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Calgary the #1 Eco-city in the World?

Posted by Jason Warnock on May 27 at 10:00 AM Mercer released their world wide rankings on the top “Eco-City” and “Quality of Living” cities this week and a surprising choice led the Eco-City rankings; Calgary the oil and gas hub for Canada and the corporate head of all things oil sands.
Topics: leadership, sustainability        5 Comments Read Full Post

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA); Designing better inputs for better outputs.

Posted by Stacy Richter on November 23 at 6:00 AM A little over a week ago DMD Green launched SocialCycling at Greenbuild in Phoenix, AZ. The launch raised one big question in my mind; why do manufacturers, builders, architects and contractors still use difficult or impossible to recycle materials in their projects? Kind of a garbage in, garbage out mentality. That’s what sparked me to ask Andrew Personette of DMD Green about Life Cycle Analysis.
Topics: leadership, strategy, sustainability        5 Comments Read Full Post

Getting to Know SocialCycling - an interview

Posted by Andrew Personette on November 12 at 12:40 PM

This past week, Jason Warnock and Stacy Richter of DMD Green, Calgary launched a brand new sustainable program and service – SocialCycling.

Since the launch, I’ve had a chance to sit with Jason Warnock, Managing Partner of DMD Green Calgary and get his thoughts on this new service, and the impact it’ll have on companies and producers around the globe...
Topics: leadership, recycling, strategy, sustainability        6 Comments Read Full Post

The Battle for Green Supremacy is Won or Lost in the Message

Posted by Stacy Richter on June 29 at 1:00 PM The battle for green supremacy is on the verge of raging as corporations jockey for position in the Green Economy. The winner, in my opinion, is not the company who has the best green alternatives or the most products available. The Green Supremacy will be determined by who tells the most people in the best way possible.
Topics: leadership, strategy, sustainability        2 Comments Read Full Post

SocialCycling™ and Transparency

Posted by Jason Warnock on April 27 at 6:00 PM What are the most important factors in developing trust when embarking on any corporate social or environmental responsibility program? Topics: leadership, recycling, strategy, sustainability        5 Comments Read Full Post

Design Green Now at Parsons

Posted by Carla Colon on April 17 at 12:00 AM Design Green Now wrapped its May panel series this week at Parsons the New School for Design.  Modearted by Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenazy, the New Approaches to Energy event, featured a diverse group of expert panelists, each with unique insights on the energy crisis.
Topics: energy, leadership, sustainability        7 Comments Read Full Post

Q&A with Design Green Now

Posted by Jason Warnock on April 16 at 11:30 PM Andrew Personette and Matt Tyson started Design Green Now in April of 2008 as an avenue to facilitate conversation, education and action amongst those interested in creating a healthy planet. With a successful year 2 now in the books, DMD Green had a chance to sit down with the co-founders to check their thoughts on the state of green conferences today and where they see Design Green Now going in the future. 
Topics: leadership, strategy, sustainability        3 Comments Read Full Post

Rallying and Volleying at Design Green NOW!

Posted by Annie Millican on April 3 at 6:30 PM Design Green Now launched its three-part series of panel discussions exploring innovations in environmentally responsible design this week at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology. I had the pleasure of attending both events, which invoked the investigative spirit to examine material use and waste reclamation in design... Topics: energy, leadership, leed, recycling, strategy, sustainability        9 Comments Read Full Post

Alberta PR Machine spins too slowly for Obama’s Canadian Visit

Posted by Jason Warnock on February 19 at 6:00 PM With US President meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper today to discuss the oil sands and the current Canadian initiatives to cap and sequester the carbon emissions of this perceived “dirty oil”, Alberta’s public relations reacts with new rules on water and site reclamation.  Too little too late? Topics: energy, leadership, sustainability        4 Comments Read Full Post

"Social-Cycling"

Posted by Jason Warnock on February 13 at 12:00 PM As marketers our environmental efforts are often focused on the material and carbon contribution of our products or services.  There are numerous green rating systems out there that tell us what the total VOC content is or the post-consumer recycled content or even the carbon dioxide contribution based on transport and production.  Are we missing out on perhaps and even more important one, how can our materials affect and quite possibly improve the lives of people around the world? Topics: leadership, recycling, sustainability        7 Comments Read Full Post

Last In... First Out

Posted by Jason Warnock on February 7 at 1:00 PM What does a reverse order inventory evaluation have to do with sustainability?  Unfortunately for the Hospitality Industry it appears to be an all too common course of action for all their green programs.  The acceptability of "Eco-Luxury" properties was just beginning to sneak into the mainstream when the collapse of the economy nearly shut down and basically reversed most of this progress.  Topics: leadership, sustainability        3 Comments Read Full Post
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