The Political Animal Podcast: The Role of the USDA Checkoff Problems in Harming Animals and Family Farming in the U.S.

Mike Eby, chairman of the National Dairy Producers Organization

Mike Eby, chairman of the National Dairy Producers Organization

Dairy Checkoffs Gaming the System

Dairy Checkoffs Gaming the System

Wayne Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Joseph Grove

Joseph Grove

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Role of the USDA Checkoff Problems in Harming Animals and Family Farming in the U.S.

By Marty Irby

Dairy farmers are grappling with a wide array of problems: milk prices have been on the decline; foreclosures, bankruptcies, and suicide rates are on the rise; and Mother Nature has taken her toll, while the plant-based beverage sector continues to gain market share.

It’s been a tough few years for family farmers in the dairy business, and the backdrop for much of this is a checkoff program that was supposed to help them, but seems to be doing quite the opposite. Big Agriculture is vaccuuming up the hard-earned dollars of family farmers and using those funds to lobby against the interests of the people it purports to represent.

Episode 6 of the Political Animal is about Big Ag's big secret — a series of USDA checkoff programs for beef, pork, dairy, and other commodities. Major trade associations divert checkoff dollars that by law are restricted to commodity marketing programs and research and instead use a large share of the money for salaries, office operations, and lobbying. And that means lobbying for policies that often hurt family farmers, and animals.

Some lawmakers want to turn this situation around. U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced H.R. 5563, the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act, in the House this month. The measure's companion bill, S. 935, was introduced in 2019 by U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Today, host Joseph Grove, and Animal Wellness executives Wayne Pacelle and Marty Irby are joined in this episode by Mike Eby, the chairman of the National Dairy Producers Organization, and one of three candidates vying for president of the National Farmers Union discussing the need for checkoff reform and the OFF Act.

The Political Animal podcast is a weekly segment that not only delivers timely information but offers insights and analysis you won’t hear anywhere else. We’ll offer in-depth discussions of local, state, or federal policy and elections, and the effects of laws and regulations on corporations. We hope you’ll listen today, and also check out Episode 5: Fighting a Diabolical Plan to Round Up Tens of Thousands of Wild Horses. Episode 4: Big Cats: Endangered in the Wild and in Danger as Captives in the U.S., Episode 3: Michael Vick and the Continuing Battle Over Animal Fighting, about the renewed attention on convicted dog-fighter and NFL player Michael Vick and implementation of the latest animal fighting law, Episode 2: Shark finning, horseracing, and the PACT Act that includes a layered discussion of how the committee process works and why it's so difficult to even get common-sense measures into law. If you missed our first episode, you can listen here: Episode 1: 2019 Victories for Animals.

Wayne Pacelle is the founder of Animal Wellness Action, president of the Center for a Humane Economy, and former president of the Humane Society of the U.S. who conceived the idea of the PACT Act. He founded the Humane Society Legislative Fund and prior to that, he was executive director of The Fund for Animals. The Non-Profit Times named him seven times as one of the nation’s top 50 non-profit executives, and in 2005, he was named executive of the year. Pacelle is a two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Bond, and Humane Economy.

Marty Irby is the executive director at Animal Wellness Action. Irby worked in the United States House of Representatives for Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) serving as Communications Director and Animal Protection and Agriculture Policy Advisor. He is a former president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, where he led the charge to bring an end to the painful practice of “soring” walking horses. Irby is a Heritage Foundation Congressional Fellow, former director of equine protection and rural affairs at the Humane Society of the U.S., and native of South Alabama who grew up on a horse and cattle farm. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Communications, attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was named by The Hill as one of nation’s Top Lobbyists for 2019.

Joseph Grove is a freelance writer and six-time recipient of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. His background also includes hosting a radio show called Jargon on WQMF FM in Louisville, Ky., and podcasts for Bisig Impact Group and Southern Gaming and Destinations. He began dedicating his volunteer time to animal issues in 2014 and currently works as a court-appointed special advocate for children in family court in Shelby and Spencer Counties in Kentucky.

