The reason for this education program is to engage the larger community on a level that responds to urgent requests for businesses to develop deeper, more responsible practices. Recognizing that â€˜old-fashionedâ€™ capitalism likely accounts for accentuating problems of environmental degradation requires re-imagining how environmental stewardship and business can be perceived as not mutually exclusive. Hemp & Company is searching for equilibrium between profit and responsibility by asking, if the profit motive has been instrumental in harming the environment, can it be used to restore the environment? Education for sustainability, from both a business and an environmental health perspective, is seen as a link that resolves perceived tension between conflicting ideas.
Special Edition Radio Show on Bhopal Chemical Disaster 21 Year Anniversary - Available for local noncommercial broadcast The Bhopal Chemical Disaster: 21 years after the biggest industrial disaster the world has ever known, the fight for justice still rages. This week Corporate Watchdog Radio commemorates the worst industrial disaster in history: a preventable catastrophe whose human and environmental costs are still mounting 21 years laterÅ a monumental failure of corporate responsibility for which the company has still not appeared for its criminal trialÅ and a tragedy whose lessons have still not been learned by the chemical industryâ€¹leaving the US and the rest of the world at risk, as Bhopal, India was in December 1984. The Bhopal Chemical Disaster: its victims, its heroes, and its warning, this week on Corporate Watchdog Radio. Corporate Watchdog Radio, a new half-hour radio broadcast and podcast delivers breaking news, analysis, and commentary on corporate ethics and power. CWRÂ¹s hosts and co-producers are nationally-respected environmental and business ethics attorney Sanford Lewis, and journalist Bill Baue of SocialFunds.com. In the current show, host Sanford Lewis interviews some of the crucial voices in the fight for justice in Bhopal against Dow Chemical (the owner of the former Union Carbide plant): Sathyu Sarangi, director of the Sambvhvana Clinic in Bhopal, who describes the health crises of Bhopal survivors and their children, and the remarkable international struggle of Bhopali women to call Dow Chemical to account; Diane Wilson, author of the celebrated new autobiography, An Unreasonable Woman. A poor Texas fisherwoman who became a crusader against the chemical companies polluting the Gulf Coast waters of her livelihood, Diane is hot on the trail of Warren Anderson, the man at the helm of Union Carbide when its Bhopal plant exploded. Anderson is a fugitive from Indian criminal courts. Corporate Watchdog Radio interviews Diane from the road; Jayanthi Reddy, a University of Michigan student leader who wants Dow Chemicalâ€¹headquartered in Michiganâ€¹to clean up its act; Rick Hind, director of Toxics Programs for Greenpeace, and a world authority on how easy it would be for a Bhopal-scale disaster to occur in the US, either by accident, negligence, or terrorist intent; Lois Gibbs, the former Buffalo housewife who brought the toxic outrage of Love Canal to national attention; This edition of Corporate Watchdog Radio is available beginning November 28th. It is licensed for non-commercial broadcast and available for commercial licensing. Broadcast quality feeds, internet archive, related videos and resource links are available via: http://corporatewatchdogmedia.org Free podcast available through http://podcast.corporatewatchdogmedia.org or through the iTunes music store. Also sign up for the program update listserve through firstname.lastname@example.org For information: Producer Sanford Lewis 413 549-7333
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