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  • The Atlantic Forest Project

    My apologies for the blog gap, but a combination of our busiest summer to date and late summer vaca led to a few week gap in the blog – so I thought I’d bring a real doozy for the first one back. We have been meeting and in discussions with the Nature Conservancy on a number of fronts over the summer (in addition to our regular volunteering that we do with them in the DC area) and I can’t help be excited about their new Atlantic Forest project....
  • Our 2007 Environmental Impact Plan

    In the past month, BetterWorld completed its evaluation and program implementation with Zerofootprint (www.zerofootprint.net), making BetterWorld the first Carbon Neutral Telecom Carrier in North America. In addition, to our other initiatives we have now achieved our Environmental Impact goals for 2007 and are embarking on Phase Two of our plan, which will be completed in stages by 2012....
  • Helping out At Food and Friends

    It was so hot yesterday in DC that you could fry eggs on the hood, but our team braved the heat to deliver meals to those in need along with the amazing Food & Friends organization. This was our first volunteer day with Food & Friends and I must say of all the many volunteer activities that we have done, I have not been more impacted and touched…seeing the faces, smiles, frowns of those stricken with debilitating disease makes you really count your blessings....
  • BetterWorld Partners With Clean Currents

    Today we announced our partnership with Bethesda, MD-based Clean Currents (www.cleancurrents.com) – this creates a very powerful value proposition as we can now bring organizations in the DC metro area and other parts of the country both green telecom AND electric power – look for us to expand this to other parts of the country!...
  • The Power of We

    I was fortunate to attend the National Conference on Volunteering and Service this past week in Philadelphia. The theme this year was “The Power of We” and was convened by the Corporation for National & Community Service and the Points of Light Foundation, the conference highlighted many corporate leaders large and small, making giving back and community service a top priority in their organizations....
  • Our Visit to Locanda

    In a word, WOW! We stopped by the other night for dinner at our new customer, restaurant Locanda, and walked away feeling like we just dined in Italy. Founder and proprietor Aykan Demiroglu, has created a festive, modern atomsphere and combined it with an amazing menu that delivers from top to bottom....
  • Building a Better World with Habitat

    Yesterday, many of the BetterWorld team spent the day helping build a new townhouse in Fairfax, VA, outside of Washington, DC. We all now have a much greater appreciation for the difficulties of hanging drywall on ceilings, as that is how we spent much of the day – this wasn’t our first Habitat volunteer day, but most definitely the one most fraught with trial and error!...
  • Businesses Want Green IT, but Aren’t Taking Action

    Great Article on today’s GreenBiz.Com – even though it is UK-centric (also, if you haven’t seen it, check out the Eden Project mentioned in the article, it is truly amazing) – this article gets to the heart of what we are doing at BetterWorld in the US though, greening the supply chain through telecom and IT....
  • B Corp Launches, Featured in Inc. Magazine

    It was just about 3 1/2 years ago, on a dark & cold night outside of Philly, Jim and I met Jay Coen Gilbert (then with AND1), Ben Bingham (now of Benchmark Capital), and others for a dinner to discuss the beginning ideas around the B (for Benefit) Corporation concept – how to take the idea of social and environmental corporate responsibility & add some teeth, structure, guidance, and support for companies choosing to take that path....
  • Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SBNOW) Symposium at GWU

    Business as the lever of change in society was the topic du jour today as the Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SBNOW) held its 4th Annual Symposium. Representatives from Dupont, Sodexho, Calvert and a host of sustainable organizations, as well as local and regional government representatives, educators, and non profits were on hand at George Washington University (my alma mater, MBA 2000) for an amazing day of discussion and discourse....
  • Fair Trade Federation Hosts Annual Conference

    BetterWorld Team attended and exhibited at the Fair Trade Conference from June 1-3, 2007 in Washington, DC. this year’s conference, Changing Hands: The Work of Fair Trade, was held at American University and brought together more than 200 FTF members, partners, and friends with a hand in positively changing the lives of those living in poverty....
  • Our Visit to the California Autism Foundation

    Probably the best part of our work at BetterWorld is that we get to meet daily and weekly so many amazing leaders and organizations affecting change in the world – – well, John Clay and the California Autism Foundation are definitely one example. While out at the BALLE conference, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit John’s operation (had met him at SVN in Maine a few weeks back) up in Richmond, CA....
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