#SustainableTogether – #EarthDay and Beyond

Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day turned 47. Many of our friends and customers use Earth Day as a rallying call to drive environmental awareness deeper into their organizations. Even as sustainability plays a larger and larger role in an organization’s reputation – through the lens of prospective employees and investors as well as through the…

The Technology and Sustainability Entanglement

Technology has momentum. It is disruptive and unstoppable. You can’t build a wall around it. To say that technology is more than the sum of its parts is a vast understatement, since technology in its connected aggregate is akin to an atmosphere that envelops us. Its data runs governments, economies and communities – both real…

Join Me @Sustainatopia #Boston October 9-12

October’s Sustainatopia in Boston will be my fifth Sustainatopia conference. I love this event, and look forward to connecting and reconnecting with others who are actively engaged in trying to effect change on so many interconnected fronts. Sustainability 101 teaches systems thinking, which promotes holistic thinking, a bringing together of different disciplines to create solutions…

The Corporate Guide to Managing E-Waste

Somewhere around 1994, when The Internet For Dummies had already become a best seller, I was at a potluck with friends. Someone said to me, “I was going to buy your book, but I didn’t because of the title.” Without thinking, I responded, “Well, that was stupid.” In case you’ve gone the past couple of…

Why Using Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic in IT Devices Rocks

When Dell captured the Green Electronics Council Catalyst award for 2015 last fall at the Emerging Green Conference, I felt they truly deserved it. The first Catalyst Award focused on electronics and related infrastructures’ positive impact on the circular economy, where circular economy is defined as “an economic system that is safe and restorative by…

Hello Columbus – Sustainability Lunch & Learn June 21st

I’m heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the official opening of Arrow’s newly automated facility for processing electronics at end of life. I’m hoping to turn this into an opportunity to meet sustainability leaders in the greater Columbus area. Here in Boston, I co-organize the Boston Area Sustainability Group, knowing that continuing to connect with other…