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Inspiring a Positive Net Impact at Work

Inspiring a Positive Net Impact at WorkHave you wondered how you can influence your and your coworkers’ environmental impact? In November, I joined more than 2,500 attendees at a conference in Seattle to discuss just that. Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. During my... [More]

How to Translate Complex Data Into Meaningful Results

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. At Outerwall, we are seeking to reduce our carbon footprint as well as the energy used by our kiosks. To help us manage the 120+ data points that feed into our environmental impact – ranging from shipping to employee commuting to air travel – we initially used spreadsheets. But s... [More]

Why Waste a Good Thing? 4 Steps to Reduce Food Waste

Why Waste a Good Thing? 4 Steps to Reduce Food WasteA couple of years ago, I challenged myself to grow my own weight in food in my urban Seattle garden. I surpassed my goal – growing more than 220 pounds of food – but in the process I realized that a second challenge was to ensure my harvest was fully utilized before it spoiled. I donated about 50 pounds to the local food bank, shared so... [More]