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January 3, 2013
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Setting the Example 
 
  • Experts share 10 sustainable design forecasts in 2013
    This year marks another opportunity to push the envelope in sustainable design, writes Diane Pham, and 10 of the world's experts share their predictions for this year's green design sector. Their forecasts include topics such as designing with climate change in mind and how best to help cities grow. Inhabitat (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Guam naval facility being built to achieve LEED Silver
    The Navy recently broke ground on a gas station and convenience store at its base in Guam that is expected to achieve LEED Silver status upon completion. "It symbolizes the Navy's commitment not only here on Naval Base Guam, but across the board, the impact on our families' and service members' quality of life on our Navy bases and I'm very proud of that," said the base commander, Capt. Mike Ward. Stars and Stripes (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Sustainability Reporting: A GRI certified program
This 2-day program from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a GRI-certified training organization, provides a foundation in the elements of a GRI report and reporting process. Unique to this program is the real-life, practical component added by current practitioners who share their perspectives and lessons learned. Learn more.
Creating Accountability 
  • Attack of the giant sweet potatoes
    Sweet potatoes could double in size if atmospheric carbon levels continue to increase, scientists say. Don't count on a climate-induced sweet-potato boom: It's thought that increased temperatures would hurt growth. Studies on other crops also suggest the plus-sized tubers might be less nutritionally rich than normally sized vegetables. AlertNet (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Green Marketing 
  • Green debate isn't hurting New Zealand's brand
    New Zealand is in the grips of a debate over environmental degradation, leading some to fret that the country could lose its international reputation for natural beauty. "I think when it would get damaging would be if visitors were starting to indicate that our environment was nowhere near as good as what they were expecting," says tourism industry chief Martin Snedden. Stuff (New Zealand) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Responsible Leader 
  • It's time to redefine "corporate sustainability"
    Companies should stop trying to invent definitions of "corporate sustainability" and start working on a common framework for CSR, argues EMC's chief sustainability officer, Kathrin Winkler. That would make it easier to collaborate, to foster employee engagement and to ensure new hires understand what's expected of them, Winkler writes. GreenBiz.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Powering Tomorrow 
  • Buffett firm to spend $2B-$2.5B for 2 Calif. solar projects
    MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a company owned by Warren Buffett, is paying between $2 billion and $2.5 billion for two planned solar projects in California. SunPower Corp., the seller, will build, operate and maintain the facility, which is expected to generate about 650 construction jobs. Bloomberg (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • There's more to life than money
    Real motivation is a prize that can't be bought, writes Mary Jo Asmus. That's true for employees and for business leaders, Asmus adds, so it's important to find ways to make a difference in the areas that truly matter to you. "If you are a corporate leader, don't confuse having a regular paycheck with what motivates you," she warns. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
[A]s a leader, it is your responsibility to find passion in the work you do."
--Mary Jo Asmus, executive coach, writing at SmartBlog on Leadership
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