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Fundraising Mentor David Jones Releases New Guidebook For Nonprofits
Fundraising Mentor David Jones Releases New Guidebook For Nonprofits
7/30/2014 3:46:34 PM
David Jones was born, educated and works in Sydney Australia,. He also works in the US. Mr. Jones has a long and successful career working at senior executive levels for substantial blue chip organizations around the world including NAB, Westpac, BNZ, HBS, CBA and most recently Destiny Rescue. He now consults and acts as a fundraising mentor for charities and not-for-profits …
IBM to make free supercomputing power available to sustainability scientists
7/29/2014 10:54:42 AM
In support of the updated Climate Data Initiative announced by the White House today, IBM (NYSE: IBM ) will provide eligible scientists studying climate change-related issues with free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing and a platform to engage the public in their research.  Each approved project will have access to up to 100,000 years of computing time at a value …
California Fines Company for Hair Products that Violated Air Pollution Laws
California Fines Company for Hair Products that Violated Air Pollution Laws
7/29/2014 9:51:59 AM
Last month, the California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) announced that a hair products manufacturer has agreed to settle two cases with fines totaling over $362,000.  The settlement was the result of violations of air quality laws related to the sale of hair styling products across California. The products in question exceeded the volatile organic compound (VOC) limits under …
Summer Painting Projects Could Expose Building Occupants to VOCs
Summer Painting Projects Could Expose Building Occupants to VOCs
7/28/2014 4:01:28 PM
Painting projects in a home, multi-tenant complex, school or business can create health concerns for not only professional painters and DIY enthusiasts, but also anyone exposed to paint odors and fumes.  Paints contain various chemicals, including many that have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that easily evaporate into the surrounding air. Exposure to paint fumes can …
Wood Decay, Rot & Surface Fungi is No Match for Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental
Wood Decay, Rot & Surface Fungi is No Match for Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental
7/28/2014 10:26:27 AM
Homes and many other types of buildings found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean have long been constructed with a variety of materials, including wood.  Even most brick and mortar buildings contain a significant amount of wood and when properly maintained and protected, these buildings can last for centuries.    Termites and wood destroying insects have long been …
Accreditation of the Certified Industrial Hygienist Program
Accreditation of the Certified Industrial Hygienist Program
7/28/2014 10:03:56 AM
Accreditation of a certification program is the process by which an entity recognizes a program as conforming to a standard.  It is essential for developing a certification that is recognized by government agencies and industry and provides true value for the certification holder.   ABIH, as the certifying board for the CIH program, is dedicated to maintaining uncompromised …
Longleaf pine making comeback in Northwest Florida
Longleaf pine making comeback in Northwest Florida
7/24/2014 2:28:12 PM
Projects that will help restore native longleaf pine and help protected wildlife are receiving Gulf Power-supported grants under the Longleaf Stewardship Fund. Gulf Power’s parent company, Southern Company, joined the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to announce $3.38 million in grants aimed at protecting and restoring the diminishing longleaf pine ecosystem, including …
Lack of Transparency Fuels Corruption Allegations in Organic Governance
7/23/2014 7:40:05 PM
The Cornucopia Institute has called upon USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to make public all candidates for appointment to fill the four vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  The NOSB, a 15-member board of organic stakeholders representing farmer, consumer, environmental, retail, scientific, certifying and organic food processing interests, was established by …
Has Past Water Damage Caused Mold in Your Apartment?
Has Past Water Damage Caused Mold in Your Apartment?
