Category Archives: triple bottom line (TBL)

Triple bottom line management looks at multiple factors through the prism of sustainability in identifying optimal solutions. These measures include social, environmental, and fiscal analyses over time.

The Art of Big Picture Thinking

Today ‘The Conversation’ with Ross Reynolds on KUOW, Seattle’s NPR station, had State Senator Karen Keiser (D-Kent) on to discuss her idea of auctioning off the state’s art collection over time to provide ongoing funding for the Washington Arts Commission, … Continue reading

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Earth Mothers

Sometimes, oftentimes, the problems facing society seem so overwhelming as to make many of us lose hope.  Whether it’s anthropogenic climate change, or corporate power in our elections, or the ever widening gulf between the haves and have-nots, the problems … Continue reading

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Stewardship of Place

My mother grew up in the Great Depression on a homestead in eastern Alberta.  The values she learned there, she passed on to me: wasting things is wrong, hard work won’t hurt you, good eating is an essential part of living, … Continue reading

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Slow, Tasty Leadership–or Eat Locally, Save Globally

Carlo Petrini is a leader most of us never heard of–yet his idea is changing the world for the better.  In 1986, McDonald’s wanted to open one of its franchises near the Spanish Steps in Rome.  Like many Italians, Petrini took … Continue reading

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Garbage Leaders

As a country, we are burying ourselves in garbage.  Each of us, on average, produces about 10 times our weight in garbage every year. The garbage we burn or bury–and sometimes both–is fouling our drinking water and choking the very … Continue reading

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Cycles of Garbage

The Great Pacific Gyre has a romantic ring to it.  ‘Gyre’ is one of those seldom-heard words that makes most of us pause and–in my youth–reach for a dictionary.  Nowadays I simply Google it.  To save you the trouble, I’ll … Continue reading

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