Qnuru Lighting, a www.santafenm.gov, in the coming weeks. About Qnuru Qnuru is a revolutionary lighting firm that integrates sophisticated, contemporary lighting design with advanced solar technologies, LED components and control systems to create an unparalleled lighting experience for commercial and residential installations. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Qnuru is a Visible Light Solar Technology Company. For more information, visit www.qnuru.com or www.visiblelightsolar.com. About Visible Light Solar Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Visible Light Solar Technologies (www.visiblelightsolar.com) is an intelligent solar and LED lighting technology company. Visible Light Solar provides businesses, municipalities and educational facilities with retrofit as well as new solar/LED lighting solutions that save money, reduce maintenance costs, and are environmentally sustainable. Visible Light Solar is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, US Green Building Council and the International Dark-Sky Association. The company is backed by Noribachi, a venture accelerator firm (www.noribachi.com). ” target=”_blank”>Visible Light Solar Technologies Company, has been selected by the City of Santa Fe Mayor’s Office and the Parks & Public Works Department as the top local design for solar/LED lighting throughout Frenchy Field Park. The site of a historic former dairy farm, Frenchy Field Park is a recreation area landscaped with native wildflowers that links to the Santa Fe River and the City’s open space network of trails and parks
Qnuru’s line of landscape lighting products combine efficient LED technology, advanced solar engineering and integrated control systems. Each lighting fixture is designed to illuminate architectural features, walkways and plantings; all are Dark Sky compliant with non-glare directional down lighting for parks, campuses, cityscapes and parking areas. Digital microcontrollers provide intelligent power management and a full complement of features that can be custom selected and wirelessly programmed.
“In this, Santa Fe’s 400 Anniversary year, we are thrilled to be able to help design a new park lighting fixture that reflects the beauty of our city’s natural setting and harnesses the abundant sunshine with which we are so blessed,” said David Dross, Santa Fe mayor. “As we look forward to our next 400 years, we know that it will be environmentally sustainable solutions like Qnuru’s solar and LED lighting fixtures which will help preserve this precious planet.”
According to Fabian Chavez, Director of the city’s Parks, Trails and Watershed Division, “The lighting system we commissioned from Qnuru is the first in the country to feature solar and LED technologies in a system that is free from the grid and powerful enough to illuminate large public parks and trailheads where no electrical infrastructure exists. We expect it to set a national standard that other cities and parks will emulate.”
“The new Qnuru lighting fixtures for Frenchy Field Park give customers a completely integrated solution that has the least human imprint,” said Dee Dennis, CEO of Visible Light Solar, Qnuru’s parent corporation. “Not only are these lights Dark Sky compliant but they give Santa Fe a solution that respond to concerns about energy usage. We’re out to change outdoor lighting with our solar and LED solutions, ensuring the right lighting for safety while reducing overall environmental impacts. That’s a win, win, win.”
As part of the unveiling of the new Qnuru light fixture design for Santa Fe’s Frenchy Field Park, the city’s Public Works Department, in conjunction with Qnuru, are launching a contest among school age children to officially name the new light fixture. The student whose name is selected will win an Amazon Kindle ebook and $100 worth of downloads. Details on the contest will be posted on the city website, www.santafenm.gov, in the coming weeks.
Be Green Packaging’s CEO, Ron Blitzer, proudly attended The Organic Center’s 5th Annual Bay Area Celebration September 12th 2009. Be Green Packaging was also a Silver Sponsor of the event along with Whole Foods Market. The day’s events were held at the Numi Tea Garden in Oakland, CA and the Clif Bar headquarters in Berkeley, CA. Be Green’s commitent to the organic farming industry resides in the compostable nature of the food service packaging that it manufactures. Made primarily from the bulrush plant, Be Green’s rich brown fiber is known for its earthy look, durable nature, and compostability. Healthy soils are needed worldwide to grow nutrient rich foods. Composting is a neccessary component to our nation’s food cycle and vibrant population. When companies like Be Green Packaging collaborate with industry change makers like Whole Foods, Clif Bar, Numi, O-Organics, Lundberg, Horizon and the many other folks in attendance at the event our nation’s food quality has a better chance of improving. Mission alignment makes anything possible.
8 September 2009
Namibia, located in South Africa, hosts a population of approximately 1.8 million people, more than 50% of whom live below the international poverty line (less than $1.25 USD per day). The nation has suffered heavily from the effects of HIV/AIDS. In 2007, it was reported that 15% of the adult population was infected with HIV.
With an unemployment rate that hovers between 30-40%, it is easy to see why the mining industry, which accounts for 25% of Namibia’s revenue, is considered a necessary evil. Mining for uranium, lead, zinc, tungsten, silver and diamonds provide much needed economic stimuli.
The Kalahari Diamonds, introduced by Finesse Diamonds, are traced through the supply chain from mining to market. Each polished diamond is crafted entirely in Namibia, bringing opportunity to the people and communities from which the diamonds are harvested. A group of Namibian craftpersons, 50% of whom are women, shape each stone for maximum brilliance.
The ethically sourced Kalahari Diamonds offer consumers the opportunity to have beautifully crafted, genuine African diamonds while contributing to positive economic development in one of the world’s most impoverished nations.
Insight Forums, LLC today announced that it has launched a “Keen for Green” program of registration discounts and charitable donations to reinforce the need for environmental stewardship in producing shareholder communications. Executives using the special “green” web link to register for its upcoming Shareholder Communications Symposium will receive 25% off their registration fee and will trigger a $25 donation to the Carbon Disclosure Project,an independent not-for-profit organization that holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. This link is http://www.insightforums.com/?sub=391.
“Keen for Green” benefits also may be obtained by telephone by calling 800-886-2196 x3 and mentioning the phrase “Keen for Green” in the registration request.
The Shareholder Communications Symposium is an exclusive forum dedicated to helping governance, shareholder communications and investor relations professionals balance cost and service, and gain additional benefits in the form of environmental stewardship and improved brand equity. Three of its sessions are dedicated to covering sustainability concerns from the standpoints of regulation, procurement, and reporting:
♦ On the Regulatory Horizon: Financial Reporting, Sustainability, and Privacy Regulations Affecting Shareholder Communications, featuring Matt Kelly of Compliance Week, Lawrence Bachman of Exelon Corp., Jeff Morgan of National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), and Mike Schlanger of Merrill Corp.
♦ Can Sustainability, Cost Reduction, and Usability Coexist in Shareholder Communications? featuring Will Markunas of BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, Sonal Mahida of the Carbon Disclosure Project, and Jay Jamrog of i4CP.
♦ The Growing Impact of Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance Reporting, featuring Mark Orlowski of the Sustainable Endowments Institute
Information about sponsorships, attendance, or speaking opportunities is available on the Web at www.insightforums.com/scs2009.php. Symposium exhibits are co-located with the Document Strategy Forum.
CSR Minute: September 14, 2009 – Sprint’s Eco-Accessories; Wendy’s Donates to Diabetes Research; CarbonFree DC’s Contest
Corporate Social Responsible News: Sprint’s Eco-Accessories; Wendy’s Donates to Diabetes Research; CarbonFree DC’s Home Makeover Contest
Here it is, one year later, and we continue to hear an enormous amount of misinformation about the Credit Crisis: What were the actual causes, what could have been done, what should have been done.
Lets consider the most widely held myths as the the cause of the crisis (skipping the discredited theories).
Here is a quick overview of the key points many folks seem to be getting wrong:
You can read the rest of this blog article by following this link…
A greatly expanded version of this list is in Bailout Nation . . .