It’s the end of the year with the holidays right in front of us — a time to gather the office community together for celebration, a time to look back and what has been accomplished, and a time to plan for the future. This also makes it an ideal time to advance and embed sustainable practices in your organization.
At networking events, we’re often invited to introduce ourselves by sharing our names, companies and roles. “Hi, I’m Jenny Sant’Anna. I work at REV and I’m a Sustainability Consultant.” The obvious follow up questions are “What is a sustainability consultant?” and “What is REV?” I can answer the what, but to be honest, I’d much rather answer the why.
How to Embed Sustainability in Your Organization: Insights from Shelley Billik and Christopher Anderson
On November 30th, 2016 REV hosted our first of an ongoing series of Business Sustainability Workshops — this one at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. As part of the half-day interactive event, Shelley Billik, Founder of the sustainability consultancy EcoBiz and former VP of Environmental Initiatives at Warner Bros. Studios; and Chris Anderson, Energy Manager for the Pasadena Unified School district, shared their experience, insights, and advice.
CSAA Insurance Group has been applauded for their remarkably successful volunteer program which has engaged the majority of their employees. In this interview, Roger Hancock, Community Affairs Manager for CSAA Insurance Group and recent REV Sustainability Circle participant, shares details about the program, keys to successful engagement, and how volunteerism aligns with sustainability at CSAA Insurance Group.
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.