Month: May 2013

Environmental Forum Foundation

SEMATEC has signed an agreement of accession with the Environmental Forum Foundation to the imposed a project that allows defining a methodology for the calculation of the carbon footprint (project Carbonfeel). Interest in the carbon footprint has led a variety of calculation methodologies that are leading to confusion, indecision and uncertainty. This fact is causing that much of the initiatives are facing unexpected obstacles. Therefore, Carbonfeel aims to provide to the society of a work method for the calculation of the carbon footprint based on actual data accessible, transparent and comparable endowed with a credibility that gives confidence to companies play them all in the same conditions at the same time, this prevents the propagation of an infinite number of seals and certifications from carbon footprints made to measure of the contracting company. In this sense, through the Carbonfeel project to which it has acceded SEMATEC, the proposed methodology will be validated through sectoral pilot projects that it be carried out within the framework of the project. The goal to achieve is the standardization of methodology of calculation, in strict compliance with the existing international standards and, accordingly, also achieving the standardization of the carbon footprint labelling. All this is based on the commitment to build a more sustainable society and committed in the fight against climate change.

Management Commit

Waiver of any need for external approval management must always watch the way how it works, plays, fulfills its functions, in order to avoid that the organizational climate of the company under their charge is negative. On other occasions we have referred to the errors that not be managers, more when one is attentive in the way as it performs the functions. Among some of them as we have already mentioned on other occasions, would be: do not blame others. Assume its responsibilities and pay their ridiculous. Do this test: extend your arm and point his index finger. How many fingers point to the guilty?: one.

How many fingers pointing him to you?: three. Think about that. Let the people resolve their problems horizontally. Only Inter-departmental, or Inter-functional problems should reach you only if its people are not able to solve them. Stop calling attention to others in public.

If you have to reprimand or confront someone strongly, do so in private. Do not allow to bring you problems without a proposal for a solution. This makes people be account that there is no free lunch and that they have a responsibility as executives, present options for consideration by his superior and that, eventually, will themselves be who will implement them. Do not tell others what they have to do, if you are not willing to lead by example. Modeling is the most effective form of communication. People do what the leader does, not what you leader says. Do not pretend to know it all. No one is omnipotent or omnipresent. If you don’t know, say: I don’t know! People will respect it more and will help you find the answers. Don’t abuse the need to be informed. Management does not need as much relevant data, but less amount of irrelevant data. Stop making destructive comments.

Lincoln Center

Be and act in life without support and without assurances can be a wonderful game and at the same time it can be scary, it is the opposite of the game. Enter into the unknown can lead us to the delight, to self-realization, and it can also bring disappointments and suffering. But it is more rewarding to pay prices for something that satisfies us rather than by something that bitter us life. It is better to pay for a candy that by sucking on a nail. Prices We will always pay for in life, be aware or not, whether we like it or not, always have consequences for our actions.

So, do is not better to assume the consequences of actions that connect us with what most large us that those who immerse us in mediocrity and routine? To start this way, are the emotions that will serve as a springboard to make that leap you’re looking for. It is not the rational mind or elaborate thoughts that allow you to start a new stage. The heart is when let out to gallop naked. I would like to dismiss me by giving you this true story, which I hope will be a source of inspiration to your sleeping muses: l 18 November 1994, the violinist Itzhak Perlman came to the stage to give a concert at the Lincoln Center in New York. Reach the stage is not a small achievement for him, since he had polio when he was a boy; for that reason it has both very weak legs and walks with the aid of two crutches. See him crossing the stage, is an amazing vision. He walks up to his chair, sits, puts his crutches on the floor, loosen fasteners of your legs, takes one foot backwards and extends the other forward, is inclined to lift the violin, puts it under his cheek, and finally makes a signal to the director to begin playing.

Articles

To learn how to write articles, written very much, and new on this topic, probably have nothing to say. But I would still try and insert a few lines in their overall content on this topic. To start to define the topic. It would be good if theme Your article coincided with the theme of your site or sold. Ok, if the theme of this writing, is very popular on the Internet. But nothing serious that you do not adhere to these tips, you can write articles on those topics in which you are good. Once the theme has been chosen, we begin to plan a future article.

