Sep 022016
 September 2, 2016  Posted by  Tagged with: ,

Jerry EnsmingerHow do we persevere in the struggle for environmental protection, when faced with claims that national security interests trump regulations? What is the duty of government and/or industry to safeguard local communities and the global environment? And if institutions and corporations fail to serve as effective stewards, how do we hold them to account before lasting damage is done? Join Jerry Ensminger, for lunch to discuss these topics and more.

Jerry Ensminger is a retired Marine Master Sergeant of 24 years. His family is one of hundreds of thousands who bathed, drank, and cooked with water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in eastern North Carolina. He lost his nine year old daughter, Janey, to leukemia in 1985. Jerry has dedicated his life to helping other victims of the contamination at Camp Lejeune. In 2012, President Obama signed into law the Janey Ensminger Act, authorizing medical care to military and family members who had resided at the base between 1957 and 1987 and developed conditions linked to the water contamination.

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Catered lunch available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: Do Lunch with Jerry Ensminger
WHEN: Thursday, March 2, from 12pm to 1pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Feb 132011
 February 13, 2011  Posted by  Tagged with: , ,

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It seems the latest group targeted by cosmetic marketers is… pre-tween girls. Just when you were starting to get used to the idea that such a term as “tween” exists (that would classify girls aged 9 – 12), there is now a new category brand of consumers, individuals who are so young the best label the marketing world could come up with for them was “pre-tween.” This month, Wal-Mart is launching its beauty cosmetics line GeoGirl targeting girls aged six to ten. The line includes blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss, and, according to Wal-Mart representatives aims to teach young girls how to maintain beauty care in an environmentally responsible way.

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