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Our thoughts make the World

Our thoughts make the World
by candice kollar

There is a little sign in my closet that I look at when I’m getting dressed. It’s been up there for years so I don’t notice it every day. But from time to time, it catches my eye. Through ups and downs, it’s meaning has grown deeper for me. It reads, “Our thoughts make the World.” Since […]

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We’ve evolved. Behavior change is the name of the game.

We’ve evolved. Behavior change is the name of the game.
by candice kollar

“The cornerstone of both sustainability and health is behavior change. If we are to move toward a sustainable and healthy future we must encourage the adoption of a multitude of actions (e.g., water and energy efficiency, waste reduction, pollution prevention, active lifestyles, hand washing, childhood immunization, etc.). To date, most programs to encourage such activities […]

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Report from Blue Mountain Toxic Reduction Retreat II

Report from Blue Mountain Toxic Reduction Retreat II
by candice kollar

Pictured: Karen Burbano (Google eTeam), Arlene Blum (Founder, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute), Alex Stone (Senior Chemist, Safer Chemical Alternatives, Washington Dept. of Ecology), Roger McFadden (Vice President, Senior Scientist, Staples), Therese Holgrom (Chemical Team Leader, IKEA of Sweden) at Blue Mountain Retreat II …

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How we are making a bigger difference by crawling under desks

How we are making a bigger difference by crawling under desks
by candice kollar

What are those things you might ask. If you didn’t recognize them, they are plug load tracking devices, Power Ports made by Enmetrics. We are installing them as part of a LEED v.4 EBOM pilot project at Stopwaste.org’s LEED Platinum building in downtown Oakland …

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Avoid being mistaken as a spammer

Avoid being mistaken as a spammer
by candice kollar

I received an an email today from a fellow volunteer for a green building industry nonprofit. It included a request to send out a PDF flyer attachment for an upcoming event to our network. The sender, who I do not know personally, signed the email with her initials only. She did not include the name of the organization we both work for …

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Build your brand or what I learned in 20 years about strutting your stuff.

Build your brand or what I learned in 20 years about strutting your stuff.
by candice kollar

Know who you are as an organization.
Define your brand in writing or you’ll go off course.
Be able to articulate it clearly …

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How to design our way out of our climate problems: 2030 Palette. Now live, and FREE.

How to design our way out of our climate problems: 2030 Palette. Now live, and FREE.
by candice kollar

What could be more timely? Ed Masria is a great visionary of our times. View the intro video then spread this around the world …

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