15 Reasons to Love Bike Commuting

When people ride bikes, good things happen.  Why?  Because bike commuting is a win-win for both businesses and individuals looking to reduce costs, embrace eco awareness, and adhere to business and personal sustainability programs. In recent years,...

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...

Each Step Counts Towards Sustainable Change

"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 Small Business to Win Big with Sustainability

Small businesses and entrepreneurship's now represent over half of worldwide employment, and this number continues to grow both in the US and globally.  With more individuals looking to become self-starters, small businesses sustainability leaders...

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...

Characteristics of the Best Authentic Communications on Social Media for Sustainability

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...

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...

Are You Enhancing Value through Effective Employee Engagement?

Business sustainability presents the unique opportunity to increase profitability, gain and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition, and create meaningful work in the process.   The key is in value alignment.  But how can...

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...