Your Green Business Road Map for 2015

Not all businesses and individuals are at the same level of sustainability understanding or implementation.  Whether your company is just becoming familiar with the concept of business sustainability or is sustainability leader in your industry,...

Personal Sticky Points - How to Move Past Good Intentions to Eco Action

Many in the field, including our own sustainability consulting practice, are in agreement that the gap between awareness and action represents the biggest business sustainability opportunity today.  In contrast, the majority of project implementation...

Making Purchases Count - Organic and Fair Trade - What it Means and Why it Matters

Perhaps the green movement has caught your attention and you'd like to get on board but don't know where to begin. Two commonly used terms are organic and fair trade.  As an entry point to green living, exploring what organic and fair trade mean can...

What You Need to Know about Social Media Engagement for Sustainability

One of the great challenges facing sustainability, especially business sustainability, is the ability to measure success. The other challenge, is communicating that success in meaningful, relevant ways to interested stakeholders.  As adoption of...

Get A Head Start! 3 Ways to Green Your Holidays

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy With the holiday season among us, many "eco curious" clients have expressed confusion as to what it means...

Sustainable Logistics Can Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Driven by a wide variety of business sustainability goals and objectives, leading companies have refocused attentions on the supply chain.  Primarily addressing upstream opportunities, the expanded sustainable supply chain management conversation now...

The Best Way to Connect the Dots Between Sustainability and Social Media - Virtual Tour

How are consumers making sense of green brands?  How does your organization define business sustainability? How is your organization connecting the dots between what sustainability means to you and what your employees, customers, suppliers, and those...

The Role Green Teams Play in Advancing Sustainability

In addition to executive management playing a critical role in the success of a company, business sustainability requires leadership across the entire organization.  While management may ultimately carry the responsibility of sustainable...

What Are the Keys to Effective Sustainability Communication?

As global expectations for ‘sustainable’ businesses practices continue to intensify, many companies are beginning to view business sustainability as a key component of their long-term business planning process.  In addition, our...

5 Magical Mindsets for Halloween to Create Sustainability Success

What seasonal spells would you cast for Halloween?  Do you need a crystal ball? A flying broomstick?  Or, just maybe, could your mind be your superpower?  Many say that thought power is the key to creating reality. Everything you perceive in the...

Are You Ahead or Behind the Business Sustainability Curve?

The last few years have witnessed a dramatic increase in public eco awareness.  This massive and sudden surge of information has created noticeable shifts in global social, environmental, and consumer expectations.  This is being further pushed by a...

How to Slay Energy Vampires for Halloween

As a country we pay more than $1 billion a year to power our TV's and VCR's while they're turned off.  Also, the U.S. Department of Energy tells us that not only do appliances continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but in the...

Building Alignment for Effective Sustainable Talent Management

For every discussion of business sustainability there is always a side conversation around people.  To compete and differentiate in today’s multi-skilled economy, a company must have the right mix of talent.  Traditionally, sourcing these needed...

Accelerating the Development of Your Sustainability Talent

Business sustainability driven organizations recognize the talent of the future does not reside exclusively or even in a large part outside the walls of their current organization.  Instead, these sustainable talent development leaders are creating...

Building a Strategy for Sustainable Growth

In today’s business climate, the competition for business is growing exponentially and globally.  To survive and even step beyond the competition, our sustainability consulting practice is helping companies explore new avenues which drive...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Sustainability and Small Business

Owning a small business has never been for the faint of heart, and over the past decade radical shifts in government policy, the financial world, and technology (particularly how we communicate) have presented even more challenges — and opportunities...

How Can Small Business Capture the Value of Sustainability?

“We want to create change and make a profit. We want to improve systems and pay our employees well. We want to innovate, create and produce and we want to do it with all resources, all stakeholders, including the earth, in the forefront of our minds....

Green Thinking As Pathway to Changing Habits

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." ~ Bill Meyer As Charles Reade said, "Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and...

Eco Magic and Sustainability Spells: Ways to Green Your Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a sustainability consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my professional consulting,...

Water Wise Eco Habits for #EcoChallenge2014

Do you want to go green but just don't know where to start?  Well, great news!  You don't have to be a fantastic to live green and you can get started today.  Going green isn't an all or nothing approach -just a simple transition into making better...