Earth Day 2013: Pick Five for a Healthier Planet

In honor of Earth Day this April 22 and beyond, EPA urges the public to make simple steps to help protect our environment. The “Pick 5” initiative highlights the actions citizens can take in the categories of water, air, land, energy, waste and advocacy. “On Earth Day, EPA reaches out to people of every age, race and economic status to ‘own’ the environment, to commit to environmental protection as one of your top priorities,” states EPA’s Earth Day Web site. “Why is this important? Because many people don’t see ‘environmentalism’ as an important issue in their lives. When actually having clean air to breathe, water to drink, and a neighborhood […]

Earth Day 2013: Top 10 Indoor Environmental Hazards

What better way to celebrate Earth Day this year than to banish the top 10 indoor environmental hazards from your home? The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)’s top 10 list of indoor environmental hazards provides a practical starting point for making your indoor environment safer and healthier. “Earth Day reminds us of an ancient wisdom – people are inextricably linked with their environment,” said Robert K. McLellan, M.D., author of the checklist. “The environment does not stop at the walls of our homes and buildings.” The checklist is part of ACOEM’s ongoing commitment to protect the health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments. It provides tips […]

10ft PSCo videowall replicates BlackBerry

PSCo’s 10-foot smartphone on display PSCo Rental provided a turnkey package to trade partner TC Communications Ltd for this project, including recommending and providing the display solution, logistics and technical support. BlackBerry briefed integrated marcom agency TC Communications to deliver a high street marketing campaign that brought visual excitement and engagement for  the Z10. The displays ran continuously for a month, resulting in nearly 400 demos. The BlackBerry Z10 was constructed from a rear projection tile technology.  PSCo Rental supplied two videowalls of 21 tiles in a 3×7 portrait formation which were set up in the O2 stores in Westfield Stratford and Westfield White City. PSCo staff fitted the walls […]

BBC launches new technology and engineering apprenticeship

BBC addresses tech skills gap Funded by BBC Technology and the government’s Employer Ownership Skills Pilot, the scheme, with the participation of a number of industry partners, aims to produce 100 highly skilled, experienced and employable graduate level apprentices over eight years to meet growing industry demand. The apprenticeship opens for applications on Thursday 18 April at bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes and will recruit 20 apprentices annually for an innovative three year programme, working toward an honours bachelor degree. Apprentices will be based across the UK and will receive a combination of world class training, work placements and academic study. As part of the Open Channels initiative announced in December 2012, BBC Technology […]