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Do you grasp the risk of water scarcity?

April 12, 2012

Water shortage is fast becoming one of the biggest crises of this century.


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Chicago leads with 47 LEED-certified buildings

April 12, 2012

On the evening of January 25th, 2012, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), in partnership with CSRwire and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Sustainability Roundtable Discussion and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago.


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Who’s best at social media sustainability messaging?

April 11, 2012

Wizness, the online network dedicated to sustainability professionals, announced it has partnered with the Social Media Sustainability Index (SMI) to identify social media sustainability best practices and trends.


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Are you ready for these 10 sustainability megaforces?

April 11, 2012

According to KMPG here are 10 global sustainability trends that may impact business over the next two decades:


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Labor organizer killed, tortured after exposing unsafe conditions

Bangladeshi company makes garments for Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Ralph Lauren
April 11, 2012

A prominent union organizer in Bangladesh was tortured and murdered last week in retaliation for his work in exposing unsafe conditions at garment factories, according to Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an international monitoring group.


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What you should know about the 2012 economic outlook

April 10, 2012

Mark Vinter, senior economist for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Economics Group, started his presentation at the IGA meeting with this premise: “We are more than two years into the economic recovery and there is still considerable amount of uncertainty regarding sovereign debt issues in Europe and the U.S. housing sector.


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Poor working conditions in Europe highlight inequalities

April 9, 2012

Working conditions are deteriorating in Europe, helping to reinforce social inequalities between workers -- particularly in terms of health, according to presenters at a recent European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) seminar in Brussels.


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Health advocates join forces to defend EPA pollution standard

April 5, 2012

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has joined the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other leading organizations to formally oppose S.J. Res. 37, a resolution by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) that employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants.


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Where to look for energy losses in commercial buildings

April 4, 2012

Many systems and pieces of equipment manifest wasted effort and energy in terms of heat. Motors, pumps and electrical boxes generate heat and can lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail.


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Get started on GHS compliance early, urges ASSE

March 29, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has suggestions for making the task of complying with the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) more manageable.


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