Can Brands Change Our Behaviors?
/ October 27, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Proctor & Gamble proposes to change the way we wash our clothes. Per a recent press announcement, P&G says they plan to: reach 100 million U.S. households by Earth Day 2013 with the information needed to convert from warm/hot water laundry habits to cold water washing. Put another way, they want to shift the percentage…

Forcing Change
/ October 20, 2011 0 COMMENTS

From Japan comes this true story about how one company is attempting to save energy in wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster:  Men have been asked to sport a short back-and-sides, slightly longer on the top, whereas women have been asked to keep a “cute” bob with a fringe that can be combed to one side….

Nobody Wants to Be Left Out
/ October 13, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Author and journalist Chris Benjamin shared some thoughts about the power of community in a recent blog that bear repeating here: Almost nobody wants to be The Guy who hurts the community – the One Person who won’t sort the recycling or take out the compost, or show up when the church has a broken…

Student Leaders Offer Inspiration
/ October 6, 2011 0 COMMENTS

“Creating Change Together” was the theme of the Upper Midwest Association of Campus Sustainability (UMACS) 2011 Regional Conference with conference sessions delivered around this theme.  UMACS brings together college and university sustainability advocates—faculty and staff as well as students—who are working to integrate sustainability into curricula, operations, and campus-community interactions at public and private institutions…