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- Wednesday, 01 December 2010 | Submitted by Simon Harvey
TNS New Zealand hosted its first major event on 29th November 2010 with 120 people attending Co-Create the Future in Auckland – stories of success in sustainable practice. The event featured eight speakers and a series of videos highlighting thought-leadership and achievements in sustainable practice. By securing some foundation sponsors TNS NZ were able to host the event on a “by donation” basis (or “koha” to use the local concept of giving an amount that reflects a fair exchange of value) making it accessible to e
- Monday, 29 November 2010 | Submitted by Kelly Hawke Baxter
The Natural Step is very pleased to announce that we have appointed Peter Price-Thomas as Interim CEO of The Natural Step Global Network, effective immediately. Peter will be working on a contract basis over the next six months, based in the UK. Peter’s mandate will be to finalize the transition of TNSI from its current licensee-based organizational structure to a new membership-based “TNS Global Network”, which has been underway for some time.Peter is already familiar to many within The Natural Step network, having held senior roles with The Natural Step and Forum for the Future over the past decade. One of The Natural Step’s most senior and experienced advisors, Peter has participated in many leading sustainability projects with organizations such as Givaudan, Crest Nicholson, Carillion, ICI Paints, Nike, Interface and Prêt a Manger. He has been a leading innovator of sustainability tools, including the prize winning Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment, and facilitator of over 150 TNS workshops.
- Friday, 26 November 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Corporate Knights Magazine's latest issue features health-related articles. "The Killer Kernel: The skinny on what's expanding our waistlines and crippling our health system", by Toby A.A. Heaps, features a section on Sweden's Max Hamburger, a partner of The Natural Step.
Thanks to Corporate Knights Magazine and Toby A.A. Heaps.
How Max Hamburger took The Natural Step
Since 2003 Max Hamburger, Sweden's oldest and most popular hamburger chain, has tripled its size, quadrupled its revenue, and quintupled its profits.
- Empowering Sustainability Champions - A participant's story about the Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1, TorontoFriday, 26 November 2010 | Submitted by Youth Storyteller
Thank you to Brendan Seale for writing this blog about his experience at Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1: Foundations, in Toronto, ON.
To see pictures from the course please click here to visit our Flickr.
"I've worked 28 years in the environmental field, and I've seen first hand the decline of our natural systems because of unsustainable practices", says Rod Bilz. "Frankly, I'm shocked by how quickly I've seen it happen."
As a consultant at 3Seven Solutions who works to evaluate and minimize the ecological footprint of travel, Rod understands the economic benefits of working toward sustainability, but his motivation comes from a deeper place. "I'm here because I want my children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities that I’ve had."
- Tuesday, 23 November 2010 | Submitted by Sean Rioux
Vi arbetar med hållbarhet, där områden som klimat, socialt ansvar, CSR och miljö ingår. Vårt växande nätverk av utbildare, coacher, rådgivare och forskare runt om i världen skapar innovativa lösningar, strategier och verktyg för att ni ska bli både hållbara och framgångsrika.
- Thursday, 18 November 2010 | Submitted by Josh Snider
Gathered around more than two dozen tables in the hall of Ottawa’s St. Joseph’s church this past Sunday, sat activist, friends, families, and curious community members. The reason? The Natural Step Canada’s 1st Annual Sustainabili-TEA: Helping Leaders Create a Better Tomorrow, Today. The event aimed to raise awareness about the global sustainability challenges and opportunities we all face, the work The Natural Step Canada undertakes to help create sustainability leaders across the country, and to generate financial and in-kind support to expand our important programs.
Without question, Sustainabili-TEA was a huge success!
- Thursday, 18 November 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
The applications for the 2011 award have now been extended to November 26, 2010. Please click here to submit your application.
- "I am here for my children": A participant's story about the Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1 course, Vancouver, BCWednesday, 17 November 2010 | Submitted by Youth Storyteller
Thanks to Michiah Prull for sharing his experience with The Natural Step Canada's Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1: Foundations.
For pictures from the Sustainability for Leaders course - level 1 : Foundations, please click here.
- Monday, 15 November 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Modular carpet maker Interface will complete Environmental Product Declarations — detailed documents explaining the life cycle impacts of items — for all of its products by 2012 and challenged other companies to set goals similar to its Mission Zero program.
Interface became the first North American carpet maker to develop an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) last March, and earlier this year it completed EPDs for three more carpet tile lines. EPDs are based on life cycle analyses that look at products from their raw material stage to disposal and are third party certified.
- Monday, 15 November 2010 | Submitted by Kelly Hawke Baxter
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying The Natural Step’s Founder, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, on a speaking tour around Toronto, which included a keynote presentation at the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility’s 8th Annual Summit. It was an intense series of 9 events in five days, speaking to both businesses and emerging student leaders.
(Read more about what we’re up to in our November newsletter.)