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Yale SOM: Can the B Corp Change Business?

June 18, 2014
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The Yale School of Management recently interviewed Andrew Kassoy, one of B Lab’s cofounders, about the B Corporation: “Social enterprises seek to make profit while having a positive impact on communities. As a nascent and hybrid form of organization, social enterprises are vaguely defined. “Might a certification process provide benefits for such organizations? “Andrew Kassoy of the…

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Yale SOM: Can the B Corp Change Business?

June 18, 2014
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The Yale School of Management recently interviewed Andrew Kassoy, one of B Lab’s cofounders, about the B Corporation: “Social enterprises seek to make profit while having a positive impact on communities. As a nascent and hybrid form of organization, social enterprises are vaguely defined. “Might a certification process provide benefits for such organizations? “Andrew Kassoy of the…

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SolWest Fair is Moving to La Grande

June 17, 2014
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SolWest Fair is Moving to La Grande

After 15 years of success, SolWest Fair will shift sponsorship from EORenew to Oregon Rural Action. This year’s fair will highlight the “energy for sustainable communities” with three days of workshops, demonstrations, and vendors that focus on renewable energy and sustainability. Learn about energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, alternatively fueled vehicles, sustainable food and…

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Tribal Bellydance, and what do you need? And a survey!

June 16, 2014
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Tribal Bellydance, and what do you need? And a survey!

What would you like to see? From me? What do you need? Working myself through the words, the photos, the trash and the downloads, the new tunes and the abundance of roses… As a photographer, I love the visual, the still moments–can you really capture the soul of someone in a photo? As a teacher,…

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McKinsey Report: Putting Sustainability Into Practice

June 11, 2014
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McKinsey Report: Putting Sustainability Into Practice A recent report by McKinsey, entitled The Business of Sustainability: Putting it into Practice, makes their position clear: “The choice for companies today is not if, but how, they should manage their sustainability activities.” McKinsey’s report goes on to say that: “Companies can choose to see this agenda as a necessary…

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McKinsey Report: Putting Sustainability Into Practice

June 11, 2014
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A recent report by McKinsey, entitled The Business of Sustainability: Putting it into Practice, makes their position clear: “The choice for companies today is not if, but how, they should manage their sustainability activities.” McKinsey’s report goes on to say that: “Companies can choose to see this agenda as a necessary evil—a matter of compliance or…

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Taking Tribal Global- In Their Own Words- with guest, Amy Tucker

June 11, 2014
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Taking Tribal Global- In Their Own Words- with guest,  Amy Tucker

Deirdre’s Dance Den Hello lovely tribal folks from Deirdre’s Dance Den, a special place to bring alive stories from dancers, students and teachers of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (TM). I’m thrilled to hear the great stories about how this wonderful dance features not only individual lives but communities too. Amy Tucker, who lives in Alaska, USA,…

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Solar Now! University, Make Solar Projects Happen

June 6, 2014
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Solar Now! University, Make Solar Projects Happen

Solar Now! University (SNU) is a conference for those who make and want to make solar projects happen in the Pacific Northwest. It’s where community leaders connect with industry experts; where big ideas meet hands-on information; and where renewable energy leaders illuminate where solar is now and how to help steer it. This year’s conference is hosted by…

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Friday, love it, and follow your gut…

June 6, 2014
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Friday, love it, and follow your gut…

People say, don’t burn your bridges…make amends, play nice, smile and wave… Well peeps, I have… burnt those bridges down in my past… blew them up, moved over them…needing to start over, even with regrets at the time… but you know what…I had to. And that has happened more than once. I had to do…

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Taking Tribal Global- In Their Own Words- with guest, Peggy Hewitt

June 3, 2014
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Taking Tribal Global- In Their Own Words- with guest, Peggy Hewitt

Deirdre’s Dance Den Howdy here from Scotland! It’s getting to the time of year here when some hard work in the garden is showing some reward, spring is deciding whether to transition into summer, when will it? Who knows! In the UK, it’s anyone’s guess what the weather will bring. The unpredictability of it keeps…

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