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One of the most common questions we get at WeSpire is “why does every employee need to understand our sustainability goals? Shouldn’t it just be for the facilities team or used as a way to rally passionate Millennials on the green team?” To answer, we often speak about the value of seeing the entire business through a sustainability lens, both to identify new opportunities for impact and to see potential risks that are impossible for any one leader or team to see.
It’s been 10 years since Al Gore’s landmark film, An Inconvenient Truth, succinctly made many everyday people aware of the very real climate crisis we were facing. This week, I had a chance to watch the follow-up movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” and reflected on the progress, and challenges, we’ve seen in the past 10 years.
As we begin the second half of 2017, we thought we’d share some of the most impactful articles and reports the first half of the year had to offer. Let’s face it, a lot has happened in just a short period of time.
In Part 1 of this series, I explained the science behind why people don’t take action around topics like climate change, that they know to be urgent issues. In Part 2 of this series, I’ll share strategies around how to drive sustainable behavior despite these challenges.
For some, making sustainable choices comes naturally, but for many, it takes a bit more effort and lots of discipline. This Earth Month we’ve compiled a list of environmentally friendly habits you can work to form, ranging from simple to complex. No matter where you are in your “green journey” there are actions you can take.
The work that our customers do and the innovative ways they inspire their staff never ceases to amaze us. One of our customers, Spier Wine Farm, has an amazing story about fostering a culture of sustainability and engaging their staff in purposeful work.
Yesterday we had the opportunity to speak with global leaders about their sustainability programs and Earth Day plans, and the conversation was nothing short of inspiring.