Harvard Study: Employees Say Work Committment Depends On Purpose, Productivity On Relationships
August 21, 2007 12:19 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Business executives are, by nature, focused on the corporate bottom line. But Harvard researchers say they see a new trend in our dawning age of social sustainability supporting the notion that more attention should be paid to employees. New Harvard research says, affirming employee trust and purpose play a significant role in building successful, productive workplaces.

How Green Is Your College? Greener Than You May Think.
August 21, 2007 11:23 AM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

NEW YORK - Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and managing environmental risk are now on the forefront of many companies' and universities business strategies. Some of today's largest and most influential institutions have made enormous investments in renewable energy. It's important because, for the average college or university in the US, electricity consumption represents approximately 20% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

Rutgers scientists preserve and protect foods naturally
August 21, 2007 09:39 AM - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, N.J. — Two items high on the list of public concerns are the need for greater food safety and a growing demand for natural or organic food products. Understanding this, chemists and food scientists at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, joined forces to develop natural approaches to the prevention of food contamination and spoilage.

Tulum Among a Dozen Sites in Hurricane Dean's Path
August 21, 2007 06:59 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

The heart of Maya culture was in Dean's path on Monday -- dozens of historical sites including the stunning seaside ruins of Tulum and a temple where oppressed Mayas said they found divine inspiration for a 19th-century uprising.

Study: Too Fat? Maybe A Virus Is To Blame
August 20, 2007 05:54 PM - Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

A common virus caused human adult stem cells to turn into fat cells and could explain why some people become obese, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The research builds on prior studies of adenovirus-36 -- a common cause of respiratory and eye infections -- and it may lead to an obesity vaccine, they said.

Organic Wild Hoodia, Appetite Suppressant, Arrives
August 20, 2007 02:04 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

A Canadian herbal supplement company has begun marketing organic, wild grown Hoodia Gordonii, an African herb known for its high levels of steroidal glycoside - the principal appetite suppressant molecule in the plant. The company says organic certification is pending.

Green Fundraising Comes Of Age As Schools Say No To Unhealthy Fundraisers
August 20, 2007 01:08 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

The search for healthy alternatives to unhealthy school fundraisers may be over. When new laws banned the sale of unhealthy foods to raise money for schools, parents and school representatives were left without many options, scratching their heads for new sources of money. Enter 'Fundraising Green', the first fundraising company focused solely on providing healthy and eco-friendly fundraisers.

Buyer beware: WWF seeks help of British tourists to stamp out illegal wildlife trade
August 20, 2007 11:14 AM - World Wildlife Fund

London, UK — WWF is urging British tourists to be vigilant about buying wildlife souvenirs this summer when travelling abroad.

Meet your Attic: A Collector of Energy
August 20, 2007 09:52 AM - , Private Landowner Network

As I write this the US National Snow and Ice Data Center is reporting that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low; and there’s still another month to go in the annual melt-down period.

Online Bill Pay Saves More Than Just Trees
August 20, 2007 09:41 AM - , Triple Pundit

Scientific American points out that the benefits of online banking and billing reach beyond saving trees. Reducing paper use also reduces the resources needed to make, ship and discard the paper.

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