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How Millennials and Women Are Paving the Way for Sustainability

Sustainability, Community

Millennials and women today are approaching investments a bit differently than men and women in the past. Statistically speaking, their investments are based on more than the chance to receive the highest return possible—they’re also based on the social and environmental impact of the investment. Consider the Statistics According to Morgan Stanley, 40 percent of …

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4 Sustainability Frameworks for Future-proof Companies and Products

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A brief overview The change that is needed to become sustainable is fundamental and transformative. That is also likely the reason why we have seen so little of it. The danger of taking a narrow view on change for sustainability is that we keep improving the current state of affairs, which in itself is unsustainable. …

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Presidio Presents: Sustainability & the Future of Fashion

Presidio News, Sustainability

On Wednesday, February 25th three of the world’s top sustainable apparel pioneers joined the Presidio Graduate School community for an inspiring and candid conversation about the future of fashion. Melissa Fifield is senior director of Sustainable Innovation for Gap Inc., a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, …

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Laura Weiss

GO Box Closes the Loop in Take-Out Dining

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Eliminating waste is good for the environment. Laura Weiss is hoping to prove that it’s also good for business. Seeing Waste as an Opportunity GO Box was born in Portland’s vibrant food truck scene. A recent article in The Oregonian proclaims “Portland is the leader of the maverick food truck movement.” It’s hard to argue …

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Creating Sustainability at SolarCity

Sustainability, Student Experience

If you had Nils Moe (C3) and Carl Schneebeck (C7) for EMCA, you remember the starfish power pose. Imagine standing like you are about to start a jumping jack—arms and legs out in a way that makes you look like a starfish. It’s a way of getting ready for a challenge. This is the story …

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Talking Trash: PGS checks in with Austin’s award-nominated waste diversion planner, Amanda Rohlich

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“Only a few people who are involved in this field—resource management, materials management, waste, and recycling—actually chose to do it,” explains Amanda, noting that many facilities are run as family businesses. “It kind of chooses you.” For Amanda, the choice was made after she moved back home to Austin after graduating from Presidio Graduate School …

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Jen Boynton Breaks the Rules; TriplePundit’s founder shares his thoughts on his Editor-in-Chief

Sustainability, Community

Jen Boynton (C3) is not a law abiding citizen. I mean that in a good way. There’s simply no way we would have been able to build TriplePundit.com (3P) to what it is today without breaking pretty much every rule in the book, inventing our own rules, then breaking those when they didn’t work. That’s …

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Sports & Sustainability: Compost Facility Tour

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On Monday a few of us from the Sports and Sustainability course participated in a tour of Recology’s Jepson Prairie Organics compost facility in Vacaville, CA. The trip was inspired by our project with NASCAR to better prepare us for recommendations regarding the handling organic waste. We learned a “ton!” For example, compostable cutlery is …

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The “CVS Effect” & Millennial Demand for Responsible Jobs

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“Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same” — Gloria Steinem There’s nothing wrong with a little business competition especially if the competition is to do the most good. In the past few years, we’ve seen large companies like Mars, Ikea, Apple, Chipotle, …

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Better Relationships Through Better Buildings: Evelyn Lee blends design, architecture, and reuse

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Think you need to build more office space? You probably don’t. You just need to call Evelyn Lee (C11/PA1). Evelyn is a design strategist and development specialist at MK Think, a San Francisco design strategy and architecture firm that focuses on designing and planning for building efficiency and organizational change. MK Think transforms clients’ office …

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