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Collaboration is the key to how BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group is making headway in lowering the environmental impacts of shipping.
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Comments Off on Obama orders US govt to consider climate change a national security issue
In a historic first for the United States, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum this week to require federal policy makers to factor climate change when deciding matters of national security . The directive impacts 20 federal agencies and offices that work on climate science, intelligence and national security. Obama ordered those agencies must “collaborate to ensure the best information on climate impacts is available to strengthen our national security” through the newly formed Federal Climate and National Security Working Group . In the next 90 days, the new working group is required to develop and release an action plan concerning the intersection of climate change and national security . The affected agencies will then be expected to identify steps to carry out that plan. This is the first time US federal agencies will be required to factor in issues related to climate change when developing doctrine, policies, and plans concerning national security. Related: Pentagon report states climate change is an immediate threat to national security “Simply put, our agencies want to protect our nation against this threat,” said Alice Hill, special assistant to the president and senior director for resilience policy at the National Security Council, in a conference call with media. She also said the directive establishes “a unified approach to identify the priorities for the federal government.” The directive could easily be overturned by the next president, but White House officials say the continued effects of climate change will have an increasing impact on national security over time. Debates among politicians may be ongoing about the severity of climate change and some, like Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, still believe security decisions should trump environmental concerns in most cases. Despite previously backing legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Graham said Obama’s new directive was “elevating it beyond where it needs to be right now.” Via Washington Post Images via Wikipedia and Pexels
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Comments Off on EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning may change your perceptions of safe, eco-friendly products
If you’re a fan of the purported eco-friendly brands Seventh Generation or Method , the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) newly expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning may make you think twice about those products. The guide, which rates over 2,500 products on their effects on human health and the environment, gave both brands D’s and F’s on their rating scale. The guide said the products were rated poor due to toxic ingredients that posed moderate to high health concerns. Keep reading for a closer look as to why these household brands scored so low in EWG’s guide. READ MORE>
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Comments Off on 9 technologies that promise to clean up the planet
Whether working on better maps or organic batteries, these firms are at the forefront of developing tech to help the planet.
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What progress have we made toward improving the lives of workers in supply chains and protecting the ecosystems that support industry and commerce as well as human survival on this planet?
Comments Off on 9 skills for success in corporate sustainability leadership
An exclusive excerpt from a new book, Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehuggers Guide to Working in Corporations .
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Comments Off on IBM Spearheads Coalition Working on Green Innovation
Nearly a dozen companies, including the likes of IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, CH2M Hill, Johnson & Johnson and General Motors, have partnered with the World Environment Council to launch the Innovations in Environmental Sustainability Council.
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A new class from the University of Michigan's Erb Institute aims to give workers the tools they need to tackle one of the largest challenges in corporate sustainability: Working from within a company to move the needle on social and environmental impacts.
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To be competitive after graduation, MBAs must possess the right combination of business savvy, hands-on experience and passion needed to grow company profits by leveraging sustainable strategies.
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Comments Off on CNN’s The Battle For Blair Mountain (video)
photo via RAN If you’re programming your DVR for the weekend, consider “Battle for Blair Mountain: Working in America,” a new CNN documentary that debuts on Sunday at 8 pm ET. It’s about the battle over mountaintop removal, a true American tragedy. … Read the full story on TreeHugger
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