FET News

Will New Federal Contracting Rules Drive Market for Sustainable Products?

On May 31st of this year, DOD, NASA and GSA issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require federal agencies to leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies, materials, products and services. Revised to implement relevant sustainability-focused executive orders (EO 13514 and EO 13423), the new rule would...
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President’s Message – June 2011

“How the Time Flies!” It is hard to believe the year has passed so swiftly, but the calendar tells me so, despite our reluctant spring. Although I have been an FET member since the 1980’s, serving as your president has deepened my appreciation for what a fine organization we have. I owe thanks to...
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President’s Message – May 2011

“Calling All Golfers . . . and Beginners, too” Having lived in Wisconsin for more than 40 years, and being a meteorologist by education to boot, I am certainly familiar with the vagaries of April weather in Wisconsin. Even after this lengthy spell of cold, wet, and even snowy, weather, my hope “springs” eternal...
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President’s Message – April 2011

G($)reening the Bottom Line Although our economy continues to make a slow recovery, many businesses are still operating on tight budgets due to uncertain growth prospects.  Despite this tough financial environment, Safety Health & Environment (SHE) professionals must obtain a seat at the corporate table and make their case to secure adequate resources for...
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President’s Message – March 2011

Strategic Plan Progress Report Last August, I described the three core elements comprising the strategic plan that was developed by our Board, and Operating and Strategic Planning Committees. Those strategies are:  an outreach initiative to college and technical school students pursuing  environmental occupations; identifying and encouraging younger members to take on leadership roles in FET; leveraging...
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