It will help keep your thoughts in the right direction. That’s what I plan received for this article: a) introduction; b) choice of topic; c) a plan; d) tips for writing; e) Surreptitious advertising; f) ad unit; g) the name of the article; h) keywords; i) the conclusion. As you can see, the plan consists of the following items: an introduction, sections, conclusion. u Introduction – pair lines of what will be an article. u Sections – some questions that you want to uncover in this article. u Conclusion – conclusions from what you wrote. After the plan is drawn up, ready to start writing the article itself. For a better visual perception of your article, follow these tips: a) the language of writing should be clear and accessible; b) proposals should be simple and short; c) paragraphs 4-5 make proposals; d) Use bulleted or numbered lists.

Philip Dos Santos

The discovery of abundant regions in gold in the center-south of Brazil took the Portuguese Crown to search the biggest possible profit with the exploration of the mineradora activity, creating measured high taxes extremely and taking drastic that they intended to reduce to the maximum the contraband. Ahead of this reflection we understand that already well the reasons that had taken the Portuguese government to implant separate administrative and judicial structure for the region of the Minas Gerais, at the beginning of century XVIII are known. The maintenance of the public order and the routine management of the concession of rights of cultivate and of the collection of taxes on the extration of the gold they had shown insufficient and inefficacious when centered, first in the jurisdiction of authorities hosted in Rio De Janeiro, later in the one of So Paulo, to the measure that grew the population in the region of the mines and increased the volume of the gold production. The insatisfao of the population in relation to the politics tax of the Crown was very great, what it created a climate of hostility in the region took the Portuguese troops to adopt sufficiently aggressive positions of control. Beyond the people, commercial employees and rich owners of mines also did not agree to such politics tax. The Revolt Philip Dos Santos was a reaction to the economic policy of the metropolis. The reasons of this raise had been the successive increases of the fiscal and administrative oppression of the Portuguese Crown. The Revolt of Philip Dos Santos, or Revolt of Rich Village, that if registered in 1720, in the region of the Minas Gerais, is considered as a nativista movement for the historiografia in History of Brazil. This raises had beginning in the night of Is Peter 29 of June of 1720. In this region, the raised high prices of life, the tributes charged with severity for the Portuguese Crown and the perspective of the creation of the House of the Casting and the Currency to collect the fifth Real, had caused the indignation of the local population against the authorities metropolitans.

Sustainable Tourism In Costa Rica

As we all know, tourism is an inexhaustible source of revenue, which has been more than demonstrated by tourist powers clamped together as Spain, USA or France. But as all human activity associated with an impact on the environment, so you need to know how to develop this magnificent activity responsibly. In this regard Costa Rica is trying to develop a friendly tourist industry to the environment, or in other words to achieve sustainable development. It is important to clarify that sustainable development or measures taken for tourism development under this scheme, aimed mitigating environmental impact, since as mentioned above all human activity carries an impact. Of vital importance in this matter has been the role of the ICT (Costa Rican Institute of tourism) which has established a programme of certification for sustainable tourism or CST, which consists of categorisation and certification of tourism companies according to the degree in which its operation is approaching to a model of sustainability. For this are assessed four key areas: 1. environment physicist-Biologicoevalua interaction between the company and the surrounding natural environment, involving the implementation of policies and programmes for sustainability, protection of the environment, among others.

2 Service facility (this area corresponds to lodging establishments) are evaluated aspects related to systems and internal processes of the company, in terms of waste management and the use of technologies for electricity and water saving. 2. Service management (this area corresponds to agencies Tour operators) comprises the process through which the company considering all exogenous and endogenous elements, designed a tourist product in line with the market trends and characteristics of the country and the localities where goes to market the product. 3 ClienteSe evaluating the actions carried out management to invite the customer to participate in the implementation of sustainability policies of the company. 4 Environment Socioeconomicose evaluates the identification and interaction of the establishment with the adjacent, analyzing such communities, the degree in which tourism enterprises respond to the growth and development of the region through employment generation or the achievement of benefits for the community.

Sustainable Catering

And in La diligence Catering is an aspect that we have had in mind when planning our catering service. This year we could do an effort directed, aware, to see reflected in all our activities. Because we want: to) reduce the environmental impact of the activities of the company. In particular, improve the management of waste generated by our activities. (B) forward to the legislative requirements.

