As the founder and CEO of REV, I realized that if I cannot change my own behavior at home around my health and well-being, how can I possibly expect anyone else to change their behavior. So in May 2015, my wife Gail and I committed to change our diet and eating behavior in order live healthier lives, contribute to a healthier planet, and maybe set a small example for others.
If we are interested in eliminating wasted energy, wasted water, and wasted money, we need to open our eyes and open our minds and take the time to think about how we can do what we need to get done without wasting our precious resources. Imagine all of us waking up to the reality that we can save enormous resources if we simply change our behavior.
UCSF has a collection of dedicated scientists, clinicians, students and staff who share a common drive to make the world a better place by advancing health and the human condition. In this REV guest blog, Zachary Schoenrock, a UCSF Climate Corps Fellow, shares a Sustainability Success Story about employee engagement in one of UCSF’s research labs.
The Mosser Hotel is one of three boutique hotels owned by the Mosser family, a hidden gem in the heart of Union Square. In this REV guest blog, Mosser Assistant General Manager Nish Tamang shares insights on the hotel’s sustainability achievements.
My wife Gail and I were camping for a few days about three hours north of San Francisco on the coast, overlooking the forest and the Pacific. As we were talking I happened to be holding one of those little red plastic stirrers that you often find in a hotel or anyplace serving drinks — a bar, a coffee joint. Gail asked a very simple question: “where did that little red stirrer come from?” What ensued has become one of my personal favorite stories that exemplifies the extraordinary waste in our society and is an example of our company’s collective thinking around sustainability.