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Blog Posts in Environment

  • Quick Tips: Working Toward Zero Waste

    Adopting a zero-waste mindset in your business will pave the way for both environmental and financial wins. But how do you create a program that balances sustainability and consumer satisfaction? And how do you engage the right stakeholders at the right time? On a recent Issues in Depth call, we chatted with Nestle Waters North America’s EVP of Corporate Affairs, Heidi Paul, about how her company has evolved its approach to sustainability, integrating a zero-waste mindset into every level of operations. Explore key takeaways from our conversation with Heidi in the slides below. Inside, you’ll find tips and tricks from a seasoned sustainability veteran that will help inform your own workplace waste reduction goals. ...Read More »

  • Get an Insider's View of the Green Energy Survey

    Many small businesses know their utility costs affect their bottom line, but they don’t have the resources to do something about it -- or they think because they’re leasing their space, they simply can’t change anything. We caught up with Gwen Corrie, a second-year Green MBA student at Dominican University of California who’s been using our Green Energy Survey toolkit to help businesses understand their options. She shared her experience assessing local business’ energy usage, and her ideas for how you can make your community a greener place, too! ...Read More »

  • Quick Tips: Engaging Employees in Sustainability

    Engaging employees in sustainability can generate big wins for the environment, employee satisfaction, and the financial bottom line. But how do you create an effective program for employees dispersed across thousands of locations? And how do you make sure your efforts excite not just the super-greens, but everyone else -- from sales staff to executives? ...Read More »

  • Six Tips for Building Partnerships

    At this year’s always popular South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival, a group of undergrads gained a coveted view. The Net Impact Texas State University (TSU) undergrad chapter worked hard for that spot. The group is only one of 12 undergraduate chapters to reach gold status, and it was named undergraduate Chapter of the Year in 2012. Now, by partnering with local businesses and events, Net Impact Texas State Undergrad is making an even more impressive impact. ...Read More »

  • Report from the Field: Forging New Paths as a National Parks Consultant

    The National Parks Business Plan Internship (BPI) is a highly selective summer program for graduate students studying business, public policy, environmental management, or related fields. Applications launch every year in September, with a January deadline. ...Read More »

  • WRI Taps Net Impact Students to Market New Initiative

    It is one thing to publish a report or put forward an idea, says Eliot Metzger of the World Resources Institute (WRI). It is quite another to translate that idea into a real and positive change in the world. Yet that's exactly what the WRI is doing with its latest undertaking: the Sustainability SWOT (sSWOT) initiative, which helps organizations translate broad and complex sustainability challenges into actionable strategies. ...Read More »

  • Building a Pipeline for Water Reuse

    Kate Peabody, Net Impact member and communications strategist for the CH2M HILL Water Business Group shares how we can make the most of one of our most precious resources - water. ...Read More »

  • From Chapter Leader to Clean Tech Go-To

    We're always excited to see what our members are up to - including this interview by Net Impact Boston president Barbara Seymour, recently published on the chapter's website. Net Impact Boston President Barbara Seymour caught up with member Ian Lavery last month to find out how he went from an 18-year-old kid maybe studying the brain and psychology in college to the go-to guy for sustainability questions at Cate Street Capital. ...Read More »

  • The Challenges of Ascribing Value to Natural Capital

    Guest author Sonal Pandya Dalal, Senior Advisor for Corporate Leadership Strategies at Conservation International, will be facilitating the Natural Capital and the Application of Valuing Ecosystem Services workshop at next week's 2012 Net Impact Conference. ...Read More »

  • Slashing a Conference's Footprint

    Think about the last big event you attended - low impact is probably not the first phrase that pops into your head. Event planning leaves a heavy footprint - you're essentially keeping the lights on for three days straight while thousands of people gulp down food, flush toilets, and leave their trash behind. ...Read More »