Executive Brief - June 30, 2016 -U.S., Mexico, Canada Pledge 50 Percent Clean Power by 2025
"The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there." - Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970),
American football player and coach
U.S., Mexico, Canada Pledge 50 Percent Clean Power by 2025
President Obama, Justin Trudeau of Canada and Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico have agreed to produce half of their power by 2025 from hydropower, nuclear, wind, solar and energy storage, while the coal plants would count if they employ carbon capture. Collectively, the countries are now at 37 percent. Read more...
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TSCA Reform Finally Signed Into Law
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and children. Download NAEM's webinar on the new law. Read more...
Minnesota Companies Embrace A 'Circular Economy' To Boost Recycling, Reduce Waste
Some of Minnesota's biggest company names - 3M, Best Buy, Cargill, General Mills, Medtronic, Target, and Ecolab - are taking place in the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, which promotes aspects of a circular economy. The group is initially focusing energy, water and organic recycling. Read more...
HP Commits to Zero Deforestation by 2020, among other New Goals
HP Inc. announced several new commitments with the release of its latest Sustainability Report. The company met the 20 percent emissions reduction targets it set for its operations and supply chain five years early, and set three new goals for 2020: a new zero deforestation commitment, 40% renewable electricity and to reduce GHG intensity by 25%. Read more...
Here's How U.S. Groundwater Travels the Globe Via Food
Freshwater in the United States is really on the move. Much of the water pulled from underground reservoirs, called aquifers, gets incorporated into crops and other foodstuffs, which are then are shuttled around the country or transferred as far away as Israel and Japan, according to a new study. Read more...
NAEM continues to seek new ways to add value to your membership through new conferences, new benefits and now, a new staff member! Fresh off the heels of her MBA in Sustainability Caitlin Wilson has recently joined the NAEM programs team to help us bring some innovative ideas to you in 2017. Learn a little more about what motivates her below!
The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) has released a new report that identifies the key strategies companies can use to optimize their selection of environmental, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) software tools, the association announced today.