Personal Sustainability Reflections for the Holiday Weekend

The exploration of personal value in the ‘sustainability journey’ is a powerful motivator and it is the easiest entry point for the exploration of sustainability concepts. By focusing on personal value, the door opens to a wide range of...

Be Your Best Green Self

Today’s business organizations are presented with the unique opportunity to increase profitability through greater eco awareness and the pursuit of a more sustainable business. To gain and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition,...

Continuing to Shift the Business Sustainability Value Conversation

Today’s discussion of business sustainability is no longer a sidebar conversation.  In fact, our sustainability consulting practice finds that it is in fact, it is quickly becoming a primary focus in executive boardroom discussions and...

Exploring the Personal Sustainability Journey on a Friday

Life presents each of us with a multitude of paths that can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.  These options are usually right there waiting to be explored if we choose to take the opportunity.  Our sustainability consulting constantly...

Spring Eco Inspiration on Pinterest

"The earth is what we all have in common."  ~ Wendell Barry Since we are all in the same boat (on the same planet), so doesn't it make sense that we should all be interested in making this world into a better one -- if we only knew how.  Actually, we...

Engagement is the Key to Sustainable Change Management

“The most successful transitioning leaders are not shy about making changes in their new organizations and have the skills required to successfully drive that change. In fact, possessing change management skills increases the likelihood of transition...

Extending Green Kindness on St. Patrick’s Day

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 and individuals on the how's and why's of business sustainability.  A...

Business Sustainability – Are You Getting Up Close and Personal?

Building an effective long-term business sustainability plan usually requires executives to first understand that this activity involves more than the thoughts and vision of a select few in a boardroom.  Our sustainability consulting practice has...

Avoid the Pitfalls - What Doesn’t Work in Social Media for Sustainability Communications

There are numerous challenges marketing a green product.  For one, being green isn't good enough.  Selling on the environmental attributes of a product doesn't work.  Consumers need to know that a green product performs equally as well - if not...

Pinterest 101 for Green and Sustainable Businesses

As if there weren’t enough social media marketing platforms already?  Many or our small business clients express concern about not having enough time to effectively market their sustainable business practices on social media let alone take on using...

Sharing is Caring: How Social Media for Sustainability Creates Value

Building Trust through Social Media for Sustainability is More Critical than Ever.   With the dawn of social media, consumers are able to directly connect and voice their opinions to brands not in a private conversation, but amongst the...

How We Buy and Dispose of Our Stuff Matters

The business world is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve its supply chain management processes.  Leading companies are reaping the benefits from applying sustainability concepts to the acquisition of their goods and services.  As...

6 Creative Ways to Walk Your Green Talk

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves. - Mohandas K. Gandhi How do you walk your green talk?  Why does it matter?  Considering...

What You Focus On Expands: Taking a Personal Look at Sustainability

How many choices do you make in a day?  Are you even conscious of them?  Interestingly, it is estimated that the average person makes between five hundred and a thousand decisions each day.  That is alot.  Now, multiply that out by weeks and years...

Business Can Celebrate a Sustainable Valentine's Day's Too! Here's How!

Valentine's Day is generally celebrated by personal relationships and uncelebrated in the business world.  However, as most leading sustainable business strategists know, challenging assumptions leads to innovative insights.  Using Valentine's Day as...

How Employees and Small Business Owners Can Take Baby Steps Towards Going Green

Big question: When does a business begin on the path of sustainability?  What is the motivation?  For some business owners, operating cost or stakeholder involvement drives the first inquiry into sustainability. For others, it is personal.  And, many...

Little Known Ways to Live Green - Even When You are Snowed In

Brrrrrr!  With most of the US covered in snow and experiencing cold temperatures,  many living a sustainable lifestyle may be wondering how to spend their time.  Personal sustainability can touch every area of your life and usually encourages others...

Sustainability 101 - All You Need to Know

With an ever expanding number of perspectives and view points of the world, it might seem crazy to think a common definition or framework of ‘sustainability’ could ever be defined.  Now add on personal beliefs and business operating philosophies and...

Social Gratitude is Powerful

How grateful are you?  Does it matter?  Actually it does.  And, with the New Year now underway, creating an attitude of green gratitude may be the very component needed to create a bright and prosperous year ahead. According to the post, Thank You....

Personal Sustainability in 2014: What’s Your Plan?

The web is full of information and advice on personal sustainability, living green, and going green.  Sometimes, the overwhelming information can be to the point that it can put one into information overload.  However if you are looking for a...