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Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication - Videos for Rio+20

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, released four videos addressing the themes of the upcoming Rio+20 Conference. The videos tell stories in which the fictional journalist Marta Wisdom investigates the topics of green growth, green economy, and poverty in the EU. In her reportages and interviews she uses EU statistics. The videos explain what green growth could mean for the EU's sustainable development, how Europeans consume and produce electricity, whether poverty is only a question of income, how Europeans feel about poverty in different cities, and how evenly income is distributed in the EU. Ecologic Institute was involved in the development and production of the videos.

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Transatlantic Academy Call for Applications: Competition for Natural Resources: The New Geopolitical Great Game?

The Transatlantic Academy in Washington DC is seeking applications by 10 May 2010 to serve as Resident Fellows for ten months for the fellowship year with beginning in September 2011. For the fellowship year 2011-2012, the Academy welcomes applications from scholars working on the theme of "The Competition for Natural Resources: The New Geopolitical Great Game?"

Rachel Carson Award Nomination awarded to Ecologic Transatlantic Fellow Zoë Robaey

On June 12 2009, Zoë Robaey, Transatlantic Fellow with Ecologic, was invited to the General Meeting of the Dutch Environmental Professionals Association in Den Haag. She was among the three finalists from Dutch higher education institutions whose Master’s theses were nominated for the Rachel Carson Award. Her thesis “Differing Views of Uncertainty in Environmental Controversies: the Kearl Oil Sands Case, 2003-2008 in Canada“ was awarded second place.

Material Efficiency Award to a design seminar by Norbert Kopytziok

How can the idea of material efficiency be combined with the emotional climax of a world cup soccer game? Can an edible cup replace the fried sausage? This year for the first time an academic working paper, written at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Berlin University of Art by the seminar “Ecology and Design” received the German Material Efficiency Award. With this award, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology recognises best –practice examples for cost-effective improvements in the field of material efficiency.

Ecologic successfully completes first module of Ökoprofit

oekoprofit_logoAfter a thorough and successful audit of the recently introduced environmental management system, Ecologic was awarded the Berlin Ökoprofit certificate. Altogether twelve small and medium sized enterprises from Berlin participated in this round of workshops leading up to the certification. The programme is funded by the Berlin Senate for Urban Development.

Ecologic supports Environment-Friendly Innovation Award 2005 of Legambiente, Italy

legambienteEvery year, the Italian environmental organisation Legambiente Lombardia gives recognition to private and public enterprises for their innovation of environment-friendly technologies, products, services, and management systems. This year, Ecologic supports the Innovation Award in order to help raise international outlook, awareness and participation.

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