Archive for the ‘sustainability’ Category

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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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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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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Who Is Telling Your Sustainability Story?

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Sustainability is a Complex Idea I just got back from the GreenBiz conference in Phoenix, “The premier annual event for sustainable business leaders.” A few people have asked why I went. After all, most of my business comes from healthcare and tech. What does green business have to do with anything? As you know from […]

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Corporate Peer Pressure and the SDGs

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The Clock is Ticking As I look at the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it seems that the world has taken one step forward, and a dozen steps backward. The United States has announced plans to back out of the Paris Agreement, citing profits over planet. Climate change denial is rampant at the highest levels […]

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What is Sustainability?

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Beyond Green I got a few offline messages about my last post. They basically said, “So what’s this sustainability thing, anyway? Is this about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or using better lightbulbs?” The short answer is yes. The long answer is “Yes, and….” The 17 Sustainable Development Goals Overall, there are 17 U.N. Sustainable Development […]

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Sustainability Communications

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If No One Knows About Your Sustainability Policy, Does It Really Exist? When I first started working on sustainability communications with one of my clients, I admit that I wasn’t terribly enthused. My personal history with corporate sustainability initiatives wasn’t exactly inspiring. But I’ve been independent for more than a decade and don’t usually see […]

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