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The BlogNotions Sustainability delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the areas of sustainability,renewable energy, the environment and related topics. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends, directions, and technologies being used to address today.

What shape are your stories in?

My brother called from Virginia on Saturday looking for some storytelling help. His son, Riley, is writing an essay for his college applications. He has a whale of story, too, but is having a hard time retelling it in under 400 words. Riley’s story is about courage. Perseverance. And his busted nose. It all began […]

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How Long Can We Stay Blind to Blackouts?

As an energy specialist, it seems to me that one of the most important points about meeting the energy challenge head-on is that we can’t change those things that we don’t acknowledge. Well, the inevitable has happened: ‘Blackout Britain’ has made its way back into the news as the National Grid announces that this winter […]

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The Aspirational Consumer: 2.5 Billion People Redefining Responsible Consumption

A new global consumer study confirms the rise of nearly 2.5 billion consumers globally who are uniting style, social status and sustainability values to redefine consumption. According to the report by BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility : The 2013 Aspirational Consumer Index – more than one-third of consumers globally (36.4%) identify as Aspirationals, defined by their love of […]

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How NOT to become an MBA zombie

I teach storytelling workshops to business executives and sustainability professionals around the country, and I’m always gratified to see how people from every imaginable endeavor naturally embrace story. But some audience members get frustrated when they can’t quickly grasp and apply the basic structure of story in business. Therefore, I’ve been searching for a tool […]

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CDP Report: World’s Largest Companies Doing Little On Climate Change

“As countries around the world seek economic growth, strong employment and safe environments, corporations have a unique responsibility to deliver that growth in a way that uses natural resources wisely. The opportunity is enormous and it is the only growth worth having.” – Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP Fifty of the 500 largest listed […]

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Generate your own Energy

As an energy specialist, it seems to me that one of the most important points about meeting the energy challenge head-on is that we can’t change those things that we don’t acknowledge. Cutting your energy costs in half. Having your own power station. Buying energy at wholesale prices. Coming off the grid. All of this […]

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