Monday, July 21, 2008

Press Release: Chemists Without Borders Granted 501(c)(3) Status

Chemists Without Borders Granted 501(c)(3) Status
Campbell, CA, July 19, 2008 --( Chemists Without Borders, an international humanitarian organization, today announced it has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has classified Chemists Without Borders as a public charity, which means that contributions to the organization are tax exempt; this is often a requirement to qualify for foundation grants.

Chemists Without Borders was founded on the principle that through the use of appropriate chemical technologies and related skills, human suffering in developing countries can be alleviated. Chemists Without Borders will do this by mobilizing global resources, expertise, knowledge and creativity; by developing self-reliance operating models; by organizing shared processes and activities; and by partnering with other social entrepreneurs and humanitarian organizations.

Rolande Hodel, president of AIDSfreeAFRICA and a board member of Chemists Without Borders said, “Chemists Without Borders and AIDSfreeAFRICA had a meeting of hearts knowing that we already have the solutions to the most pressing problems humankind faces. It is not rocket science, but it takes a great organization such as Chemists Without Borders to pull it all together, to connect the dots and to deliver the vision it takes to implement what is so obvious that is has been overlooked for so long.”

“Receiving 501(c)(3) status was critical for our development as it provides the possibility for others to contribute to our work, alleviating human suffering in developing countries,” said Bego Gerber, president and co-founder of Chemists Without Borders.

About Chemists Without Borders
Chemists Without Borders ( is a 501(c)(3) public benefit, non-profit, international humanitarian organization designed to alleviate human suffering through the use of proven chemical technologies and related skills. It was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Campbell, California. Please take a look at the website and the weblog,, for more information.

Contact Information
Chemists Without Borders
Bego Gerber
(888) 595-5604

Monday, July 14, 2008

e2 | PBS: Environment and Energy

e² | PBS

A new series of half-hour programs about sustainable energy innovations, e² energy, releases on PBS stations October 19. And the second season of e² design releases on November 30. Check it out - very informative.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Jamie Dimon conversation with Charlie Rose on PBS

This is the first of a two-part, fascinating conversation with one of today's most significant business leaders. There are some who think Jamie Dimon an exceptional businessman, others who think he is an exceptional villain (see for viewers' feedback). Assuming the former, Dimon has much to say about values, integrity and showing up. I encourage everyone to view this interview. There are lessons for us all. All comments are welcome, of course.

Monday, July 07, 2008

EPA drops...

EPA dropped wetlands cases, memo says:

From the EPA:

"The confusion primarily surrounds temporary streams and wetlands not large enough to be navigable, but which are among the most prevalent types of waters across the country."

Uh, the creek runs in the spring, and is empty in the fall.