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On the Water Front vol. 2 presents new analysis from global thought-leaders
New edition features 14 essays on water and water quality issues that build upon research presented at the 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm.
On the Water Front vol. 2 offers a collection of the most innovative and important insights on water and water quality presented at the 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm. This compendium is a must-read for those interested in the latest knowledge, tools and strategies to resolve the planet’s most pressing water quality challenges.
Each of its chapters are authored by leading luminaries from science, business, and public policy and build upon research presented at the 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm, includingStockholm Water Prize Laureates Dr. Rita Colwell and Prof. Takashi Asano and have been edited and peer reviewed by the World Water Week Scientific Programme Committee.
Download it here to gain knowledge on how the public health sector will be impacted by climate change, the most potent policy cocktails to protect coastal waters, the best-practice solutions to wastewater reclamation and reuse, what the potential onset of peak water and peak phosphorus could mean to humanity, new ideas to mitigate the growing dangers of chemical and agricultural pollution to human and environmental health, and much more.
Recycle, Reuse, Rejoice!
Technology integrators comprising the Utility Technology Challenge committee chose 15 semifinalists out of 100 quality submissions to present their leading edge solutions in Boston at TechConnect World Clean Technology Conference and Expo in June. The winners include one undisclosed company along with 7 AC Technologies, EcoFactor, Electric Pipeline Corporation, Energy Compression, EnerVault, Ideal Power Converters, Innosepra, Minesto, NovaThermal Energy, Plasma Gasification Corp., Power Tagging, Tropos Networks, V&R Energy Systems Research, and XTreme Power. Congratulations!
The Green Blog Network Is A Sponsoring Media Partner Of CT-SI’s TechConnect World Conference And Expo: Boston June 13 – 16, 2011
CTSI Members, Lockheed Martin and Ideal Power Converters Partner To Develop Next Generation Military Microgrid
Reducing the fuel requirements for forward military bases is a critical requirement for the US Army. Lockheed Martin, a CTSI member company, received a contract to develop and demonstration its new microgrid system, which will reduce fuel requirements by >40% and improve reliability. A key component are converters fromIdeal Power Converters, another CTSI member company in the cleanConnect program.
The Marketplace Where Fortune 500’s Shop for the Latest Technologies
Over 5,000 people from around the world will attend the TechConnect World Conference and Expo to participate in robust programs focused in clean, nano, micro and bio technology opportunities. The conference focuses on synergies between commercializing technologies just out of the laboratory and the strategic technology interests of multinational corporations, governments and investors. Be a part of this event June 13-16 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center to see some of the newest and most innovative emerging technologies today.
A partial list of Speakers & Partners include: Harvard, MIT, Fraunhofer, Honda, BASF, Sanyo, P&G, Toray, Lockheed Martin, Applied Materials, Samsung, GE, Novartis, Kodak, Merck, Omron, bp, Panasonic, Dow and more. Read a full list of speakers here: http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2011/bio.html.
The main program will feature distinct content across multiple industrial verticals including topics related to: advanced electronics, defense, sensors, materials, energy generation, energy storage, bio fuels, biotech, pharma, and many others. Review the full program here: http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2011/program.html
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Olympic silver medalist and 4 X-Games halfpipe gold medalist Gretchen Bleiler is proud to announce the Earth Day 2011 (April 22nd, 2011) kick off of the “21 Day Reusable Challenge, ” an eco-minded call to action asking individuals around the globe to give up single serving disposable plastic water bottles, plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam takeaway containers for 21 days.
With the idea that it takes 21 days to build a habit, the challenge encourages people to consciously “create a habit” to benefit our habitat. As the keynote speaker at a college environmental conference during the Fall of 2010, Gretchen wanted to call students to action. Out of this desire, the 21 Day Reusable Challenge was born.
“Every single one of us has a unique opportunity to create awareness and influence change, so the 21 Day Reusable Challenge is a chance for people to stop using harmful disposable products, and inspire their friends and families to do the same by simply posting videos and photos through their social network.” – Gretchen Bleiler
From there, Gretchen’s Facebook followers vote on the most inspirational stories and the top five individuals with the most liked stories win products from Gretchen’s sponsors.
To post images and videos of your own 21 Day Challenge to Gretchen’s Facebook page (a requirement to be a part of the contest), go to www.facebook.com/gretchenbleiler.
Follow Gretchen on Twitter for 21 Day Reusable Challenge updates/ posts at www.twitter.com/gretchenbleiler and if/when you tweet back, please use #reusablechallenge.
