Blog Posts in Environment

  • Net Impact & Toyota's Next Generation Mobility Challenge

    One month into the Foster MBA program I found myself at the Toyota and Net Impact Next Generation Mobility Challenge. On my team there was a transportation engineer, industrial engineer, human centered design engineer, a construction manager and me, the MBA. I signed up for the event because it reminded me of the engineering challenges I did as an undergraduate in mechanical engineering. I jumped at the opportunity to work with engineers again, perhaps subconsciously seeking the comfort of the familiar in this whirlwind of an adventure that has been my first month as an MBA student. ...Read More »

  • 3 Ways You Can Make Your Commute Eco-Friendly in 2016

    It’s no surprise that the way we choose to travel can have an effect on the health of our environment. We know that transportation has an immense carbon footprint, impacting climate as well as air, water, and soil quality. ...Read More »

  • Your Everyday Earth Day Checklist

    More and more people bike to work as a daily, earth-friendly habit.

    Ask yourself these four simple questions on Earth Day (and don’t stop for the next 364 days). Every Earth Day, articles pop up about what you can do to take care of our planet. But we all know that one day of thinking about the earth isn’t enough, so we’re here with a checklist to help you turn those ideas of things to do from a one-day action into a 365-day habit. Thinking about the global environmental issues that are largely out of our control can feel overwhelming, but little actions add up when everyone does them them together. When behavioural changes become habits, they become second nature, and then the widespread norm. So how can you become more sustainable? Ask yourself the following four questions every day: ...Read More »

  • 3 Ways to Think About Energy Efficiency

    Student winners of the PG&E Energy Ideation Lab received a big check for their Net Impact chapter.

    Earlier this month, Net Impact and PG&E gathered 60 students from around the Bay Area for a "design thinking" competition where students brainstormed solutions to a current energy efficiency issue. Four teams made it to the finals (representing San Francisco State University, Presidio Graduate School, Santa Clara University and UC Berkeley), and, at the end of the day, the graduate team from San Francisco State University came out ahead and took home $2,500 to support their Net Impact chapter. While the solutions each team designed focused on energy efficiency for small- and medium-sized businesses, their insights and fresh perspectives reached much further. Here are some takeaways from the day that could impact how we all think about our energy usage. ...Read More »

  • Celebrate Good Work Around the World on Earth Day

    Juana Payaba Cachique, a community leader in the Peruvian Amazon, helped win a landmark case.

    Meet three remarkable people putting sustainability into practice around the world. ...Read More »

  • Connect with Nature on Earth Day

    A scientist and sustainability expert known as the “Einstein of the treetops” says you should go outside and play. ...Read More »

  • A 'Chief Energizer' Makes Sustainability Easier

    This series profiles the work happening in our amazing community, one member at a time. A member of our Boston chapter, Tess O'Brien is the Founder and Chief Energizer of CleanPowerPerks, a web-based program that rewards people who opt for clean power options. ...Read More »

  • News You Can Use: How millennials are reshaping business

    Young leaders are shaping markets as employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers.  News You Can Use is our monthly update featuring key coverage of impact trends, leadership tips, sustainable business, and Net Impact.…stay educated. Research and Trends How millennials are changing product development for good
    Innovation Insights, February 9, 2015 ...Read More »

  • Breweries, Banjos, and a Blue Ridge Business Plan

    I’m a Pacific Northwest transplant who came to the East Coast to experience living in a new part of the country. My second year just began at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where I’m pursuing my MBA in Marketing and Operations, with a focus on Sustainable Enterprise. Prior to moving to North Carolina, I was a consultant for a fortune 100 company in Seattle and relentlessly pursued all types of outdoor recreation, which made the National Parks internship a perfect fit! ...Read More »


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