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Congratulations Sustainable Twin Ports and all 13 early adopter organizations with your community showcase on October 8th, 2009. You are definitely an inspiration and proof of possibility for communities around the world!
Sustainable Twin Ports is a grass roots organization dedicated to furthering economic, environmental & social sustainability in the region through education, networking and action. The community showcase is a testament to their hard work, dedication and passion for sustainability.
Last month, Mike Purcell and I travelled to the Big Island of Hawai’i to deliver a series of public workshops and one two-and-a-half day capacity building session with representatives of various island businesses and organizations. Needless to say we took a lot of ribbing from colleagues and customs agents about going to Hawai’i to work, but the truth is, this was a hugely successful project that brought hope and enthusiasm to participants and advisors alike. Why?
Last week our Founder, Dr Karl-Henrik Robèrt, and CEO David Cook spoke at the Vinyl 2010 industry summit in Berlin, Germany where the next steps in the industry's voluntary commitment to sustainability were discussed.
Since we released the 2000 report on PVC and Sustainability in partnership with the UK Environment Agency, The Natural Step has engaged with many leading companies in the industry helping to bring a systems and vision-oriented approach to tackle the challenge of sustainable production and management of man-made materials, such as PVC.
What do a symphony orchestra and two exciting new toolkits from The Natural Step Canada have in common?
Both require a collection of diverse talents, a tremendous amount of preliminary practice, and are meant to move their audiences so that they leave forever changed.
Over the past eight months, I have helped develop two new resources for Alberta organizations. To me, the Sustainability Primer and Planning for Sustainability: A Starter Guide represent an extraordinary collective achievement that has drawn on the expertise of TNS’ sustainability advisors, communications team, top management, administrative staff, as well as that of an external editorial committee.
We at BTH (Blekinge Technical Institute) are in full swing with university-credited options for studying strategic sustainable development by distance. We’ve just opened applications for a summer offering of our relatively new graduate course Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development, which has now been completed by almost 100 people in a wide variety of professions and over 25 countries.