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Want to Change the World? Move the Furniture

Posted by: admin on Thursday, December 13, 2018 Comments (0)

Social Change may just begin with moving the furniture!    

Outlaws of Nature

Sustainability Consulting, Growing a business, Sustainability
Posted by: admin on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Comments (0)

In 20+ years of work as a sustainability consultant to publically traded corporations, I’ve often been asked by company executives, “What’s the business case?”

With Limits there is Power: Introducing the Riverbanks

Posted by: admin on Thursday, December 11, 2014 Comments (0)

Written By Julie Rubiner, Eileen Fisher Sweater Designer

Guest Blogger Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness EILEEN FISHER

Posted by: admin on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Comments (0)

If you are here unfaithfully with us, you’re causing terrible damage.If you’ve opened your loving to All love, you’re helping people you don’t know and have never seen. Is what I say true? Say yes quickly,if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe. -- RUMI Who We Meet Along the Way Amy Hall, EILEEN FISHER Director of Social Consciousness Writes: It never ceases ...

Our Systems Approach to Strategy

Posted by: admin on Thursday, September 11, 2014 Comments (0)

Our Approach to Strategy What do we mean by “Strategy?” Here’s how we approach business strategy for sustainability at Seed Systems. First, first and always first comes Vision. What do we want? What do we want to create in the world? What will be different because we were here? What legacy do we want to leave for those who follow in our footsteps? Make it as big and audacious as possible. Shoot for the stars. Re-create the vision as often as necessary to keep it fresh, ...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: LEED-ing the Green Building Revolution!

LEED, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, green building, Joe Laur
Posted by: admin on Sunday, July 6, 2014 Comments (0)

 When asked why he robbed banks, the infamous Willie Sutton replied:”Because that’s where the money is”.  In terms of energy use and savings, most of the money is in our buildings- offices, malls, factories, apartment complexes, schools and homes. Our “built” environment. Heating, cooling and lighting our buildings create twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as our cars. But with so many buildings built by so many contractors, how could you get a movement started to build “greener” more energy saving buildings?

 

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Biofuels from Waste Wood!

Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, The Necessary Revolution, waste fuel, ethanol, Joe Laur
Posted by: admin on Friday, June 27, 2014 Comments (0)

Sweden is the industrial country most weaned from fossil fuels. Petroleum only accounts for 30% of Swedish energy, down from 77% 40 years ago. IN the US, we still rely on fossil fuels for 85%!

But now 15% of all cars in Sweden run on ethanol, increasingly made from wood waste, which this forested country has a lot of.

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution:" 3 Disciplines for Living a Green Life!

Posted by: admin on Thursday, June 19, 2014 Comments (0)

If we want to be fit, we need to exercise, eat right, and get enough rest. These disciplines help us get the most out of life. It’s the same for living a “green” life. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, a stay at home parent, a student or your own unique creation, there are 3 simple disciplines- habits of action- that can help you be green in everything you do.

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Living Beyond the Bubble

Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution, Environmental Sustainability, Innovating for Sustainability
Posted by: Joe Laur on Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments (0)

In our last segment, Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Life Inside the “Bubble Economy”, we addressed the issue of living in a "bubble economy" based on ungrouinded, incomplete, and outdated models, assumptions, and data. Like a fall from a tall building, you may think you are flying for awhile, but the landing can be a rude awakening. Life in a bubble can be fun for a while, but how to we let ourselves come back to reality? How do we move to an economy that is not separate, ...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution: Life Inside the “Bubble Economy”

Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution, Environmental Sustainability, Innovating for Sustainability
Posted by: Joe Laur on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments (0)

We used to love bubbles when we were kids, soap bubbles, bubble bath, bubble gum. Bubbles meant fun. But when we grew up, we met a different, more sinister kind of bubble. Dot-Com bubbles, Real estate bubbles, stock market bubbles. They were fun at first in their own way, but when they popped, we got hurt. We lost money, jobs, livelihoods. From inside the bubble, everything looks rosy- we’re in our own little world. But the bubble is based on faulty or missing information about the real ...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution Part 3: Put on Your Snowshoes and Move!

Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, The Necessary Revolution, Environmental Sustainability, Joe Laur
Posted by: Joe Laur on Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments (0)

In our previous blog,Fomenting The Necessary Revolution, Part 2: How We Got Here, we reviewed how human society fell out of step wiht natural law. The laws of nations and the laws of nature have been diverging for 200 years, and the laws of nature aren't changing anytime soon. So given where we’ve been and where we need to head, how to begin? “The ocean is so big and my boat is so small”. Well, small steps are good. Many necessary revolutions have started and continued on ...

Fomenting The Necessary Revolution, Part 2: How We Got Here

Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting, Environmental Sustainability, Joe Laur
Posted by: Joe Laur on Saturday, March 15, 2014 Comments (0)

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution Part 2: How We Got Here

 

For tens of thousands of years, people lived in a balance with natural systems. The economy and ecology were interwoven. We lived within our means- we ate what food was available, found or built shelter from materials at hand, banded together in clans and tribes for comfort, help and protection. We might trash a field or forest, or hunt out the local game, but we’d move on and the earth would regenerate itself. Our numbers were small and so was our impact. We didn’t have much choice or awareness about this. You might say we were “unconsciously sustainable” Read on...

Fomenting the Necessary Revolution

climate change, Joe Laur, Peter Senge, Sara Schley, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting
Posted by: Joe Laur on Thursday, March 13, 2014 Comments (1)

 

Part One of a series on Implementing The Necessary Revolution toward a deeply sustainable and resililent future.