Motorola is a manufacturer of wireless telephone handsets, and also designs and sells wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. This case study reveals as to how under the umbrella of corporate social responsibility Motorola is committed to efficiently and effectively manage its energy. refer to entire case
BMW Group is the leading premium manufacturer in the automotive industry with circa 103,000 employees and 23 production sites in 12 countries. BMW Group in the UK launched its first-ever Sustainable Value Report in mid-2008 to build on the Environmental Report it published in 2005…read more
A paper written by Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) student Aarthi M. and awarded by The Institution of Engineers (India), Nashik Local Centre
Increasing world population and a desire to progress has driven man to exploit natural resources to the brink of extinction. Not only this, advances in technology have caused changes in the natural ecosystem of the earth, the most obvious indicator of this being climate change. The most suitable solution to this is to consciously reduce emissions. However, other alternatives have also come up in the recent past to combat this climate change. This paper looks at two broad categories of engineering solutions to combat climate change viz, Green engineering and Geo-engineering. Green engineering includes initiatives like Environmental Monitoring, Energy Storage Systems, Power Quality Monitoring, use of Solar and Wind energy, Managing Electronic Waste, and Green Aviation. Geo-Engineering on the other hands involves Solar Radiation Management and Greenhouse Gas Remediation… an award winning paper on Environment Management … read the complete case
As the world today is witnessing a fast paced Climate Change, it is the responsiblity of the Government, Business and the Civil Society to help the life to get adapted to this Climate Change. The paper helps us discover the roles and responsibilities of everyone towards tackling this change…read the case ahead
Climate change is one of the gravest catastrophes in the history of mankind, posing a threat to both present and future generations. Scientific research indicates that it could lead to intense and frequent extreme weather events such as hurricanes, acute heat waves, floods in some areas and drought in others. It may also trigger natural disasters such as tsunami and disease outbreak more frequently…click here for the complete paper.
The paper was adjudged as the best paper in the category by The Institution of Engineers (India), Nashik Local Centre ( for the year 2009-10).
Fire has always been an integral part of the ecology of the western United States and has contributed to the diversity of its ecosystems, influencing their carbon and nutrient cycling. Will a warmer future climate increase fires in western forests? If so, how will this change affect the ecosystems and the carbon cycle in the western United States? Read more….
Heatwaves affect human health through heat stress and exacerbate
underlying conditions that can lead to an increase in mortality. Over the period 1979–1999, 8,015 deaths in the United States were recorded as being heat-related, 3,829 of which were attributed to weather conditions (Donoghue et al., 2003). Populations in the Midwest are particularly at increased risk for illness and death during heatwaves, as evidenced during events occurring in the 1980s and 1990s. A heatwave in July 1980 caused a 57 percent increase in mortality in St. Louis and a 64 percent increase in Kansas City (Jones et al., 1982). The 1995 Chicago heatwave is perhaps the most widely known; it caused an estimated 696 excess deaths (Whitman et al., 1997; Semenza et al., 1999). A heatwave of similar magnitude in 1999 resulted
in 119 deaths in Chicago. Read more….
The wetlands of the U.S. Gulf Coast provide services that are significant to the quality of life in the region, help sustain the national economy, and help protect life and property from climate extremes. Fisheries, recreation, and tourism have all thrived in the Gulf Coast region alongside urban development, agriculture, shipping, and the oil and gas industries. However, some regions of the Gulf Coast, such as the Mississippi River Delta and Florida Everglades, are experiencing some of the highest wetland loss rates in the U.S., largely because of engineered modifications to regional watersheds and coastal landscapes. Such modifications increase the vulnerability of these wetlands to future climate variability and change. Sustainable restoration of Gulf Coast wetlands requires planning for a more extreme future climate by returning critical water resources in the coastal landscapes to levels that existed before humans began modifying this region three centuries ago. Read more….
As corporations comprehend the seriousness of risks and opportunities posed by climate change, a trend is emerging of reducing carbon pollution from operations through creative production of renewable energy, combined with efficiency strategies.
Staples, a sector leader with more than 2000 office-supply stores around the world, has adopted just such a strategy, combining impressive returns through energy savings with a truly unique program to produce solar energy at dozens of their stores. Read More…..
Punjab: India’s granary and a success story of the Green Revolution? Farmers raking in fortunes through modern technologies and hard work? A model for the rest of India and the world? That perhaps was the picture some time ago. Today, however, it is a story of degraded soil, depleted water tables, reduced productivity, and farmer suicides. How did things change so quickly?
As the sun sets on the sepia-coloured horizon, Ram Pal sits alone to tell his story. ‘Let the land open wide and swallow us up. My nine acres have become unproductive due to waterlogging. The fields are full of wild grass. I have a family of three to feed and a debt of Rs 50,000 to repay,’ laments the 60-year-old farmer from Kalalwala village in Punjab’s Bhatinda district. Now Ram Pal goes to the nearby town every day to work as a labourer.Click here to read more…