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2014-07-29 08:36:06

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recently hosted Dr. Michael Braungart, scientific director and founder of the Environmental Protection & Encouragement Agency (EPEA) and co-founder of Cradle to Cradle(®[1]) (C2C(®)) design framework, for a seminar during the NeoCon Design Expo and Conference in Chicago. The conference, which was attended by several leading...

2014-07-09 12:22:38

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum's multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As stated in the charge to McDonough: "The Meta-Council on the Circular Economy, which...

2014-07-03 04:21:42

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, has been recognised for its innovative approach to recycling and presented with an Innovation in Recycling Award at this year's Carpet Recycling UK Annual Conference on 24th June. The awards, which are open to all Carpet Recycling UK members, champion organisations that have developed and are continuing to develop new systems and processes to...

2014-06-18 08:30:31

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company was selected as one of the top 100 companies in the world for providing an innovative sustainability solution by the Scandinavian think tank SUSTAINIA. The honorary chairman of SUSTAINIA, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads the selection committee for SUSTAINIA 100 that also includes former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, EU Commissioner of...

2014-06-17 08:21:11

Wins National Award for Demonstrating Good Design is Good Business CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William McDonough + Partners is pleased to announce that Sustainability Base, the facility it designed for the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, has been named a Good Design is Good Business award winner by Architectural Record magazine. For 17 years, the magazine has honored a select group of projects whose intentions and results prove the...

2014-06-05 08:26:41

WAALWIJK, the Netherlands, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company is exhibiting at the Neocon world trade fair in Chicago (9-11 June 2014) - one of the largest commercial interiors related events in the United States. Following a recent agreement with The Dixie Group, a leading US carpet company, Desso has stepped up its ability to reach the US market with its wide range of environmentally responsible and popular...

2014-06-04 12:23:27

Trucost measures the business, environmental and social value of Cradle to Cradle certification by 10 early adopters. SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute today released the report "Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program" with Trucost, the world's foremost environmental data and research company. The study assesses the business, environmental and social impacts for 10 companies and certified products and...

2014-05-12 08:25:04

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced today that the Schmidt Family Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar donations to the Institute for up to $125,000 if received by June 13. This new donor-match initiative aims to ignite innovation in product development toward a safer and healthier world. "Since we established our foundation in 2006, we have worked to advance the wiser use of energy and natural resources. As part...

2014-04-09 08:23:54

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Foundation has awarded a grant to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to develop a new web-based education program for product designers. Available starting June 9, the course will challenge participants to explore and apply design strategies to ensure that the materials that go into each product can return safely to industry or nature at a product's end of life. "This simple idea is central to working in partnership...

2014-04-01 04:20:06

WAALWIJK, Netherlands, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on health and wellbeing and the environment, Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in 'Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear'. The initiative aims to remove waste, in particular fishing nets, for the purpose of creating healthier seas and recycling marine litter into ECONYL(R) yarn used for new...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'