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 Be a Green Go-To-Person

What does it mean to be a green go to person?  As described in our eco friendly training, it is seamlessly integrating our personal sustainability values in all areas of our lives in such a way that it transforms our environment and gives back in...

How Big Do You Think? Noticing the Correlation between Expectations and Results

The bigger the dream, the more you aspire to become.  Dreams are great - they inspire us. However, inspiration without eco action is only good intent.  A question to ponder is, what do you expect from yourself?  "We tend to live up to our...

Little Known Ways to Transform Your Home to an Eco Haven this Fall

Feeling more eco-conscious as fall approaches?  Anticipating the weather getting cooler and heating bills getting higher, many are wondering how to transform our homes into an environmental-friendly haven that are easy on your budget. While there are...

Little Known Ways to Green Your Labor Day

It is that time of year, when many of us engage in the fun and festive activities of Labor Day and summer's end.  While the days of summer may be drawing to a close, the Labor Day holiday is a fun way to "kick start" a personal sustainability program ...

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...

Easy Steps To Build Momentum in Green Living

"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...

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...

Eco Actions You Can Take Today for World Elephant Day

The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, improving enforcement policies...

Take Baby Steps in Sustainable Living for Greater Gains

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  --  Confucius Most of us recognize that change can be unsettling.  It can be scary, and too often it is just easier to slip back into a traditional and comfortable way of doing things. ...

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...

Choice and Value Alignment are Keys in Sustainable Living

We are all faced with an endless number of choices every day that can lead us in one direction or another.  Standing at a decision intersection, some may choose to turn right while others may choose to turn left.  The outcome of a left versus...

Little Known Ways to Green Up Your Summer Exercise Routines

It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take...

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...

4 Sustainability Conversation Starters for your 4th of July Parties

Taking eco action this holiday weekend by Lowering Your Carbon Footprint this 4th of July is an accomplishment in sustainable living.  But what about others?  Are You a Gardner of Eco Inspiration? As in, how do you inspire others to find value...

Lower Your Carbon Footprint this 4th of July

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a United States holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Although a time to celebrate and spend time...

Can Fun with Likeminded Friends Fuel Sustainability?

So many of my post focus on sustainable business practices creating meaningful work for employees, advancing the CSR vision, as well as how employees can bring their best selves to work.  Yet, as a sustainability consultant, I oftentimes wonder, how...

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...

Nature Love for Father’s Day

Imagine dropping a pebble in a still pond and watch the ripple travel out in an ever expanding ring.  As a sustainability consultant, I share with clients that thoughts and actions are like stones thrown into still waters:  they create ripples that...

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...