ALS Ice Bucket Challenge accepted Bill Murtha! As a B Corp, we decided to put a new spin on using ice water, and in addition to our donation, we challenge Kathy Muscato, Sophie Faris and the rest of the NYC B Corporation team, plus the whole B Corp world, let’s #Bthechange together and CEOs are not exempt!Read More
I’m going to start this out with a harsh truth that might be hard for some in the industry to hear—people don’t like their energy company.
There, I said it.Read More
The days of social media being something just “the kids” are doing is positively over. There are countless platforms and apps that continue to evolve right before our very eyes, thumbs and keystrokes.Read More
I used to work for a CEO who ran his business on slogans. During Monday management meetings he’d plot our next steps, always making sure to end each assignment with a slogan. Every time he did it, we’d roll our eyes at him. But he didn’t care. He knew his catchy little reminders would get stuck in our heads, cueing us to be more thoughtful in our work.Read More
I’ve heard it said that the multifamily sector is the orphan of the energy efficiency program world.Read More
Claire Tramm must go through a lot of lip balm, because she spends a lot of time staring into the windy chasm beyond the bleeding edge of home energy performance.
I caught her presentation during a plenary session at this year’s MEEA conference and was struck by her and cofounder Matt Gee’s vision for their company, Effortless Energy, which offers a turnkey service that exemplifies the growing trend of private, for-profit companies stepping into the home energy performance marketplace. Claire was gracious enough to get on the phone and tell me more about her company’s approach to selling energy efficiency, why it’s different, and why it works.Read More
A report from the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. ClarkeRead More
A few years ago, an 11-year-old boy named Birke Baehr gave a TED Talk in Asheville, North Carolina.
If the content of his speech is any indication, he’s growing into a sustainable food lifer—the kind of person who cares passionately about where his food comes from, who produces it and how it’s made. Take a look; it’s brilliant.Read More
Most of us remember the day we graduated from college vividly. Everyone’s story is different. As I sat among a sea of green-and-white engineering graduates (Go MSU!), my most unforgettable recollection was the overwhelming excitement I felt about NEVER having to do homework again … EVER.
That tells you what they didn’t teach me about the real world.Read More