Who among us cannot cite a film that has inspired or transformed us — or imprinted an indelible memory in our lives? In the realm of sustainability interests, the same can be said. What comes to my mind are films that have changed an industry, brought down a company, raised awareness of unsustainable practices, or otherwise seized the conversation to open public debate on a pressing societal, environmental, or business practice.
Relan, a small business led by the mother-daughter team of Della Simpson and Kari Brizius, partners with large companies to showcase their commitment to sustainability through an array of upcycled products. We recently interviewed Kari to learn more about their story and their company’s commitment to building a more sustainable future.
Bill McKibben’s brilliant article published yesterday in the New Republic aggressively demonstrates our nation’s need to mobilize to fight the current World War that threatens us: global warming and climate change. As I was flying from San Francisco to San Diego early yesterday afternoon I was thinking about this exact issue. I couldn’t agree more with McKibben when he writes, “It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It is a world war. And we are losing.”
Chances are, you get it. You understand sustainability’s value to your planet, people and profits. Your organization is shrinking its carbon footprint, and you likely are encouraging others to follow your footsteps. This article by guest blogger Bruce Hagen proposes an alternative to traditional carbon tax and a means for businesses to get involved.
Going off the grid in the next 10 years is the strategy of a majority of companies and organizations that participated in the 2016 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey, which queried more than 1,200 energy and facility managers globally.