Green Bullet

Scientists take aim with tiny algae and their giant promise as the biofuel solution of the future

SDSU Geological Sciences - Seminar - Robert Gaines

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Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Exceptional Preservation in Burgess Shale-type Deposits - Robert Gaines; Department of Geology, Pomona College: Cambrian Burgess Shale-type (BST) deposits occur worldwide and offer a remarkable window on the initial Phanerozoic radiation of the Metazoa. However, BST deposits also represent significant deviations from the constraints that govern the typical operation of the fossil record. These deviations remain to be adequately accounted for,...

Part V - Business Approaches to Implement CSR

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6 CORPORATE STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT CSR 6.1 Context A number of variables affect the strategy that a given company chooses to implement its CSR, including its structure, size, culture and business strategy. CSR strategies might also be affected by how close they are to the core business or the proximity that it demands from the community that has been affected. Defining the appropriate strategy for CSR is one of the roles that can be played by the designer since he/she can have the...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part I - Definition of CSR

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1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Most design activities are an attempt to improve the world that we live and sustainability has expanded the alternatives for design contribution for a better world by challenging the very nature of design activity. From being part of the problem design now has been asked to be part of the solution. In this sense the present report explores how design can contribute to the social dimension of sustainability within a corporate setting. It also shows that social...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part III - Drivers for CSR

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4 DRIVERS/BARRIERS FOR CSR In order to allow a designer to understand his/her role within a CSR initiative it is important he/she understand the various motivations that could drive a business (and a businessman) to invest company assets into social responsibilities. It is important to call attention to the fact that these CSR drivers could also be understood as barriers for CSR on those situations when they are absent. Hence, the focus of the designer on his/her creative process would...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Technical Issues Associated with Future Large-Scale Cellulosic Biofuels Production: Part 1: The Argument for Biofuels (33:32)

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The first segment of this presentation describes the rationale for using plant biomass as a source of fuels and presents information about how much energy could be obtained in this way. Examples of the kinds of plants that are likely to be used are presented along with comments on some of the issues, such as losses to disease and effects of various cropping systems on soil quality, that need additional research. For further information see:...