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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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Living Sustainably

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The Sustainable Clothing Purge Last month, I worked up the momentum to purge 15 garbage bags full of clothing. About five of those bags were my kid’s stuff, outgrown in one growth spurt or another. The rest was mine. Why so much stuff? About three years ago, we had a fire in our house. As […]

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Thank You

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I wanted to take a moment to offer a sincere thank you to the STC membership. Thank you to those who took the time to vote in the election. Thank you to those of you who put your trust in me for another two-year term. And thank you to the Nominating Committee for putting together […]

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The Role of HR In Sustainability

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HR Plays an Important Role Last month, I talked about the importance of sustainability communications. Clear communications can get organizations, supply chains, and investors on the same page. Yesterday morning I came across an article in the newsletter from GreenBiz: “Does your HR department hold the key to corporate sustainability?” HR sustainability is an aspect of […]

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STC: Last Chance to Vote

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STC Elections Close 9 March 2018 Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (9 March 2018) is the last day to vote in the annual STC elections. As I mentioned before, we have an excellent slate of candidates to choose from. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the candidates and help to decide the future of […]

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How to Choose Speaking Topics

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Don’t Panic When I speak at conferences, I get a lot of hallway questions — the kind that people ask one-on-one rather than in a group. Today I’m going to address a common one: how to choose speaking topics. My system for selecting speaking topics works a lot like this: Generate about a dozen interesting, […]

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