Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun for kids

Do you know any kids who have done something useful for the environment? Check out the EPA-sponsored President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA).

Climate scientists explain global warming

RealClimate has a very useful list of global warming denial arguments and the science that refutes them here.

Additionally, they have posted their data sources online here.

Real science from real scientists -- thank you, RealClimate!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A reminder on your carpet reclamation partners

Don't throw your old carpet into the landfill! It's expensive and wasteful. Click here for CARE's list of carpet reclamation partners near you. It's healthy for your bank account and the planet.

It was great to see you GLO!

We enjoyed seeing you at our November Halloween EcoGlo party -- and we’ve commemorated this event on the RD Weis Companies YouTube channel. Click here to view.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

RD Weis Companies provides high-visibility photoluminescent and anti-slip step edge and path marking systems from EcoGlo. Activated by natural or artificial light, the systems emit a steady glow guiding people safely up steps and through passages—in all conditions.

Our photoluminescent emergency egress lighting systems fulfill the supplementary emergency lighting requirements of New York City RS6.1.

Friday, November 6, 2009

NIOSH Science blog: The Business Case for Safety and Health

Steve Wurzelbacher, Ph.D., CPE, Ginny Frings, Ph.D., and Mei-Li Lin, Ph.D. report that NIOSH has a new course, developed with the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, for MBA students entitled "Business Value of Safety and Health."

The course aims to teach the next generation of executives that workers are a critical asset for a company in today's competitive marketplace and, therefore, investing in their safety and health is more than the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do. The course addresses how companies can evaluate OEHS interventions and programs in order to choose and implement the most cost-effective ones that will both improve occupational safety and health for workers and support the business objectives of the company.

Interesting and useful. We hope to see more education like this.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Carol M. Browner to Deliver Closing Address at Greenbuild Conference Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Key Obama Climate Strategist Carol M. Browner to Deliver Closing Address at Greenbuild Conference Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held Nov.11-13, 2009, in Phoenix, Ariz.

“The green building movement is fundamentally changing our economic and environmental future, and it’s a movement that we all must be a part of,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC.

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community of 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 131,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. economy from 2009-2013.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just A Reminder to Come Glo With RD Weis November 4th

Wear all black and be illuminated by the GLO! Join us for Halloween candy, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks with RD Weis friends and colleagues, and learn about the best photoluminescent lighting systems available!

We'll be wearing black to learn about Ecoglo, our new sustainable photoluminescent emergency lighting and anti–slip step edge and path marking system.

When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: RD Weis Companies
260 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001

RSVP: Sheri Gorman
sgorman at
ph: 212-376-5355 X 202
We look forward to seeing you there!

Understanding REDD

Absolute must-watch video, explaining REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) from the New America Foundation.

Tropical deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all carbon emissions into the atmosphere, more than the combined emissions of every car, truck, ship, plane and train on the planet. A new market mechanism, REDD is being developed so that residents of tropical forest properties can earn more money from the standing forest than from its removal.

The REDD concept is part of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, which would allow U.S. companies to offset the carbon they emit by paying tropical countries and their citizens not to cut down their rainforests. A market-based system that includes REDD will also be on the agenda at the UN-sponsored talks in Copenhagen this December, where representatives hope to hash out a new climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

A very important bit of info as we head into the Copenhagen talks this winter.