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SUAOKI, one of the best portable power supply brand, releases the Japanese official website

SUAOKI, one of the best portable power supply brand

SUAOKI, one of the best portable power supply brand

SUAOKI Japanese official website

SUAOKI Japanese official website

SUAOKI G1000 Power Station

SUAOKI G1000 Power Station

SUAOKI, a brand of Portable and Safe Energy Storage Power Sources. Now the SUAOKI Japan official website is released.

TOKYO, JAPAN, January 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SUAOKI, a famous brand of Portable and Safe Energy Storage Power Sources. Now the SUAOKI Japan official website is released.

The SUAOKI Japan official website jp.suaoki.com is launch on January 19, 2020.

Website Link: jp.suaoki.com

SUAOKI provides corresponding products for charging in various situations: outdoor camping/van life/tailgating, household appliance, business office, all of which support multiple ways of charging including home power charging, solar charging, car charging as well as a variety of output interfaces such as AC, DC, car charger, USB, USB QC3.0, Type-C PD, UPS. They are also available in different capacities to meet the needs and preferences of different groups.

Founded in 2015, SUAOKI has had astonishing growth in the Japanese, European and American markets. Up to now, SUAOKI has deeply cultivated the Amazon Japan, Rakuten, and Yahoo online shopping site. We have a deeper understanding of Japanese consumer needs. With the release of the Japanese official website, the brand image of "SUAOKI" has been further deepened. Combining multiple third-party shopping platforms and official social platforms will provide SUAOKI customers with more convenience, both before and after purchase.

The official website displays detailed information about all products, making it easier for consumers to understand and choose.
It also has a shopping function to buy products directly. You can find your favorite products and buy them directly.
In the future, we plan to enhance our knowledge of outdoor/camping/disaster prevention on the official website and organize more brand events and feedback activities. The official website will be the main promotion site for the SUAOKI brand.

About SUAOKI

The SUAOKI brand was launched in 2015. In addition to large-capacity portable power supplies, we are also engaged in the planning, production, and sales of solar power equipment (solar panel chargers), auto parts and outdoor products. Large-capacity portable power supplies S270, G500, and the latest product G1000 is widely welcomed in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

We always strictly control the manufacturing process and make every effort to ensure product quality. SUAOKI's goal is to provide more cost-effective products and to help everyone with outdoor activities and disaster prevention.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Kēvens releases sobering, eco-conscious new music video "World Is Burning"

Kēvens - World Is Burning album cover

Kēvens – World Is Burning

We are all affected and we are all in this together. That’s the takeaway: we’re only doomed if we remain divided.

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Miami singer, songwriter, DJ, and MC Kēvens lives by a mantra: “Positivity is a Necessity.” The cynic in all of us might look around and dismiss such a feel-good formula for living, but the proof of its power lies in Kēvens’ impressive track record. He first made his mark as a member of Miami’s Le Coup, founded by Bob Marley’s half-brothers Richard and Anthony Booker. From there, he went solo and began to cross-pollinate rock, Trip-hop, Drum and Bass, and EDM, releasing his album We Are One and cementing his place in Miami’s music scene. Unable to stay confined to the 305, he took the stage at festivals worldwide, including South Korea’s Ultra Music Festival, Russia’s White Nights Festival, and the One Love Fest in Takamatsu, Japan. He has guested on songs by Richard Booker, Rabbit in the Moon, Heavyweight Dub Champion and Liberation Movement, and shared stages with The Jacksons, Stephen and Damian Marley, Steven Tyler, ICE CUBE, Major Lazer, Carlos Santana, Steel Pulse, and Armin Van Buuren, among others. “World Is Burning” is the work of a man who’s putting his many talents to use warning us that a big change is coming – and it’s entirely up to us to determine what kind of change it’s going to be.

