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20
Feb

Behavior: The Missing Link to Your Sustainability Efforts

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Sustainability professionals can leverage technological advances to achieve significant energy efficiency objectives, to be sure. Ignoring the human side of the equation is a mistake, though. Encouraging employees to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviors provides the opportunity to shape corporate culture around sustainability, ultimately facilitating deeper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions across all aspects of organizational operations.

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15
Feb

Integrating Cool Choices into the Wylie Way

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We are delighted to be launching a Cool Choices sustainability engagement program for the Wylie Independent School District in Wylie, Texas.

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6
Feb

Program Customization: Your Program, Your Objectives

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Every organization benefits from engaging its stakeholders around sustainability. Our partners work with us to customize their Cool Choices sustainability programs in order to achieve diverse objectives.

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1
Feb

Making Cool Choices in Singapore

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Whenever we talk about the results organizations receive from our sustainability engagement program – how a simple game-based format inspires adults to make real changes in their lives – sustainability advocates are intrigued, but they are also skeptical: “Sure, Cool Choices inspired measurable changes in that organization, but would it work in ours?”

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23
Jan

Going for Green in Waukesha County

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When someone thinks about Waukesha County, Wisconsin, they may not necessarily think about sustainability or environmental activism.  Cool Choices launched a county-wide program in Waukesha County in 2017, and proved that even one of the reddest counties in the country can benefit from increasing sustainability awareness and actions – and have a whole lot of fun doing it, too.

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16
Jan

Cool Choices Partners with Gerding Edlen on Sustainability Program

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Cool Choices is thrilled to announce our partnership with Gerding Edlen to field a tenant engagement program at six Gerding Edlen multi-family buildings in Boston and Chicago.

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12
Jan

2018 Sustainability Goals and Trends

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In the wake of the US federal government pulling out of the Paris Treaty on Climate Change, cutting the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and reducing national park land, some might wonder what 2018 sustainability trends might look like. However, new entities have emerged to lead the fight to reduce climate change and champion sustainability. We saw more than 2,500 businesses, local governments, colleges and universities, tribal leaders, and faith-based organizations step forward and sign the We Are Still In pledge, committing to tackle climate change, ensure a clean energy future, and uphold the Paris Agreement with or without the help of the federal government. Efforts like We’re Still In demonstrate the power of leadership at all levels.

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10
Jan

Calculating the ROI of Employee Engagement

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If you ask a savvy sustainability manager to calculate the return on investment (ROI) from an efficiency project, they are likely to ask a few follow up questions—because they know that a solid ROI compares all costs to all benefits, and it can take a little digging to get the requisite data.

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27
Dec

Sustainable Resolutions for the New Year

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Here at Cool Choices, we stand by the idea that sustainable actions – no matter how small – add up to make a positive, meaningful impact. Since the new year is the perfect opportunity to start practicing new, more positive habits, here is a list of ten small actions you can take to expand upon your sustainability journey in 2018.

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27
Dec

Talk Sustainability, Not Emissions, to Get Climate Action

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Many environmental advocates assume that in order to motivate action on climate mitigation goals, they have to educate the public on why climate change is so important. These advocates seek widespread agreement as a precondition to action. In reality, though, that agreement might not be necessary. In fact, by focusing on climate change instead of sustainability, campaigns may be unintentionally excluding the population with the most potential for reducing emissions. 

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