By collaborating with her network of generous/eco-minded sponsors, Gretchen hopes to spread the message and encourage people to participate in the challenge, incorporating reusable living in their everyday lives while also raising awareness to the amount of disposable waste we are still exposed to on a daily basis. “Our winters depend on how we manage our consumer habits, and since most of these athletes already practice sustainability, this is a chance for them to show it and encourage their fans to do the same,” says Gretchen.
After winning a silver medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics for women’s snowboarding halfpipe, Gretchen decided to use her new platform as a chance to speak about an issue that is close to her heart in many ways, climate change. In addition to working with sponsors Oakley and K2 Snowboarding to create signature eco friendly products, Gretchen has also started her own sustainable stainless steel reusable water bottle company, ALEX Bottle, with husband and former Oakley Marketing Manager, Chris Hotell. For more information on ALEX Bottle, please visit www.alexbottle.com. For more information on the 21 Day Reusable Challenge or to participate go to www.21dayreusablechallenge.com
If you pick up a Weekend Edition of the NY Times Travel section today, you will find inside a wonderful article highlighting some of Paris’s green-friendly programs. Of special interest is the fact that Paris ranks number 10 as a Green City according to a report referenced at the 2009 UN Conference.
Most of the Green Points highlighted in the article have been written about already here on Greening Paris and also on our affiliate blog, Local Food And Wine. Both are published by Paige Donner c. Paige Donner, Ed-in-Chief.
It’s wonderful to see, this Earth Month 2011, that the NY Times, of which the International Herald Tribune is its global edition, sat up and took notice of what Paris is doing in a green-friendly way!
NY Times Article, HERE
You can also read it in Print in the April 10th 2011 edition of Travel Section.
Read all about the World’s Green Trends on The Green Blog Network.
Recycle, Reuse, Rejoice!
It received a standing ovation at the recent European Independent Film Festival held in Paris. Its filmmaker told of the experience of assembling hundreds of “regular” people – who included the likes of Willem Dafoe – to participate in the roundtable that sought to provide answers to a few of the hundreds of thousands of questions submitted by people from around the globe.
Problema is a completely not-for-profit film. Free Downloads of the movie are provided from the website. The filmmakers encourage Free Screenings and ask that you host Free Screenings as a way to fundraise for your preferred charities. Please see details on the WEBSITE HERE.
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The European Professional Women’s Network launched a competition earlier this year to recognize some of Europe’s top women entrepreneurs who are creating their business models based on sustainability.
“A prize for a woman, by women, the Prix Entrepreneure Responsable will be awarded to a female entrepreneur whose business has a positive social or environmental impact. The winner will be chosen from three finalists presided by Margaret Milan, founder of eveil et jeux. The winner will be announced on March 31st. The prize: A year of personalized consulting by a team of experts, all European PWN volunteers.
The Three Finalists:
Ingrid Leyret, Ileo Interactive, www.comptoir-de-vie.com
Florence Hallouin, Generation Plume, www.hamac-paris.com
For More Info: www.prixentrepreneureresponsable.epwn.net
*Note March 8th was International Woman’s Day
Men’s Fashion Week, Paris, AW11/12 wrapped up today with a flourish of Pin ups on silk and thin silk from RYNSHU’s “Shabby Rock’n Style” collection at Hotel Le Meurice Sunday afternoon. In a departure from tradition, RYNSHU designer mixed it up, showing both his men’s collection and several pieces from his soon to launch women’s collection. [ the sale of the lady’s collection will be available from RYNSHU PARIS shop and other outlets. ]
P. Diddy partied it up at Raf Simons and then cruised in late for Lanvin, held at Palais Tokyo, a show that favored Grafton fedoras, bomber jackets and bow ties – all crowd pleasers. Lulu Gainsbourg and also Oliver Sims of XX (British band) sat in front rows and sported chic Lanvin Tux blazers, looking ready for a red carpet.
Earlier in the week, EHUD showed in the grittier Marais with a resonant and loyal turnout of Paris’s fashion influencers. The advantage of showing early in the week? top pick of the male models. All of whom were sizzling hot and flirty!
Other highlights: Agnes B. with a Pirate Look and tight leather pants. Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake, Dior Homme, Bill Tornade, Qasimi Homme…stay posted for more Men’s Fashion Week AW11/12 Wrap Up on Greening Beauty, Greening Paris.
GREEN Challenge: Write/ email in your suggestions on how to take men’s fashion towards green while still staying in the black…