The Greening of Motives
/ August 25, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Do people base their environmentally friendly buying decisions on health issues?  Is it out of a sense of obligation to do the right thing?  Could it be because some of us have a deep concern for wildlife habitat and protection?  There is an article posted on Psychology Today addressing why people might make “green” decisions. …

Doing Our Part for Their Environment
/ August 18, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Les Robinson, a brilliant Australian trainer and consultant on behavior change programs just posted a great piece on climate change communications. He starts with a knowledge-based communication: Which – while factual – is more likely to prompt the reader to launch into an argument about climate change (especially here in the States) than to take…

Gamification: A How To
/ August 18, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Sustainability is hard to define and understanding what it might mean is complicated, often lonely, and not always fun.  It is no wonder that many sustainability programs fail to inspire widespread changes.  It is tedious to conduct an energy audit.  It is hard to sort through nontoxic cleaning items.  And very few people ever want…

The Revolution Will be Gamified
/ August 11, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Rollin Bishop on the pitfalls of the games-as-change-agent concept in post titled “Achievement Unlocked: ‘Gamification’ is Subversive” …giving out badges or achievements to people who eat healthy or perform their daily hygiene isn’t exactly an evil to end all evils. But there’s also no real ability to regulate who truly is and is not doing…

Environmental Sustainability and Top Talents
/ August 4, 2011 0 COMMENTS

There is a very interesting article in the Environmental & Energy Management News’ Environmental Leader titled, Top Talents Attracted to Socially Responsible Companies.  http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/11/top-talents-attracted-to-socially-responsible-companies/ The article focuses on a very well-respected company that has received countless awards for sustainability efforts as well as the Best Employers in Canada honor.  This company has a lower turn-over…