By: Staci O’Connell, Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager
Our world is changing, the climate is changing, the global population is increasing, and the need for reliable energy continues to grow. Traditional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, will not last forever. It is time to look for alternative energy sources and conserve the energy we use. ON Semiconductor is doing just that.
By Carol Kauffman Nowlin, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, ScottsMiracle-Gro
For the past several decades, threats to America’s water bodies have been on the rise. From harmful algal blooms choking water intake pipes in Toledo, Ohio, to the erosion and degradation of shoreline in coastal areas, the safety of our water is at stake.
Water is a fundamental human need – yet one in nine people lacks access to clean and safe water. Learn how the Caterpillar Foundation, together with its nonprofit partners, is helping to bring awareness to this issue.
Boeing environmental scientist is a restoration "rock" star
Katie Moxley’s mom placed a rock hammer in her hand at age 10. It felt right. Little did she know that geology tool would end up chiseling her future as an environmental leader at Boeing.
Moxley went on to become a geologist and is now a Boeing restoration “rock” star in the Puget Sound. It all started with her mother, an elementary science teacher with Seattle Public Schools, introducing her young daughter to geology while taking extra science courses at the University of Washington.
Controlling sewer systems in real time to improve water quality in urban areas
Martin Pleau holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University with a specialization in process control. During his 25 years with Tetra Tech, he pioneered the development of Csoft®, a model-based control software designed to improve the management of urban drainage systems and protect human health and the environment. This innovative software is now used to manage water systems in several large cities in North America and Europe.
Freeport-McMoRan operates mines, smelters, processing facilities and reclamation projects around the world that require water for metal production or for site rehabilitation. The company’s mining operations are in areas where competition for water supplies is significant. Freeport-McMoRan recognizes that access to safe and clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and understands the critical importance of responsible water management.