Thursday, October 15, 2009
The authors encouraged businesses to look at climate change in terms of risks and opportunities. Companies whose assets are affected by weather, such as insurance, real estate, agriculture, and tourism, were warned to plan for the consequences of climate change. And all businesses, regardless of industry, were encouraged to prepare for anticipated regulations to curtail practices believed to be contributing factors to climate change; new opportunities may arise for a variety of companies and industries as a result of these changes. The authors also advised companies to be honest and transparent with stakeholders and to be public about their intiatives toward climate change mitigation. Lastly, they stated that there are "no excuses for inaction" in managing the business risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The authors concluded by stating that thinking through the complexities of how climate change will impact the business is a test of management acumen; some executives are meeting this challenge head-on while others are not--and shareholders should ask why.
If your business is ready to plan for climate change, then I recommend A Three-Pronged Approach to Corporate Climate Strategy (Business for Social Responsibility, 2006). In order for the world to decrease global emissions by the recommended 70%, companies need to think in terms of zero emissions as they plan their climate change strategies. In a nutshell, it is recommended that companies analyze their value chains to identify opportunities to become more energy efficient, to invest in carbon emission offsets, and to invest in renewable energy.
Don't forget to participate in your local 350 Climate Action Rally on Saturday, October 24. The Little Rock, AR event will be held at MacArthur Park from 2-5pm. Hosted by Audubon Arkansas, 1 Sky, Sierra Club, and Village Commons, the event will feature local musicians, speakers and educational booths with presentations by State Representative Kathy Webb, Sierra Club, and Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Free Habana Halloween Kid's Party!
October 31st from 12- 6pm
Bring your little monsters and ghouls down for our free Habana Halloween party. Candy, games, crafts, prizes and more!
Monster Bash Dance Contest with DJ Juice E: 4- 6pm
Costume Contest @ 5pm
THE OFFICIAL Halloween and Last Call Party
Free – No Cover
Sat. October 31st from 9pm- 4am
Help us celebrate the end of another great summer at Habana Outpost on Halloween night with DJ Juice E in the Lowpost lounge (below Habana Outpost) There will be free giveaways throughout the night and a costume contest at Midnight!
Where : Habana Outpost
757 Fulton Street (Corner of South Portland ) Brooklyn NY
718 858 9500
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Check out this great list of upcoming webinars. Remember, save the emissions...do it online!
LEED for New Construction: Energy & Atmosphere (Oct. 1)
Chief Sustainability Officer Master Class (Oct. 1)
Financing Sustainable Forestry (Oct. 7)
Getting better visibility for your programs: Improving Communications for Community Involvement Managers (Oct. 7)
How to Conduct an Energy Audit (Oct. 8)
Sustainability Consulting 101 (Oct. 13)
Business Case for Clean Energy: You've Tackled the Low-Hanging Fruit, Now What? (Oct. 15)
How to Conduct a Waste Audit (Oct. 15)
LEED for New Construction: Materials & Resources (Oct. 15)
Using Change Management to Start up an Environmental Sustainability Program – Case Study on AtlantiCare (Oct. 16)
Strong Citizenship = Increased Reputation: How companies have leveraged the good work they are doing (Oct. 21)
How to Green Your IT (Oct. 22)
How to Create a Paperless Office (Oct. 29)
LEED for New Construction: Indoor Environmental Quality (Oct. 29)