Inventing Eco-Futures Course is offered

Cinematic course on Inventing Eco-Futures is being offered by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Zelov.
Dynamic learning opportunity for hungry minds.

The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

— Eden Phillpotts

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, July 31, 2017 / — Date: 31 July 2017
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Inventing Eco-Futures Course:

Based on over 25 years of original cinematic production from an award-winning filmmaker,
this course taps into the Eco-Visionary mind from a deep time and deep design perspective.

Taking the student on a epic journey into the collective intelligence gleaned from the pioneers
who have brought forth new forms of Architecture and social organization from the ongoing design revolution.

This is a exploration and illumination of the conceptual good news at the fertile intersection of Nature, Technology, and Humanity.

Topics covered include:

-Profiles of Key Pioneers
-Design Science Revolution (Buckminster Fuller)
-Ecological Design Dynamics
-Creating Eco-Villages
-New Concepts in Cine-Architecture
-The Imaginarium for the Regenerative City
-The Long Now Perspective
-The Best of Regenerative Design
-New Inventions in the field
-Urban Eco-Districts
-Edge-Ucation and the Future of Design

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Public Safety Long-Term Evolution Devices Market 2017 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021

The analysts forecast the global public safety LTE safety device market to grow at a CAGR of 21.292% during the period 2017-2021.

PUNE, INDIA, July 31, 2017 / —

Global Public Safety Long-Term Evolution Devices Market


The convergence of LMR technology with public and private LTE networks is one of the growing market trends. The growth in the market during the forecast period will be supported by public communication network operators and telecom vendors. Emerging countries with growing economies will also contribute to the growth of the global public safety LTE devices market.

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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global public safety LTE device market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of public safety LTE devices.

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The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: 
• Americas 

The Global Public Safety LTE Device Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors 
• General Dynamics Mission Systems 
• Harris Corporation 
• Motorola Solutions 
• Nokia

Other prominent vendors 
• Airbus 
• Airspan Networks 
• Cisco Systems 
• Ericsson 
• Huawei Technologies 
• Raytheon 

Market driver 
• Declining ASP of public safety LTE devices 
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Market challenge 
• Dominance of LMR/PMR technology 
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Market trend 
• Convergence of LTE networks with LMR technology 
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Key questions answered in this report 
• What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? 
• What are the key market trends? 
• What is driving this market? 
• What are the challenges to market growth? 
• Who are the key vendors in this market space? 
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? 
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report 

PART 03: Research Methodology 

PART 04: Introduction 

PART 05: Market landscape 

PART 06: Five forces analysis 

PART 07: Market segmentation by products 

PART 08: Market segmentation by end-users 

PART 09: Market segmentation by geography 

PART 11: Drivers and challenges 

PART 12: Market trends 

PART 13: Vendor landscape 
• Competitive scenario 
• Key Vendors 



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Kubuqi Model lauded by international community as one Chinese solution to comprehensive desertification control

Kubuqi International Desert Forum

ORDOS, CHINA, July 31, 2017 / — The sixth Kubuqi International Desert Forum was held from July 29 to July 30 in the Kubuqi Desert in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Participating guests from other countries visited Kubuqi and witnessed the successful practices of Kubuqi’s desertification control. The forum offered them better understanding of the Kubuqi Model. They believe that the Kubuqi Model will play an important role in desertification control in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative. International conferences held in China are becoming attractive platforms for sharing effective experiences in promoting global ecological development.

Effective systematic planning

The core pillars of the Kubuqi Model are government policy support, industrial investment, market-oriented participation of farmers and herdsmen and sustainable ecological improvement.
Former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the systematic design of the Kubuqi Model was a unique success, and that its reproducibility was worthy of study.
Pradeep Monga, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, said many countries along the Belt and Road Initiative suffered desertification, and that good design plays a key role in helping China create the Kubuqi Model, a unique path of desertification control. It is admirable that governments at all levels, enterprises and individuals can join hands to solve environmental problems in a systematic manner, he said.
The Indonesian Economic and Industrial Committee Chairman Bachir gave Kubuqi a thumbs up for the practice of raising sheep under photovoltaic panels. He said he appreciated the imagination of local businesses in ecosystem design and said he would like to share Kubuqi’s comprehensive desertification control experiences for the benefit of the international community.

