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2014-07-17 12:31:44

Bearing manufacturer continues to demonstrate environmental leadership ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NSK Americas (NSK) has released its 2013 sustainability achievements, demonstrating the company's ongoing commitment to environmental protection. The year's accomplishments show that NSK saved: -- 39,200 trees - equivalent to 485,688,000 sheets of newspaper -- 1,028,000 gallons of oil - enough to heat 6,456 homes for a year -- 15,556,000 gallons of water -...

2014-07-17 08:29:05

BERLIN, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Top-level guests at the world's biggest safety & health convention - Day passes now bookable - Information for journalists A world without serious accidents at work - this is the vision that will be discussed by politicians, scientists and experts from all over the world at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, which is taking place in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 August 2014. The emphasis is on such themes as...

2014-07-16 23:02:51

W&M Environmental Group (W&M) has been using Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Rugged Notepad to provide environmental remediation services, particularly environmental injection. Logan, Utah (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 W&M Environmental Group (W&M) has been using Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Rugged Notepad to provide environmental remediation services, particularly environmental injection. W&M provides these services to a variety of industries, including Real Estate Due...

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...

2014-07-08 23:10:23

The new program by Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will focus on benchmarking current sustainability outcomes, catalyzing continuous improvement at the field and landscape level, and enabling supply chain sourcing claims. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Today, Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced the launch of a new agricultural supply chain program for U.S. commodity crops. The Field to Market metrics and benchmarks...

2014-07-07 12:23:03

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goal Met a Year Ahead of Schedule DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated today announced the release of its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report on comerica.com. The online report, which updates progress made in several key sustainability areas of focus, highlights Comerica's achievement of its first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20010807/CMALOGO "In 2009, we set a goal to...

2014-07-01 23:12:58

Brenna S. Walraven Announced as National Advisory Board Member Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AtSite, a leading provider of smart sustainable building solutions, is pleased to announce that Brenna S. Walraven, Managing Director, Head of Property Operations, USAA Real Estate Company, has joined the AtSite National Advisory Board. Walraven oversees property operations for USAA Real Estate Company, a 12-time Energy Star Partner of the Year award winner. She also manages the development...

2014-07-01 08:34:40

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's quite worrying that in some organisations, the only way employees get any health and safety education is from a dog-eared poster in a corridor. In this era of digital and mobile, where company newsletters can be delivered in seconds and staff work on projects across multiple sites, such digital convenience should be applied to health and safety. After all, huge fines, significant punishments and negative publicity are the...

2014-06-27 19:13:14

University of California - San Francisco UCSF study finds most agree exposures can be reduced, but only half take patients' histories In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics,...

2014-06-27 11:52:30

Yale University Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn't so lucky. "People want to do the right thing; they just need a little help from their institutions," said David Rand, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and a co-author of the study appearing June 25 in...


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