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Chinese Sustainability: Outside Looking In

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A family trip recently brought me back to China for a few weeks.  I was in a small provincial capital — quieter than Beijing or Shanghai and the kind of place that has seen explosive population growth in the past ten years.

Sabin Bureau from Gat Creek is Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the-Week!"

Gat Creek Uses Sustainably Grown Appalachian Hardwoods for Its American Made Furnishings
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The only thing that Greenspiration Home loves more than American made furniture is furniture that is crafted with locally and sustainably grown wood, making this simple yet elegant chest from Gat Creek an ideal choice for our American Made “Pick-of-the-Week”.

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The only thing that Greenspiration Home loves more than American made furniture is furniture that is crafted with locally and sustainably grown wood, making this simple yet elegant chest from Gat Creek an ideal choice for our American Made “Pick-of-the-Week”.

Natural EleganceTM Chest from Mayland Court is Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the-Week!"

NC Craftsmanship and Sustainable Tree Bark Make This Product Special!
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Mayland Court was once known for its exquisite and unique custom finishes, providing signature looks for companies like Henredon, Ethan Allan, and French Heritage. No one could do custom finishes better.  Unfortunately, China could do it cheaper. Despite these hardships, Mayland Court is still turning out unique finishes, only this time on their own custom furniture, including this lovely birch laminate chest of drawers, Greenspiration Home's American Made Pick-of-the-Week

 

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Mayland Court was once known for its exquisite and unique custom finishes, providing signature looks for companies like Henredon, Ethan Allan, and French Heritage. No one could do custom finishes better.  Unfortunately, China could do it cheaper. Despite these hardships, Mayland Court is still turning out unique finishes, only this time on their own custom furniture, including this lovely birch laminate chest of drawers, Greenspiration Home's American Made Pick-of-the-Week

 

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - August 2011

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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SAI and China National Textile & Apparel Council Sign Agreement

Beijing-based CNTAC and SAI will work to improve the implementation of sustainability in workplaces
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 29, 2011 - The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and Social Accountability International (SAI) are pleased to announce they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperative work.

Richard Heinberg: A Post-Carbon Conversation

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Author Richard Heinberg talks about the policies and conditions that need to be in place for our species to evolve in the face of ballooning population, dwindling resources and global climate change.

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Author Richard Heinberg talks about the policies and conditions that need to be in place for our species to evolve in the face of ballooning population, dwindling resources and global climate change.

Clean Power For China Is The Opportunity of a Lifetime

China needs energy for growth--no matter what the source. If we sell them clean energy, it will mean booming profits and saving the planet.
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From Glenn Croston's blog at Fast Company

Operation Climate Change: Does America Have the Courage?

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Climate Change is one of the biggest issues of the 21st century from both a practical and ethical view. Yet the U.S. has been slow to adapt to sustainable policies due to pressure from unsustainable business sectors. In the meantime, we are losing our position as a world leader in one of the fastest growing and most profitable global markets: Renewable Energy.

Click here to read more about climate change.

 

GE’s New Ecomagination Chief: Green Tech Innovation Goes Global

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Mark Vachon, Head of General Electric’s ecomagination, speaks of the importance of staying relevant and how opportunities are increasing globally in places such as China, Brazil and the Middle East.The green market is changing while governments all over the world invest billions in solar and wind energy, electric cars and battery technology. With the launch of the ecomagination Challenge, GE is researching ideas for the smart grid and other green technologies in order to continue expanding the green product range and investing in early stage start ups that show potential.

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Mark Vachon, Head of General Electric’s ecomagination, speaks of the importance of staying relevant and how opportunities are increasing globally in places such as China, Brazil and the Middle East.The green market is changing while governments all over the world invest billions in solar and wind energy, electric cars and battery technology. With the launch of the ecomagination Challenge, GE is researching ideas for the smart grid and other green technologies in order to continue expanding the green product range and investing in early stage start ups that show potential.

China Weighs Environmental Concerns Against Economic Growth

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Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Guangdong province in southern China on the clash between the populous nation's economic ambitions and worsening pollution problem. Manufacturing Organizations in China are increasing their safety, clean-up and recycling efforts in their work processes. One effort to promote environmental awareness in China is GE’s Environmental Health and Safety Academy, which trains managers in manufacturing companies. The Academy provides courses in environmental regulations, risk assessment and health hazards. It has support from the U.S. government, major transnational corporations, and a Vermont-based foundation, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, represented in Guangdong Province by Wan Yang.

 
To learn more about GE's EHS Academy, read our feature "The EHS Academy: Where Local Improvement Drives Collaboration" here:
http://citizenship.geblogs.com/the-ehs-academy-local-improvement-global-collaboration/
 
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Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Guangdong province in southern China on the clash between the populous nation's economic ambitions and worsening pollution problem. Manufacturing Organizations in China are increasing their safety, clean-up and recycling efforts in their work processes. One effort to promote environmental awareness in China is GE’s Environmental Health and Safety Academy, which trains managers in manufacturing companies. The Academy provides courses in environmental regulations, risk assessment and health hazards. It has support from the U.S. government, major transnational corporations, and a Vermont-based foundation, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, represented in Guangdong Province by Wan Yang.

 
To learn more about GE's EHS Academy, read our feature "The EHS Academy: Where Local Improvement Drives Collaboration" here:
http://citizenship.geblogs.com/the-ehs-academy-local-improvement-global-collaboration/
 
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