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Scope 5 and Heartbleed

As you may have heard, an internet security vulnerability called “Heartbleed” was recently discovered in the OpenSSL library. (This library is used by many websites to secure data transfers with its users. The irony is not lost on us.) While we don’t have any indication that any data or accounts were compromised, we take protecting our […]

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Coal in their stockings

Last week at an Earth Ministry fundraiser, I heard King County Executive Dow Constantine say that if coal terminals are approved to be built on the WA coast, the burning of the exported coal (at its destination of China) will dwarf the emissions of the entire state of Washington.  Yes. The entire state.  All of […]

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Sustain-events: The Seattle Spring Edition

If you’re like me you probably don’t attend sustainability events just for the quinoa, craft micro brews, and chance to wear your dressy trail-running performance shoes. You probably want to get something out of it, make a few connections and maybe learn something useful. I took an informal poll of local sustainability pros in Seattle […]

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Sustainability and Healthcare: An Interview with Brenna Davis of Virginia Mason Medical Center

Sustainability might not be the first thing on your mind when you find yourself as a patient at a hospital, but it’s a critical component for more and more healthcare organizations.

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Scope 5 in GreenSportsBlog: Sustainability Reporting at the Intersection of Green & Sports

When sustainability reporting starts getting coverage in sports-related publications, you know we are getting somewhere! Scope 5 was excited to be covered (along with some of our sport-y customers) in a recent GreenSportsBlog post. Here’s an excerpt: Seattle-based K2 Sports, a leader in the winter sports/ski equipment world since 1962, has made sustainability an important […]

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First Times

First times can be awkward. You’re not sure what you’re doing, but you want to seem like you do. You don’t understand the equipment involved, but there’s a lot of pressure to make it work. Sound familiar? That’s how things were for my first corporate carbon footprint too. Keep reading on CSRWire: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1184-footprint-first-times

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The Scope 5 Questionnaire – Alaska Airlines

Jacqueline Drumheller

In the spirit of Marcel Proust’s famous questionnaire, we at Scope 5, put together a few questions to ask people who are moving the needle on sustainability. In this post we spoke with Jacqueline Drumheller, Alaska Airline’s fearless sustainability manager who built the program there from the ground up… into the skies. What is the craziest […]

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Memes

Memes aren’t just pictures of grumpy cats. They’re (memes, not grumpy cats) another word for ideas. I recently met Joe Brewer, a fascinating Seattleite who studies sustainability memes, in particular. He analyzes data to understand what ideas are out there, where they came from, and how effective they are at spreading into our culture like […]

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Sustainability Innovation from London – ParkAtMyHouse, ChargeAtMyHouse

Just the other day I was speaking with my brother, who lives with his family, in an area of London, near the Twickenham Rugby Stadium. He recently came across a website called ParkatmyHouse. The site makes it easy for him to rent his driveway on an hourly basis, to anybody who might need this highly […]

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Sustaina-reportitis

Do you get tired in the evening after a long day of work? Do questions about your carbon footprint make you feel bloated?  If one more organization comes out with a new reporting format do you feel like you might get up from your desk slowly and just keep walking until you find yourself in […]

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