Cut Cost and Engage Employees through Energy Efficiency this Holiday Season

The post, Engage Your Employees: 5 Must-Dos In 2011, suggests "using social good as a Trojan horse for engagement: Connecting the dots between engagement and social responsibility is no longer the "wave of the future." It's what companies need to be...

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...

Exploring Personal Value in Your Sustainability Journey

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 practice likes...

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...

Invoke Your Sustainability Superpowers! Here's How!

Super powers are cool.  They  invoke the imagination of superhuman qualities capable of tacking any challenge and succeeding. In many ways, the call for sustainability invokes the better qualities of us as humans.  If we were to have sustainability...

Online Sustainability Communities - Meeting Points for CSR Engagement

“For years, standard corporate practice has been to invest and develop Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability programs with minimal engagement of those they materially affect — customers, suppliers, employees, local communities, investors...

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...

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...

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...

Empower Your Sustainable Business Communications: Know Your Audience

Evidence has shown that stakeholder engagement is critical to a company’s ability to capitalize on its eco awareness, product stewardship, reputation, and overall business sustainability programs.   In addition, the rise of social media engagement ...

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...

Finding Your True North Star for Sustainability Communications

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear the word sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Fall Bike Commuting

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...

Capturing Transformative Business Sustainability Process Change

“In a move that it says will better help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, the chemicals giant has created "The Sustainable Solution Steering" method to systematically review and evaluate products.” This...

6 Easy Ways to Green Your Fall Fitness Routine

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 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 Social Media Transforms Sustainability Messages from Logic to Heartfelt Connections

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

What Are the Sustainability Jobs of the Future?

In our sustainability consulting, we express to clients that pursing a ‘green’ career is a natural extension of living a sustainable lifestyle.   When you embrace eco awareness as a part of your daily life, it is natural to pursue the same...

Focus Will Be the Key to Sustainable Talent Management

The forecasts for the coming years continue to indicate a much better future than the recent past.  Looking to the immediate horizon and the current job market, the data projects an increasing demand for a new kind of business sustainability...

Happy Marriage Between Sustainability and Human Resources

“Back in 2008, we identified the growing trend of environmental and sustainability education in both large and small companies. In our most recent results, 73 percent of respondents indicated that their company is educating employees across the...