DESSC companies on Newsweek’s Greenest Companies List

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DESSC is proud of all of our member’s green efforts, but today we want to applaud the six DESSC members that made it onto Newsweek’s 2012 Greenest American Companies list. Now in its fourth year, these rankings are compiled after analysis by multiple environmental research organizations.
 

CA Technologies cut back on commuting and pollution by allowing 30 percent of its workforce to work from home. With plans to buy more renewable energy in the future, CA Technologies comes in at 5.


Dell not only uses smarter packaging, but also recycles 98 percent of its non-hazardous by-products. This makes Dell a nearly zero waste company and Newsweek places them in thenumber 4 spot.


EMC’s conversion to the cloud has saved huge amounts of energy. These savings coupled with the wastewater treatment facility at the company’s headquarters puts them at 11.


HP went above and beyond when they focused on sustainability. They cut their own emissions by 50 percent in just seven years and pushed suppliers to go green by refusing towork with any company linked to deforestation. These leaves them with the number 2 spot.


Intel buys more green power than any other U.S. company and has reduced their greenhouse gas emissions 60 percent since 2007, landing them at number 7 on Newsweek’s list.


Microsoft took efforts this past year to become completely carbon neutral. They rank 12th on the list.

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  • Sebastian Mon., August 12, 5:50 PM
    at first.-No taking any mediiatcon currently- thought I did eat some bendryl extra strength about 4 days agofor that one night only though when I had a couple I think they are called rashes?-Umm the wiki page also mentioned Phobias I can't fckin ask a girl out (im 16 almost 17)I pissed why can I not do it? I don't think im afraid of rejection Im afraid to have others think Im hitting on them (HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES) when I was just trying to be friendly to everyone like at my group.-In conversations I am sorta the passive one, but with my closer friends I can't stfu. I think Im one of the weirder people but I never really had a problem with it I kinda like it xD-I almost got into a fight, not afraid of him though (seriously no reason to lie (but if you doubt me at least pretend I'm telling the truth reason being I don't want anyone fixated on this one part).-Don't think anyone in my family really has it but I think my mom might have had this once -I think I've had one of these sudden fears also very late into the night ( I always stay up late on weekends and during summer) when I was eating a bowl of my favorite Korean Noodles (omnomnomnom ) which was also I think when I ate my bendedryl (same one I always use same dosage 2 pills of extra strength) but that was like 30 mins before I ate side effect I saw listed nervousness not fear). just a reminder in my current situation I ate benedryl days before this incident.-Umm more about personality which I saw listed somewhere on the page uhh I not someone who works on their self image a lot, I mean I shower once a day, I wear clean clothes and all that but I don't panic worrying about my hair and stuff, but for a reason I can't understand why I felt a childish fear of others disapproving of a jacket I just suddnely grabbed and wore, i got over it in like a minuite but that didn't feel like what I usually do.- I think I live a stress free life usually. Maybe something I am worrying about is taking extra classes starting november at a local college ( im still in high school but just want to get some classes out of the way).sorry I know I put up waaay to much stuff and its out of order but I just wana make sure if anyone thinks they know whats going on that they know everything they need to but I gettining a bit lazy and don't wana organize it all xD, and I really don't wana go see a doctor mines is like an hour long drive and Im feeling reallllly cozy now.Thanks everyone certainly makes me less worried seriously
  • Charlotte Fri., August 9, 8:25 PM
    As I have a slight issue with tnutiins (ringing in the ears), I picked up this book from the library: Tinnitus A Self-Management Guide For The Ringing In Your Ears by Jane L. Henry and Peter H. Wilson. I'm not quite sure that this book would be helpful to what I see as the target audience. Chapter List: It's Time to Take Control!; Some Facts about Tinnitus; Assessing Your Tinnitus: How Does It Affect You?; The Connection between Thoughts and Emotions; Changing the Way You Think about Tinnitus; Relaxation and Stress-Management Techniques; Attention Control Techniques; Becoming Your Own Coach; Dealing with High-Risk Situations; Reducing the Impact of Tinnitus on Your Daily Lifestyle; Maintaining Gaines in the Longer-Term; Some Final Tips on Managing Your Tinnitus; Additional Reading; Appendix; Index Tinnitus, for those who don't know, is the condition where you have a constant noise in your ear(s), like a ringing or buzzing. It's thought to be due to damage in the inner ear, but it's not something that can be easily corrected in many situations. And since the sound tends to always be there at some level, it can be an annoyance (or worse). The authors in this book do a high-level overview of what tnutiins is, what the causes are, and then go into cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques on how you can learn to live with the condition and manage your response to it. The program they outline is pretty detailed and involved, and involves a lot of writing and answering of questions to discover your current ways of coping. I mentioned earlier I didn't think the book was too helpful. The examples and situations they feature in the book all tend to be towards the extreme end of the scale, such that the person is unable to function normally with the condition. In my case, I've had a very minor case for a long time (too much loud music growing up), and it's gotten a little worse with my dysthymia medication. Still, I wouldn't trade the benefits of the fluoxetine for reduction of the noise. For the extreme examples in the book, these people are at wits end and can't concentrate or deal with life. In that state, I don't see them taking the time and effort to work through this program on their own. With an external coach or mentor guiding them, it may be useful. But history shows that most people can't pull off a self-guided improvement program of any type on their own. Throw in a debilitating condition on top of it, and I think the chances of success drop to low single digits.
  • Xolile Sat., August 3, 12:32 AM
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  • Danny Wed., July 31, 12:25 AM
    This newsweek rdaieng was excellent. I've been doing a lot of research on the companies that have been participating in electronic recycling, or eCycling, and sure enough almost all of these companies also ended up on the list of Green companies. Best Buy, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sprint Nextel, Staples and others are both leaders in the field of eCycling and can be found in the top 50 of this green business list. Great work to these companies!Another interesting note on the company that placed 48th on Newsweek's Green Business ranking, First Solar. I actually was driving by First Solar's Tempe Office on this past Sunday night and all of their lights were on! Multiple floors of lights all on, and worst of all it was on a Sunday night with no one I could see in the building! At least they know they have some room to improve for next years Newsweek list! Or do they?
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