Panasonic Ideas for Life – Employees and the Environmen

January 31, 2008

Panasonic Ideas for Life – Employees and the Environmen
Earth Day 2006 – Hackensack River Clean Up

Panasonic Secaucus based employees, members of the Hackensack Riverkeeper, and local school children met at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, New Jersey to Give Mother Nature a face lift.

The event was held Friday, April 21st, in preparation for Earth Day. Employees gathered for lunch and were briefed by members of the Hackensack Riverkeeper, a non profit organization dedicated to cleaning up the Hackensack River, on proper safety and clean-up procedures. Then teams disbursed to tidy up the river both on land and by water.

Students from the Secaucus Middle School Kid Witness News Team, were on hand to document the event. It was almost unbelievable how much trash could be collected from such a small area. It was a lesson in conservation learned by all.

The event was covered by CBS reporter Morry Alter on the April 21st evening news.

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Panasonic Pledges to Reduce CO2 Emissions From Manufacturing Operations Worldwide

January 31, 2008

Panasonic Pledges to Reduce CO2 Emissions
From Manufacturing Operations Worldwide

TOKYO, JAPAN (October 5, 2007) – Aiming to eliminate 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions over three years – Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, today announced its renewed commitment to climate change by adding ecological goals to its “GP3” three-year business plan that completes March 2010. The company also presented its “Panasonic Eco Ideas Declaration” identifying the three initiatives on which its environmental management activities focus.

In its pursuit of global excellence, Panasonic launched the GP3 plan in April 2007, setting goals and milestones such as achieving steady growth with profitability. The company has now added a new challenge in the ecological field to the GP3 plan – reduction of environmental burden in all areas of its business activities. Panasonic will strive to fulfill this ecological responsibility while realizing profitable growth.

As a manufacturing company, Panasonic aims to reduce CO2 emissions from its manufacturing operations in terms of total global levels rather than on a per basic unit basis1. Further, the company will count CO2 elimination as one of its main management indicators. The Panasonic Eco Ideas Declaration, as described below, reflects the company’s reinforced commitment to the mitigation of climate change as a global corporate citizen.

Global climate protection has been on the agendas of international conferences such as the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, APEC and United Nations high-level conferences. Next year, the Kyoto Protocol’s five-year first commitment period (2008-2012) will commence, obliging participating nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. With the increasing concern among the international community in the background, Panasonic has responded by accelerating its efforts in environmental management. This is also in line with its management philosophy that calls for contribution to the society through business activities.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic products is available at http://www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.


Mind on vacation

January 31, 2008

Mind on vacation

You’re sitting here yakkin?
Right in my face
Guess I?m gonna have to
Put you back in your place
If silence was golden
Boy, you couldn?t raise a dime

?Cause your mind is on vacation
And your mouth is working overtime

You?re quoting figures
You?re dropping names
You?re telling stories
All about the dames
You?re overlaughing
When things ain?t funny
You?re trying to sound
Like a whole lot of money
If talk was criminal
You?d be leading a life of crime

?Cause your mind is on vacation
And your mouth is working way overtime

Now life is short
And talk is cheap
Don?t go round making promises
You?ll never keep
If you don?t like the song I?m singing
You gotta grin and bear it
All I can say is
If the shoe fits, honey
You wear it
If you gotta keep on talkin?
Honey please, make it rhyme

?Cause your mind is on vacation
And your mouth is working way overtime


Lulu’s song

January 31, 2008

Lulu’s song

Chains she wears like a crown
For to slavery bound
From the day they have met
Chains that she?s dragging around
Never making a sound
From the day she said ?yes?
Chains, to keep her tied to the ground
While he is slipping away

Queen in a glorified cage
With only silence to page
The lonely night long
Wait for the footsteps to fall
For his voice in the hall
Calling her name again
Pray for all the sweetness long gone
When all that?s left is the pain

Shame that she?s keeping inside
Hiding misery behind
Fancy curtains of lace
Vain, she?s hoping in vain
He would kindle the flame
That once burned in his eyes
Rain that beats like time on the pane
When every second?s the same
Rain that beats like time on the pane
When every secon?s the same
Woman, don?t bury that heart of gold
Behind a cold face of stone


Lord help me please

January 31, 2008

Lord help me please

This woman she knows
The story of heartbreak
Beneath the weight of day
She?s seen the hate
On people?s faces
Dark skin her only disgrace

She cries help me please
Lord help me please

Her children she taught them
How to be proud in the face
Of adversity
She gave them the love, respect and understanding
Showing them
The way to be free

Lord help her please
Lord help her please
Lord, please

She stands tall
High as a mountain
Her heart as deep as the sea
She?s known hardship and sorrow
That brought her down on her knees

Lord help her please
Lord help her please
Lord help her please
Lord please


Lonely feeling

January 31, 2008

Lonely feeling

What a lonely feeling
When you?re waking in the morning
Your mind in a haze
This lonely feeling
When you?re reeling in the evening

I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on
I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on

What a lonely feeling
When you?re given up believing
Lost in a maze
This lonely feeling
When your heart and soul is yearning

I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going onv I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on

Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going on (x 2)

Baby, what are we gonna do
Me and you?
Baby, where will it lead us to
Me and you?

This lonely feeling
When you?re reeling in the evening

I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on
I don?t know, how long
This is gonna keep on going on

Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going
Got to keep on going on (x 2)


Mothers and daughters

January 31, 2008

Mothers and daughters

She thinks she knows you
She thinks she owns you
She wants everything to be
The way she told you
Of course, she loves you
Worries about you
She?ll smother you till you?re chokin?
Tell me, don?t you

Say Mama, tell me why
Has pleasure got to rhyme with sacrifice?
You had your ways
I have mine
Your little girl?s a woman
Don?t you realise?

Of course she loves you
She adores you
She?ll smother you till you?re chokin?
Tell me, don?t you

She?ll try to cage you
She?ll enrage you
Walking round your life
Deciding for you
Sometimes she?ll praise you
Sometimes she?ll scorn you
Her dreams from yesterday could have destroyed you

Now Mama, tell me why
Has pleasure got to rhyme with sacrifice?
You had your days
I had mine
You?re little girl?s a woman now …
For quite some time