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The Best Idea

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Each year, I send handwritten Happy New Year/Thank You cards to my clients and colleagues. I think it’s important to make that personal connection, particularly since I rarely work on site with anyone. This year, I chose retro-design postcards from Anderson Design Group that highlight the U.S. National Park Service. They combine three things that […]

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Freelance Skills

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I’m often asked about the important skills that someone would need to start their own freelance business. The two that I’ll discuss today are “managing up” and “managing peers.” Freelancing has an odd dynamic. Unlike staff employment where your manager and peers are distinctly different, in freelance life your client is simultaneously your manager and […]

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Sustainability, Content Strategy, and UX

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In my years of working with large, multinational corporations, I’ve observed a problem that is both universal and frustrating for all involved: the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. For one of my client companies — Global Widgets, Inc. (GWI) — there is a large and recurring blind spot between the […]

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Bonuses and Sustainability Performance

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Influencing Decisions Can we change the planet by connecting executive bonuses and sustainability performance? I’ve been asking myself and my clients this question for years. Yesterday, the ASU School of Sustainability published an article about it in their newsletter. It seems like common sense to me. The best way to make global considerations personal is by tying it […]

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Self-evaluation

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 Giving an Honest Self-Evaluation Recently, I posted about my mid-year self-evaluation on Twitter. I have to admit, I was surprised by how much traction it got in the threads and DMs. There was a lot of commiseration, but I also saw a lot of questions. What is a self-evaluation? How do you do it? What […]

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Stepping Away From the Computer

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Going Offline Last year, I posted about my plan for going offline to explore new things in 2018. In hindsight, I’m not sure how much of this goal was about learning something new, and how much was about stepping away from the computer. Regardless, I set three goals: A colored pencil art class A pottery […]

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Making Sustainable Healthcare Choices

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Greenhouse gases in sustainable healthcare My blog posts have been infrequent because I’ve been busy with some cool stuff in recent months. While I can’t yet discuss one of the projects (still in development phase and super-secret), I can talk about what I learned in another. Today we’re going to talk about sustainable healthcare. Specifically, […]

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Realities of the Green New Deal

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Why a Green New Deal is necessary I work in the sustainability area nearly every day. The scientific realities are terrifying. I have to admit that I was thrilled to see that there’s a political movement toward keeping us under even a 2 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures. Yet there’s been plenty of discussion […]

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Polymath Resources

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Are You a Polymath? As part of my research for my talk, The Value of the Polymath Communicator, I’ve found a variety of interesting resources to share with you. These range from TED talks to journal articles and books that you might also find interesting. First, I’d start with this great talk by Liz Coleman. […]

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Remote Work for Sustainability

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Saving Money and the Planet A recent article in Quartz, “Working from home can save you thousands of dollars every year,” was popular on LinkedIn. And for good reason! People want the flexibility to work from home, at least part-time. At the recent TC Camp, the most popular sessions focused on acquiring and maintaining remote work […]

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