Submitted by: AT&T Inc.
Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions
Posted: May 07, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST
May 07 /CSRwire/ -
Industrial ecology is the study of industrial and economic systems and their linkages with fundamental natural systems. Often referred to as the “science of sustainability,” it reflects the fact that environmental considerations are now recognized as strategic to individuals, industry and society.
For example, European governments now ban materials that electronics companies formerly used to manufacture their products, and industrial ecology has helped industry identify good substitutes.
Grants will be awarded to faculty members at six universities whose proposed research best advances the field of industrial ecology. The AT&T Foundation and AT&T technical experts will select the winners. To view the 2003 program summary and guidelines, applicants may visit www.att.com/ehs.
“The AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship program has supported cutting- edge research on how the private sector can continue to produce a high quality of life with greater environmental, economic and social efficiency,” said Brad Allenby, AT&T environment, health and safety vice president. “Employees, stakeholders, communities, and society will benefit from the projects we fund under this program. It helps industry design products and services that are less expensive and environmentally preferable at the same time, for example by using less energy to provide enhanced functionality.”
The AT&T Foundation established the Industrial Ecology Grants Program in 1993 to encourage academic activity in this field. Since then, the program has awarded faculty research fellowships, supported the Colloquium on Industrial Ecology at the National Academy of Sciences and a number of conferences on research in the field, and helped launch the Journal of Industrial Ecology.
This program is consistent with AT&T’s environmental social responsibility and its support of environmental initiatives and organizations. For further information, please visit the AT&T Foundation website at www.att.com/foundation.
To learn more about AT&T’s commitment to the environment and to review the AT&T Environment, Health and Safety report, visit the company’s Environment, Health and Safety Web site at www.att.com/ehs.
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