A globally popular model

The Kubuqi Model has been praised by the UN Environment Programme for desertification control and being an “eco-pioneer” in greening the world thanks to its success in ecological restoration. The Kubuqi Model has become a name card for China’s desertification control efforts. In order to promote and share the experience of combating desertification, the Kubuqi International Desert Forum was established in 2007 and has been held five times thanks to the support of governments at all levels, relevant departments, the UNEP and the UNCCD secretariat. More than 2,000 political dignitaries, experts and ecological entrepreneurs from around the world have participated in field trips, professional exchanges and experience sharing via forums and benefited greatly from them.
The Kubuqi Model has become a popular topic in several meetings and dialogues of the sixth Kubuqi International Desert Forum. Participating foreign guests believed that the Kubuqi Model should be widely shared in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative.
Prof. Atsushi Tsunekawa from Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University in Japan, said it was urgent for countries along the Belt and Road Initiative to cooperate over ecological restoration. They need to conduct risk assessment for environmental and sustainable development, and the successful practices of the Kubuqi Model should be used as one reference, he said.
Hassan Shar, deputy director of the Cairo Desert Research Center in Egypt, said that as a researcher on deserts for over 40 years, he had seen many excellent cases of desertification control of other countries. He pointed out that the Kubuqi Model contained a wealth of desertification control technologies and experiences, and its desert eco-economy, industrial innovation, financial innovation and poverty alleviation experiences are worth learning from for countries along the Belt and Road Initiative which face similar challenges.

Kubuqi brings hope

Desert control is a worldwide problem, and the Kubuqi Desert is the first desert in the world to achieve large-scale successful control.
The success of Kubuqi Model relies mainly on increasing local people’s income in the greening efforts via the combination of ecology and industry, enterprise development and ecological management. These efforts will expand oases and happiness while reducing desert and poverty.
Prof. Victor Squire from the University of Adelaide, Australia, said the Kubuqi International Desert Forum had prompted people in all areas to think about desertification, and that the Kubuqi Model has made it impossible to find just one solution to the challenge by showing that land users are both part of the problem and part of the solution. The Kubuqi Model also provides a way for transformation, which gives us hope.
British bio-carbon engineering company founder Lauren Fletcher said that Kubuqi’s achievements in desertification control was very impressive and the delegation from his company felt excited for participating in the forum. He also said that drones tree planting technologies need to be further developed so as to contribute to combating desertification.

Don Rivers, chief technology officer of the United States Silver Spring Company said that the Kubuqi model had a comprehensive influence, bringing large-scale changes in human life and making energy use sustainable, which is very thought-provoking. The efforts of local governments and enterprises in Kubuqi will bring lasting changes.

A Chinese solution to ecological restoration

After the forum ended, experts believed the forum let participants see that Kubuqi’s concept of green development and experiences of sustainable development can offer fundamental solutions to help peaceful development of the desertification regions involving over 2 billion people globally. Many guests are looking forward to the 13th General Assembly of the Contracting Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, which will be held in Ordos and might bring together more unique solutions and richer consensus. The ecological development in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative need both Chinese solutions as well as China being one sharing platform.

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Singapore Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism Market 2017 Segmentation and Forecast to 2021

Wiseguyreports Adds “Singapore Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism Market: Demand and Analysis of Top Key Player Forecast To 2021”

PUNE, INDIA, July 31, 2017 / — Singapore Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism Industry

Latest Report on Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism Market Singapore Analysis & 2021 Forecast Research Study

Singapore MICE tourism market is projected to reach nearly US$ 2.5 Billion across the 20 countries covered in this report by the year end of 2021.

Singapore is one of the world’s top MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) destination. Singapore is a stellar MICE city, maintaining a perfect tourism impression among world-wide travelers with its stable and conducive business environment, convenient transportation, pleasant environment and well-appointed facilities. These factors tend to attract international organizations to base their regional offices in the city. Singapore has always been a magnetic venue for business and leisure. Sightseeing, catering, entertainment, business events and exhibitions together create an integrated tourism chain in this country. Facilities for both business and leisure such as World Resort Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Merlion’s Park, Suntec Singapore and Singapore EXPO ensure Singapore’s position as a prime MICE destination. Singapore provides a conducive platform for MICE travelers to achieve their success in Singapore through a dynamic environment underpinned by vibrant knowledge, wide networks, ease of doing business and a sense of fun.

