South Sudan has been the target of guerilla warfare and its brutality reveals itself in devastating numbers. Nearly a million civilians have taken refuge to flee the corruption and thousands have died in the crossfire of gruesome militia tactics. Since December 15 within the country’s region, 723,000 people have been displaced and over 100,000 have fled to neighboring countries trying to escape the violence. What initially began as a political accusation between South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and his prior representative Riek Macha turned into an ungovernable attack.
Dallas, TX, February 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Suppliers can play an important role in helping companies achieve their corporate sustainability goals. AT&T honored six such of its suppliers at the third annual Supplier Sustainability Awards luncheon today. Recipients exemplified extraordinary efforts in promoting sustainability achievements over the course of 2013 in the areas of alternative energy, energy efficiency, process improvement, the environment and packaging.
The first film in the series, Paint by Numbers, tells the story of how Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya was inspired to develop technology to reduce the energy needed to operate the auto body-painting system at Honda's manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Auto body painting accounts for the most energy use in Honda's production process. With the help of his fellow associates, Bhattacharya conceived Honda's Intelligent Paint Technology, which has cut Honda's North American manufacturing CO2 emissions by about 10,000 metric tons per year.
Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster and Tiffany Brooks share tips to improve home energy efficiency, safety and health issues
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Housing Professionals at this year’s National Healthy Homes Conference, co-hosted by Rebuilding Together and the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development (HUD), can get green building answers and home improvement advice from HGTV and DIY Network stars Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster, and Tiffany Brooks.
Renewable energy has been certified as a compelling market by Goldman Sachs. The bank is investing $40 billion in the renewable energy sector, in several large equity investments. Among them is $1.5 billion in Dong Energy, a Danish offshore wind energy developer, and $500 million in SolarCity, the biggest U.S. installer.
We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.
This March the EU’s trade chief will take an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighboring regions. The voluntary movement is in high prospect to understand the exact source of the minerals and how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict.
Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on: