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Submitted by SBLP on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 5:33pm
I recently came across an article in the British newspaper, The Guardian, about sustainability behavior campaigns in the workplace. The article introduces a simple and meaningful concept in the sustainability field— environmental citizenship. But what does it means to be a good environmental citizen?
Submitted by SBLP on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:38pm
SBN Member Spotlight: Sean McCaffrey, Manager at Blue Glass Café
The Blue Glass Café is located in the lobby of the John Hancock Tower and invites diners to join them on their mission to provide delicious food in a sustainable way. Check them out at www.blueglasscafe.com!
Why did you join SBN?
Submitted by SBLP on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 2:21pm
With only a month left of summer, colleges and universities across the country are preparing for the return of their students. It is widely known that the metropolitan Boston area is full of premiere universities, but what might be less known are the numerous efforts colleges including Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Tufts University are taking towards sustainability.
Submitted by SBLP on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 9:14pm
Spencer Organ is a locally owned pipe organ restoration and maintenance company. For this June’s member spotlight I asked president Joseph Rotella a few questions about his membership to SBN as a local business owner. Check Spencer Organ out at http://www.spencerorgan.com!
Why did you join SBN?
One of the reasons Rotella joined the network is due to personal values
Submitted by SBLP on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 4:34pm
The 2012 Sustainability Leadership Summit put on by SBN was a great success—this was evident even to a first-time intern on her first week of the job. Keynote speakers such as Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman and co-owner of Vermont Soy Andrew Meyer spoke to the crowd about the importance of local economies and the creation of a consumer base that avidly buys local products.
Submitted by SBLP on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:15am
When I visited the Artists for Humanity (AFH) headquarters in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood last week, my intentions were to tour the city’s only LEED Platinum certified building and learn about its green design features. As is often the case, I walked away with something much richer. Many of you are probably aware of the work of Artists for Humanity.
Submitted by SBLP on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 3:07pm
Can you hear mooing coming from the Common? Listen closely: it’s distant. Like
200 years in the past distant, but it’s there – part of the spirit of Boston. It’s easy to forget in our modern local foods movement that urban agriculture is not a new idea. Yes, dairy cows and sheep once grazed the Boston Common, and the victory gardens of the first and second World Wars were successful in producing millions of pounds of food.
Submitted by SBLP on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 1:24pm
2011 was a challenging year for the economy and the environment. Yet despite this, dedicated businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals all around the world pushed-on and persevered in their efforts to make the world a more environmentally sustainable place. Here is just a small sampling of local achievements we should all feel very proud of….
Submitted by SBLP on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 12:05pm
It is no secret that health in America has become a major issue. With diets consisting of processed foods and daily activities involving computer and TV screens it’s no wonder we have an obesity problem. As this epidemic grows so do the exercise and diet industries. “The latest figures from Marketdata, Inc., which analyses ten major segments of the U.S.
Submitted by SBLP on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 1:44pm
Over the past decade environmental awareness in the United States has increased significantly and has become a topic of mainstream discussion. According to research from Intellitrends, “when asked about their future purchase of products that are green, 93 percent of U.S. consumers say they will “definitely” or “may” purchase these eco-friendly products.” Seizing on this growing awareness, businesses have begun to offer a wide variety of “natural”, “eco-friendly” and “green” products from shampoo, to ice cream and appliances.