Singapore MICE Travelers Insights

China and Indonesia will be the major source market for Singapore MICE tourism by the year end of 2021. India will be the third leading source market for Singapore MICE tourism by 2021. Japan stand at the fourth spot with XX% share of the Singapore MICE tourist arrivals. Singapore and Thailand holds the fifth and sixth highest share of the Singapore MICE tourist arrivals, being followed by United States by the year end of 2021. 

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Singapore MICE Tourism Market Revenue Insights

Japan MICE travelers has enjoyed a significant role in contributing revenue to the Singapore economy in 2015. Japan contributed 18.1% share in 2015 but Japan will not retain its #1 position in the revenue generator due to the fall in the MICE travelers’ in Singapore.  It is predicted that China, India and Indonesia will be leading revenue generators by the year end of 2021. Other countries such as South Korea, United States and Thailand will also be the major revenue generators by the year end of 2021.

The research report titled " Singapore Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism Market Insights, Opportunity, Analysis, Market Shares & Forecast 2016 – 2021” provides detailed information on the Singapore MICE Tourism Market. This report analyzes market data and provides a better understanding of MICE travelers flows and revenue to Singapore. Market outlook in value terms for the forecasted period for Singapore MICE tourism market has been detailed in the report. This report also entails a detailed description of growth drivers and challenges of the Singapore MICE tourism market.

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2. Singapore MICE Travelers, Revenue Share & Forecast (2010 – 2021)
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4. Singapore MICE Tourism Market – Growth Drivers
5. Singapore MICE Tourism Market – Challenges

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Singapore MICE Tourism Market – 20 Countries Covered

1. Indonesia
2. Malaysia
3. Philippines
4. Japan
5. Thailand
6. China
7. Taiwan
8. Hong Kong
9. South Korea
10. India
11. France
12. Germany
13. Italy
14. Netherlands
15. United Kingdom
16. Canada
17. United States
18. New Zealand
19. Australia
20. South Africa

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REGISTER NOW: 2017 RNA Annual Conference examines religion, politics, Bible Belt

September 7–9 // Nashville // Gaylord Opryland Resort

COLUMBIA, MO, USA, July 28, 2017 / — Faith and public life headlines have dominated news cycles in the last year as a new administration sparked debates surrounding religious freedom, immigration, climate change and environmental issues, separation of church and state, among others. Join the Religion News Association to dissect these issues and more at its 68th Annual Conference Sept. 7–9, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. All are welcome.


Among this year's topics and special events:

– Covering Religious Hate in Trump's America
– Faith & Fossil Fuels
– The Future of the Bible Belt
– Pitch Perfect: Tips for Freelancers & Editors Who Need Them
– Beer & Hymns: The Role of Music in Faith
– Religious Freedom for All? Under-the-Radar Conflicts Between Faith & Law
– Reporting on LGBTQI+ Rights & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa
– Walking tour of downtown Nashville religious sites



Attendees should register online for the conference and reserve rooms in RNA's discounted hotel block no later than August 13. Those who stay at the conference hotel can save up to $300 on registration. RNA members receive an additional $200 off registration fees (TIP: request a promo code to join RNA and save 50 percent on 2017 dues, plus $200 on registration).

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RNA has negotiated a special rate of $209 plus tax at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. The deadline to reserve rooms in RNA’s block is Aug. 13.

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RNA also welcomes organizations who wish to connect with religion reporters to share story ideas, experts, tools and resources, and other materials. Contact Wendy Gustofson,, for exhibitor, advertising and sponsorship opportunities.


Tiffany McCallen
Religion News Association
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Subsea Well Access System Market worth 3.62 Bn USD by 2022

Subsea Well Access System

Subsea Well Access System

New market study launched by

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, July 28, 2017 / — The report, now available on ASDReports, "Subsea Well Access System Market by Type (Rig-Based and Vessel-Based), and Region – Global Forecasts to 2022", The subsea well access system market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 2.86 Billion in 2017 to USD 3.62 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.79%. The subsea well access system market is set to witness growth, due to increasing new offshore discoveries and demand for well access system in subsea.

The rig-based well access system is expected to hold the largest share of the subsea well access system market, by type, during the forecast period
The rig-based well access system dominated the subsea well access system market during the forecast period. The market in Europe is the largest market consisting large number of existing wells which require substantial overhaul. The increase in demand from deep offshore oil & gas fields, is expected to drive the rig-based well access system segment.

