Monday, March 1, 2021

Job Opportunities: Pacific Institute is currently hiring for two CEO Water Mandate positions


The Pacific Institute is currently hiring for two CEO Water Mandate positions.





March 1, 2021



The Pacific Institute is currently hiring for two CEO Water Mandate positions. Please share these with your networks!


Senior Researcher; Technical Lead, CEO Water Mandate


We are seeking a high-caliber corporate water stewardship professional with extensive expertise in the development and implementation of corporate water stewardship concepts and practices. The individual will lead the Pacific Institute and CEO Water Mandate’s technical work program on corporate water stewardship and support the technical work underpinning the CEO Water Mandate’s flagship initiative, the Water Resilience Coalition.


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Senior Communications and Events Manager, CEO Water Mandate


We are seeking a creative all-round communications and events professional with experience in corporate, UN, or non-profit communications such as identifying and pitching stories, writing op-eds, and creating compelling content for communications channels. The individual will be responsible for leading the communications and events work for the CEO Water Mandate, working closely with counterparts at the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact. 


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BB King Blues Club. March 2021

Tommy Peters vies with COVID closings, 

Nashville bombing: 'I think we'll be okay'

B.B. King Blues Club in Nashville

By   –  Projects Editor, Memphis Business Journal

In the early morning hours on Dec. 25, 2020, restaurateur Tommy Peters received a call.

Peters operates B.B. King's Blues Clubs across the South. The call was about the Nashville club.

"It was the building manager calling. I was thinking that it was a fire or something, and she said, 'We've got bombed,'" Peters recalled.

"Thank goodness, nobody was hurt other than the guy who did it, because it was a very powerful bomb. I mean, [B.B. King's is] at 152 Second Ave., and it was 166 where it hit. It destroyed every building."

Peters said that the FBI kept them out of the building until Jan. 5. Windows and doors were blown out in the front of the building, and there was four feet of water from a busted water pipe. It's unclear if the building has structural damage.

It was another blow during a tough year.

And while there were reports that the Nashville location of B.B. King's wasn't going to reopen, Peters is not ready to give up on Nashville.

"We've been there 17 years, and Nashville is booming," he said.

But, he allowed, it's been tough — and not just in Nashville.

Peters said that while clubs and restaurants on Broadway Street continue to be active, it hasn't been the case nearby on Second Avenue.

It was also decided not to open B.B. King's on Beale Street or Lafayette's Music Room on New Year's Eve. Peters didn't see the point.

"With the new restrictions with 25% capacity, having to close at 10 o'clock, there's no way to do live music and make money and be able to pay everything," he said.

It costs more money to be open than it does to stay shut down.

Both Lafayette's and B.B. King's have been closed since Dec. 27.

He's hoping for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program funds, and he knows that his businesses will come back. But, he's worried about his employees who don't have much to fall back on.

"It's the worst I've seen," Peters said. "But, you know, I'm still blessed to have health and a sense of humor. And I believe in God. I think we'll be okay. It's a tough thing on a whole lot of people."




  143 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103



FCC Approves $3.2B Emergency Broadband Program.

The Federal Communications Commission voted to set up a $3.2 billion program to distribute federal connectivity subsidies to families hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, narrowly meeting by hours a congressionally imposed deadline to establish the program.

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Law 360. NATIVE AMERICAN March 1, 2021

A Massachusetts tribe seeking to build a casino on Martha's Vineyard will have to follow local permitting rules despite federal tribal gaming laws, the First Circuit said Thursday, finding the tribe waived the preemption issue by not raising it the last time it was before the panel. 

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Register for March 2021 Am Red Cross. Disaster Preparedness Summit. How COVID-19 Has Prepared Us for the Next Disaster.


BEMA International members






Disaster Preparedness Summit

How COVID-19 Has Prepared Us for the Next Disaster



There is no doubt that we have all been affected by this global pandemic

and have had to make major adjustments to the way we live our lives. 


Businesses and organizations of all sizes have had to completely change

the way they conduct business – some employees were sent home, some have been overextended to help keep essential businesses up and running, and unfortunately, many businesses have been forced to shut their doors altogether. 

  • What have our experiences during this unprecedented time taught us
  • What lessons have we learned? 
  • How has your organizations business model been altered? 
  • And how can we take what we have learned and apply it to the next major disaster?  

At our 3rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit, you will hear from:

·        Red Cross leadership on how the pandemic has forced the organization to change how they deliver the mission 

·        Industry leaders from major national and global companies, who will share how they have adjusted operations 

·        Local leaders of higher education, government, and other industries and the lessons they have learned   

·        Special guests with proven experience in leading through both natural and manmade disasters  

Please review the two available Track Options. You'll be asked to make your selection before completing registration.

