Posts Tagged: sustainability

HR=Humans Represent: Give Thanks by Going Green this Thanksgiving

Another year has gone by, and it is time to sit back, reflect, and give thanks. I’m sure at the top of your thankful list is family, friends, your great government job, and the food on your table. However, why not give thanks to the planet that makes all these things possible? I suggest weRead… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: Trash-Talking Government

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for awhile now, and after meeting a couple of great guys from the US Customs and Border Protection yesterday at a recruiting event — I’m even more inspired to write about this subject! Not only that, but I suspect this is truly a timely piece taking into considerationRead… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: Friday is BAD

…yep, BAD – Blog Action Day! If you haven’t been paying attention the last few years, Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. ThisRead… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent — Emails: Endangering the Environment

They do! Did you ever stop to think about it? I’m not referring to those annoying viruses that make their way around, and I’m certainly talking about more than just printing out e- mails that you receive. Specifically, did it ever dawn on you that those e-mails you have been saving in your email accountRead… Read more »

Doomsday Clock Architecture

There is something fascinating to me about the doomsday clock—where we attempt to predict our own self-destruction and hopefully prevent it! The chart in this post from the Mirror in the U.K. shows the movement of the Doomsday Clock over the last 60 plus years. Currently in 2010 (not shown in the chart), we standRead… Read more »

How green is your mobile phone? And do you care?

How green is your phone? And do you care? The article in the Guardian swats at Apple, who refused to participate in the UK program analyzing popular mobile phones. http://gu.com/p/2j7qn Fast Company has a somewhat grayer take on this information, and challenges the way the phones were analyzed. Meanwhile, I’m hoping that some genius engineerRead… Read more »

Suburban Sprawl and Sustainable Communities: Enhancing Mission and Public Value through Open Government and Partnerships

For the last year, I’ve been blogging about the three pillars of the Open Government Initiative—transparency, participation and collaboration—both on my featured series on Govloop and Phase One Consulting Group’s Transformation in the Federal Sector Blog. Each pillar points at the same theme: the Government cannot provide the best value with taxpayer dollars on itsRead… Read more »

Search for LAUNCH:Health Innovators

We’ve been super busy planning our next LAUNCH sustainability forum. The topic for our second forum is “sustaining human life.” LAUNCH is our incubator program that searches for visionaries, whose world-class ideas, technologies or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society. At each LAUNCH forum, ten innovators and 40 thought leaders comeRead… Read more »