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Sustain v2.0🌎🍃


WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY

MEAN TO YOU written by Alexis McCarthy FIND YOURSELF 🤷‍♀️You are a sole practitioner, running your


own business. Do you have time to think about sustainable issues or are they just for big companies? Sure you do. 💼You are a professional looking for a career. Jobs in sustainability are growing faster than most other jobs here in the US and abroad. 🛡️You are running a non-profit. Keeping your nonprofit going so that you can continue to scale your work and not reduce your positive impact by unnecessarily creating negative externalities. 💸You will be inheriting money from your family, or generational wealth builder and want to take your own path that may be different from those that came before you in how you live, give, build and invest. Learning about sustainable practices is a responsible way to move forward. 🧍You are regular person working in business, government, law, finance, education, manufacturing, retail or somewhere else. You know the climate is changing. You know our collective behavior is having a negative impact on it. Adjust your habits. Talk about it. Share your changes with others. 💰You are an investor, will receive a pension or 401k payments and you are interested in maximizing those payouts, maintaining your future savings and increasing your retirement funds. Understanding how the companies you are invested in are preparing for significant issues facing them now and going forward related to the changing environment, their internal structures and how they govern is critical to the success of your investments. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦You are the leader of a family foundation and you want the foundation to reflect your family's values not only in how it gives, but how it invests.Learning about sustainable investing is key to responsible investing. 🎓You are a high school student thinking about going to college. Have you considered which colleges are right for you, and which ones teach and practice sustainability. Which colleges are ready to prepare you for the future with cleantech and clean energy transition careers. 🚜You have a family farm and want to begin to think and learn more about adaptive and regenerative agriculture practices to help not hurt the earth and generate a profit now and allow for that for future genrations. 🏢You are an social entrepreneur. Sustainability is woven into the fabric of your work and company. You are finding solutions to environmental and social problems to create a cleaner, more equitable future for all. LANGUAGE. TERMS. ACTIONS🌿 Eliminate single use plastics Reduce, reuse and recycle Right to repair Responsible consumption EV’s (electric vehicles) Home energy assessments Heat pumps Reduce food waste Reduce meat consumption Carbon footprint Carbon shadow Carbon capture Carbon sequestration Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Scope 1,2,3 Net Zero Materiality Clean energy transition Cleantech Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Task Force on Nature Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Biodiversity loss Greenwashing a more extensive list of sustainability terms (52)

Learn 👩‍🎓 Innovations, Innovators, Thought Leaders, Changemakers, New Ideas, New Frontiers

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY☀️ SDG 7

INDUSTRY INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE🏢 SDG 8, 9 & 11

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION 🛒SDG 12

EQUITY⚖️SDG 5&10

CLIMATE ACTION🌎 SDG 13, 14 & 15

INNOVATORS, CHANGEMAKERS🔮




Act 🙂

April- What are you doing to make this a cleaner, safer, more just world? No intention or action is too small. With collective action there is hope. We all care about this planet in our own way. What we need to fix things is rational hope, vision for a better future. A future with abundant energy and a stable economy with resources available to all, where our lives are better than they are today. Hope that we need to inspire us to act. (Katharine Hayhoe)


If I can help you or your organization, get in touch. I would love to connect. Best, Alexis

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