Receiving a business award has long been considered valuable for business owners, partners, employees and investors. But pursuing and receiving sustainability awards is a newer trend in recent years. Applying for and winning a sustainability award makes a statement that your organization doesn’t just stand for excellence, it stands for doing the right thing and making a positive impact.
In December of 2013, The Ken Blanchard Companies completed a REV Sustainability Circle. Since then, the company has excelled at finding innovative ways to accelerate their sustainability efforts. In this REV guest blog, Gary Onstad details one of their more creative activities.
Those of us who advocate for sustainability and work to find solutions to address the challenges of climate change come from backgrounds as diverse as humanity itself. Some are driven by a belief in the power of technology. Others by more personal reasons — a desire to ensure a healthy future for their children perhaps or right past wrongs. David Gatcha, REV’s director of sales for Orange & Riverside Counties, may fall into the latter.
With the passing of AB 1826, some California companies will be required to arrange for collection of their organic waste materials such as food and landscaping waste. However, smaller companies that do not fall under this mandate, and who are looking to become more sustainable in their operations, are initiating their own organics diversion program.
Christine Bevilacqua joined REV in 2015 and is currently coaching two Circles in San Diego, working with organizations such as the San Diego County Office of Education, Hilton Gaslamp, Genomics Institute, United Way and Family Health Centers. In this first “Get to Know” series blog, we asked Christine about her experiences in sustainability and as a REV coach.
Lawmakers in Sacramento were busy in 2015. New laws to improve energy efficiency in California are on the books, and deadlines for reaching state targets are even more ambitious. Here’s what you need to know.