Branding Vegetables – Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Branding Vegetables – Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Today, I read an article in Good Magazine about branding vegetables.  I love running into “Why didn’t I think of that?” ideas even if I also experience a little disappointment for actually not having thought of an idea first. This one happens to combine brand, social sustainability and behavior design to create healthy change. The […]

Sustainability Goes 4.0

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Sustainability
Sustainability Goes 4.0

In our technology world of upgrades and versioning, sustainability is jumping on the evolutionary bandwagon. The quadruple bottom line (QBL), increased from the initial triple bottom line’s (TBL) three pillars of economic, environmental and social to include a fourth pillar, is beginning to gain ground.  I understand the desire to expand and better clarify what […]

Integrated Reporting: Closing the Gap

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Sustainability
Integrated Reporting: Closing the Gap

Don’t get me wrong: I am thrilled at the efforts to combine sustainability and financial reporting into an Integrated Report. I do find it a bit baffling, however, that it isn’t widely recognized that this was the intent of sustainability reporting all along. If you check the original Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 standards, you […]

Practically Sustainable: When Going the Extra Mile (Literally) Doesn’t Pay

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Sustainability, Sustainable Behavior
Practically Sustainable: When Going the Extra Mile (Literally) Doesn’t Pay

Do you drive an extra block or three to save a few pennies on a gallon of gas? It’s actually costing you money – see why. http://youtu.be/JN2w1j7JIOA

Economics & Sustainable Growth of Natural Food Additives – Part 3

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in Brand, Sustainability
Economics & Sustainable Growth of Natural Food Additives – Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series discussed the dilemma in which companies often find themselves when incorporating natural food additives into their food and beverage products as well as the reason food additives are essential to the global food supply. Part 3 discusses the importance of securing a sustainable and traceable supply chain […]

Economics & Sustainable Growth of Natural Food Additives – Part 2

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Brand, Sustainability
Economics & Sustainable Growth of Natural Food Additives – Part 2

Part 1 of this three-part series discussed the dilemma in which companies often find themselves when incorporating natural food additives into their food and beverage products. Part 2 will cover  why food additives are necessary for a sustainable and secure global food supply and the current and pending regulations to ensure public health safety and […]

Economics & Sustainable Growth of Natural Food Additives – Part 1

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Brand, Sustainability

Natural flavors and ingredients are some of the fastest growing food and drink trends. Consumer desire for natural ingredients, an overhaul in the FDA regulations, and increasing pressure for more understandable product labels have fueled the acceleration in naturally flavored products. The supply chain for natural and organic ingredients, however, can be rife with landmines […]

Practically Sustainable: Green is the New Black Hole

Practically Sustainable is a new column I am writing for Colorado Community Media, a network of 19 newspapers and 21 websites from Thornton to Castle Rock, Colorado. Check out my first article: Green is the New Black Hole.

Social Responsibility Counts Within the Organization–Molson Coors Proves It

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs tend to encompass only external impacts on the communities within which a company operates. This is certainly important, however, often overlooked is the social sustainability within an organization. Peter Swinburn, the tall British CEO of Molson Coors, talked about how his company has embraced employee engagement resulting in 3.9 times […]

Innovation – Getting Us Out of Trouble or Getting Us in Deeper?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Sustainability

In sustainability and clean technology circles, many think that innovation will save us from our carbon consuming ways. It’s certainly a hope worth supporting—and I do. However, the other side is often not discussed – that innovation also got us here, to this place of overusing resources. For example, innovations in farming and fertilizers help […]