A Call from Global Washington: Create a Map

There was no map. No map to dictate degree of slope, fault lines, population centers, roads, or safe water sources. A 7.0 earthquake struck and within an instant, turned a city to rubble. The Red Cross, the United Nations, World Vision, governments and citizens from around the world rushed to the rescue with supplies, support […]

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GreenBuild 2010

This week the U.S. Green Building Council hosted its annual GreenBuild Conference – the largest show dedicated to green building. With Colin Powell as the key note speaker, nearly 30,000 attendees and more than 1,800 exhibitors showcased green products from building materials to renewable energy technologies – this is the green event for the industry. Weber Shandwick Seattle […]

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Weber Shandwick supports Mashable’s Social Good Summit

(…or, why you should come work here.) It isn’t every day that we get a chance to join our practices and offices for a feel-good, high visibility project that highlights initiatives which tackle some of the biggest challenges the world faces. So we were honored to  partner with Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the UN […]

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Social Impact Team Partners with Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Weber Shandwick offers social media support at a local global health conference Last month Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact team worked full-force with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and the University of Washington to help with social media strategy and outreach for the second annual CUGH conference held at UW from Sept 19-21. […]

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Sustainability – Not Just An Add On

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Green Business Network’s Solution Lab 2010  – an “unconference” that brought dozens of people together to address today’s  business sustainability challenges. The unique format allowed for serious networking and problem solving: we sat in small working groups to brainstorm solutions to key issues such as: “Sustainability as […]

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What's the role of technology in global development?

While it’s important not to equate new technology advances with innovation writ large, we need to be even more cautious of being afraid of technology, Chris Elias of PATH told a Seattle crowd of about 400 global health leaders, ag experts and journalists last week. The event, hosted by Global Washington, focused on technology’s impact […]

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Learn from the spill and pass the bill

The Gulf oil disaster may finally be the needed catalyst for getting comprehensive US policy on energy and climate. If that’s the silver lining that emerges from this dark ecological cloud, then the damage won’t be for naught. With global economic jitters continuing, not even high-flying cleantech has escaped the negative sentiment. While solar company […]

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Client Spotlight at WindPower2010

Weber Shandwick’s North America and Madrid teams collaborated to support the efforts of Ingeteam, a renewable energy engineering and manufacturing company based in Spain at WindPower 2010. Hosted by the American Wind Energy Association, in Dallas, Texas, the conference & exhibition is the world’s largest annual wind power event, drawing keynote speakers George W. Bush […]

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