Are Green Supply Chains Important?

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Amazon Continues to Build Its Sustainability Team

On-line giant Amazon has never pushed a sustainability message all that much, and unlike many of its brick and mortar rivals such as Walmart and Target it has never issued a sustainability report.

Is that soon to change?

A few weeks ago, Amazon hired Dara O’Rourke as a principal scientist in its sustainable science team. O’Rourke was previously a professor of environmental and labor policy at UC Berkeley. In the 1990s, he drew attention to the issue of sweatshops in developing countries by exposing what he called “exploitative and hazardous working conditions” in factories in China, Vietnam and Indonesia, notably those supplying Nike, and later was co-founder of Good Guide, a web site which rates the environmental and social performance of consumer products.

O’Rourke joins a team led by Kara Hurst, the company’s director of worldwide sustainability and social responsibility, who became…

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May day mizzle

The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)

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Sunday 1st May

May day mizzle
Mist and drizzle.
Cool and grey
Bank holiday.

You really wouldn’t have liked this weather at all, wandering around the town in the rain. So we probably would have gone away for the bank holiday weekend.

I wonder where we would have gone?
Somewhere to keep you occupied and happy.
Perhaps shops to browse or a pool to swim,
Or a cinema to watch the latest film.

I do miss going away for weekends with you.
You liked to choose the hotel, and the restaurants where we would eat dinner.
You would go down to breakfast on your own, and then probably have a second breakfast with us when we were ready.

Missing you so very much.
Love you more each day.
Dearest Angel son.

xxxxxxx

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Breakaway Links OF The Week – 4-25-2016/5-2-2016

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Zy Marquiez
May 1, 2016

Below follow some of the best links of the week.

Topics this week include Gardening, Fluoride, Geopolitics, Health, Big Pharma, Geoengineering, Police State, and still a lot more.  It really might be the most information-laden week we’ve had in a really long time.

Make sure you sift through everything and see what you might have missed.  If next week follows suit, its sure bound to be intense.

Keep your ears to the ground, and stay safe.

Take care everyone.

What Motivates People To Take Action
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

Is This A Safer Cancer Treatment?
[iHealthTube | Dr. Tony Jimenez]

Judge Gives OK To Sue CIA & Doctors Who Invented US ‘Enhanced Interrogation’
[RT]

Physicist & Consciousness Researcher Tom Campbell: Fireside Chat March 2016 [Pt 1]
[ MyBigTOE.com | Tom Campbell ]

New Book Sets Record Straight On GMO Myths & Truths
[Mercola | Dr…

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A Ranch Bordering the Salty River by Stephen Page

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Ansonia Copper & Brass Factory Coming Down!

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Pictured above is a Metro North Railroad “Brooksville” locomotive (in New Haven Railroad paint) running on the Waterbury Branch through the abandoned Ansonia Copper and Brass (formerly Anaconda American Brass) — consisting of six rusting buildings spanning 43-acres of Naugatuck Riverfront property and divided by an active rail line.

Read the full story in the Connecticut Post.

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CSX train derails in Northeast Washington D.C., possible hazardous leak

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A CSX freight train has derailed  near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station Sunday morning leaving several cars overturned and a possible hazardous leak.

No injuries have been reported. It’s unclear what caused the derailment.

According to CSX,  14 cars derailed from a train bound for Hamlet, North Carolina, from Cumberland, Maryland. The derailment occurred at around 6:40 a.m.

The leak of sodium hydroxide, described as coming from one full tank car,  was finally “plugged,” and emergency responders, including hazmat crews, had moved on to the clean-up phase, officials said during a 10:45 a.m. press conference.

“CSX operations and hazardous materials personnel are working with first responders on the derailment this morning in Washington D.C.,” CSX said in a statement.  “The safety of the community, first responders and CSX’s employees is our highest priority.”

Sodium hydroxide is used primarily “to produce various household products including paper, soap and detergents.”

CSX later said crews…

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