Tag Archive for: environmental influence

  • Steal These Ideas… Change the World
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    Steal These Ideas… Change the World

    Your next business might be in this post.  No kidding. One thing I’ve learned over the years, is that the more I keep great ideas hidden — protecting, defending, and worrying about taking credit for them — the less impact I have in the world. When I share frivolously.  When I open up.  When I give things away.  When I let go of cont...

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  • Part 3: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent
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    Part 3: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent

    In Part 2 (click here) we show WHERE the keys to success lie, and how to get the answers we needed to design a successful project.  Hint: people who have already done it – teachers who started and still run gardens. Ok, what next? Organize What You Learn From all of the interviews with teachers, common patterns emerged.  Major themes. Grants laun...

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  • Part 2: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent
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    Part 2: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent

    In Part 1 (click here) we started with a problem: poverty, hunger, poor nutrition/education and ended up with a high-impact project idea: A Garden for Every School. Next, brainstorming simple ideas that could have large impacts… I looked for help and inspiration by going to related meetings, classes, and reading some great books on influence. What...

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  • Part 1: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent
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    Part 1: The Secret Life of a Community Change Agent

    How do you pick a project in your community?  Why?  What is the right path?  Who do you need to talk to first… then second?  When is the right time? Last year, I shared a 6-part series – The Secret Life of a Sustainability Professional.  It ended up being surprisingly popular. So, I figured I would give people a sneak peek into a communit...

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  • Interview: Founder of Carbon-Neutral EcoXpo in Australia
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    Interview: Founder of Carbon-Neutral EcoXpo in Australia

    EcoXpo Director, Aymeric Maudous was born and raised among the lush vineyards in Bordeaux, France, before being driven to explore the glamorous and powerful worlds of brand marketing with Renault, Disney and Louis Vuitton. Today he is busy forging a deep connection in his adopted home, Australia. His family instilled in him the integral French thinking “L...

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