Quote of the Week

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
Albert Einstein

 
About Nettleton Strategies
 

Carl Nettleton

Nettleton Strategies specializes in resolving complex public policy and business issues using joint fact finding, situational analysis, and other collaborative strategies. The firm's key strengths are listening to stakeholders, facilitating group sessions and discussions, developing communications strategies, analyzing data and information, and creatively presenting outcomes.

Nettleton Strategies brings clients a broad base of content expertise to move quickly into problem solving with a minimum of background preparation.

Nettleton Strategies accepts assignments from and delivers successful outcomes to corporate and business association executives, non-profit directors, and public agency leaders.

 
Events
 
April 11-17, 2010, National Environmental Education Week, the nation's largest environmental education event with a goal of inspiring environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students.


April 20, 2010, noon, Exercising Your Imagination through Biomimicry, AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive # 100, San Diego, CA, hosted by Connect San Diego.


April 22, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Construction Management Association of America, San Diego Chapter, Annual Awards Banquet, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA.


April 24, 2010, San Diego State University Awards Gala, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado.


April 27, 2010, noon - 1:30 p.m.(Eastern) Climate Change in the Courts: A Look at How Litigation is Shaping Policy and Business Risks, a webinar hosted by the American Association of Climate Change Officers.


April 28-29, 2010, Community Energy Systems, The Global Rise of Local Energy, Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla, CA, hosted by Communities for Advanced Distribution Energy Resources.


May 6, 2010, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., SD Life Science and Career Connection , San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA, presented by ScholarNexus, MySDscience.com, Scientist Solutions Events and gobiojobs.com.


May 13, 2010,
Mexport 2010, 1462 Corporate Center Drive, San Diego.


May 19, 2010 , noon - 1:30 p.m., The True Value of Water, DoubleTree Hotel Hazard Center, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, presented by the Society for Marketing Professional Services.


July 12-15, 2010, Membrane Technology: The Wave of the Future has Arrived, AMTA Annual Conference & Exposition, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA, hosted by the American Membrane Technology Association.

 

 
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April 12, 2010

"Each week, news comes across our desktops that we dutifully note or file. "The Nett Report" is intended to better use this information by sharing it with clients, potential clients and friends of Nettleton Strategies. In turn, we encourage you to share this report with your friends and associates. If "The Nett Report" was forwarded to you, please sign up by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email. There is also an option to remove your name from the list if you don't want to receive these emails in the future. Your comments are welcome at info@nettstrategies.com

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Water
 
The Carbon Disclosure Project has asked 300 of the largest global companies to report on their water use. Backed by major financial institutions, the campaign would put water consumption on par with carbon emissions as a concern of company shareholders. Because climate change could aggravate worldwide water shortages, investors worry there will an impact on company operations.

 
Climate Change
 
For some levity on the Climate Change debates, don't miss this segment of the Colbert Report called " Science Catfight."


NASA's new "Climate Kids" web site is the latest addition to the agency's Global Climate Change portal. The Climate Kids site uses age-appropriate language, games, humorous illustrations, and animations to help kids understand climate change.


Greenpeace has published "Dealing in Doubt," a report describing "20 years of organized attacks on climate science, scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."

 
Ocean
 
The production of offshore wind farms is projected to grow at a 92 percent compound annual growth rate during the next five years, producing 79,700 megawatts. Government cash and tax incentives promoting renewable energy, particularly in Europe and the United States, are driving the boom.


On March 22, 2010, the U.S. EPA published a Federal Register notice seeking comments on the "effects of Ocean Acidification" and whether ocean acidification can be addressed by the Clean Water Act. The EPA also published a fact sheet about the issue.


The OBIS-USA now offers a one-stop source for information collected from U.S. waters and oceanic regions.


TED, an organization that hosts speakers with what they call "Ideas Worth Spreading," provides this talk online about a fish farm in Spain that raises fish in a natural environment, without using artificial feed or chemicals.




California's recreational ocean salmon season opened in most areas on April 3. Given the recent declines in salmon, there are differences between fishermen about whether to allow a season.


The State Water Resources Control Board has established a Safe-to-Swim Web Portal that provides information on water quality issues in ocean waters and streams around the state.


A study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Ralph Keeling has determined that
oxygen levels will decline in the ocean as it warms, because warmer water is less able to hold dissolved oxygen.

 
Transportation
 
TRANSPORTATION
Bicycling.com has released its report on the 50 most bicycle-friendly cities. Minneapolis, MN, topped the list, followed by Portland, OR, Boulder, CO, Seattle, WA, and Eugene, OR. The list was prepared by referencing the Bicycling and Walking in the United States 2010 Benchmarking Report.


Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has announced plans to push for creation of a national freight strategy that includes significant funding for port infrastructure projects to meet President Barack Obama's call to double United States exports within five years.

 
Worth Knowing!
 
Public voting begins today for the Top Ten Finalists in the Bizarre Map Challenge Event. The competition is chaired by Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou from San Diego State University's Geography Department and is open to U.S. high school and university students. The goals are to promote spatial thinking; increase awareness of geospatial technology; and inspire curiosity about geographic patterns and mapping in students and the public. First prize is $5,000.


Craig Ventner writes about the future of genomics in the April 1, 2010, edition of Nature.


Interested in a graphical view of how the U.S. government spends your taxes? See " Death and Taxes A Visual Guide to Where Your Federal Tax Dollars Go" published by mint.com.

 

 



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