The President’s Plan on Climate Change

The President’s Plan on Climate Change

When President Obama was (re)elected, he promised to deliver a comprehensive plan to tackle the serious issues brought about by climate change. On Wednesday, 6/25, at Georgetown University, he (finally) did exactly that. After the 12 warmest years in recorded history, the President detailed a plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate […]

10 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Wellbeing for the Planet | No Comments
10 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

On April 22, 2013, more than one billion people around the world will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. From Beijing to Cairo, Melbourne to London, Rio to Johannesburg, New Delhi to New York, communities everywhere will voice their concerns for the planet, and take action to protect it. Here are ten […]

Women + Sustainability

Women + Sustainability

In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD), today I’m writing at the nexus of my two favorite themes: women and sustainability.  This holiday, held on March 8th, has been recognized around the world since the early 1900’s. In its very first year of observance, more than one million women and men attended IWD rallies for women’s rights […]

Feeding the World through Agricultural Cooperatives

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Wellbeing for the Planet | 6 Comments
Feeding the World through Agricultural Cooperatives

One of the things that I loved most about growing up in the country was picking peppers in the garden, still warm from the sun, and crunching into them like apples. These are memories that will stay with me for life. As my kids and I finish planting our winter garden, I realize that raising […]

Sustainability Advances at the Olympic Games

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Wellbeing for the Planet | One Comment
Sustainability Advances at the Olympic Games

As a beacon known throughout the world, the Olympic rings have inspired new standards of athletic performance since their debut (click here to read a history in PDF format). But are they capable of motivating new standards for sustainability? The Olympic rings represent many things to many people. Fast Company, for instance, recently used those […]

Rio + 20: Sustainability = Green Economy + Wellbeing?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Wellbeing for the Planet | One Comment
Rio + 20: Sustainability = Green Economy + Wellbeing?

Author Karen Flanders joined Wisdom Works in 2012 as Sustainability Practice Leader. This is her first blog for Wellbeing + Strategy. It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to be associated with Wisdom Works for so many reasons. For starters, embracing the concept of wellbeing stretches and improves my thinking on a daily […]