North America: The leading market for the subsea well access system market
The market in North America is expected to dominate the global subsea well access system market, given growing unconventional hydrocarbon production in the region. The region is the new swing producer in global oil markets owing to the boom in production from both shale operations and deepwater exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Exploration and production activities in the region are also expected to gain momentum with increased capital spending by major oil companies. All these factors are expected to drive the North American subsea well access system market.

To enable an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape, the report includes some of the top players in the subsea well access system market. These players include Aker Solutions (Norway), Baker Hughes Incorporated (U.S.), Circle T Service & Rental, Ltd. (Canada), COR International, LLC (U.A.E.), Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (U.S.), Drilling Services Limited (U.K.), Dril-Quip, Inc. (U.S.), GE Oil & Gas (U.K.), Halliburton Company (U.S.), Island Offshore (Norway), Key Energy Services (U.S.), KIT Oil and Gas Equipment Industry, LLC (U.A.E.), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (U.S.), Oceaneering International, Inc. (U.S.), Optime Subsea Services (U.S.), Parker Hannifin, Corp. (U.K.), Proserv (U.S.), Rongsheng Machinery Manufacture, Ltd. Of Huabei Oilfield Hebei (China), Schlumberger Limited (U.S.), TechnipFMC, PLC (U.S.), Tenaris (Luxembourg), UZTEL S.A. (Romania), Vallourec (France), Weatherford International Limited (U.S.), and 4Subsea (Norway) among others. Leading players are trying to understand the markets in developing economies and are adopting various strategies to increase their market share.

More reports on Oil & Gas can be found on ASDReports. Find more Traditional Energy reports on ASDReports as well.

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Solight Canada – Open for Business

Solight Canada SolarPuff - Special Edition :: Canada 150

Solight Canada SolarPuff – Special Edition :: Canada 150

Solight Canada - Camping - Very Off The Grid

Solight Canada – Camping – Very Off The Grid

Solight Canada - Alison On-Site in Nepal

Solight Canada – Alison On-Site in Nepal

Solight Canada Opens, to carry out the mission of the global Solight Project, to bring Solar Light to anywhere it is needed, and to those who need it the most.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 28, 2017 / — Solight Design, developers of the original concept of providing truly portable solar powered lighting globally, and to those who need it most, is pleased to announce its affiliation with Solight Canada, as their Official Distributor, nationwide.

These lightweight, flat-packable solutions are based on an ingenious invention by Co-Founders Alice Min Soo Chun & Stacy Kelly, whose designs incorporate an imbedded solar panel which then unfolds out into a completely standalone cube-shaped lantern, wherever lighting is required.

Light on demand.

The Solights are of course completely Renewable and therefore have a Zero Carbon Footprint.

If ever it were true, necessity really is the mother of invention when it comes to Solight “SolarPuffs”. In this case that need was to provide sustainable and affordable light sources in places which had more than kerosene lamps, and even to those who had none at all, and especially so in disastrous conditions, and in locations as desperate as Haiti and Nepal.

Enter Solight Designs, both as Designer and Manufacturer and as coupled with their Humanitarian project, to provide Solights, where they are needed the most, as led by Dr. Alison Thompson OAM. To date, she has personally delivered over 7,000 SolarPuffs.

“We'll Always Have Paris”

These iconic words were of course first spoken in Casablanca, both at the airport and in the classic movie of the same name. It is also the catch phrase for anyone involved in the Paris Agreement, which Canada is steadfastly committed to.

So it was fitting indeed that it was at that very airport, one fateful morning last November, while all returning to their respective countries, from attending the COP23 Climate Conference in nearby Marrakech, that these two worlds met up.

It was there and then that the folks who are now principals in Solight Canada first made the acquaintance of Dr. Alison Thompson, who among her many credits is in charge of the Humanitarian side of Solight Designs, the original designers and manufacturers of these truly wireless devices.

To expand that reach, that original conversation in Casablanca has now developed into a full-time operation here in Canada, for all sales and services, and the building of a national network of resellers, services and support.

