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...

6 Resources for Sustainable Leadership

In business, every function has a purpose and every job requires a unique set of skills in order to fulfill on that purpose.  When it comes to defining roles for a sustainable business future, what skills and leadership qualities will your business...

Easy Steps to Green Your Home Office

You're running a business and you want to do it right. That means bringing your environmental and social performance in line for a healthier bottom line.  You are asking questions such as, "Are we taking advantage of the sustainable business...

How to Spark Eco Inspiration this Fall with Bike Commuting

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus Fall bike commuting offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate our spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires.  ...

Easy Ways to Green Your Back to School Days

With summer nearing an end and children headed back to school, now is a great time to have a discussion with your family about sustainable living and building that back to school checklist.  Going back to school is an exciting time.  It can also be a...

Waste is A Problem and Here’s What You Can Do About it

Here's the problem:  According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Forty percent of food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill. The amount of food we throw away has ballooned 50 percent since the 1970s. And, the facts on food...

The Power Of Green Dreams

"We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.  Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days...

Focus on the Key Elements of Sustainable Talent Management

“Healthy employee engagement not only minimizes attrition but also boosts employee effort and performance. In fact, highly engaged employees perform up to 20 percentile points better and are 87% less likely to leave their organizations than employees...

How Can You be an Eco Inspiration this Holiday Weekend?

Summer is that special time of year when many of us engage in the fun and festive activities of which bring out our creative and youthful spirit.  If you are like me, you are probably overjoyed with the idea of taking full advantage of the...

Steps to Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Processes

Emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions within the supply chain has incentivized more progressive companies to begin to evaluate more than just their inbound supply. We've discovered within...

If You Struggle With Eco Inspiration, Then Read This

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed". Translated into today's language that equates to actions speak louder than words.  Translate again to sustainability language, and eco actions speak...

Easy Ways to Find a Green Job You Can Be Proud Of

When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere...

How Do You Exercise Eco Influence?

 "Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." — John Maxwell  Effective leaders know how to influence people. In most organizations, it's not about authority, it's about influence.  The same...

Be an Eco Hero - Celebrating Memorial Day Sustainably

What does it take to be an eco hero?  A green cape? Magical powers?  Maybe it's just good green intentions of reducing your carbon footprint or being mindful of our earth's resources.  I don't know about you, but I want to be an eco hero!  The...

How to Make a Difference with Sustainability

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."  ~ Leo Tolstoy Part of the challenge around sustainability is that most think it is someone else's problem.  Consumers assign companies the responsibility of...

Springtime Renewal - Why It’s Important to Get Outside

Spring is a beautiful, energizing, and inspiring season highlighted by activities that seem tailor made for eco awareness. The gift of springtime is one of renewal.  The leaves are budding, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the natural...

Why Ride a Bike to Work?

While escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate forward eco movement for some it simultaneously creates confusion and skepticism for others.   To...

Harvesting Green Goodness In Your Life

“The best investment on earth is earth.”  Louis J. Glickman Oftentimes we associate our business sustainability consulting practice to that of a garden.  We plant the seeds of sustainability concepts as we counsel business leaders, speak at events,...

Crazy Idea or Truth? How to Burn Fat, Save Money, and Reduce Carbon

What?  Is that possible?  To burn calories, save money AND reduce carbon?  It almost sounds like the headline of a popular reality show!  But it isn’t!  It’s actually what bike commuting or green cycling can do for you and our environment!  Today is...

Spring Clean - Responsibly

It is that time of year to begin your spring cleaning.  People across the country are breaking out the cleaning supplies and lawn equipment to give their homes and yard a fresh clean look.  In doing so, there are a few sustainability concepts...