Using Stories to Achieve Sustainability
/ February 23, 2012 0 COMMENTS

And then, while we were in the other room there was this big THUMP and three clowns… We communicate in stories.  We tell stories that help us make sense of the world.  Our stories reflect our perspectives and also our priorities.  Some of the people you know can make every story funny; for others all…

Breaking Old Habits with New Games
/ February 9, 2012 0 COMMENTS

A recent Xcel Energy blog debunking energy myths illustrates the interconnections between our products and our habits. The blog addressed the practice of pre-rinsing dishes for the dishwasher, asserting for a second time that this was not necessary.  The echo post was prompted by the feedback Xcel got the first time they said pre-rinsing wasn’t…

Common Priorities, Common Lessons
/ February 2, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Ever feel like you just witnessed the start of something magical? I got that sensation earlier this week when I attended an innovation summit organized as part of Illinois’ very first Better Buildings, Better Business (B4) conference.  Organized by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, B4 conferences target individuals involved in residential new construction and retrofit…