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2014-09-03 08:41:46

Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs delivers inaugural course; blending for-credit and open course learning via new 'Knowledge Cloud' technology from Silicon Valley-based EdCast, Inc. NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) will offer free online courses on sustainable development starting this Fall to all of its 200 plus member institutions as part of its flagship education program, SDSN.edu. This unprecedented, multiple...

2014-09-03 08:25:05

HOUSTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new global initiative launched today by DNV GL and the Monday Morning Global Institute aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to social, environmental and economic mega challenges. A series of eight workshops around the globe marks the start of the identification process. The results will be published in the first Global Opportunity Report in January 2015. The workshops are being held in Johannesburg, San Francisco, Abu...

2014-08-29 23:09:43

The Children's Environmental Health Network's (CEHN) Policy Award, an annual recognition of an individual who has made exceptional strides in children's environmental health policy, has been award to Dr. Jackson. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Richard Joseph Jackson of California has been named the winner of the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s (CEHN’s) 2014 Policy Award, and will be honored at the CEHN 2014 Annual Child Health Advocate Award Reception in Washington,...

2014-08-29 12:22:57

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SaveOnEnergy.com, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of both football and saving energy. As the college football season starts, we decided to take a look at top football universities and see how they stack up in their sustainability efforts. We started with the Associated Press' Top 25 preseason list and designed our own criteria for ranking these same 25 schools on their green efforts. While there are...

2014-08-27 12:32:08

CHF 500 million overall investment, with CHF 15 million to develop AAA coffee growing programs in Africa MILAN, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the second annual meeting of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board, Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestle Nespresso, set out an ambitious strategy to accelerate the company's sustainability focus and introduce several major new initiatives that will create significant benefits for the business, society and the...

2014-08-25 08:21:29

Citizens of the World details environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives MONTREAL, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today released the 2013 edition of Citizens of the World, the airline's third corporate sustainability report. The document evaluates Air Canada's performance during 2013 in four key areas of sustainability: safety, the environment, the well-being of employees, and the company's community involvement. "Communities are important to Air...

2014-08-20 16:21:00

Investigation Determines Menzies' Flawed Safety Policy Discouraged Employee Seatbelt Use, Led To Death Of A Worker At Los Angeles International Airport LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA today cited Menzies Aviation $77,250 for three serious accident related, one serious and one regulatory violation following an investigation into the February death of a worker at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), who was thrown from the vehicle he was operating without a...

2014-08-20 04:20:49

CALGARY, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Vermilion Energy Inc. ("Vermilion", the "Company", "We" or "Our") (TSX, NYSE: VET) is pleased to announce the release of our first Sustainability Report detailing our efforts to generate environmental, social, and economic benefits for all stakeholders. This inaugural report provided a framework for describing how we approach sustainability in our operations, and to recognize our achievements, detail our challenges and establish targets for...

2014-08-18 23:02:27

The recipients were recognized for their contributions to environmental education and science. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Three students who participated in the Army Educational Outreach Program’s eCYBERMISSION competition were recognized at a White House ceremony last week, which honored young innovators in environmental sciences and protection. Their team advisor and another eCYBERMISSION team advisor were also recognized at the event. The students, Daniel Burgess, Joey...

2014-08-18 12:22:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced enhancements to the department's internal processes for responding to environmental health concerns and complaints specifically related to Marcellus Shale drilling. "Protecting the public's health, and ensuring that citizens and health care providers have access to accurate, timely and relevant information, is a primary responsibility of the department, and one that the governor and I...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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