In my work, I come across many fascinating people, projects and organizations. Here are a few. I hope you enjoy them:
Chip Conley: Founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Chip is a leader in applying the work of Abraham Maslow to business. This man knows joy! His book: PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow is timely and important for where the world is today.
Robyn O’Brien: One of my heroes and a long time friend, Robyn O’Brien, mother of four, is championing healthy food and challenging our current food industry in North America. Her new book: THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It is being published by Random House and available May 5, 2009.
John Marshall Roberts: John introduced me to the work of Clare W. Graves and changed the way I communicate. Check out of his book: Igniting Inspiration or better yet, hire him to speak to your company.
David Whyte: I had the privilege of doing a workshop with David over 10 years ago. His poetry has changed my life. Truly! I have posted his work on this site.
Vanessa Vadim on MNN: Environmentalist, Gardener, Film Maker and self proclaimed “know-it-all” Vanessa Vadim writes a very informative and important weekly blog answering your environmental and toxin questions on ASK VANESSA.
Brilliance & Vision
The Shift Movie Trailer: I am honored to know people involved in the making of this film. It is inspirational and soul changing to watch.
The Story of Stuff: Annie Leonard narrates this brilliant cartoon sketch which outlines exactly how we got here. This is brilliant and so true. Every school child should watch this.
Captain Planet Foundation: Founded in 1991 by Ted Turner and his family, this Organization focuses on Environmental Education for Kids.
Flow Idealism: Founded by Michael Strong and John Mackey (founder of Whole Foods Market), Flow is dedicated to the advancement of Conscious Capitalism
Mother Nature Network: Launched in 2009 by advertising veteran, Joel Babbit and keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, Chuck Leavell, MNN.com is the online face of sustainable news. An amazing resource bringing an important community together.
Associations and Conferences
Business for Social Responsibility: Founded in the mid-90s by the apparel industry in the Bay Area, this organization is now international and targets ROI driven change within Fortune 500 and multi-national corporations.
LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability): With origins in the natural food and organic consumer markets, this organization studies the growing consumer base who makes purchasing decisions based on three filters. 1. Good for Me. 2. Good for Others. 3. Good for the Planet.
Sustainable Life Media: Leading producer of Conferences and Events focused on Corporate Sustainability. Their Sustainable Brands Conference in Monterey each June is among the best for raising the conversation level.