The integrated National Plan of waste (PNIR 2008-2015) sets targets for recovery (re-use and recycling) of different packaging materials. (C) to reduce costs and encourage the spirit of enterprise innovation. In this consisting? Use reusable tablecloths and dishes. We prefer to wash throwaway. Using reusable shipping containers. Supply containers of high capacity instead of individual containers.

Buy local and seasonal food in bulk. Management of the waste in kitchen. Implementing the selective collection of organic waste for recovery. Use material derived from renewable sources for containers and tableware. Used vehicles with A tag or EURO 4 emissions level. Buy concentrates or biodegradable cleaning products. Management of the waste at the point of consumption of catering. Thanks to Itene (Instituto Tecnologico of packing, transport and logistics) to the Chamber of Commerce, to the Corporanza company, the Centre of environmental education of Polvoranca School of life. With all we have learned, and thanks to your help we we set off. A cordial greeting to all. Diligence Catering. Original author and source of the article.

Sustainable Housing

Sustainable homes is a new proposal for construction of the houses and the different constructions, which mainly seeks to give a better use of natural resources, i.e. respecting the environment to the greatest extent possible and likewise obtained a few certain benefits for the building from nature itself, how to save heating at the time of the arrival of the winter and air conditioning brother-in-law comes the summer, thanks to the conditions offered by the environment around the building, in other words we can say that the sustainable housing for eco or bio-construction, thanks to the implementation of a few technological advances applied to architecture, which have resulted in the most of the environment. Implementation of the sustainable housing, deployed mostly in buildings for public use, with the putting into use of a few criteria of construction with which seek to take advantage of natural components, hence it’s sustainable, since by means of certain conditions present in this type of housing can save energy, to allow a greater illumination and generate certain conditions in the climate inside the housing. The achievement of the sustainable housing, is largely due to environmental concerns, which found support in various useful technological advances within the architecture, giving way to what is called the bio-climatic, along with the bio-construction. So to achieve the conformation of the sustainable housing, studying the soils and their characteristics, also of the climate is paramount.

The previous studies carried out for the construction of sustainable housing, seeks to mainly have the environment to generate better conditions within the sustainable housing in such a way with the arrival of certain climatic seasons, to the inside of the housing environment will respond to this, therefore will not be so necessary deployment of appliances such as fans or air conditioners that made heavy use of energy; This is added to the sustainable homes also allow reuse of a resource as important as it is the water, provide better lighting conditions by implementation of certain media that help channel it and to reduce pollution emissions. As addition to the remarkable benefits that mean the sustainable housing for persons and their homes, architecture ecological and sensitive to the environment than is present in the sustainable housing, manages to avoid violent shocks in nature, to look for better environmental conditions from the same planning and construction; Besides its main achievement this directed to the saving of energy, through lower energy consumption. One of the important points within the sustainable housing is the presence of a few walls that accumulate energy from the source of the Sun’s rays, also a few thermal panels to keep hot water and photovoltaic cells. Other technological elements that help the formation of housing sustainable are passive solar energy collection systems and ventilation ducts that provide comfort. Original author and source of the article

Ecoefficiency Resources

Let’s talk a little bit of eco-efficiency. This term was coined by 1992 based on the idea of creating more and better services using fewer resources and creating less waste. Governments, companies and individuals should consider the concept of eco-efficiency as the next style of life, trying to maximize resources, the use of renewable energy, reduce the dispersion of toxic elements and improve recycling. Some movements as sustainable buildings already have in mind within their projects. As individuals, simply a set of actions can make a difference.

Governments regard they should study the impact generated in previous years and improve current laws and in regards to the companies they should consider eco-efficiency as a maximum. A good example of this can be operated. Acciona takes eco-efficiency a level more beyond participating and promoting innovation in fields such as wind energy, solar energy, biofuels, biomass, sustainable buildings, waste treatment. Eco-efficiency is therefore a management philosophy, regardless of level or area. It is based on achieving better services using fewer resources. It sounds just taking into account the global population and resource consumption, where increasingly more people demand more resources, being these limited, why sustainability is now more important than ever. Eco-efficiency therefore in enterprises is not only one term or a few methods to carry out, efficiency is one of the major laws that companies have, includes create economic value by reducing the environmental impact and resources at the same time, the value added therefore is even more significant. We hope that this article will be useful to you and help you to better understand and respect the world in which we live. Original author and source of the article.