June 11 , 2009
“After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world depends."
- Wallace Stevens, American Poet, 1879 – 1955
- House May Fast-Track Climate Legislation
- Report Shows How the S&P 500 Would Fare Financially Under Cap-and-Trade
- U.S. Tells California to Cut Water Use To Save Fish
- China and U.S. Seek a Truce on Greenhouse Gases
- Molson Coors Sustainability Efforts Earn Industry Recognition
- The Business Case for Sustainability
- Job Opportunities
House May Fast-Track Climate Legislation - Article
Earlier it had been predicted that the House may not vote on climate legislation until August at the earliest. Now, however, the climate legislation may be on the fast track, with a vote to come perhaps in June or July. House leaders reportedly are setting strict deadlines for various House panels to review the legislation.
Report Shows How the S&P 500 Would Fare Financially Under Cap-and-Trade - Article
A new report, "Carbon Risks and Opportunities in the S&P 500,"analyzes what risks companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index would face under a cap-and-trade program with carbon emission credits. While many companies would be generally unaffected, others could face costs much higher than their earnings. The full report is available at: www.iirrcinstitute.org.
U.S. tells California to Cut Water Use to Save Fish - Article
Californians' thirst for water has pushed salmon and other fish to the brink of extinction, a federal agency ruled on Thursday as it directed officials to cut water supplies to cities and farms to save several species. It called for a 5 percent to 7 percent cut in water diversions for cities and agriculture from key state and federal water suppliers. Water conservation, recycling and groundwater use could offset the cuts, the report said, but water agencies described a tougher situation.
China and U.S. Seek a Truce on Greenhouse Gases - Article
For months the United States and China, by far the world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, have been warily circling each other in hopes of breaking a long impasse on global warming policy. They are, as President Obama’s chief climate negotiator puts it, “the two gorillas in the room,” and if they do not reach some sort of truce, there is no chance of forging a meaningful international treaty in Copenhagen later this year to restrict emissions.
Molson Coors Sustainability Efforts Earn Industry Recognition - Article
Molson Coors Brewing Company has been ranked eighth overall and second in the alcohol beverages category by The Pacific Sustainability Index in an analysis of the voluntary environmental and social reporting of companies on the Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 Consumer Food, Food Production and Beverages sector lists. The PSI ranking system recognized Molson Coors for company-wide commitment to sustainability and dedication to establishing a corporate personality that fosters equality and diversity.
The Business Case for Sustainability - Survey
Aberdeen Group has benchmarked over 200 enterprises involved in sustainability initiatives for its ROI of Sustainability survey. The research company says that top performers excel at matching potentially hard-to-grasp concepts like environmental and social stewardship to actionable and measurable improvements to their bottom lines.
Director of Environment, Health & Safety, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
The Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Division Director leads health and safety programs that inspire and enable line management to maintain a safe workplace environment, promote safety as an institutional core value, and insure that the Laboratory's scientific/technical research activities are conducted safely and in compliance with applicable policies and regulations. This position is responsible for leading a division comprised of approximately 150 professionals, technicians, and support personnel in a variety of health and safety disciplines including Waste Management, Radiation Protection, Environmental Services, Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Health & Safety. As a key member of the Laboratory Operations Leadership Team, the EH&S Division Director will be called upon to make substantial leadership contributions toward achieving the Laboratory's performance goals and to pursue best management practices. Candidates must possess experience equivalent to an advanced degree and 10+ years of demonstrated successful leadership experience in a related health and safety field.
Senior Associate - NEPA and Environmental Policy, Confidential, Washington, DC
The Client is seeking a Senior Associate with expertise in NEPA and environmental policy for employment in the Washington, DC office of a small environmental consulting firm. The Associate will consult primarily on the National Environmental Policy Act for clients in the federal government. This senior position is expected to have experience in business development and be able to develop and maintain a stable client base. Work may include, but is not limited to: Management and development of complex EA/EIS documents; Development of regulatory guidance and policy recommendations for federal clients; Analysis of NEPA in the context of other issues including global climate change.
Corporate Safety and Health Coordinator, Sanderson Farms, Inc., Laurel, MS
Sanderson Farms Inc. is seeking a candidate for the position of Corporate Safety and Health Coordinator to be based out of our Laurel, Mississippi General Office. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Safety and Health or related field and at least five years of experience relating to Safety and Health and DOT. This candidate must be able to obtain the Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Certified SafetyProfessional designation within five years of employment. This position reports the Manager of Safety and Health and will require some overnight travel. Sanderson Farms offers excellent benefits in addition relocation assistance.
Senior Environmental Specialist IV,
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
We are currently seeking Environmental Consultants for our Jacksonville, FL and South FL offices. The successful candidates will be responsible for managing and directing remediation and/or sustainability consulting projects. Remediation projects will address soil and groundwater concerns associated with organic and inorganic constituents for public and private clients.
Sustainability consulting will entail development and implementation of ISO-14001 Environmental Management Systems and associated plans to address significant environmental aspects such as resource conservation, waste management, affirmative procurement etc. Compliance management experience is a prerequisite for both positions.
Manager of Environmental Health, Safety and Security, Bay Valley Foods, Pittsburgh, PA
Position purpose is to lead local environmental health, safety and security programs, policies and initiatives at the Pittsburgh food processing facility and supporting warehouse operations. Evaluates programs and policies to minimize risks associated with EHS&S issues and ensures compliance with corporate and legal standards. Influences culture to achieve/maintain results. Requirements include 5+ years experience in manufacturing setting or equivalent, BA/BS in related field desired but not required, and Masters or industry certifications are a plus.
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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