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November 21, 2007
This week's management quote

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."
— Edward Sandford Martin (1856-1939) American writer


  1. Web Seminar: Pros and Cons of External Business Certifications: Are they worth it?
    Thursday, November 29th 1:00-3:00 PM EST. Register
  2. New England Chapter Fall Meeting: Chemical Management-The Next Generation
    Thursday, November 29th Worcester, MA.

Call for nominations

Environmental Defense's Business Innovations Report 2008: Tell us about your company's environmental programs
With the support of NAEM, Environmental Defense is launching a new annual assessment of environmental innovations in order to shine a spotlight on the most effective new best practices being developed by companies. If your company is taking action to reduce its footprint, please take 5 minutes to fill out the short online nominations form. Please note that this is not just geared toward new technologies or products. Innovations can take a variety of forms--from human resource policies to supply chain efficiencies to streamlined packaging to facilities management enhancements. Shine a spotlight on the good work you’ve done this year by filling in the nomination form today! For more information on the process or the report due out in early 2008, contact Beth Trask at


  1. What Price Thanksgiving?
  2. Unregulated offset market may get help
  3. Anheuser-Busch Green Promos Cast Real-Life Employees
  4. From Car-borne to carbon challenges
  5. Bag Lady
  6. Are Colleges Only Green Skin Deep?
  7. How a “Carrot Culture” Helps Build Strong Organizations
  8. Job Opportunities

The news

What Price Thanksgiving? – article
In which we attempt to calculate how much an organic feast would cost.

Unregulated offset market may get help – article
The flourishing greenhouse gas (GHG) offset market remains largely unregulated and is open to abuse with respect to the legitimacy of carbon offsets being offered. Six U.S.-based non-profit organizations involved in greenhouse gas reduction policy endeavors have announced the formation of the Offset Quality Initiative (OQI) to help control the more ‘wild west' aspects of the market.

Anheuser-Busch Green Promos Cast Real-Life Employees – article
Anheuser-Busch has unveiled a suite of green-themed promotional videos starring the company's own employees. The company has redesigned its "Our Pledge" microsite to host the new promos, which show employees from Anheuser-Busch breweries talking up the company's accomplishments in the areas of water conservation, renewable energy and wildlife and habitat preservation.

From Car-borne to carbon challenges – article
Environmental issues have hit the mainstream in the past few years as growing concerns over problems such as climate change, pollution in developing countries, and the loss of biodiversity have prompted consumers, governments and businesses to start finding solutions. Tom Woollard, a veteran consultant and business development director at Environmental Resources Management, has seen it all before. He points to previous waves of interest in green issues, in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. But this one, he thinks, is here to stay.

Bag Lady – article
Anita Ahuja turns trash into treasure, and helps India's downtrodden ragpickers along the way. A dozen men and women are hunched over sewing machines in a workshop in an industrial area in New Delhi. They are making totes from a blue fabric that is neither cloth nor leather. It's polyethylene. The source: plastic bags that once contained garbage. Now the totes are adorned with labels of designers from Germany, France and Russia, along with the creator: Conserve, a Delhi nonprofit organization.

Are Colleges Only Green Skin Deep? – report
More venues of higher education are responding to calls to align environmentally friendly practices on campuses with sustainable investments in their endowments. However, the new College Sustainability Report Card 2008 finds that colleges still have long way to go when it comes to greener endowments. At the top of the sustainability curve, the Report Card names Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Washington, Middlebury, Carleton, and University of Vermont.

How a “Carrot Culture” Helps Build Strong Organizations – article
Key issues and trends being faced by C-level & HR Executives within corporate America in relation to the value, awareness & importance of employee recognition and incentive programs.

Job Opportunities

Vice President-Risk Management EH&S for Deluxe Entertainment Services Group located in Hollywood, CA. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., offers a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; theatrical distribution and marketing fulfillment services; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; data-based content distribution and digital asset management. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Operations, the Vice President-Risk Management will drive safety initiatives at all U. S. facilities, and will manage and participate in all areas of environmental health and safety. The Vice President-Risk Management will lead a team in developing, coaching, promoting, continually analyzing and training others. The position responsibilities will include working with all levels of employees and managers. In summary, the Vice President-Risk Management will be the U. S. leader on environmental, health, safety and physical security issues, and will be a resource in these areas to the entire organization. Minimum of ten years relevant safety or related experience, including at least five years in a management role. Experience in California is essential, and work with multiple locations in other states would be highly desirable.

Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Koch Membrane Services located in Wilmington, MA. Seasoned executive needed to direct Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) activities in an ISO 9000 / 14000 environment. Multi-plant experience is desirable, as the role will be responsible for plants on the East and West Coasts and will consult on international operations. The first order of business on the EHS side of the house will be to develop best in class EHS performance, drive culture change and improve recordable lost time incidents. To qualify for this senior management role, you should have a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering or Public Health, CSP or CIH certification. Previous experience (ten or more years) as a Corporate EHS Director is desirable and knowledge of behavioral based safety would be a plus. Manufacturing experience is a must.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Cargill located in Wayzata, MN. Lead, advise, support and promote Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management and improve awareness, measure and ensure compliance with internal policy and procedures and external regulatory requirements and best practices. Assure compliance with all regulatory laws, regulations, and permit requirements. Create reports and documentation as necessary and ensure compliance with record keeping standards for regulators. Measure EHS performance. 4+ years of occupational safety and environmental experience in a manufacturing environment. Ability to travel 25-35% of the time.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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