He had a song bouncing around his head and bouncing in and out of the studio for years. He recorded it and re-recorded it, but it wasn’t “there” yet. Then, on a much-needed vacation to Hawaii, Kēvens’ plane was notified that volcanic eruptions were occurring on the island as they were landing. He paid a visit to the newly reopened crater, and stood on a piece of ground that, the very next day, dropped without warning into the cauldron. Mother Nature’s immeasurable power made itself known to him then, and that was all the inspiration he needed. The track that had eluded him for years was finished within a matter of days. “World Is Burning” is an undeniable, spark-throwing livewire of Drum and Bass, with Kēvens’ uniquely plaintive but passionate sung/spoken vocals. It’s a super catchy party jam broadcasting an urgent message to those who choose to listen and take responsibility.

Every category of large-scale environmental devastation makes an appearance in the video, from satellite imagery of forest fires to aerial shots of dead, polluted wastelands. These visuals feel detached, almost like a newsreel; they don’t need dramatization or exaggeration to be completely terrifying. It’s the shots of people posing in gasmasks, or huddled in abandoned, ruined buildings, or wearing dollar bill blindfolds, that are filmed up close and personal to hit you right where you’ll feel it most. Rich, poor, black, white, Asian, European, old, young: we are all responsible. We are all affected and we are all in this together. That’s the takeaway: we’re only doomed if we remain divided. Forever promoting unity, Kēvens’ next projects include a fully-written track on gun violence, and a re-shoot of a video for a new song called “Sweet Lady Liberty” about our divided nation. Someone’s got to- because now, more than ever, Positivity is a Necessity.

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Global Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market Expected to Reach USD 2, 926,758 Million By 2027: Facts & Factors

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market

Global sustainable supply chain finance market expected to reach USD 2, 926,758 million by 2027, at a CAGR of around 18.24 % between 2019 and 2027.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Facts and Factors Market Research has published a new report titled “Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market By Type (Financial Institution, Buyer Financed, Multiple Source, and Supplier Financed), By Organization Size (Large Enterprises and Small & Medium-Sized enterprises), and By End-User (Footwear & Apparel, Food & Beverage, Automobile, Power & Energy, Chemicals & Materials, and Manufacturing): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018 – 2027”. According to the report, the global sustainable supply chain finance market is predicted to be valued at approximately USD 660, 211 million in 2018 and is expected to reach a value of around USD 2, 926,758 million by 2027, at a CAGR of around 18.24 % between 2019 and 2027.

In case of consumers, sustainable supply chain finance provides an exceptional solution for achieving sustainable sourcing goals, raises the security supply, and enhances the business relations with suppliers through rewarding sustainable behaviors in the supply chain at reasonable costs to the firm. In case of merchants, sustainable supply chain finance offers easy accessibility to working capital, robust customer relations, and the ability to enhance sustainability value.

Browse through over 30+ Tables & 25+ Figures spread over 110+ Pages and in-depth TOC on “Size & Share of Global Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market Trends and Growth Analysis, and Forecast, 2018 – 2027”.

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Moreover, regional banks can form a partnership with global buyers for offering access to finance at a competitive rate of interest. It also helps in the funding of micro as well as small and medium-sized firms lacking the necessary finance as well as technical skills for enhancing environmental, social management, and operating performance. Apparently, sustainable supply chain management has become a key focus area for giant firms as it assists them in addressing competitive pressures caused due to novel environmental laws, escalating power costs, factory standards, and customer & government demands.

Growing eCommerce activities to drive the market trends

The success of new online retail firms like Alibaba and Amazon, who were funding small firms for the last few years, will take the sustainable supply chain finance industry to the peak during the forecast period.

Furthermore, the rapid expansion of the supply chain finance ecosystem for sustaining the operational efficiency of banks and FinTech players will further steer the market expansion during the forecast timeline. Nonetheless, complications involved in the supply chain activities and automation can pose a threat to the expansion of the sustainable supply chain finance industry during the period from 2019 to 2027.

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Large enterprises segment to record the highest CAGR by 2027

The large enterprise's segment is poised to register the highest growth rate of 18% during the period from 2019 to 2027. The growth of the segment is attributed to the ability of the giant firms to address the escalating competition in business occurring as a result of environmental laws, high power prices, workplace rules, and customer demands. Today, big firms are incorporating eligibility prerequisites, depending on sustainability, into contractual relations with dealers.