As General Manager, Stephanie LeBrun-Leth explains, “We really feel that this venture was meant to be. We were very proud to accept the invitation from Minister (of the Environment and Climate Change) Catherine McKenna to join the Canadian mission to COP22 in Marrakech, representing both Canadian Innovation as well as Canadian values, both environmentally and of course socially. So there was lots of common ground, for us all to build upon”.

In short, Solight Canada is now very much "Open for Business".

Happy Canada 150 !

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Bithday, Solight Canada is pleased to announce the unveiling of the first of its Canadian Edition products, featuring the classic elements of our National Flag, as pictured.

If ever it was true, a picture is worth a thousand words.


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About Solight Canada:

Solight Canada is a venture based in Ottawa, Canada to extend Solight Design products into the marketplace, nation wide, as well to support and contribute to their humanitarian efforts, internationally.

The team is comprised of a group of experienced project developers and consultants within the Renewable Energy industry, as well as working non-commercially with international Climate Action programs, and primarily so as part of Canada’s Delegation to the UNFCC COP Conferences, including the historic COP21 in Paris, and more recently COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco.

Going forward, the company plans to collaborate with Solight Design to expand the range of products with products which are specifically designed for Canadian needs and conditions.

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Our Purpose

The majority of the world needs to have light, which is one of the most basic and fundamental needs as a human being, for safety, for education, for livelihoods. It is still astounding that 1.6 billion people today do not have access to safe and sustainable light and rely on kerosene to light their world at night. The absence of light for the majority of the global population has had catastrophic ramifications on our local and global environment. So we are all interconnected through light and also though the absence of it.
Buying a SolarPuff ™, furthers our social mission to distribute light in the 3rd world and underdeveloped regions such as Asia and Sub Saharan Africa, where there are the most vulnerable of stake holders. When a customer buys a SolarPuff ™ at $US 30.00 it allows us to subsidize a SolarPuff ™ to someone in an underserved region. Our strategy is to subsidize the distribution of SolarPuffs ™ by working with Non Government Organizations as well as with local communities. This system for providing light to those in need is a multi faceted and cross-disciplinary approach to tackling issues of extreme poverty. We are not donating our SolarPuffs ™, we subsidize and partner with on the ground communities and local markets in order to create economic viability for those living in poverty.

In the past, the act of giving goods away for free has proven to perpetuate poverty. In the end this short sighted approach has proven to be more harmful than good, in the desire to alleviate poverty. Communities have undergone crippling effects due to this short term strategy. We are working toward long term and sustainable solutions to create distribution networks, partnering with local communities to support the creation of local economies. We believe good design, intelligent materials such as solar energy harnessing materials, and recyclable materials are better for the long term sustainability of our ecology and our businesses.

Robert Leth
Solight Canada
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Ipe Wood is Rated the Best Material for Decking

Ipe Decking

Consumer Reports Rates Ipe Wood the Best Material for Decking

Ipe Decking is the ultimate material for a beautiful high end deck. The truth is synthetics are what you buy if you are not educated on decking or if you can't afford Ipe.”

— Lynn Patterson

MIAMI, FL, USA, July 27, 2017 / — Consumers have spoken and anyone that has tried a cheesy synthetic deck is not surprised. The natural wood known as Ipe has won the battle of the best decking material. Teak took a respectable second but rated low because of the extremely high cost. Synthetics have taken the decking market by storm but it seems that customers that actually purchase them rate them lower than their natural counterparts. Consumer reports shows that Ipe's nearly perfect rating of is due to the longevity, natural look, feel and finish.

The Chief Marketing Analyst of Ipe Woods USA, LLC (formerly Ipe Woods, Inc) Jerry Camden made a statement on the consumer satisfaction findings, “The difference between a real Iron Wood like Ipe and a synthetic deck is the same difference between driving a Fiat and a Ferrari. Synthetics even try to imitate natural wood, but they look cheesy, plastic and cheap. I wouldn't want my family exposed to materials that were manufactured in a lab”

The report comes as no surprise to many in the decking industry. With the rise of synthetic decking companies over the last decade is also the knowledge of how long these materials last. The result has been multiple lawsuits that have been filed over poor quality boards that end up fading and becoming fuzzy. For instance Trex current rating on Consumer Affairs is 1.5 Stars out of 5. Prior to the last decade we didn't really know how well these fake boards would hold up and the lawsuits are now speaking for themselves.