Track 1 - Adapting Business During a Crisis

During this track, industry leaders will address how they continued to operate their organizations and businesses in the midst of the pandemic, while keeping their employees safe, informed and aware of the changing landscape that COVID-19 created. There are two sessions, Changing Business Model and Workforce Adaptation. Attendees who choose this track will hear about the steps business leaders took to acclimate their business model and what they learned to apply to their operations for future disasters.

Track 2 - Tactical Crisis Management

COVID-19 has and continues to apply an enormous amount of pressure to our health services like we have never seen before. Many everyday citizens have been left to worry about their own health and how to personally deal with a crisis like this. During this session, you will hear from hospital representatives and local leaders from Offices of Emergency Management on lessons learned from operating during a long-term crisis, and how they will implement what they have learned for future disasters. Attendees will also hear from first responders on their takeaways from the pandemic. There are two sessions, Operations and First Responder Advice for Citizens.

List of Speakers, Sponsors, Guest, and Special Cameos use the following link:

Disaster Preparedness Summit | National Capital Region | Red Cross

bEMA International

Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)


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Community\Civil Society Imperative.  The impacts of climate change are increasing the frequency and intensity of disasters.  Individuals, families, and communites must take a proactive approach and behaviors to save lives, their  communites, their culture and heritage.



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Saturday, February 27, 2021

iTEMA online Community Emergency Response Begining Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7PM Pacific

 Tribal\First Nation, California, Canada, global members there are no borders.


No more Treaty of Tordesillas,  Treaty of Zaragoza, Pacification by Force, no more Manifest Destiny, no more Berlin Conference there is only our survival.  Survival of humans, human culture & heritage in the 21st Century.


bEMA International

Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)


A 501 (c) 3 organization



“Our lives are not our own.  We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness we birth our future.”    David Mitchell.  Cloud Atlas





iTEMA online Community Emergency Response

Team (CERT) Awareness classes are starting again


Begining Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7PM Pacific

Starting on Wednesday March 3, 2021, we will review each of the CERT Modules, one per week:

CERT Basic Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness

CERT Unit 2: CERT Organization

CERT Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1

CERT Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations – Part 2

CERT Unit 5: Disaster Psychology

CERT Unit 6: Fire Safety and Utility Controls

CERT Unit 7: Light Search and Rescue Operations

CERT Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT

Each Wednesday Night CERT class runs about 60 minutes. We stay on unit all the questions are answered.

Many people throughout California have used our live iTEMA CERT Awareness classes to add value and understanding to the University of Utah online CERT training (, as we cover each of the modules, with plenty of time for participants to ask questions.

You can see our iTEMA CERT training schedule at Just scroll down to “Wednesday Night CERT Awareness” to see the schedule. The arrows next to the date are all instant links to the Zoom call. Participants can also use this link to log in every Wednesday night at 7PM Pacific.

If you have questions, please contact us at


Friday, February 26, 2021

$20K Grant. America's Promise. Deadline: March 31. 2021




The YES Project is pleased to announce the request for proposals for the 2021 Action Roundtable cycle!


The YES Project (Young, Employed, Successful) believes in a world in which every young person who wants a job can find a job. We also believe in a world in which those young people have what they need to succeed once they find it.

Do young people feel supported in the workplace—particularly young people of color? Do they feel like they belong? Can they show up as their full selves? Given that job satisfaction is so closely linked to productivity and retention, do young employees of color have what they need to feel satisfied at work? 

Recent research from the YES Project found that young people view their “work selves” and their “life selves” as inextricably intertwined. This means that success in the workplace requires an acknowledgement and appreciation of their full identities. From their racial background to their personal circumstances, it is important for young people—particularly young people of color—to be able to bring all of who they are to work. This is especially important in today’s context, in which many employers are working to create inclusive workplaces that promote belonging,  satisfaction, and, ultimately, productivity and retention among employees of color.

If you are a 501c3 youth-supporting organization or an intermediary organization providing workforce development training, career services, and/or connecting young people to employment opportunities, we encourage you to apply to host a Virtual Action Roundtable with employer and youth partners.

Through this process, the YES Project will issue six grants of $20,000 each to grantees who will co-host Virtual Action Roundtable conversations focused on bringing employers and young people of color together to create more inclusive workplace environments. Beyond hosting the conversations, grantees will connect their employer partners with young people and facilitate their collaboration on co-designed strategies for improving belonging and satisfaction in the workplace.

The purpose of the Action Roundtable process is to:


  1. Catalyze observable and sustainable change to policy, practices, or culture within workplaces 
  2. Increase youth capacity and skills (e.g., leadership, career skills, civic engagement)
  3. Increase employer capacity to center voices of young people of color in racial equity efforts 
  4. Increase capacity for cross-sector collaboration between CBOs, employers, and youth


Applications are due March 31, 2021. Grantees will be announced April 2021.




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Job Opportunities: Pacific Institute is currently hiring for two CEO Water Mandate positions

  The Pacific Institute is currently hiring for two CEO Water Mandate positions. ...