Foot & apparel segment to dominate the end-user landscape over the forecast period

The growth of the segment during the forecast timeline is owing to the ability of sustainability programs to optimize the product as well as processes across the footwear sector.

Browse the full “Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market By Type (Financial Institution, Buyer Financed, Multiple Source, and Supplier Financed), By Organization Size (Large Enterprises and Small & Medium-Sized enterprises), and By End-User (Footwear & Apparel, Food & Beverage, Automobile, Power & Energy, Chemicals & Materials, and Manufacturing): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018 – 2027” Report at https://www.fnfresearch.com/sustainable-supply-chain-finance-market-by-type-financial-181

North America to dominate the overall market surge during the forecast period

The growth of the sustainable supply chain finance industry during the forecast period is due to technological breakthroughs, robust industrial base, and strict enforcement of laws promoting business growth. Apart from this high demand for sustainable supply chain finance activities will propel the regional market growth during the forecast period.

Some of the key players in the market include BNP Paribas, DBS Bank Ltd., Citigroup, Inc., First Abu Dhabi Bank, ING Bank N.V., FMO, Standard Chartered, HSBC Group, and TIER Sustainable Supply Chain Finance.

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This report segments the Sustainable Supply Chain Finance market as follows:

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market: By Type Segment Analysis

Financial Institution
Buyer Financed
Multiple Source
Supplier Financed

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Market: By Organization Size Segment Analysis

Large Enterprises
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Footwear & Apparel
Food & Beverage
Automobile
Power & Energy
Chemicals & Materials
Manufacturing

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World Civility Leader Dr. Clyde Rivers appoints Sultan Dr. Siddig Wadaa a World Civility Leader

Dr. Clyde Rivers Presents Award Sudan Dr. Siddig Wadaa

Dr. Clyde Rivers with Leaders of Sudan

Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder I Change Nations

Professor Dr. Clyde Rivers and his international delegation appointed The Sultan of Sudan, Dr. Siddig Wadaa to the position of a World Civility Ambassador

We need more World leaders like him from all faiths to come together to make the world a better place.”

— Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations

KHARTOUM, SUDAN, January 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Professor Dr. Clyde Rivers and his international delegation appointed The Sultan of Sudan, Dr. Siddig Wadaa to the position of a World Civility Ambassador on Jan 13, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. This title has been granted to Dr. Wadaa because of his great service to humanity. Dr. Rivers states “This great man has build a city in Sudan, so that his people would have a place to reside in peace. He has also dug hundreds of Water wells for the use of humans as well as animals. This great initiative had help mankind live and function together in a health way. He was a instrumental person in the Daufur peace initiative and his efforts have helped facilitate peace in that region. This man holds the title of a true Son of Sudan.

Prof. Rivers calls the Sultan Dr. Siddig Wadaa one of the modern day hero’s for his service to humanity. According to Dr. Clyde Rivers, “We need more World leaders like him from all faiths to come together to make the world a better place.” May his Legacy of building people and institutions live on forever. The event took place in front of a packed hall, with Muslim leaders and Christian leaders celebrating a man that is making humanity better the Legendary Sultan Dr. Siddig Wadaa.

Dr. Clyde Rivers, the Spokesman Worldwide for World Civility Day, states “We at I Change nations are so proud of the work that Dr. Siddig Wadaa has done to improve the quality of life for his people and bring Civility to Sudan. Every leader that is practicing Civility is truly making the world a better place”. The event was extremely successful, largely due to the love and respect the people have for Dr. Siddig Wadaa

I Change Nations is a Culture of Honor System, the organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor by building a Culture of Honor that recognizes individuals throughout the world who have exemplified extraordinary humanitarian efforts to effectively change nations. We honor people and organizations that believe every life is valuable and is created to bring a contribution to the world. ICN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world.

