Tag Archive for: environmental influence

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    Joyce LaValle: Placing a Book Changed Business Forever

    With much-needed help from friends… I was finally able to track down an amazing interview about an inspiring chain of events that led to Ray Anderson’s famous “spear in the chest” awakening.  An  experience that led him to challenge his company to reach Mission Zero by 2020. And an experience that was made possible by the passion ...

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    I Failed as a Professor, And It Was Powerful

    If you’re like me — a recovering perfectionist — you might be able to relate to this story. Sustainability for Business Students When I moved to Des Moines in 2007, I taught leadership courses for William Penn’s College for Working Adults – AA, BA and MBL students.  And, as manager of sustainability at Kum & Go, I spoke...

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  • Shadow Work, Brain Damage, Anger & Forgiveness
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    Shadow Work, Brain Damage, Anger & Forgiveness

    When I was 3 or 4 years old I started to realize that my brother was different… and always would be. I can’t really describe how it felt at first, because I had to piece the whole story together over a few years of my childhood. But I can tell you how it impacted my life… and kept me from being an effective champion for the environment &#...

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    How to Fight Hunger with Local Food

    Today in Greater Des Moines, we have 26 school gardens, a dozen faith gardens, 10 community gardens supported by the city, a handful of employee gardens on corporate grounds, and an immigrant/refugee garden run by Lutheran Services. Rewind. In 2009, we didn’t have much at all. You can take any simple idea and create a revolution.  Click here for t...

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