Green Mind

Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actress Julia Stiles has designed the first all-green and eco-friendly clothing line. Here she shows off some of her collection.

Regaling in red carpet premieres or night outs has led everyone to attach praiseworthy dresses and suits with designer labels and celebrities adorned in pricy outfits. Trussing in the catwalk in thousand dollar outfits is the hilt of over the top consumerism. Such evolving style has taken out the great wide world into a bunch of followers parading into high fashion. No amount of chunky baubles or hints of brightly colored jumpsuits or dolly laced up shorts can come up with the great clothing ideas such as the likes of Julia’s eco friendly clothing style.

Ignoring the capacity to trust our instincts has given us a reality check with Julia Stiles styles concept. This green living persona has captured an audience of liberal, youthful and adamantly inglorious clothing that is supposedly quirky and sometimes outlandishly funny. If it was not for obvious reasons the rest of the world may run amiss on the way we actually spend on things. We do not have an exact idea on why we go green. It is a controversial move that specifically works on recycling and consuming without the added expense as basis.

The actual and onerous assumptions we make can be based on the fact that we spend more than we use. Our day to day living can actually be keen and be a good example with converting old materials into reusable items. However it may also converge into conserving our natural resources and making our own savvy ways of contributing to society.


Letting go of insecurities is what Julia Stiles’ styles permits. We can let our inhibited and preoccupied versions of ourselves out the window and revisit the practical anonymity of contributing to society. Living green means being in the know of going back to basics. This idea can ultimately shoot up through the roof turning the world upside down. But the mere fact is making a difference out of quirkiness or any amount of frivolity lands a mark in the world we live in.



Green Economy: Business Transformation and Process Improvement

Continuous Process Improvement is a strategic approach for developing a culture of continuous improvement in the areas of reliability, process cycle times, costs in terms of less total resource consumption, quality, and productivity. Deployed effectively, it increases quality and productivity, while reducing waste and cycle time. The Army has embarked upon one of the largest enterprise-wide deployments of Lean Six Sigma in an effort to institutionalize the tenets of Continuous Process Improvement, a component of Business Transformation. Lean Six Sigma combines the principles of Lean (reducing and eliminating non-value activities) with Six Sigma (reducing variation, increasing quality) to improve process effectiveness and alignment with the voice of the customer.

Lean Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology that maximizes value by achieving the fastest rate of improvement in customer satisfaction, cost, quality, process speed, and invested capital. The fusion of Lean and Six Sigma improvement methods is required because:

  • Lean cannot bring a process under statistical control
  • Six Sigma alone cannot dramatically improve process speed or reduce invested capital
  • Both enable the reduction of the cost of complexity

An award-winning, world-class program applies Lean Six Sigma as a core capability in business transformation by reviewing core business processes to better support business operations, to reduce waste and to improve quality. The ultimate goal is to free human and financial resources for more compelling operational needs. Shingo Prize is a recognition for organizations demonstrating operationally excellent strategies and practices that achieve world-class results in business and public sector/government-owned facilities.

The Army’s Lean Six Sigma program has trained more than 1,450 senior leaders. As of the date of this report, the Lean Six Sigma community has completed nearly 5,200 projects, and more than 1,900 projects are currently in progress. Completed projects have yielded significant financial and operational benefits at organizations across the Army.

Senior leaders have laid out an aggressive and focused agenda on performance management in the Department of the Army. The Army adopted the Lean Six Sigma program more than five years ago to specifically help the Army overcome the unique challenges and complexities of the enterprise. In 2009, the Army submitted $96.6 million worth of projects in response to an Office of Management and Budget data call to support President Obama’s government-wide $100 million savings goal.

In fiscal year 2011 the Army is proposing to train over 3,100 people; and anticipates completing over 3,000 Lean Six Sigma projects. Additionally, the Army is establishing a cost and performance culture in which leaders better understand the full cost of the capabilities they provide and incorporate cost considerations in their planning and decision-making processes. This approach will enable the Army to more efficiently achieve its readiness and performance objectives. To support this effort, the Army is embarking on aggressive plans to provide new top-notch education and training programs for flag officers and senior civilians to give them the business acumen necessary to lead the Army enterprise.

Long Term Social Concervation Strategy

We are in the last decade of an extra -ordinarily eventful twentieth century. The worldhas seen spectacular political, social, cultural, economic and scientific progress during this century. But this progress has been monopolized by the chosen few at the unbelievably and indescribably large cost of the majority of mankind. The most disconcerting manifestation of this lop sided progress has been our planet’s ravaged ecology.

A good environmental sense has been one of the fundamental features of ancient philosophy. However, during the last few decades global circumstances have forced our country into a situation where it is becoming increasingly difficult to practice a life style that does not push this planet towards doom. During the last ten years, there has been a gratifying resurgence of this good environmental sense in this country. The most important aspect of this growing environmental consciousness in this country is its permeation at the establishment as also the people’s level. It is imperative that environmental consciousness becomes a pre-occupation with our people as no amount of government intervention can reverse ecological collapse. I see clear signs of that happening in India. Against this backdrop, we now have a system of environmental checks and balances fully in place. There is enough institutional, legislative and political strength to combine with a responsive citizenry to produce a practicable environmental culture. In Constitutional terms too, India has enough guarantees to protect its ecological systems. Since the inception of this Ministry, we have evolved enough to be able to chart out a life, which is happy without compromising the environment. There is a sizeable number of people who can rein in an indiscriminate establishment. In fact, we are now working towards a unique compatibility between the Development and the Environment.

We have our great past to draw from to create an equally great future. I see this environmentally degraded present only as an aberration for an enlightened civilization.

What you will read in the following pages are some of the specific means through which we propose to attain the goals of an environmentally wise society.

Upcoming conferences

Upcoming conferences
Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the water paradigm March 18–21, 2013
The Westin
Ottawa, Ontario
Assessing pathogen fate, transport and risk in natural and engineered water treatment September 23–26, 2012
Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta
Previous conferences
Workshop on lead in drinking water: health impacts, monitoring & control Symposium sur le plomb dans l’eau potable: Impacts sur la santé, surveillance et contrôleJune 8–9, 2011
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec
Connecting Water Resources 2011: Responding to the opportunities February 28–March 3, 2011
The Westin
Ottawa, Ontario

Workshops for students and young water professionals

CWN offers exceptional training opportunities that provide well-rounded, multidisciplinary perspectives on water management to graduate students and young water professionals. These week-long workshops offer hands-on experience and equip students and young professionals with the comprehensive understanding and skills they need to succeed as future leaders in the water sector, whether it be within the academic, industrial, governmental or nongovernmental sector.

Please check this page regularly for upcoming workshops in 2012.

Current workshops

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Previous CWN workshops

Jointly offered workshops

The Canadian Water Network and Waterlution teamed up in 2011 to offer three regional learning events within Waterlution’s The Future of Water Workshop Series

  • Climate change impacts in New Brunswick: Shifting from mitigation to adaptation (October 28–30, 2011)
  • Water & growth: Exploring prosperity, protection and paradox along the Niagara Escarpment (October 28–30, 2011)
  • Pollution & solutions: Leadership for the Interlake (November 4–6, 2011)