I Change Nations was founder by Dr. Clyde Rivers, Dr. Rivers is the acting Representative to the United Nations – New York for the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative (IPI) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI Dr. Rivers is the acting Ambassador and the Director of the North American Division of the Golden Rule International

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for the World Civility Day, Community Civility Counts Initiative, Dr. Rivers has been honored internationally and has received numerous awards. Recently Dr. Clyde Rivers, received his 2nd Presidential Award for 2019 at the United Nations Association of El Salvador in New York City, Dr. Rivers received the Presidential Award for his volunteer service to the citizens of the United States of America. In 2017 Dr. Rivers won the United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity Dr. Rivers is the recipient of the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017, U.S. Congressman of Illinois. This annual Congressional Award given for excelling in his field and making a difference in people’s lives.In 2017 On August 21st. 2019 at the headquarters of OPAD, International Spokesman for World Civility Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers was appointed as International Director of OPAD for Civility and Honor Programs and recently appointed International Board Chairman of OPAD

Dr. Rivers was given the Title of Don/Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers as he was Knighted into the original Kingdom of Guatemala, and the great city of La Antigua the first city established by the Spanish Monarchy. Knighted by Lord EDUARDO L. PRADO S. the Commodore De Santiago De Los Caballeros De La Antigua Guatemala Dr. Rivers is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the American Civic Collaboration Award 2017 – Celebrating Partnerships that Strengthen America Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi, as appointed by H.E. President Pierre Nkurunziza and Special Advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Republic of Burundi Africa.

Others that have received awards from I Change Nations include such leaders but not limited to President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda – Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country
First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda – Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people

Vice President of Kenya, Kalonzo Musyoka Honored for his efforts in the peace making process for Kenya, Sudan and Burundi.

President Pierre Nkurunziza, of Republic of Burundi – Honored for his efforts to bring peace to a 12-year civil war between the two major tribes in his country. As well as First Lady Denise Nkurunziza, Republic of Burundi Honored for her efforts to bring a better life to the people of her country.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria – Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.

First Lady Maria de Luz Guebuza, of Republic of Mozambique – Honored for her humanitarian efforts for the youth and women of her country as well as bringing AIDS awareness programs.

Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia – Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.
Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador, was honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.

Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda – Former President of Zambia, was honored for his life’s work to establish peace in Zambia and on the continent of Africa.

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Focus on access to power, Sahara Group urges investors in UK, Africa

Kola Adesina- Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group

Sahara Group has urged participants at the UK-Africa Investment Summit to explore committing resources towards addressing the energy needs in Africa.

“Investment in off-grid electricity will light up homes and small businesses in rural and poor communities, mostly in Sub Saharan Africa.”

— Kola Adesina, Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group has urged participants at the UK-Africa Investment Summit to explore committing resources towards addressing the energy needs on the continent that is home to about 1.3 billion people.

The Summit which holds on January 20, 2020 in London, will be hosted by the Prime Minister, bringing together businesses, governments and international institutions to showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa.

Sahara Group said UK and African businesses need to commit more funds to grid electricity development while ramping up investment in renewable energy to bring electricity to over 600 million people, a figure that is 10 times the population of the United Kingdom.

According to Kola Adesina, Executive Director, Sahara Group, access to power in Africa is crucial to ensuring sustainable economic growth and seamless transition to the fourth industrial revolution. “Investment in off-grid electricity will light up homes and small businesses in rural and poor communities, mostly in Sub Saharan Africa. This is an auspicious time for investors in the UK and across the globe to explore this opportunity which promises a win-win situation for all,” he stated.

Adesina said apart from having the potential to promote access to clean energy, off-grid electricity from renewable energy sources, including solar, wind and hydro, has the potential of becoming more affordable for more Africans in the long run. “The aspirations of Africa’s youth population, some 400 million people aged between 15-34 – which is about twice Europe's entire population – rest on the decisions UK and African investors take at this summit. We can promote the agenda of bringing energy to life through enhanced access to electricity in Africa and Sahara Group is committed to spearheading this cause through more investment and collaboration,” he added.

Adesina stated that Sahara Group, with its profile as one of the largest private power business operators in Africa, was already in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a project aimed at boosting access to sustainable energy in Africa.

