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April 26, 2007
This week's management quote

" You always pass failure on the way to success.”

—Mickey Rooney, US Actor (1920-present)


  1. Green Nanotech is Possible and Practical, Report Says
  2. Coca-Cola Plans to Green Up its Headquarters
  3. Progressive Investor Report: Investing in Water
  4. Mulally Names an Environmental Executive for Ford
  5. Beware the Carbon Offsetting Cowboys
  6. The Nation Takes on Climate Change
  7. Job Opportunities


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The news

<Green Nanotech is Possible and Practical, Report Saysreport
Among the many promises of nanotechnology are the ability to eliminate waste and toxins from production processes early on, to create more efficient and flexible solar panels, and to remove contaminants from water. But researchers and environmentalists have long cautioned that working with molecular-scale materials offers unforeseen threats to humans, animals and the planet. Today, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnology released a report, "Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think," which outlines the ways to harness nanotech's power to reduce pollution, conserve resources and, ultimately, build a "clean" economy.

Coca-Cola Plans to Green Up its Headquartersarticle
The Coca-Cola Company will begin implementing measures to reduce energy consumption at its two million square foot world headquarters by 23 percent and reduce its water consumption by nearly 15 percent. These efforts are expected to eliminate more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, which is the equivalent of removing 2,000 cars from the road.

Progressive Investor Report: Investing in Waterreport
Water is a huge, complex subject. Through this report, you'll gain an understanding of the grave issues associated with this precious resource, insight into the solutions that await us, and a succinct overview of the water industry and where it stands for investors. You'll become familiar with the major players, where the action is on the private equity side, and future trends for the industry.

Mulally Names an Environmental Executive for Fordarticle
Not long ago, it would have been folly for an auto company chief executive to admit he believed in global warming, and just as unlikely for a carmaker to attach the word “sustainability” to a job title. But Ford Motor ’s chief executive, Alan R. Mulally, did both on Monday.

Beware the carbon offsetting cowboysarticle
People – from prime ministers to popstars – and businesses are paying to cancel out their impact on global warming. But as the green movement grows, an FT investigation shows a system with widespread failings.

The Nation takes on climate changebook review
The Nation has devoted its current issue to "surviving the climate crisis," and it's chock full o' good stuff.

Job Opportunities

Vice President Of Environmental Affairs (North Georgia). This position is responsible for directing the internal efforts of the Company through strategic and sustainable environmental initiatives. The position will explore future business opportunities that promote ecological, social and economic value while anticipating the impact of future regulatory compliance and environmental concerns. This person will also service as a company liaison and spokesperson for government, customers, environmental groups and industry organizations on issues concerning environmental performance and standards. Bachelor Degree (technical, environmental, or engineering field preferred); 10 plus years of manufacturing/technical management experience; 5 plus years of relevant environmental experience preferred. Experience in a manufacturing environment. Contact: Diane Dierlam

Regional Safety Manager/Sales (St. Louis, MO) for this manufacturing company. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years Safety, Health, Workers Compensation and DOT experience, multi-plant experience, high speed fast paced manufacturing environment experience, and food or beverage experience. Travel will be between 40-70% of the time. This person will be responsible for approximately 60 locations. The position reports to the Corporate Safety and Health Director. BS Safety or related.
Contact: Paul Shrenker

Senior Environmental Engineer (Baltimore area) for this chemical manufacturing company. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of environmental experience in a chemical manufacturing plant and a BS in Engineering or Environmental Science. Contact: Paul Shrenker

Regional Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator (Mobile, AL) for Southern Company. This position serves as the primary resource to provide environmental, health and safety technical services, coordination, oversight and supervision for construction projects within the assigned region. Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health or related field highly preferred. Minimum of 10 years construction EH&S experience. Contact:

Environmental Engineer/Scientist (Washington, DC) for Pepco Holdings, Inc. Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) is one of the largest electricity delivery and natural gas companies in the mid-Atlantic region. We are seeking an Environmental Engineer/Scientist to join the staff at our Washington DC, Wilmington, Salisbury, New Castle, or Atlantic City regions. In this role, you will design and assist in implementation of management systems to reduce environmental risk and improve environmental performance. Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or related field OR equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Candidates who possess at least 5-8 years of relevant environmental experience (including experience as an Environmental Engineer/Scientist 2) OR the equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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