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Zero Net Impact Growth – Radical Oxymoron or Critical Survival Strategy for Business

It is a paradox.  You can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet.  Yet, we’re stuck in a  global economic model that continuously drives us toward growth. Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis Meadows told us this 40 years ago in … Continue reading

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Joel Makower asks, “Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons?” Perhaps there are…

In his recent blog, Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons? , Joel Makower lamented the leadership void left by the passing of the extraordinary man, Ray Anderson (CEO of Interface) last year. Joel writes, “…Anderson embodied the truly enlightened business leader … Continue reading

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Ancient Traditions and Modern Ecological Design

I think we all agree that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy.  And just like parents in our adolescent years, he seems to get smarter the older we get.   He once said: “Look deep into nature, and then you will … Continue reading

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What is the connection between Plan-Do-Check-Act, ISO 14001 and Social Responsibility?

How is your “integrated thinking” cap working?  This Winter, Sandra Tavares and Stephen Boles, course leaders for SLC’s ISO 26000 course introduced an interesting perspective on connecting the plan-do-check-act cycle, ISO 14001 and social responsibility through the “Sustainability Wheel” a tool … Continue reading

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Crafting a Positive Environmental Narrative (via Global Warming is Real)

Positive narratives may be our best hope for fostering desperately needed environmental action. Decades of ecological warnings have failed to produce the necessary societal changes. The enthralling realities and fascinating mysteries of the natural world offer endless inspiration for an alternative…

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WWF 2012 Report – Can you believe we are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide?

According to the 2012 World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Report, we are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide, and unless we change course that number will grow very fast – by 2030, even two planets will … Continue reading

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Is there life beyond growth for business?

May  2, 2012 (Reprinted from sustainability-dō – The art of blogging sustainability, succinctly by Alan Atkisson) The short answer is:  yes, there must be. But we have not seen it yet. The search continues. To illustrate the point, let me … Continue reading

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‘Uncomfortable (environmental) Targets’ Necessary – Unilever’s CEO has message for governments

Can governments learn something from business?  I think that Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever  could  teach a thing or two to certain governments who hold the future of my children in their hands.  If the key messages in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan Progress Report … Continue reading

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Building Personal Capacity for Sustainability – Practice as the Wormhole for Transformation

“No transformation can take place without personal and collective practice.” -Toke Møller  What does it mean when you decide, “I think I am going to start a yoga practice?” I was listening to one of my favorite teachers, Caroline Myss, … Continue reading

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Six Surprising Sustainability Facts

By Jim Harris 1. Fuel efficient cars would eliminate North American Oil Imports If every car in North America got the same fuel efficiency as my Toyota Prius there’d be no need to import any oil into North America and … Continue reading

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