By Rohit Lahia The average person produces about 4.4 pounds of trash each day. The United States alone produced 268 million tons of trash in 2021....
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Green Jobs Are Not Just for the Young
By Joseph Gelfer Headlines such as ‘No Point in Anything Else’: Gen Z Members Flock to Climate Careers have gone a long way to...
Chase Climate Pledge ‘Shows the Power of Relentless Environmental Activism’ But ‘Not Aggressive Enough’
By Jessica Corbett “Chase must move much farther and much faster, and we will do our best to prod them in that direction!” declared...
Extravaganza Business Showcase Part 1: Recap
By Vishnu Babu Leaders in Energy is a nonpartisan group providing stewardship in energy and environment. Each year business panels present current work being done...
The Grapes of Wrath: Global Warming and Wine
By MIRIAM ACZEL The global wine industry is not a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions—accounting for roughly 0.1% of global carbon emissions—but it is particularly vulnerable to...
What is the Triple Bottom Line and Why is it Crucial for Business Success?
The ‘triple bottom line,’ a phrase first coined by John Elkington in 1994, is a concept that expands how a business’s performance is measured to include social and environmental goals to its financial bottom line.
The triple bottom line is therefore used as a measure of a company’s economic performance and valuation, its level of corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as its environmental sustainability standards and impacts. And it matters: for example, a 2013 study by Cone Communications and Echo Research showed that 82 percent of consumers in the United States considered the company’s CSR when deciding where to purchase goods and services.
D.C. Wants You: Our Nation’s Capital is a Hub for Green Jobs
Leaders in Energy held its 5th Annual Green Jobs Forum on “Growing a Clean Regional Economy” on August 16, 2018 at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The event featured two moderated panels for guests and exhibitors. The first panel, “What’s Going on in the DMV on Green Jobs?” featured four panelists: Todd Beazer, Dr. Taresa Lawrence, Ashante Abubakar, and Natalie Monkou, and was moderated by Janine Finnell.
Urgency for leadership to spark collective action and transformational change
By KERRY WORTHINGTON
As 2017 wraps up, it is becoming clear that leaders need support and an audience. As Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy, pointed out – change leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony did not achieve their visions alone. They always have a supportive team to light the spark of action. The Leaders in Energy community is a global support team to encourage collective action and sincere change.
What started off as a Linked-In group several years ago is now a multigenerational leadership and global action network. In 2017, LERCPA earned its 501(c)(3) status, conducted or participated in 14 events and workshops and expanded the number of its sponsors and benefactors. Much more is planned for 2018.
This 4th annual 2017 Four Generations of Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday Event recognized leaders in each of the four generations in the workplace, e.g., Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomer, and World War II/Traditionalist. The event was sponsored by ArlingtonGreen, Longenecker & Associates, and Waterford, Inc. The event benefactors donated door prizes (revealed at the end). This was also Leaders in Energy 50th event!
The Urgency of Now and Building a Global Action Network for Change
Do you feel that you matter and that you can make a difference to make this world a better place through positive action? Increasingly, people are feeling bombarded by so much bad news that they can start totally tuning out or becoming paralyzed by inaction because they are totally overloaded or disillusioned. It’s like what can one person do?
Clean energy professionals exchange career tips
Leaders in Energy conducted its 4th annual Green Jobs Forum and Green Career Workshop on August 17, 2017. The sold-out event, with over 100 people participating, was held at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) headquarters in Washington, DC.