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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $331,000 in Grants to Educators and Doers

Grant total reaches $2.8 million since 2012
Press Release

December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $331,000 in grants to 23 different organizations and institutions, bringing the total granted since the Foundation’s launch in 2012 to just over $2.8 million.  Grants are awarded to a mix of nonprofits and academic institutions, ranging from those that provide environmental education to those that are doing hands-on work in conservation and remediation. Named for the founder of Interface, Inc., the Ray C.

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.
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India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.
 
"On a full moon night, if street lights are put off for two, three hours, will it not be service to the environment? Won't you enjoy the full moon night?" Narendra Modi said in September, adding: "We have forgotten to live with nature." He urged kids to switch off fans, lights, or appliances when not in use and turn off tap water when brushing teeth.
 

Webinar: How to Plan & Design your EHS Software Implementation

EMIS Implementation Lessons Learned
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How many times do you say “If I only knew then what I know now”? We see it all the time: companies wanting to throw out their EMIS software. It’s not performing, it’s not working, promises undelivered and requirements unmet. The software often takes the blame when in fact it’s the implementation process that doomed the deployment.

Leveraging Environment, Health and Safety Management to Drive Business Value

Exclusive E-Book from LNS Research
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Are you struggling to drive tangible EHS performance and business value? Do you feel that disparate point solutions, disconnected business processes, and a lack of timely information are undermining your EHS programs? Do you want to integrate EHS across the entire value chain and drive improvements in operations, risk and compliance management?

Election Results Make U.S. Congress Action on Climate Change Even Less Likely

Change Even Less Likely Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, who will lead the Senate, emphasizes coal-mining jobs over warnings from scientists.
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In the green hills and gray hollows of Kentucky's well-mined mountains, the economy of extracting coal from the fuel-rich ground isn't what it once was.

Implementing a Successful Operational Risk Management Framework

What EHS Managers Should Learn from Best-In-Class companies
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Gaining visibility into and control over the multitude of internal and external risks is one of the top priorities of corporations today. With a recent jump in regulatory mandates and increasingly active shareholders, many organizations have become sensitive to identifying and eliminating areas of risk — including operational, IT, brand, and reputation areas — from their business.

For EHS Managers, reducing operational risks such as environmental & social risks, incidents and regulatory sanctions is a core component of any effective EHS strategy. 

3E Company, CH2M HILL, ERM, and RegScan among Partners Recognized by 2014 Enablon Excellence Awards

Partners Honored for Commitment to Customer Delight
Press Release

Chicago/Paris, Nov 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Risk Management software, recognized six of its partners for their accomplishments in delivering unmatched value to customers and developing a strong and rapidly growing partnership with Enablon.

Aligning Risk & EHS Management Strategies: How to Break Silos & Improve Efficiency

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EH&S has a long history meeting complex challenges and deep experience in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring risk. Meanwhile, organizations are undertaking enterprise risk management (and broader GRC) strategies to federate silos of risk across the organization. EH&S is in a key position to help define and lead risk management strategies in the organization given the depth of experience and history EH&S has had in risk management. These teams should provide assistance in defining risk management strategy, process, information, and technology architecture.

Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

Posted by David Braun
Blog

Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the world’s largest urban concentration, is already in many ways in the vanguard of the future of urban centers. What happens in this mega city is being watched closely across the planet for ideas to emulate or avoid.

New, More Precise Electric Grid Analysis Can Typically Help Companies Cut 70% More Emissions with the Same Solar (or Other Distributed Energy) Budget

Press Release

Boston, MA, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Energy Points, the source energy intelligence company, has achieved an unmatched level of granularity in automated electricity supply chain analysis, which will help companies reach emissions targets more quickly and get better overall results for their budgets. Those that are planning solar and other distributed energy projects in order to replace the grid’s emission-intensive energy sources have the most to gain.

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