When designing a green roof for your business, several issues need to be addressed, including type (extensive or intensive), weight, maintenance, irrigation, plant choices and cost. Several key factors need to be considered when designing a green roof, says Barbara Denson, director of origination, Global Markets, for Weston Solutions, in an article written for EHS Journal.
Archive for September 2010
Over the past thirty years, impressive advances have been made in information technology. Today, the tablet computer—most notably the iPad—provides EHS auditors with a powerful tool to improve the EHS audit process. This article reviews Elm Consulting Group’s use of the iPad for EHS auditing. Elm’s experience has shown that the iPad can improve audit accuracy while increasing overall audit efficiency by 15 to 20 percent.
Fortunately, your company has great market opportunities. Unfortunately, your opportunities are not where you have the environmental, health and safety (EHS) resources, people and knowledge. This creates a huge geographic mismatch. You and your company have spent years (even decades) building up your EHS infrastructure to fit your historic footprint. In developed markets where you’ve
If you’ve read any of the automotive headlines in recent months, you’ve probably seen that battery-operated, all-electric vehicles may soon be on a car lot near you. The catch phrase of our credit-crazed world – “Charge it” – will soon take on a whole new meaning. It won’t be about buying tires or wipers at
The U.S. Clean Air Act, which was enacted by U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1970, will mark its 40th anniversary in December. This article reviews the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the benefits of the Clean Air Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition calling for a ban on the manufacture and distribution of lead ammunition used for hunting, but will review a request regarding lead fishing sinkers. The petitioners argued that lead poisoning from ammunition and fishing sinkers “present an unreasonable risk of injury” to both human health and the environment.
If environmental messages are designed to change behavior, why do so many environmental communications have the opposite effect? This article contrasts environmental messages that seek to encourage with those that seek to educate and analyzes which approach is better. Two great video clips illustrate effective and ineffective environmental advertising.
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