The Power of Peer Pressure in Combating Climate Change - Article
Turns out we never escaped high school–we’re always influenced by what other people are doing. Comparisons to neighbors’ energy consumption have proven to be very effective at reducing usage, so it must be asked if the same is true for comparisons between facilities and departments?
The Gap Between Green Reality & Perception in Today's Brands - Report
A new study shows that North American brands are missing the mark when it comes to communicating their sustainability activities, and that there is a large gap between real and perceived sustainability behavior of these top brands among consumers. The first part of the study is available for download now at www.getmapchange.com.
Silicon Valley Rocks Climate World with New Breed of Software - Article
Only a few years ago, businesses wanting to track their greenhouse gas emissions had few choices. Their main option was a simple spreadsheet with pages and pages of numbers. Now, companies and governments can turn to software that allows them to input emissions data, analyze it in fancy charts and receive recommendations on how to cut heat-trapping gases from operations large and small.
Obama Gets B+ For Year One, But Loses Massachusetts. - Article
US President Obama was given a B+ for his clean energy and global warming accomplishments during his first year in office, by the League of Conservation Voters. In comparison, George W. Bush received a D- for his first year in office and Bill Clinton received a C+.
UN Drops Deadline for Countries to State Climate Change Targets - Article
The UN has dropped the January 31st deadline by which time all countries were expected to officially state their emission reduction targets or list the actions they planned to take to counter climate change. Yvo de Boer, UN climate change chief, changed the original date set at last month's fractious Copenhagen climate summit, saying that it was now a "soft" deadline.
If Your Password is 123456, Just Make It HackMe - Article
Despite all the reports of Internet security breaches over the years, including the recent attacks on Google’s e-mail service, many people have reacted to the break-ins with a shrug. According to a new analysis, one out of five Web users still decides to leave the digital equivalent of a key under the doormat: they choose a simple, easily guessed password like “abc123,” “iloveyou” or even “password” to protect their data.
Director of Environmental Affairs and Safety, Madison Gas and Electric, Madison, WI
The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures that support a comprehensive safety and environmental compliance program for MGE. Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, the Director will oversee the development and day-to-day implementation of operational and strategic plans in response to environmental and safety laws and regulations. The Director will oversee, lead and develop a staff in a manner consistent with the department and organizational goals. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the development of environmental and safety programs in order to maintain regulatory compliance and to continuously improve and advance the environmental and safety performance of MGE. The Director will advise senior management of environmental regulations and make appropriate recommendations for the development and implementation of programs that are responsive to these obligations. The Director of Environmental Affairs and Safety is a multi-faceted role which will require an individual to function as a liaison to a wide constituency including: government agencies, customers, shareholders, the general public, other utilities, attorneys, and industrial associations involving environmental protection, safety, sustainability, industry practices, compliance, legislation, management systems, community awareness, and communications
Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
The Director manages all activities of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, reports to the Mayor of Milwaukee and has cabinet level stature. This position advises and assists the Mayor, Common Council and City departments on strategies, policies and practices to improve Milwaukee's environmental performance related to air and water quality, energy efficiency and conservation, recycling, solid waste reduction and green sector job creation/business development. The Director manages the City's current sustainability initiatives and grant-funded programs and aggressively pursues additional grants and other funding sources to further Milwaukee's sustainability agenda. A key role of this position is to facilitate environmental sustainability in the broad community as well as City government.
EHS Manager, McNeil LLC (division of Johnson & Johnson), Puerto Rico
McNeil LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an EHS Manager for the facility located in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. The selected candidate will be maintaining, developing, and implementing the company's EHS programs to ensure compliance with all environmental laws and regulations. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain EHS management systems, ensure compliance with local, state, and federal EHS laws and regulations, maintain the company's compliance with the permits permissions issued by regulators/ agencies, maintain the company's compliance with the guidelines established by J&J Corporation for the management of EHS programs, prepare and manage the budget for the EHS Department, develop and conduct plant emergency drills, negotiate contracts for the operations of Plant Maintenance and waste disposal and to obtain permits permissions for Projects. Other responsibilities include managing the BCP program, overseeing the development of EHS policies and procedures, ensuring governmental compliance, checking for health and safety hazards, etc. Please visit the J&J careers website for detailed information on the responsibilities. Bachelor degree in Engineering is required. A Masters degree is preferred. Eight to ten years of experience in EHS functions in the manufacturing industry is required. At least 5 years in a managerial position. EIT certification is required. PE license is preferred. Fully bilingual (English and Spanish). Knowledge in computer systems.
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Confidential, South Central IL
The successful candidate must be self motivated and goal oriented with a passion to achieve no lost-time accidents or injuries and a goal of zero recordable injuries. This position will work with the Technical and Facilities Manager on OSHA and EPA issues, as well as with the Laboratory, when necessary. This individual will be responsible for preparing and submitting required environmental applications and permits. Will also be a member of the safety committee and emergency spill response team. Must be available for travel and work unusual hours should they be necessary. Requirements also include a bachelor’s degree, must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, possess strong environmental knowledge, and have 1-3 years experience in the manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience working in the plastics or polymers manufacturing environment strongly preferred.
Environment, Health and Safety Engineer, Thirty Meter Telescope, Pasadena, CA
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer will have oversight of system safety, occupational safety and safety management. Job responsibilities include: Applying knowledge of system safety engineering principles and processes to control and minimize hazards and mishap risks associated with TMT, Coordinating activities associated with and providing leadership for the TMT Safety Steering Committee, Maintaining, extending, and implementing the TMT Systems Safety Program, Providing direction and guidance concerning TMT systems safety doctrine for the TMT observatory and research facility safety managers and TMT contractors, Providing technical and programmatic system safety inputs throughout all program phases, Supporting engineering and research activities to ensure hazard and mishap risks to systems and personnel are identified, analyzed and controlled to an acceptable risk/severity level, Interacting with TMT system/subsystem managers to develop as required, quantitative hazard risk assessments, Participating in design and safety reviews, Participating as needed, in review and planning for verification activities including hardware and software testing, Investigating, analyzing, and documenting safety incidents and then evolving practices to make a safer workplace, Serving on the TMT Change Control Board, reviewing all technical, cost and schedule Change Requests for system safety impacts and opportunities, Supporting the TMT Project Manager who serves as the responsible manager for all TMT environment, safety and health matters. Minimum Requirements include a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering disciplines with 5-10 years experience, or equivalent relevant work experience, Safety professional certification awarded by recognized safety organizations. The selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director