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RE: A question for consideration to the Listman eg. Good report on "What IS clean technology?"



Thank you for your response Janet. Do I understand you to say that, any
article that Burton or whomsoever at P2 Tech or List service sends out to us
can be provided to us in Abstract form at no charge?? 
 
Deborah MacCormac
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message----- 
From: Janet Clark [mailto:clarkjan@turi.org] 
Sent: Mon 29-Apr-02 2:15 PM 
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net 
Cc: 
Subject: Re: A question for consideration to the Listman eg. Good report on
"What IS clean technology?"



	Hi P2Techers,
	
	Our library provides this service through the Greenlist Bulletin, a
weekly
	e-zine to a selected list.  Let me know if you would like to try it
for a
	while.  This week's sample is below.  I pass to the library all
titles from
	P2Tech for inclusion.
	
	Janet Clark
	At 11:34 AM 4/29/2002 -0400, you wrote:
	>This is probably an excellent article. When will I get time to read
it? Is
	>that not a common dilemma with all readers on this service?
	>Question: Is there any interest in forming a Executive
Review/Summary team on
	>this service? It might be very helpful for large circulations such
as this
	>list service.  How it works is, if there are 300 members on this
service,
	>once every 300 articles, each member would be asked to do a brief
summary of
	>an article. The Resident Overseer of the list service deems which
articles
	>might of interest and use to the group. As Burton does now. Each
member gets
	>assigned a number from 1- to 300 in this example, and the Overseer
sends the
	>article out to a numbered member, according to order of receipt. The
Reader
	>has 5 days ( not including weekends) to read it and give the group a
brief
	>overview of the contents. If the whole list does not agree to being
readers,
	>( probably likely) then smaller reading groups can be formed and the
same
	>routine applies. In this case, summaries need not be available for
the whole
	>group.Or they may be available whatever the individual Reader
decides. Just a
	>thought for comment.
	>Deborah MacCormac
	>FDEP - Central District - Orlando
	>
	>
	>       -----Original Message-----
	>       From: Listman [mailto:listman@wmrc.uiuc.edu]
	>       Sent: Mon 29-Apr-02 10:22 AM
	>       To: P2tech@great-lakes.net
	>       Cc:
	>       Subject: Good report on "What IS clean technology?"
	>      
	>      
	>
	>               Forwarded on behalf of Mr. Hamner.
	>              
	>               This is a well-written report based on lots of
discussions
	>with =
	>               businesses and others.  Not too long, and brings in a
lot of
	>broad =
	>               perspectives.  Of course the answer to "What is clean
	>technology?" is, =
	>               "Well it depends...."  The report attempts to
categorize
	>clean tech =
	>               based on some good criteria.
	>              
	>               The report can be downloaded from
	>               http://www.cleanedge.com/reports-gbn.php
	>              
	>               There are several other interesting reports available
there
	>too.
	>              
	>               Burt Hamner
	>               www.cleanerproduction.com
<http://www.cleanerproduction.com/>
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	>               This is a well-written report based on = lots of=20
	>discussions with businesses and others.  Not too long, and brings =
in a
	>lot=20 of broad perspectives.  Of course the answer to "What is
clean =
	>technology?"=20 is, "Well it depends...."  The report attempts to
categorize
	>clean = tech=20 based on some good criteria.
	>               
	>               The report can be downloaded = from
	>               http://www.cleanedge.co= m/reports-gbn.php
	>               
	>               There are several other interesting = reports=20
available
	>there too.
	>               
	>               Burt Hamner
	>               www.cleanerproduction.com
	>              
	>               ------=_NextPart_000_016D_01C1ED33.9F58DA80--
	>
	>       ------------------------------
	>       Jini Cook
	>       List Manager
	>       listman@wmrc.uiuc.edu
	>       217.244-6553     jcook@wmrc.uiuc.edu
	>
	>
	
	THE GREENLIST BULLETIN 04/19/02
	This is the bulletin of the Technology Health and Environment
	Library at TURI, reporting weekly a selection of recently
	published titles we have acquired. We hope this is a welcome
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	to your work and brief -- no more than 10 titles. (usually)
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	Please do an online search at http://www.turi.org/greenlist for
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	Titles here, abstracts below them
	1. Environmental Citizenship in Multinational Corporations:
	Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development, 1999
	2. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability Strategies:
	The Case of Walden Paddlers, Inc., 1999
	3. Helping Boards Change Course, 1999
	4. Industrial Symbiosis: A Multi?Firm Approach to Sustainability,
1999
	5. Information Technology in Sustainable Development, 1999
	6. Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability Principles,
	Process, and Best Practices, 1999
	7. Moving from Waste Management to Environmental
	Management: 20 Years of Evolving Sustainability at Novo
	Nordisk BioChem, 1999
	8. Patagonia First Assents: Finding the Way Toward Quality of
	Life and Work, 1999
	9. National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental
	Chemicals, 1999
	10. The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental
	Justice Movements in the United States, 1998
	
