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AASHE 2011: Change Management at Harvard

More than anything at AASHE 2011, I hope that the lessons from Leith Sharp’s talk stay with me once I get back to work. The former sustainability director at Harvard, she focused on change management strategies for large organizations. My big takeaway? My role at Berklee (and the sustainability coordinator’s, if we ever get one) […]

AASHE 2011: Breaking the Circle of One

So far AASHE 2011 has been a combination of inspiration and practical advice—a good mix, I think. It’s all a bit overwhelming, though. After spending a day and a half meeting people from colleges with lots of resources devoted to sustainability, sometimes with a couple dozen people in their AASHE delegations, I was wondering how […]

AASHE 2011: Thoughtfulness and Action

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m at AASHE in Pittsburgh this week. I’m attending the conference in two roles: as a staff member at Berklee involved with the sustainability committee and as a student in Tufts’ Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program. I really felt pulled back and forth between these roles on the first […]

Green Pittsburgh

I’m in Pittsburgh today, for the AASHE conference. Truthfully, I’ve never thought much about the city before, and I’m surprised that it’s so environmentally conscious. From the David Lawrence Conference Center (the first to be granted LEED Gold certification); to the hotels’ environmental initiatives; to the city’s planned mixed-use green community, Riverparc, a lot of thought […]

Green Toys

A guest post by Sharon Tomasulo, from Library Hungry. Adam’s been all about tea parties lately, so we got him this tea set. It’s from a company called Green Toys, which produces plastic toys made 100% from recycled milk jugs. The set is adorable, and we spent over an hour today drinking our water tea and adding spoonfuls […]