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May 1, 2008
This week's management quote

"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. "

— Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919), twenty-sixth President of the United States


  1. Green Gap Survey: Public Prefers Marketing Oversight
  2. What’s It Worth to LEED?
  3. New Products and Players in the Carbon Market
  4. Corporate Emissions Reporting Protocols Should Go Further in Linking GHG Emissions to Corporate Financial Reporting
  5. Out With the Old, in With the Recycled for Sony TVs
  6. Book Review: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products
  7. Job Opportunities


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The news

Green Gap Survey: Public Prefers Marketing Oversight –survey
Americans misunderstand key phrases commonly used in environmental marketing and advertising, giving products a greater environmental halo than they deserve and creating a growing risk of backlash. At the same time, a majority of Americans support government regulation of such messages. These are among the findings of the 2008 Green Gap Survey, conducted by Cone LLC and The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

What’s It Worth to LEED? –article
The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is the most recognized certification for green buildings and can attract media, funding, tax breaks and renters to development projects. But it's not cheap. Estimates suggest the cost of pursuing a LEED rating adds about 2% to most projects, or roughly $3 per square foot. The upside is these costs are recouped in energy savings over time, but some developers of smaller projects are choosing to go green without the certification.

New Products and Players in the Carbon Market –article
A recent surge of investor interest in the emerging global carbon credit market has created ripe conditions for risk management products ranging from insurance to derivatives. Traditional corporate buyers and newly created funds alike have rushed into the market in recent months. Trading volume in the so-called Kyoto Market, rose from 351m tonnes of carbon in 2005 to 897m tonnes last year, according to carbon analysts New Carbon Finance.

Corporate Emissions Reporting Protocols Should Go Further in Linking GHG emissions to Corporate Financial Reporting –press release
Ethical Corporation Institute’s ‘Corporate GHG Emissions Reporting 2008’ report, set to be launched next week contains insight suggesting that investors want companies to make more effort to link their carbon footprints to their overall financial performance.

Out with the Old, in With the Recycled for Sony TVs –article
Consider it a blast from the past: that space hogging TV from 10 years ago creeping back into your living room in a reincarnated form. This scenario is quite possible as Sony's latest sleek Bravia flat-panel TVs now contain plastic components partially recycled from old television sets. The company gathers the plastic shells of old Sony TVs from recycling plants and also collects excess styrofoam from its production facilities, both of which are transformed into plastic pellets. These pellets are used to create the back panels and some internal plastic components on the latest Bravia television sets.

Book Review: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products – book review
The Cold War is over, but a new world fission is taking place. The globe is splitting between the countries which have outlawed toxins and poisonous chemicals in consumer goods and the countries which have not outlawed the toxins argues Mark Schapiro's new book "Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products." No longer is the US at the center of the decisions about what chemicals should or should not be found in goods from cosmetics to computers, or what needs to be done to protect the environment. The European Union (EU) is the body passing strict laws regulating environmental and health protection. These laws are then being adopted in other parts of the world, from China to Japan and South America. "Exposed" asserts the power players and the big-money lobbyists have quietly left Washington for Brussels, where the EU is headquartered.

Job Opportunities

Director of EHS for InStar Services Group located in Fort Worth, TX. InStar Services Group, a national disaster recovery and restoration company with offices located throughout the United States is currently seeking a Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for our Fort Worth, TX office. This position manages and directs EHS program and policy development. Is responsible for ensuring OSHA, EPA and other regulatory agency compliance using technical, regulatory and organizational knowledge to guide Company activities. Directs and administers EHS related initiatives, including implementation of InStar’s Environmental Compliance Plan, Worker’s Compensation program, EHS required training programs, EHS audits, documentation and other EHS projects and duties as required to ensure safe and compliant operation. Makes recommendations to executive staff relative to new programs and processes required to ensure compliance, reduce costs, and enhance safety, well-being and compliance. Contact:

Director of Health and Safety for a manufacturing company located in Atlanta, GA. This role requires a minimum of a 4-year degree and 10 years of relevant experience, a Masters level education and 7 years of experience or a PhD and 5 years of work experience in a similar role. Must have some experience supporting health and safety programs for multiple sites. Must have similar experience out of highly hazardous and complex industries such as chemical, refining etc. This role requires leadership capabilities, and demonstrated successful program development, implementation and management experience. Professional certifications are desired, with CSP and CIH preferred. Knowledge of behavioral based safety; recognition, evaluation and control of workplace safety hazards strongly preferred. Minimal travel required. Relocation assistance is available and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply! Contact: Professional Outlook

Manager, EHS for The Scotts Company located in Marysville/Columbus, OH. This position manages the functions and tasks needed to assist the company with maintaining compliance with all health and safety regulations at each of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (“Scotts”) facilities. This position reports directly to the Director of Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety. The position works closely with corporate management, and the corporate legal and risk management departments in order to manage the Scotts health and safety programs. The position requires the ability to anticipate, track and communicate regulatory activity with EU and US safety and health requirements and changes that might generate financial liabilities or impact operational status of company facilities. This position includes project management and/or supervision of external consultants and internal associates on a routine basis. This position is responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of all of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company health and safety programs worldwide. Contact:

Senior Water Quality Consultant for PG&E located in San Francisco, CA. This position acts as the company’s chief strategist for water permitting issues, and works closely with the Law Department. Within the Environmental Services Department, this position coordinates communications with water quality agencies, provides technical support and regulatory guidance to environmental and line of business employees, and manages the technical review and comment process in support of water quality regulatory and legislative review and development. Requirements: 8+ years of progressively more responsible and extensive experience in water quality issues, Sound working knowledge of California and federal laws, regulations and policies pertaining to water quality issues, thorough understanding of program development and management controls over storm water, drinking water, septic systems and leach fields, vault and trench dewatering. Established relationships and contacts in the water arena with regulators, NGOs and consultants, experience in water quality issues and permitting for utilities or similar operations, Bachelor of Science degree in a related field. View the full job description. Contact: Laura Ryan

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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