	
	1. TITLE: Environmental Citizenship in Multinational Corporations:
	Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
	AUTHOR: Rondinelli, Dennis A.; Berry, Michael A.
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: Over the past decade the concept of sustainable
	development has expanded to include the simultaneous consideration
	of economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity in
	business planning and decision?making. Many multinational enterprises
	engage in corporate citizenship programs to promote sustainable
	development. Corporate citizenship programs are often defined
	narrowly, however, as philanthropy or external relationships with
	stakeholders to address social problems. As important as these
	activities are, they do not adequately define the broad range of
	substantive internal environmental management practices that MNCs
	also use to pursue sustainable development objectives. A content
	analysis of 38 MNCs' environmental performance reports identifies
	and classifies their practices in the field of environmental
	citizenship and their contributions to sustainable development,
	assesses the means by which MNCs collaborate with stakeholders
	in solving environmental problems, and examines the factors that
	contribute to the success of corporate environmental citizenship
	for sustainable development.
	
	2. TITLE: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability Strategies:
	The Case of Walden Paddlers, Inc.
	AUTHOR: Farrow, Paul; Johnson, Richard R.; Larson, Andrea L.
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting,
	The Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: This paper presents an approach to improve sustainable
	decision-making in entrepreneurial start-ups with limited resources.
	The case of Walden Paddlers is used to show how a simple,
	inexpensive guide to evaluate decisions against a parameter of
	environmental responsibility can yield quick innovations and
	economic, strategic as well as environmental advantage. Factors
	contributing to the success of the decision guide at Walden are
	explored, with generalizable learnings discussed. In recognition
	for its innovations in plastics recycling, Walden Paddlers was
	 awarded the National Recycling Coalition's 1997 Annual Award for
	Outstanding Product Innovation.
	
	3. TITLE: Helping Boards Change Course
	AUTHOR Elkington, John; Terry, Virginia; Zollinger, Peter
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: The coming years will see a growing focus on the roles of
	chief executive officers (CEOs), chief financial officers (CFOs),
boards
	and the financial markets they try to satisfy in the sustainability
	transition.
	This paper spotlights the evolving triple bottom line (TBL) agenda
for
	corporations and their boards, and considers how the sustainable
	development community can help ease the process for business leaders.
	It accepts the analysis of pessimistic observers like David Korten,
who
	argue that corporations are better placed to take over the world than
	they are to run it sustainably once in control. But it also
underscores
	the growing - and necessary – convergence between the sustainable
	development and corporate agendas, raising a number of research
	questions that must be tackled in the first decade of the 21st
century.
	It calls for business leaders to join the push for improved systems
	of global governance. Finally, it ends by sketching out some related
	research areas for the next 2-3 years. Work undertaken by
Sustainability
	for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) suggests that
	board-level awareness is growing.
	But why are CEOs and the boards of major corporations getting
	involved with the sustainable development agenda? Surely the CEO
	agenda is focused on more important things, like top management
	organization, corporate portfolio strategy, corporate finance,
mergers
	and acquisitions, shareholder relations, corporate governance,
	government relations and risk management? The answer, of course, is
	that TBL concerns and priorities should cut across all of these areas
	of top management interest and responsibility. The center of gravity
of the
	sustainable business debate is in the process of shifting from public
	relations to competitive advantage and corporate governance - and, in
	the process, from factory fence to the boardroom.  We need to study
the
	drivers, attitudes, values, behaviors and incentive systems that help
turn
	abstract principles into significant on-the-ground performance
improvements.
	
