Happy Earth Hour! Now go beyond!

Sun Mar 27 2011

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This Earth Hour, organizers are stressing the need to think, then commit to doing something tangible that goes beyond turning the lights off for one hour a year. What’s your act?

If you’re in the Emirates that week…

Sun Mar 13 2011

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Why not drop by the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and the Environment being held at the American University of Sharjah (UAE) on this coming March 23-24th, 2011.

The full program is available here. As a quick highlight, some of the featured speakers include:

  • Tim Yeo, MP
  • Former Minister of State for the Countryside and Environment, Chair of the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, UK.

  • Cynthia McKinney
  • Former American Presidential Candidate for the Green Party and Congresswoman , USA.

  • Prof. Cumali Kinaci
  • Director, General Directorate of Environmental Management, Turkey. On behalf of the Turkish Minister of the Environment Prof.Veysel EROĞLU.

  • Prof. Tim W. Broyd:
  • Halcrow Group Director of Technology and Innovation

  • Arul Ayyaswami
  • Environmental Lead Expert , Gannett Fleming.

  • Dr. Datta Godbole
  • Leader of Knowledge Systems Research Lab in Automation and Control Solutions division of Honeywell, USA.

  • Saeed Alabbar
  • Vice-Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council and Sustainability Consultant at Halcrow International Partnership.

    (Conference website is here.)

    Paul Ewald: Do water-borne diseases evolve towards ‘more harmful’?

    Sun Oct 17 2010

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    Quoted

    Wed Sep 1 2010

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    They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round,
    They all laughed when Edison recorded sound.

    They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother when they said that man could fly,
    They told Marconi wireless was a phony, it’s the same old cry…

    - Ira Gershwin, Musician, They all laughed, from the 1937 film Shall We Dance.

    Conference Announcement

    Wed Aug 11 2010

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    The International Conference on Sustainable System and the Environment
    March 23rd and 24th, 2011. American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    [The] Committee is looking for original papers on topic addressing issues in sustainability research and education. The conference represents an excellent opportunity for participants to hear from researchers, academic experts, educators and practitioners about the latest developments in sustainable systems.

    (More information and the Call for Papers can be found here.)