Employees Want to Feel Valued
Employees Want to Feel Valued
/ May 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS

A recent survey indicates that a whopping 83 percent of workers plan to look for a new job this year. These employees say that they are exploring their options because they want more pay, more opportunities for advancement and more recognition. The same survey showed that worker unhappiness was down dramatically from the previous year….

West Liberty Foods: A Community of Sustainability
West Liberty Foods: A Community of Sustainability
/ April 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Cool Choices’ success is built on the simple idea that sustainability is driven by communities; that people who share a common goal to reduce waste and help the environment will work together to achieve great things. Our friends at West Liberty Foods have together already made 700 Cool Choices this week–the first week of their Cool…

What’s Visible Matters
What’s Visible Matters
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“Cool Choices kept the issues of sustainability in the forefront.” One of the challenges around sustainable behaviors is that often they are invisible to the broader community. Nobody knows how long I run the water while I brush my teeth or whether I programmed the controls at the office to turn down the heat when…

An Easy Bike Ride
/ September 27, 2012 0 COMMENTS

A mantra here at Cool Choices is that change works best when it is fun, social and easy and we work hard to make sure our initiatives meet all three criteria. Lately there have been a number of stories about efforts to encourage biking that reinforce the importance of ‘easy’. Change is easy when there…

It’s Not Me, It’s You
/ July 27, 2012 0 COMMENTS

There has been some hand wringing in recent days regarding findings from the National Geographic’s annual Greendex survey. Commentators read the survey and bemoan that Americans are not only more wasteful than their peers around the world, but we also don’t feel guilty about that waste. Reading the survey results I see a slightly different…