	4. TITLE: Industrial Symbiosis: A Multi-Firm Approach to
Sustainability
	AUTHOR: Chertow, Marian R.
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: The emerging field of industrial ecology, sometimes
	called "the science of sustainability," demands resolute attention to
	the flow of materials and energy through local, regional, and global
	economies. The part of industrial ecology known as industrial
	symbiosis engages traditionally separate industries in a collective
	approach to competitive advantage involving physical exchange of
	materials, energy, water, and by-products. The keys to industrial
	symbiosis are collaboration and the synergistic possibilities offered
by
	geographic proximity. The model of industrial symbiosis was first
fully
	realized in Kalundborg, Denmark. The primary partners in Kalundborg,
	an oil refinery, power station, gypsum board facility, pharmaceutical
	plant, and the city of Kalundborg, literally share ground water,
surface
	water and waste water, steam and electricity, and also exchange a
	variety of wastes that become feedstocks in other processes. High
levels
	of environmental and economic efficiency have been achieved and have
	led to many other less tangible benefits involving personnel,
equipment
	and information sharing. In light of Kalundborg's success, faculty
	teaching industrial ecology coursework at the Yale School of Forestry
	and Environmental Studies decided to explore the process, practice
and
	potential of industrial symbiosis more closely. Since the spring of
	1997, eighteen field projects have been conducted by Yale graduate
student
	teams involving materials exchange at varying scopes and scales. The
	studies were organized to test the tractability of a taxonomy of five
	different material exchange types: 1) through waste exchanges
2)within
	a facility, firm or organization 3) among firms co-located in a
defined
	eco?industrial park 4) among local firms that are not co-located
	5) among firms organized "virtually" across a broader region.
Materials
	budgeting, streamlined life cycle assessment, and input-output
matching
	proved to be useful tools to the study teams. Key approaches hinged
on
	whether the team was working with new or existing operations and the
	extent to which material flow decisions or business decisions were
	dominant. Issues raised concerned the appropriate scale of industrial
	symbiosis; whether industrial ecology encouraged waste creation at
the
	expense of pollution prevention and eco-efficiency; the relevance of
	cluster theory to industrial symbiosis; and industrial symbiosis and
	development. The most significant finding of the research was the
	importance of evolutionary approaches to industrial symbiosis since
	creating the level of cooperation needed for multi-party exchange is
a
	slow process. Three evolutionary approaches are offered as a way to
	propel industrial symbiosis forward.
	
	5. TITLE: Information Technology in Sustainable Development
	AUTHOR: Sheats, James R.
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: The role of information technology in achieving a
	sustainable economy for the planet is discussed. The fundamental
	concern is considered to be ecosystem stress, with the specific, most
	immediate threats being in seven areas: 1) global warming due
	principally to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emission, 2) problems
	associated with growing food, 3) water supply and effects of
diversions,
	4) fisheries depletion, 5) deforestation, 6) mining, and 7)
biodiversity
	reduction due to habitat loss. Based on an analysis of environmental
	impact as a function of population, standard of living, and
	technological basis, it is calculated that current demographic and
	sociological trends that are unlikely to be reversed will lead, over
	roughly the next twenty to forty years, to a ten-fold increase in
impact
	unless technologies are dramatically changed. It is emphasized that
the
	necessary changes cannot be supplied by any combination of waste
	reduction, efficiency increases, and recycling or reuse technologies.
	Fundamental changes are required in the way that customer demands are
	satisfied, and these changes will come from both new technologies and
	new business models for supplying them. Information technology is
	defined here as including computers and their peripherals,
	communications systems, and the means by which digital information is
	acquired and used (sensors, and instruments and machines that can be
	directly electronically controlled). It will be an essential
component
	of the solutions that humanity will increasingly demand during the
next
	two decades in order to keep global standards of living rising while
	avoiding ecological catastrophes. This paper discusses several
examples
	in the areas of energy efficiency, transportation, remote sensing,
	information display, and manufacturing. It then introduces the
projects
	underway at HP Labs that are either a direct output of the
	Sustainability Initiative, or are supported by it, and concludes with
	a few observations concerning some of the organizational and business
	issues that must be kept in mind as this effort develops.
	
	6. TITLE: Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability Principles,
	Process, and Best Practices
	AUTHOR: Fiksel, Joseph; McDaniel, Jeff; Mendenhall, Catherine
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: A number of leading companies in the US, Europe and
	Japan have made a commitment to become sustainable enterprises, and
	have launched proactive programs to improve the environmental and
	social performance of their products, processes, services, and
	facilities. However, one of the key challenges faced by these
companies is
	how to track their progress towards sustainability and communicate it
to
	both employees and other important stakeholders. This paper is
intended to
	assist business decision-makers who wish to initiate continuous
	measurement and improvement of their "triple bottom line," i.e., the
	economic, environmental, and societal performance of their products,
	facilities, and enterprise. First, a set of guiding principles is
	presented, suggesting that performance measurement should: 1) focus
on both
	resource and value indicators, 2) explicitly represent the triple
bottom
	line, 3) consider the full product life cycle, and 4) combine both
	leading and lagging indicators. Next, a comprehensive performance
	measurement process is described, including specific steps for
planning,
	implementation, and review, based upon established practices within
	the business community. Finally, examples are given of five
	well-known companies that are recognized leaders in the field of
	sustainability measurement. The intent of this paper is to provide
both
	a conceptual understanding of the state of the art, and a survey of
best
	practices across several industries, thus creating a pragmatic
	foundation for establishing a customized sustainability measurement
process
	within any company. The paper is based upon Battelle's experience in
	developing and implementing performance measurement processes for a
	variety of industrial clients, including several leaders in the
	sustainability movement. In particular, the performance measurement
process
	is based on the results of a multi-year program sponsored by the
Electric
	Power Research Institute (EPRI).
	