7/23/2014 4:00:43 PM
Across the United States, there are approximately 30 million apartment units that house families in everything from luxury accommodations to low income housing.  Regardless of the amount of the monthly rent, almost any type of apartment complex is susceptible to water damage and elevated humidity levels that can quickly result in the growth of mold. For apartment tenants, …
MCS Patients in Puerto Rico Find Environmental Testing Solutions with Zimmetry Environmental
MCS Patients in Puerto Rico Find Environmental Testing Solutions with Zimmetry Environmental
7/22/2014 8:10:17 PM
In Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a controversial issue with many in the medical community. Some do not recognize the condition as a true disease or illness, while others support its existence.    There are a number of other names for MCS, including environmental illness, total allergy syndrome, idiopathic environmental …
New Documentary Brings Awareness to Sustainable Fashion
7/22/2014 11:11:31 AM
Each year, the fashion industry manufactures and discards a tremendous amount of wasted fabric and toxic materials that end up in landfills, severely impacting the environment. These and other environmental issues within the apparel trade are now being addressed in a new documentary called “THREAD,” produced by Tree Media. “THREAD” explores efforts to reverse the negative …
Recreational Water Illness Threatens Millions of California Pools & Hot Tubs
Recreational Water Illness Threatens Millions of California Pools & Hot Tubs
7/22/2014 9:18:10 AM
According to a report from 2013, California leads the nation in the number of hot tubs as well as residential and commercial pools.  Over 2.75 million of the pools and hot tubs can be found across the state.  They provide residents with the opportunity for exercise, relaxation and enjoyment. Although pools and hot tubs can provide many benefits, they can also harbor …
Legionnaires’ Disease Caused by Legionella pneumophila Serotypes 5 and 10
Legionnaires’ Disease Caused by Legionella pneumophila Serotypes 5 and 10
7/21/2014 4:51:53 PM
Earlier this month, China reported a case of Legionnaires’ disease in a 77-year-old man with existing illness that was caused by co-infection of both Legionella pneumophila serotype 5 and serotype 10. Legionnaires’ disease is a very serious form of pneumonia that has a high fatality rate especially in people with existing immunosuppression.  If the disease can be …
ABIH’s LinkedIn Group Celebrates 500 Members & Growing
ABIH’s LinkedIn Group Celebrates 500 Members & Growing
7/21/2014 10:25:25 AM
Earlier this month, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s LinkedIn group reached a new milestone with its 500th member.  The LinkedIn group, launched in late 2012, has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and the greater industrial hygiene community turn to social media for news and information.     Social media has become a rapid …
PA Community Receives Warning of Giardia Cysts in Water
PA Community Receives Warning of Giardia Cysts in Water
7/18/2014 9:46:14 AM
Earlier this week, a Hazleton City Authority water tanker was put into place for the residents of the Stockton community in Hazle Township, PA, an area that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reported the presence of Giardia cysts in the non-permitted public water supply. Residents were advised to not use or boil the water and to find an alternate source for …
Portland’s Infill Construction Creates Asbestos Concerns for Residents
Portland’s Infill Construction Creates Asbestos Concerns for Residents
7/18/2014 8:51:21 AM
Last month, The Oregonian published an article about Portland’s infill construction boom and concerns over exposure to asbestos due to demolition activities.  The article states that builders in many circumstances can receive city permits without demonstrating that any asbestos in the older homes has been properly removed before demolition activities begin. Many older …
Eco-Friendly Packing Innovator Has “Box” Announcement for SuperZoo
Eco-Friendly Packing Innovator Has “Box” Announcement for SuperZoo
7/17/2014 1:55:13 PM
DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN – RNS Packaging, Inc., (RNS) creators of FunPak! custom-shaped premium packing materials will announce the launch of its new “Box” packaging and pricing program at the upcoming SuperZoo trade show/event at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, July 22 to 24.   SuperZoo is a fast-growing trade show serving the pet retail and pet services …
Soaring Tick Population Could Increase the Threat of Lyme Disease
Soaring Tick Population Could Increase the Threat of Lyme Disease
7/17/2014 10:32:03 AM
Last month, Fox News published a report about how conditions have been ideal this year for a higher than normal population of ticks in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region.  A wet winter and spring have created an environment conducive for ticks and the potential spread of Borrelia burgdorferi . Borrelia burgdorferi causes Lyme disease and humans can become infected …
California Wildfire Season Continues to Cause Property Damage
California Wildfire Season Continues to Cause Property Damage
7/16/2014 3:33:00 PM
Chronic dry conditions continue to plague California and hinder efforts to stop wildfires raging in many parts of the state. Currently, there are wildfires burning from Southern to Northern California. Many of these fires are burning aggressively with the help of gusty winds and triple-digit heat in rugged terrain.  A number of the wildfires are in areas with rural …
Meth Lab Discovered at Retirement Community in California
Meth Lab Discovered at Retirement Community in California
7/16/2014 9:54:22 AM
Last month, USA Today and other national media outlets reported that a California man was arrested for suspicion of operating a clandestine meth lab in a Fresno retirement community.  Neighbors of the man were shocked to learn of the discovery in their senior citizen village. Small meth laboratories have been found by authorities in everything from hotel rooms and …