He concluded that governments and businesses must work together to develop and implement a plan to transform regulatory and operational issues in the power sector. “We also need a sustained awareness plan to change the mindset of Africans to navigate from consumption to production; this will require reliable and affordable electricity. Sahara Group remains passionate about electrifying Africa and believes the time for all stakeholders to act is now.”

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), despite being home to 17% of the world’s population, Africa currently accounts for just 4% of global power supply investment. The IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019 report found that achieving reliable electricity supply for all would require an almost fourfold increase, to around $120 billion a year through 2040, noting that mobilising this level of investment would require huge investments and thorough policy and regulatory measures to improve the financial and operational efficiency of utilities.

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Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam: New Trends at an Iconic Hotel

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

The Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam was recertified by Green Globe at the end of last year.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
A clever combination of antique and modern, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam boasts historic architecture and contemporary accommodation in the city centre, just a short walk from Amsterdam Central Station.

First certified in 2018, the Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam was recertified by Green Globe at the end of last year after undergoing a stringent audit.

The hotel is committed to improving its sustainable performance with numerous changes introduced over the past year.

Located in the heart of Amsterdam's city centre, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam offers modern meeting rooms with high tech extras including a Barrisol coloured lighted ceiling. Green Meetings are a sustainable option at the hotel where plants such as cactuses and succulents that require little watering are utilized to adorn tables. For any printed material, eco/draft, double sided settings are selected on printers and eco-labelled FSC paper is preferred. Recycle bins and video conferencing are also available in meeting rooms.

In line with its CSR initiatives, in June 2019, the hotel’s popular bar created a special Mint and Lime Tree Cocktail. For every refreshing green cocktail sold, €4 was donated in support of the World Childhood Foundation and the Nottinghampshire Wildlife Trust.

The hotel is dedicated to ensuring that no endangered species or products stemming from unsustainable practices are consumed or sold at its restaurant. In 2019, the chef removed both eel and codfish from the menu and will replace them with sustainable alternatives. It is through such decisive actions that wildlife species, ecosystems and biodiversity are conserved.

To minimize impacts and reduce waste, paperless check-ins are now a standard procedure as is a linen and towel reuse program where guests can choose to launder items less frequently. Plastic straws are only available on request and more environmentally friendly cleaning products are also being gradually incorporated into housekeeping cleaning services.

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea: Positive Actions in 2020

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea Team

Green Globe recertified Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea at the end of 2019.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
The 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is a genuine Arabic village resort nestled amongst lush gardens on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

Green Globe recertified Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea at the end of 2019 with the property achieving an outstanding compliance score of 90%.

As a member of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea aims to promote, support and incorporate environmentally sustainable practices within a responsible management system that targets the reduction of pollution and safeguards the long-term existence of its businesses.

The resort supports environmental measures practiced in the hospitality industry and takes into account the economic interest as a whole. Employees are encouraged to undergo training and engage in continuous learning in order to protect the environment while keeping guests, customers, and stakeholders well informed about environmental protection initiatives.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is committed to environmental, social and employee sustainability. The resort strives to implement sustainable initiatives that will have a positive long-lasting impact on the community with a focus on key operational aspects to safeguard the environment, Jordanian society and employees.

SHINE is the CSR program of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts that guides all team members to take part in the company’s initiatives in social responsibility. Numerous activities are organised offering staff members opportunities to engage with the local community through volunteering and assisting, raising awareness, fundraising for charity and supporting noble causes of other organizations on a large scale. Efforts include support of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation through the Room for Hope initiative, the annual A Kilo of Kindness (food and clothes donation) campaign through to participation in the Green Wheels initiative where plastic caps are collected and sent to a charity for recycling with proceeds donated to CPF to fund schooling and physiotherapy for underprivileged children with cerebral palsy.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is one of the pioneer hotels that have made headway in waste management in Jordan. Waste reduction strategies at its resort facilities include the minimization of the use of hazardous substances such as pesticides, paints, swimming pool disinfectants and cleaning materials or the replacement of them with eco-friendly products. The property recently started using an alternative solution to chlorine for swimming pools. In addition, Mövenpick properties aim to increase guests' and employees' awareness in playing their part to reduce the waste burden.

