Be Well and Sustainable
/ September 30, 2011 0 COMMENTS

We loved games as children.  They were fun and they kept us entertained.  We were engaged.  As adults, we still enjoy games.  More, we know that games are a very effective way to create engagement and change behaviors. Companies are increasingly using games as part of their corporate wellness initiatives because this overcomes the biggest…

Changing the Message
/ September 22, 2011 0 COMMENTS

U.S. businesses and individuals could save money, curb emissions of global warming pollutants, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and cut energy consumption by 23% by 2020, merely by taking sensible, practical steps to use energy more efficiently, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. released last week.  How much energy do we waste…

An Uncommon Approach to Apparel
/ September 14, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Are you hankering for some good news on the environmental front? Patagonia just set up a virtual store front via eBay.  It is part of their Common Threads Initiative where they encourage their customers to repair, re-use, recycle and, yes, reduce their consumption. Patagonia’s been active in environmental issues for a long time; some of…

Study: Communication happens in bursts. Behavior change too?
/ September 8, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Spanish researchers have crystallized what people intrinsically understand and sustainability program managers (ahem, that’d be me) need to grapple with: communication is social. The study’s main conclusion, published in the journal Physical Review E, is the finding that people communicate in bursts. In this way, our behaviour (in communication as well as in other activities) does not happen…

Business in the Lead on Sustainability
/ September 1, 2011 0 COMMENTS

An environmental transformation is happening and it is being led, somewhat unexpectedly, by…people in suits—all kinds of suits, ranging from NASCAR jumpsuits to bikinis and even the button-down styles preferred by people in corner offices. While the headlines suggest we are divided on issues of energy and sustainability, US corporate leaders—across all kinds of industries—continue…