	7. TITLE: Moving from Waste Management to Environmental
	Management: 20 Years of Evolving Sustainability at Novo
	Nordisk BioChem
	AUTHOR: Stadelman, Steve A.; Rehder, Paul
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: Novo Nordisk BioChem of North America (NNBNA) is
	the North American enzyme production facility of Novo Nordisk A/S.
	The NNBNA facility started operation in 1979 in Franklinton, NC and
	produces food and technical grade enzymes by microbial fermentation.
	The facility was intentionally located in a rural area to allow
	production wastes to be stabilized and agronomically recycled.  In
the
	past 20 years, the facility has experienced the rapid pace of
changing
	regulations in the 1980's and has focused on pollution prevention and
	standardized environmental management in the 1990's. Through all of
these
	changes, NNBNA has remained a good example of sustainable
development.
	Environmental management has evolved with facility growth and
	regulatory changes into a large scale operation affecting thousands
	of acres and several hundred landowners. The management focus has
	also grown to include a strong customer service orientation with an
	emphasis on building a sustainable partnership with farm owners and
	other stakeholders.  NNBNA has recruited management personnel with
	technical expertise in agricultural and environmental areas in order
to
	meet growing demands of landowners and regulatory and public
	stakeholders.  Novo Nordisk has adopted the International Chamber of
	Commerce Charter for Sustainability and is pursuing ISO 14001
certification
	at several facilities. NNBNA is participating in the US EPA ISO 14001
pilot
	study of environmental management systems and is pursuing
certification.
	NNBNA has a strong relationship with NC State Universtiy which has
evolved
	to include current research projects that focus on the future
	sustainability of waste recycling operations.
	
	8. TITLE: Patagonia First Assents: Finding the Way Toward Quality of
	Life and Work
	AUTHOR: Harward, Randy; Rowledge, Lorinda R.
	SOURCE: Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting, The
	Eighth International Greening of Industry Network Conference,
	1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
	ABSTRACT: This in-depth Case Example of Patagonia's pioneering
	environmental work follows Patagonia's 30 year history of concern for
	the environment, highlighting their more recent focus on aggressively
	integrating environmental considerations into business strategies,
	products and processes.
	
	9. TITLE: National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental
	Chemicals
	SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
	ABSTRACT: The National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental
	Chemicals is a new publication that provides an ongoing assessment
	for the US population's exposure to environmental chemicals using
	biomonitoring. For this report, an environmental chemical meansa
	chemical compound or chemical element present in air, water, soil,
	dust, or other environmental media. Biomonitoring is the assessment
	of human exposure to chemicals by measuring the chemicals or their
	metabolites in human specimens, such as blood or urine. This report
	presents data for the non-institutionalized, civilian US population
for
	1999 from CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
	(NHANES). NHANES is a series of surveys designed to collect data on
	the health and nutritional status of the US population. The report
	includes data for exposure to the general population of 1) metals:
lead
	uranium, cesium, tungsten, mercury, antimony, molybdenum, cadmium,
	barium, platinum, cobalt, beryllium, and thallium; 2) tobacco smoke:
	cotinine; 3) organophosphate pesticides: urine metabolites of 28
	pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, diazinon, fenthion, malathion,
	parathion, disulfoton, phosmet, phorate, temephos, and methyl
parathion,
	and; 4) phthalates.
	
	10. TITLE: The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental
	Justice Movements in the United States
	AUTHOR: Faber, Daniel
	SOURCE: Guilford Press,1998
	ABSTRACT: A new wave of grassroots environmentalism is building
	in the United States. Groups that have traditionally been at the
	periphery of mainstream environmentalism ? poor people, working
	people, and people of color – are fusing the fight for a healthy
	environment with historical struggles for civil rights and social
	justice. This timely book brings together leading scholars and
	activists to provide an ecosocialist perspective on the goals,
	strategies, and accomplishments of the environmental justice
movement,
	and to explore the emerging principles of ecological democracy that
	undergird it.
	
	
	
	
	
	Janet Clark <clarkjan@turi.org>
	Associate Director for Information
	MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute
	University of Massachusetts
	One University Ave.
	Lowell, MA  01854-2866
	Tel 978-934-3346, Fax 978-934-3050
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