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2014-04-22 12:20:59

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX employees are joining together this month in celebration of Earth Day and CSX's longstanding commitments to sustainability. As part of that commitment, in addition to many Earth Day events throughout its network, this year CSX is bringing special attention to the importance of proper recycling of electronics. "Sustainability is vital to CSX's long-term prosperity," said Carl Gerhardstein, assistant vice president of health, environment...

Green Cities, Selfies And Water Are The Highlights Of Earth Day 2014
2014-04-21 10:58:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year on April 22 numerous organizations, agencies, communities and citizens around the world join together to celebrate everything Earth. This year, one of the biggest events surrounding Earth Day is Earth Day Network's "Green Cities Campaign." The Green Cities Campaign was launched in the fall of 2013 by the Earth Day Network (EDN) as a novel way to help cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon...

2014-04-21 08:22:03

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the Light of Humane Nature: HUMAN VALUES, NATURE, THE GREEN ECONOMY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SALVATION By Arthur B. Weissman Morgan James Publishing / April 2014 ------------------------------------ "I opened your book over lunch at my desk, and found it so engaging that I had difficultyputting it down. It's beautifully composed and compelling."--Denis Hayes, President of...

2014-04-17 16:22:36

New initiatives funded through Office of the Provost, Swanson School of Engineering, and philanthropic gifts from alumni John C. Mascaro and John A. Swanson PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --To mark the tenth anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) and to build upon the ongoing philanthropy of two of Pitt's most generous donors, Pitt officials announced a new $37.5 million funding initiative comprising various...

2014-04-16 12:32:25

AMSTERDAM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. A pilot project will be implemented across three hazelnut producing regions in the country; Trabzon and Giresun in the Northeast, and Duzce in the Northwest; where about 175 farmers are expected to take part. UTZ members such as Migros/Delica AG, Natra and REWE Group are actively collaborating in this...

2014-04-15 23:03:03

Conwed makes progress in achieving sustainability goals. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Conwed, the leading plastic netting manufacturer in the world, has published its Global Sustainability Report 2014. Headquartered in Minnesota and with locations in two continents, Conwed has implemented best practices at all of its locations with the objective of increasing efficiency in their day to day operations and creating netting solutions that require less material and generate less...

2014-04-01 08:22:41

BREWSTER, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adelaide Environmental Health Associates, Inc., (Adelaide) an Environmental Consulting firm based in New York State announced that they have secured a 5-year renewal of their GSA Schedule 899 Contract. Adelaide continues to lead the mold, lead paint, asbestos investigations and remediation planning and monitoring for buildings affected by hurricane Sandy, including numerous schools and churches run by the Archdiocese of New York....

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...

2014-03-25 23:34:21

By learning how to promote safety on a job site, COSS graduates have the knowledge to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations. Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC) has scheduled a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) training class for the week of May 12, 2014. The class will be held at DVSC’s New Jersey facility located at Gloucester County College Continuing Education Center, 1492 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. The...

2014-03-25 23:33:58

This landmark COSA report illuminates the salient findings of research from nearly 18,000 comparable surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are the bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched “The...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'