As a gay person whose career is devoted to slowing/adapting to climate change, this presidential election is disturbing. I’ve had some time to sit with it and remain more focused and committed than ever to this path I’ve been on for some time. To those Republicans who have said that with a smaller federal government,… Read More
Christina Barry-Simmons and Lex Agapinan used their Pinchot University graduate project to demonstrate the value of measurement and transparency in supporting Columbia Sportswear’s sustainability work. I interviewed them to find out if they are in fact crazy. Read the full article in Triple Pundit here.
In a talk with user experience experts at a recent Blink UX event, Derek Eisel of Scope 5 shared insights into how employees are interacting with sustainability data, including sites like CDP and CSRHub. Watch the video to learn more.
A few years ago I left my job with Expeditors, where I was leading, tracking and reporting sustainability, to join Scope 5. Now I help sustainability professionals simplify their lives, enrich their data and make the reports they produce more meaningful. Along the way I’ve listening to the frustrations and complications that hundreds of sustainability… Read More
I’m in Boston for two days and I’m already missing home a bit, so I’m excited to see Val Fishman speak on water at New Metrics. Aside from the natural affinity with the topic that you’d expect from someone with Val’s last name, Val has deep environmental experience from her work at the Bonneville Environmental… Read More
Have you heard claims from your local grocery store chain or airline about their greenness and thought, “yeah right”, because you work in sustainability and put “yeah, right” on the end of most of your thoughts? Where do you go to find out which companies have publically committed to what measurable goals? I’ve been looking… Read More
Last week Scope 5 joined sustainability professionals from a number of WA businesses to meet with WA Governor Jay Inslee. Scope 5 is a member of WA Business for Climate Action (WBCA) and the meeting was a chance to share with Inslee things we’re hearing from business about sustainability. Inslee shared with us his plans… Read More
Read Derek’s article on Real sustainability programs in Sustainable Business Magazine: I tell everyone, if you want to have a real sustainability effort, start with the three R’s: Report, Results and Role. If you don’t like acronyms you can just pronounce it rrr like a low growl. I went to a sustainability dinner a few… Read More
About this time of year when I see a neighbor with a green lawn I instinctively think <insert expletive here>. I live in Seattle. Imagine how much trickier the scenario is in dryer states balancing the water needs of farmers, companies and residents. I heard a success story out of the Colorado basin where corporations,… Read More
Check out this great article about the “Solutions Movement” happening in Sonoma. I met the author, Michael Levitin, while attending the Sustainable Enterprises Conference. Levitin quotes Gil Friend, chief sustainability officer for the City of Palo Alto : “What we’re here to do is to transform the economy of the planet – and to do… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More