Press archive 2012

23 April 2012

Leaving a lasting impression - Ranga Yogeshwar at "Every day is a GreenDay"

"Progress happens. Progress surprises. What is important is that progress is sustainable," reported Ranga Yogeshwar during a visit to the fan specialist ebm-papst. In the eyes of Yogeshwar, one of Germany's most respected economic journalists, society has to distance itself from its every growing need for energy and resources. What is far more important is that progress is compatible with our blue planet, explains Yogeshwar.

The evening event with the presentation by Ranga Yogeshwar was a highlight of the ebm-papst campaign week "Every Day is a GreenDay" in Mulfingen. The campaign, which was initiated by trainees from the company, started on 16 April 2012 with the visit of the Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Environment Franz Untersteller.

Following the presentation by Ranga Yogeshwar, more than 350 employee and invited guests at the Stauseehalle intensely followed the podium discussion "Ecology - a driver of growth?". Moderated by Dr. Marc Beise of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Ranga Yogeshwar, Christopher Boyd of the European Commission, climate researcher Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch and Rezzo Schlauch, retired Parliamentary Secretary of State held a controversial and informative debate on the need for innovation, the importance of green technology and developments in European environmental policies.

About "Every day is a GreenDay"

ebm-papst takes its commitment to the environment seriously. That doesn't just apply to GreenTech products, but to all activities concerning all aspects of the company. As part of the "Every day is a GreenDay" campaign, the ebm-papst locations around the world will demonstrate this conviction. Every week, sustainability activities will be staged at a different location, which will change on a weekly basis.

At the start of the campaign weeks, ebm-papst in Mulfingen hosted the Expedition Mobile of the Stiftung Baden-Württemberg foundation, the EnergyMobil of the EnBW power generator and the College of Higher Education in Künzelsau. The "Hohenlohe Model" and the Energy Scouts were presented to the workforce.

Other staff campaigns included test drives in the "Opel Ampera" electric car and consultations by the energy agency. In the canteen, regional suppliers distributed their products and the GreenTech menu celebrated its première.

Hauke Hannig
Head of Corporate Communication / Press Spokesperson ebm-papst Group
Phone: +49 7938 81-7105
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