Tag Archive for: sustainability champion

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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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  • 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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  • 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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