Author and Professor of Psychology Harvard University.
- The 2006 Business and Sustainable Development Conference—Managing for Economic, Environmental and Social Value in the Global Marketplace. June 21-22 nd, 2006 Washington, D.C.
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- NADAQ and Clean Edge Launch Clean Energy Index
- White House Warns Pandemic Flu Could Limit Travel, Food, Water
- Carbon Emissions – What Price a Pollution Solution?
- 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2006
- Brake on Biofuels as obstacles clog the road
- Starbucks: A tale of two brands
- Job Opportunities
NASDAQ and Clean Edge Launch Clean Energy Index -- article
The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and research firm Clean Edge, Inc. have announced plans to launch the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index, a new tool for clean-energy investing. NASDAQ will begin disseminating the index on May 18.
White House Warns Pandemic Flu Could Limit Travel, Food, Water -- article
In the event of a bird flu pandemic, air and ground travel may be limited, and food and water supplies may be disrupted across the United States, according to planning guidelines issued today by the White House. The government advises people to stockpile food and water and plan for a situation in which they will not be able to get to work, school, health care facilities, banks, stores, restaurants, government offices, and post offices. The Implementation Plan released today is an extension of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, announced by President George W. Bush last November. The document warns that a severe pandemic could change the patterns of daily life for some time, saying, "An especially severe influenza pandemic could lead to high levels of illness, death, social disruption, and economic loss."
Carbon Emissions – What Price a Pollution Solution? -- commentary
By most measures, Europe's carbon emissions trading scheme has had a successful start. In its first year -- 2005 -- the scheme transacted a total of 230 million metric tons of CO2, worth about €4 billion. And since January this year, volumes and prices, which reached about €27 a metric ton in March, have been rising steadily. A whole new industry -- of exchanges, brokers, research firms, consultants and publishers -- has been created, seduced by the promise of what is expected to be a multi-billion-euro industry.
100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2006 -- article
Celebrating companies that excel at serving a variety of stakeholders well.
Brake on Biofuels as obstacles clog the road -- article
Ethanol, the energy source whose appeal rises with every surge in oil prices, may well be the transport fuel of tomorrow: cheap, clean and produced nowhere near the Middle East. But on both sides of the Atlantic its adoption is restrained by the distorted markets of today.
Starbucks: A tale of two brands -- article
Experts say Starbucks could be getting more mileage out of its social responsibility practices outside the US. Starbucks recently released its 2005 corporate social responsibility report. Although the coffee giant is widely acknowledged as a leader in its sector on sustainability issues and reporting, some say it could be doing more to communicate its values and achievements to consumers, especially outside the US.
EMIS Project Manager forEnvironmental Data Solutions Group, LLC ( EDSG) is looking for an energetic team player with experience in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance and/or technical experience with database software implementation. The primary focus of the EMIS Project Manager position includes: Manage and/or participate in projects from strategic planning/requirements analysis to system design and estimation, including commercial software/vendor evaluations, actively lead and/or participate in technical configuration/deployment of new EMISs, be the primary client project interface and participate in the growth of clients and vertical sectors. More information available on the NAEM Job Board! Contact: Candidates interested should apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT/EMIS Systems Analyst for Environmental Data Solutions Group, LLC ( EDSG) is looking for an energetic team player with an information technology (IT) background and technical experience developing, configuring, and deploying database software. The primary activities of the IT/ EMIS Systems Analyst position are three-fold: Actively participate in EMIS projects from requirements analysis through system development and deployment (80% of time), support IT infrastructure and software configuration needs including coordination/resolution of issues with external IT service provider (10% of time), assist with development and deployment of internal company IT standards/policies/procedures and disaster recovery plans (10% of time). More information available on the NAEM Job Board! Contact: Candidates interested should apply by sending an email to email@example.com.
Regional Environmental Health & Safety Director for a Division of a billion dollar industry leader. This person will support multiple locations in the U.S., Mexico and International. Will implement and maintain policies, programs, procedures consistent with corporate policies; implement and maintain an effective environmental, health and safety program; ensure facilities are operating in compliance with regulations; manage remediation activities; manager property conservation; assist facilities to eliminate or significantly reduce waste stream; implement training, etc. To be considered for this opportunity, the following criteria must be met: Bachelor’s degree in Safety or related with strong preference for CSP and Masters degree, 10+ years managing EHS programs for multiple locations, international a plus! Must have strong knowledge of EPA regulations. Well rounded hands-on EHS experience out of manufacturing environment. Flexible to travel 50%. Contact: If you meet the above criteria, please forward an updated resume with salary history to Kelly Carroll, Kelly@professionaloutlook.com
Senior Environmental Engineer for Anteon Corporation in San Diego, CA. PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide environmental consulting services to Navy and Marine Corps clients on projects addressing a range of soil and groundwater contamination issues. Project work includes sites governed by CERCLA, RCRA, and UST regulations, and involves conducting environmental site assessments, project planning and implementation; supervision of technical staff; review of technical reports, including signing and stamping reports; planning and overseeing the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data; preparation of technical reports; presentation of data and project summaries to client, regulatory agency, and public audiences. Understanding of regulations and Navy policy on environmental issues and procedures required. Candidate to have 8 to 10 years professional experience in environmental science. Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in geology, geography, environmental science, engineering, or related. Preference given to candidate with professional registration (P.G. or P.E.). Contact:EHSCareers.com
Safety and Environmental Coordinator for Toyota. Responsible for the implementation and management of Environmental, Safety, and Health projects/programs with short and long range impact with a focus on becoming VPP certified. Qualifications: Bachelors' degree in related field, Certified Safety Professional status preferred, 3 to 5 years of training and/or certifications in Environmental, Safety, OSHA regulations and other regulatory compliance areas (ISO, DOT), Specialized experience in attaining OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certification, Minimum of five years of diversified experience in the development and application of workable and comprehensive safety and health programs in field locations with over 500 employees, Experience in managing compliance with EPA, CALOSHA, and other California and Federal regulations, and other legal regulations related to EH&S. Contact: EHSCareers.com
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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