Archive For The “Sustainability” Category

Fish Farming

By | October 28, 2015

Tweet The cover story of the 2015 October 26 print edition of the Christian Science Monitor overviews the growth of aquaculture, fish farming.  I appreciated the focus on sustainable methods both in China and in the United States.  The article skirts the issues of slave labor used to harvest seafood (for human consumption and/or fish […]

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Wick Irrigation

By | March 28, 2015

Tweet At Sadhana Forest, trees spring from once-barren land.  This article in the 2015 March 23 print edition of the Christian Science Monitor on replanting once-barren lands is notable for its description of wick irrigation.  I wonder how this might translate into open-weave sponge mats in drought-stricken California.  Due to fire danger, the hillsides of […]

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Laundry

By | October 28, 2012

Tweet Wash Use a liquid, phosphate-free, concentrated detergent.  Measure per the instructions. Sort laundry first by weight.  For example, jeans, towels, and sweats go in the heavy load; button up shirts, underwear, and dress socks go in the light load.  T-shirts, collared, knit shirts, and sports socks can go either way.   If you have […]

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Message in an vBottle

By | September 30, 2012

Tweet The following idea was triggered by the article “Return of a castaway” in the 2012 September 17 print edition of the Christian Science Monitor about students at a school in Maine who launch (wine) bottles which enclosed messages into the Gulf of Maine every year. A recent article on a school in Mass. that […]

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Sustainability Metrics

By | September 23, 2012

Tweet SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) was founded in 2011 to report sustainability metrics alongside financial performance.

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Importing high-tech workers

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet Congress must reform immigration laws that send top STEM graduates to China – CSMonitor.com. 2012 September 10 print edition Rather than focusing on keeping foreign students of US STEM programs in the US post-graduation, I think that we should focus on enabling more US students to graduate from both US and foreign STEM programs […]

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Drought: Farmers dig deeper

By | September 16, 2012

Tweet Drought: Farmers dig deeper, water tables drop, competition heats up – CSMonitor.com. – 2012 August 13 print edition It’s very troubling when farmers are tapping into the water table to switch from dry-farming to irrigation in order to grow resource-intensive, annual crops such as cotton and corn.

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CV Employees

By | August 15, 2012

Tweet CV Incentive Mechanism: Employees Definition of employee engagement DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity – Featured Article – Workforce. – 2012 August 13 DreamWorks Animation’s (DWA) products are labor-intensive, and a significant portion of that labor consists of knowledge workers.  In common with many other knowledge workers, DWA employees must leverage their knowledge […]

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Moyers & Company on Voter Suppression

By | August 12, 2012

Tweet Episode Description for: MOYERS & COMPANY. – Suppressing the Vote Bill Moyers and his guests make a compelling case for fighting voter ID laws because the right to vote is a fundamental democratic principle and the number of otherwise eligible voters that these laws effectively prevent or discourage from exercising their right to vote […]

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Moyers & Company on Voter Suppression

By | August 12, 2012

Tweet Episode Description for: MOYERS & COMPANY. – Suppressing the Vote Bill Moyers and his guests make a compelling case for fighting voter ID laws because the right to vote is a fundamental democratic principle and the number of otherwise eligible voters that these laws effectively prevent or discourage from exercising their right to vote […]

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