Monday, March 23, 2009

Is a Food Revolution Now in Season? -

Is a Food Revolution Now in Season? - "“This has never been just about business,” said Gary Hirshberg, chief executive of Stonyfield Farm, the maker of organic yogurt. “We are here to change the world. We dreamt for decades of having this moment.”"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Fuel Film: the most hopeful film of the year

Fuel: the most hopeful film of the year: "'Fuel' is a vital, superbly assembled documentary that presents an insightful overview of America's troubled relationship with oil and how alternative and sustainable energies can reduce our country's -- and the world's -- addictive dependence on fossil fuels."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Egg Module Partner Featured in Ugandan Press

Dorthy Tuma, the founder of Women's Center For Job Creation (an Egg Module partner) was featured in the Daily Monitor. Here are a few quotes from the article Her passion is to empower women financially:

"“The nice thing about doing projects in Uganda is that it doesn’t take a lot to transform someone’s life,” she said.

Ms Tuma hopes, 10 years from now, the business model that her centre has developed will be used all-over the country and even beyond the borders of Uganda.

“What we are trying to do now is figure out what kind of models work with rural development in rural communities and how we can increase economic empowerment amongst women and improve their standard of living,” she said."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Disney Unveils its Green Strategy : TreeHugger

Disney Unveils its Green Strategy : TreeHugger: "Disneyland may not be the greenest place on earth but within 3- to 5-years the company plans to minimize Mickey's footprint, cutting emissions in half, reducing electricity consumption by 10 percent, and halving the garbage at its parks and resorts by 2013. Long-term, the aim is net zero waste and emissions, states the Walt Disney Company’s first comprehensive environmental plan from its new corporate responsibility report. Perhaps shareholders at the recent annual meeting are buoyed by the financial impact that reducing energy costs may have on the bottom line."

Integrating Sustainability: my presentation at CU Leeds School

On March 10th 2009 I presented to a CU MBA class on integrating sustainability with corporate strategy. My multi-media presentation focused on the work I've done at Gold'n Plump.

Here is a video feed of my presentation. I take the stage at the 46 minute mark and run through my power point deck until 1:27 when the class takes a break. Things resume at 1:42 when I take a few questions and finally at 1:55 I walk through a case study with the professor.

During this presentation I took advantage of many different multi-media technologies including:

Google Docs
with links to additional resources.

I also set up a projector to broadcast Twitter tweets. You can comment using the hash tag #gnpmba

Friday, March 6, 2009

Organic vs Local? Who Cares. Neither is Sustainable. : TreeHugger

Organic vs Local? Who Cares. Neither is Sustainable. : TreeHugger: "While dreams of our future food system may rely on the romantic image of local farmers, the reality is: this model can't do what we need it to do, that is, feed billions of people."