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.
Helping companies to develop robust sustainability action plans is the core of the REV Sustainability Circle® program. There is another prominent national organization that focuses on sustainability — the US Green Building Council, or USGBC and their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Many people know of USGBC and LEED, but there is often confusion about how REV can work with LEED within the Sustainability Circle.
In this REV guest blog, Sustainability Circle participant Chef Works shares a recent waste diversion initiative to keep thousands of plastics bags out of the landfill.
In November of 2015, Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista completed a REV Sustainability Circle. Dedicated to sustainability and environmental stewardship, the faculty, staff and students continually find opportunities to make a difference. In this REV guest blog, Laura Bookser, Community Outreach/Marketing head at Mater Dei, shares the creative ways that students are inspiring others and making an impact.