Sustainability Articles

My take on sustainability

Aspects of Sustainability

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How "Green" is your Cannabis?

Indoor Cannabis cultivation is an energy intensive industry. Scope 2 emissions differ depending on location of operations.

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Solar is a Smart Business Decision

Solar power is a distributive power generation technology, distributive power is power generated at the point of consumption making it an excellent technology to reduce utility needs during peak hour electricity consumption.

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"The Mountains are High and the Emperor is Far, Far Away"

University intellectuals, as well as average citizens peacefully demonstrated for six weeks in the face of overwhelming force. 

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Sustainable Commonality: Americans have more in common than we think.

The red/blue, urban/rural divide in the United States is really more of a lack of communication, no one seems to be listening, just a lot of talking without looking for a mutually beneficial result.

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Business Case For Sustainability Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3 | Pt 4 | Let's Get Started

Sustainability is all about enhancing economic, social and environmental performance within your business today, in a manner in which your business can operate competitively in the future. The story of a business is embedded within its activities.

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Wine, Vines, and Sustainability

For many in the industry as well as wine consumers, the concept of sustainability is often thought of as a goal rather than a process. “Eco-certifications” including USDA Organic and Demeter Biodynamic as well as verifications of SIP and Salmon Safe reinforce this perspective.

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Sustainability Reporting: What is Materiality?

Executives and managers make business decisions and stakeholders influence business decisions based on what matters to the organization. They plan or create policy then take actions that align and integrate traditionally financial metrics with social and environmental aspects that affect the organization's performance.

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Organic Wines and Vines

The term “organic” is probably the most well-known and marketed term related to sustainability. Ecological and food safety concerns have spawned a resurgence in organic agriculture.

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Sustainability: "License to Operate"

A business or organization’s license to operate is based on an acceptance or approval of customers, community and a variety of related stakeholder groups. This acceptance can be quantified with economic viability as well as social well-being through the creation of community.

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Sustainability: Stakeholder Engagement

Today’s modern business usage of "stakeholder" is a person or group with an interest or a concern in the success of an organization. A stakeholder can affect or be affected by an organization or its activities.

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The Wine Bottle in the Age of Climate Change

Glass container manufacturing accounts for 12.44% of climate change impacts when looking at the overall impacts of a winery. Impacts related to glass wine bottle packaging, that include weight and volume, are evident within manufacturing, distribution, direct operations, energy inputs, transportation, material & service inputs of cradle through consumer. 

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Earthquake: Preparing the Winery

In the event of an earthquake, both an economic effect from the loss of a vintage inventory as well as a worker and visitor safety issue from falling and rolling barrels are possible.

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How is your business approaching sustainability?

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