The Diploma Divide: America’s Dropout Epidemic

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Education | 15 comments

America is in the midst of an education crisis and New York City is ground zero. The recently released documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” sheds light on many gross inadequacies of public schools throughout the country. The film provides a poignant and illuminating view into the systematic failures and perverse policies that result in the dropout epidemic plaguing our educational landscape. Thankfully, “Waiting for Superman” also offers a touch of inspiration and a glimpse into the possible, showcasing exemplary school models,...

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Completing the Recycling Loop

Posted by on Oct 13, 2010 in complete recycling loop, corporate social responsibility, recycling | 0 comments

There is a saying that “You haven’t really recycled until you’ve bought recycled products.” This suggests that recycling is only the first step in a broader cycle where re-processing and re-manufacturing also play vital roles. In fact, the universal recycle symbol of “chasing arrows” represents the 3 stages of recycling: collection, processing and market development. Improvements are required throughout the recycling ecosystem. Some changes must be behavioral. For example, individuals can contribute by recycling more eligible...

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Green is Good

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in Clean technology, corporate social responsibility, green | 13 comments

It’s a truism that sequels rarely live up to classics. If, like me, you’re a fan of the original Wall Street movie, you probably approached Money Never Sleeps with a healthy degree of skepticism. Yet the film debuted at #1 over the weekend, grossing more than $19 million. Regardless of your take on the flick’s quality, its context within the current social and economic climate is fitting – enhancing the public appeal. The first Wall Street movie concluded with protagonist, Gordon Gekko, going to jail for spearheading insider trading...

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Green IT – The Other Clean Tech

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in News, sustainability | 7 comments

In many academic, policy and business circles, the term “clean tech” is synonymous with renewable energy. While renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind and biofuel are a critical component of a more sustainable world, the race to lead in their development has the U.S. pulling up lame. Political games and malign neglect continue to stall comprehensive clean energy policy in the U.S., and the rest of the world is seizing the opportunity to shift the balance of green power. A recently released Ernst & Young (E&Y) report on...

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think.act.share is Live

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Content, News | 3 comments

Bennu is proud to launch our new blog, think.act.share. We will use this forum to connect with our community about issues related to Bennu, the environment, sustainable business, and social...

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