Ipe is known as a "Iron Wood" because it is so dense and strong. It actually has the same fire rating as steel and concrete. So why don't more contractors recommend Ipe Decking to their customers? Simple, the synthetic companies pay commissions to companies that recommend them and the synthetic boards are easier to install. You would be hard pressed to find anyone knowledgeable about wood to argue for synthetic against Ipe. Ipe last's longer requires little to no maintenance, is stronger and is natural.

Jerry Camden
Ipe Woods USA, LLC
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Leaders in Energy: Green Jobs

Trends in Green Jobs Forum & Green Career Workshop

This program is designed for people at all career levels and to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.”

— Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, July 27, 2017 / — Join us for our 4th annual Green Jobs event on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm, at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU)! The DC SEU is one of the largest employers of energy and related professionals in the Metro area. Learn more about job opportunities at their exhibit table. We will also be offering a pre-event workshop (4-5:30 pm) on Green Careers.

Green Career Pre-Event Workshop (4- 5:30 pm)

We will be conducting a workshop titled "What's Your Green Career Plan?" designed for people at all career levels — whether you're looking to enter the Green Jobs field, move up, or laterally. Beth (Bettina) Offenbacker, Ph.D., will be our instructor. Beth is a Leaders in Energy member and HR Consultant and Coach, with her firm, Waterford, Inc.

Our mission includes helping members connect on opportunities related to employment. Workshop price is $25.

Main Event–Green Jobs: Current and Future Trends (6-8:30 pm)

Panel 1 —
Marilyn Waite, author of "Sustainability at Work: Careers that Make a Difference" and
Hillary Bright, State Policy Director for the BlueGreen Alliance

Panel 2 —
Leaders in Energy members — Tim Bagley, Justin Jasiulevicius, and Edythe Richards — have landed green (and related) jobs. They will briefly describe their job, how they found it, and offer advice for others. (See the bios on our Panel 1 and Panel 2 speakers below).

Exhibitors — Metro DC energy and sustainability companies who hire in the green space and organizations who assist job seekers.

Early bird and job seeker/student rates available until Thursday, August 10th. Green Jobs event includes program, pizza, and beverages. Details on registration for the career workshop and main jobs event are available here.

Leaders in Energy is partnering with the United Nations Association – National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) on this event. The United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 8 is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

Green Jobs will be held at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility located at 80 M Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station).

Janine Finnell
Leaders in Energy
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Landscape at the heart of Rushden Lakes retail scheme

Nature meets retail at pioneering Rushden Lakes shopping and leisure scheme

The scheme is genuinely unique and sets the benchmark for experiential retail development with nature at its heart.”

— Richard Willmott

The UK’s first retail scheme to offer both shopping alongside more unusual activities such as birdwatching in nationally important wetlands has opened. Situated in the Nene Valley, Northampton, the shopping and leisure scheme combines shopping and restaurants with extensive opportunities for outdoor activities within the rich natural habitats of the surrounding wildlife reserves.

Comprising approximately 400,000 sq ft of new retail and restaurant accommodation (phase 1), the former gravel extraction pit includes a square mile of lake and SSSI woodland, a boathouse and boardwalk with alfresco waterside dining, wet play area, central water feature and rill. Up to 5 million people are expected to flock to the scheme in the first year and admire the lakeside setting which is home to over 20,000 migrating birds.

Lead project Landscape Architect Richard Willmott said: ‘The scheme is genuinely unique and sets the benchmark for experiential retail development with nature at its heart. The external elements have been designed to sensitively integrate into their context and landscape and include many bespoke features such as fluid tessellated paving patterns, pre-cast furniture and a central boulevard water feature. The robust language of materials and detailing are intended to reflect the industrial heritage of the site. A significant amount of external space and investment is devoted to public areas, enhancing the attraction of the development and providing a series of distinctive spaces.’

Formerly a derelict and run down site which provided unsecurable access to fly tippers, motorbikes and 4x4s with associated damage to the SSSI and RAMSAR designated wetland and woodland, the development of the site has created a symbiotic partnership with the adjacent reserves. Significant funding for improvements to the reserves, increased public access and ongoing maintenance has resulted from the development, while the setting enhances the customer experience and affords unique leisure opportunities and access to the wider Nene Valley.

Photographs copyright Martin Gardner

Suzy Willmott
Strata Design Associates Ltd
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