NAEM Network E-News

January 08, 2008
This week's management quote

" Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be."
Khalil Gibran (1883-1931), Poet and Author


  1. A Tactical and Practical Approach (TAPA) to Developing a Defensible and Manageable Sustainability Program
  2. Green Goal of 'Carbon Neutrality' Hits Limit
  3. Creating a World that can Feed Itself
  4. Think Again: Climate Change
  5. Energy, Green Groups Call for Stimulus to Jumpstart Economy, Efficiency
  6. Five Minutes with “Safety Bob” Wheaton
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Webinar: Utilizing Web Based Metrics to Simplify Data Collection and Reporting, Today January 8th, 2009. There’s still time to register!
  2. NAEM Conference: Cost Savings and Performance Improvements through EHS Management Information Systems, April 2-3rd, 2009 Tampa, FL. Register Now!

  1. Connect with your peers through NAEM's LinkedIn Group!
    NAEM has created a special NAEM online networking group just for active NAEM members. Profile your professional accomplishments, link to and reference your trusted contacts, open live discussions and search your network for career opportunities.
    Connect and build your network of peers with our new NAEM LinkedIn Group today!

    If you're new to LinkedIn:
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1. Did you get promoted or change jobs? Has your company partnered with the community to house the homeless, protect the environment or just do good deeds?
Then email Mike, so we can highlight your success in our upcoming printed newsletter.

2. Give a presentation at our EHS MIS Conference!
The sharing of knowledge between NAEM members is what makes our events so valuable, and right now we are looking for members to share systems that their peers would benefit from learning about.  Speakers also receive a complimentary registration to the event - a great networking and benchmarking opportunity! Email Mike for more information.

3. Archives of Past Web Seminars are now on sale, including:

Email Mike for more information.

The news

A Tactical and Practical Approach (TAPA) to Developing a Defensible and Manageable Sustainability Program - Article
The term ‘sustainability’ has many different definitions in the corporate world and beyond. From media outlets to Wall Street to Main Street the term is becoming more and more synonymous with “going green”, reducing global warming, and responsible social stewardship. It has become a major part of our social conscience and has resulted in an increased “burden of proof” for organizations worldwide. As an organization, where does one start to define a sustainability program? Without the appropriate tools and a plan, it can be overwhelming to develop such a program in the “Age of Accountability”.
This article is a benefit of Sponsorship of the NAEM Forum.

Green Goal of 'Carbon Neutrality' Hits Limit - Article
Even companies such as Dell and Timberland, which have made broad steps toward carbon neutrality, are receiving criticism for the scope of their efforts and the validity of their carbon offsets. Are these companies doing something wrong, or is the lack of standards in carbon offsetting to blame?

Creating a World that can Feed Itself - Video
Larry Brilliant, Executive Director of leads a panel discussion with Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto, Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley and Sonal Shah, Director, Global Development Initiatives for at the Zeitgeist 08 Conference. They discuss the sustainability of current and future food practices around the world.

Think Again: Climate Change - Article
“Act now, we’re told, if we want to save the planet from a climate catastrophe. Trouble is, it might be too late. The science is settled, and the damage has already begun. The only question now is whether we will stop playing political games and embrace the few imperfect options we have left.”

Energy, Green Groups Call for Stimulus to Jumpstart Economy, Efficiency - Article
Environmental and energy groups, including the association that represents almost 70 percent of the country's utilities, are urging swift passage of a stimulus package that includes provisions for energy efficiency programs that they say would help jumpstart an economic recovery through the creation of green jobs.

Five Minutes with “Safety Bob” Wheaton - Article
College campuses can be dangerous places. Besides errant Frisbees, they have thousands of chemicals and sometimes cobra venom. Luckily, NAEM member “Safety Bob” is on the job.

Project Manager - Environmental CEQA / NEPA, Sequence Systems, Irvine, CA
We are seeking a Senior Project Manager who will have the responsibilities of providing project management and technical direction to a variety of CEQA/NEPA compliance projects throughout California. The ideal individual would have 5+ years experience working as a project manager overseeing the development of CEQA/NEPA Compliance documentation. This would include providing project management and technical guidance in the design, writing, and development of the overall project, including all reports, budgets, schedules and scopes of work, training and client relations, technical oversight. Click here for more information.

Compliance Environmental Specialist, MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Portland, ME
MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. is a leading consulting firm providing engineering, environmental and remedial construction services to public and private clients worldwide. They are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Compliance Environmental Specialist. Click here for more information.

EHS Compliance Services Project Manager, Avogadro Environmental Corp., Easton, PA
Avogadro Environmental Corporation (AEC) is a full-service Environmental, Health and Safety consulting and testing firm, headquartered in Easton, Pennsylvania. Avogadro Environmental is seeking an EHS Compliance Services Project Manager, an energetic, self-starter to join their consulting division supporting client compliance programs. Click here for more information.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle, Portland, OR
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. We are currently seeking an EH&S Manager to develop, implement and monitor environmental Health and safety programs and policies in Portland, OR. Click here for more information.

EHS Manager, Dresser, Inc., Connersville, IN
Dresser, Inc. is a leader in providing highly engineered infrastructure products for the global energy industry. The EHS Manager will be responsible for the implementation of health, safety and environmental mission, policies and procedures for a manufacturing facility based in Connersville, IN to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and/or local regulations, as well as any industry or other required regulations. The responsible individual will serve as an advisor to the site operations staff and HR Manager. Click here for more information.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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