In future, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea plans to focus on minimizing its carbon footprint. The resort has already upgraded the chiller to a CFC free and energy efficient one with more changes to follow. Furthermore, Green Key brochures outlining eco-friendly practices at the property are placed in each guest room. Increasing guest awareness at the start of a guest’s journey helps them realise that the benefits gained from their own actions assists with instigating even more sustainable initiatives.

For further information please see www.movenpick.com

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact

Farah Hammouri
PA to the General Manager & Communications Coordinator
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea
Sweimeh
Dead Sea Road
11180 Amman
JORDAN
P: +962 5 3561111
E: Farah.Hammouri@movenpick.com
W: movenpick.com

Bradley Cox
Green Globe
+1 310-337-3000
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Press Breakfast Concentrates on Utility Future

The Future of Consulting Lives Here

Decarbonization, resiliency, and spreading electrification in new areas are all priorities for 2020”

— Jan Vrins, Managing Director and Global Energy Practice Leader, Guidehouse

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, January 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — "White House Chronicle," the weekly news and public affairs program on PBS and SiriusXM Radio, is reviving a series of press breakfasts in Washington, dating back to 1974 when they were held for energy reporters.

The first press breakfast in the series — called "White House Chronicle Presents," will be held at the National Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. It will feature three Guidehouse (formerly Navigant) experts who will outline the year ahead — this year of change — and beyond for the electric utility industry.

Llewellyn King, executive producer and host of the program, explains, "During the energy crisis, I launched a series of breakfasts and media events which ran until I sold my newsletter publishing company in 2006. They were held by my publications which included The Energy Daily, Defense Week and New Technology Week.

"I've been asked to revive these, and I'm doing so now under the umbrella of 'White House Chronicle'. They are open to all media, including new media. All the breakfasts will be held at the National Press Club."

The experts at the press briefing will include Jan Vrins, Managing Director and Global Energy Practice Leader for Guidehouse. Vrins is a widely known and respected consultant in the electric utility industry. He will be joined by consultants Mackinnon Lawrence and Aida Hakirevic. All three are devoted to helping utilities move ahead in a time of green energy, microgrids, smart meters, smart cities and existential threats.

"Decarbonization, resiliency, and spreading electrification in new areas are all priorities for 2020," Vrins says. "We expect to see many initiatives in our industry and at all levels of government as the focus on a cleaner and more customer-centric energy ecosystem evolves."

King says, "As in the past, we hope to get reporters in and out of these events with a story for that day. No speeches, just news."

Place: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Date: Jan. 23, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.

Llewellyn King
White House Chronicle
(202) 441-2702
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Source: EIN Presswire

Media Invited to Electric Utility Briefing at USEA

Bringing the transformative power of 900 MHz private broadband to utilities.

Anterix is revolutionizing the modern grid with private 900 MHz spectrum.”

— Robert Schwartz, COO, Anterix

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, January 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the event of a major blackout, whether from natural phenomena or cyber attack, communications become vital.

But many utilities are tied to communications systems that are integrated into their grid operations, and as such would fail along with the rest of the system. Resilience in communications is paramount.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. at the United States Energy Association's headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., Robert Schwartz, chief operating officer of Anterix, will explain how the company, using its exclusive broadcast spectrum and proven broadband LTE technology, can provide safe, resilient communications for electric utilities that can survive natural disasters and cyber attack.

"Anterix is revolutionizing the modern grid with private 900 MHz spectrum," says Schwartz. "We partner with critical infrastructure industries and enterprises through the power of broadband connectivity."

Schwartz says Anterix is serving a new, resilient infrastructure that is taking shape as threats and pressures are mounting for the electrical grid.

Media welcome:

Place: United States Energy Association
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC
Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.

Sean O'Neill
Symmetrix
+1 301-869-3790
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Source: EIN Presswire