Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

The Eight Biggest Myths about Sustainability in Business

The Eight Biggest Myths about Sustainability in Business | GreenBiz.com.

I am definitely an advocate for sustainable lifestyle choices, and that is an easy way for me to feel like I am making a difference in the world… But while I want to professionally align myself with an organization that supports my values of a triple bottom line, I feel like that is more of an uphill battle to fight.  Corporations have the power to make huge strides in sustainability and “do well by doing good,” but convincing them, and consumers, is another thing.  This article perfectly sums up, and offers a rebuttal, for the exact arguments that naysayers will propose in defense of “business as usual.”  But as Pamela Hartigan says, the power lies within unreasonable people. Enjoy!

PS I finally figured out why I have been so silent on my blog…it’s Twitter! My “thoughts & ponderings” section is on fire, and I feel like I am on Twitter all day.  But because of all my retweets, my poor blog has been neglected.  Time to keep up with those writing skills!

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FINALLY! A mainstream compostable bag

Sunchips debuts compostable bag – 6/1/2009 – Packaging Digest.

Watch out FMCG industry! I am so excited about this! Finally, a major manufacturer is starting to take responsibility for the impact that their products have on the environment and are considering what happens after their consumers finish a bag of Sun Chips.  Now if we could only mainstream composting……

25 Facts About Green IT

In the spirit of Facebook’s “25 Random Things About Me,” here is a post to give you some quick facts about the world of Green IT.  I shared it with my husband who works as a client manager at a British networking solutions company, and said that maybe he should think about these types of things when designing networks for his customers. His response was something along the lines of: “I have, but their budget doesn’t permit the investment…”

Ahh it all comes back to the “crisis,” right? “Sustainable thinking” has become what the marketing budget and break room snacks used to be: first to be cut.  But in (more) difficult economic times, innovation and long-term strategy will be what saves us and allows us to compete in the upswing.

From simple things like double-sided printing (an initiative that our ESADE Net Impact chapter recently implemented successfully in our school building!) to server virtualization, there are things you can do at your company to realize both energy and cost savings. Translation: think about how happy your boss will be when you show him the numbers! You are bound to get that promotion in 2010!

Until next time, keep reading, keep learning, and keep the faith in your sustainability journey!

25 facts you should know about green IT |Sustainable IT | Ted Samson | InfoWorld.