Author Archive

Group posters created @ Nov. 25th event

December 2, 2008

Conversation is innovation

November 26, 2008

Bill Doty reflects on how the search for “big innovation” might keep us from making small acts each day to change the way we live and work. That conversation, appreciation and understanding is innovation.

The business of bicycles

November 26, 2008

John McGovern and Myles Murray discuss the benefits and business opportunities around the bicycle as mode of sustainable transportation. Bike racks, bike shops, bike trailers – all viable business opportunities with markets ready to be created.

John mentions the Center for Sustainable Transport in Eugene, OR.

New Story Panel – NYT Headlines from 2019

November 26, 2008

“Bill Doty’s 10,000th Green Building”

“Cleveland: Greenest, Proudest” – We want Clevelanders being proud of Cleveland.

Desire for Cleveland’s environmental innovation to be world-renowned.

“Poverty is Eradicated in Cleveland” – Holly Harlan – vision of local businesses supporting the triple bottom line to eradicate poverty in Cleveland. Environmental and social performance of businesses. The sustainability call is going to bring all of these together. “If we could come up with the technology and create the jobs to insulate and green the houses in lower income areas, I see it as a challenge worth working for,” Holly Harlan.

Sometimes we need to forget. Nostalgic view of past glory days of Cleveland, but in reality, they weren’t all that great. We need to let go of some of that nostalgia and realize that where we are now is not so bad. – David Beach

“It’s an exciting vision that I see and I hope everyone is there to see it with me.”- Andrew Watterson

“We are so close. This new future is so tantalizingly close. So just do it.” – David Beach

The power of what you can do without big money is quantified by the big numbers of people that E4S and other organizations and networks are reaching.

We need to target more diversity in this discussion. How do we cast a wider net and engage others in this discussion and effort? – Andrew Watterson

“What’s going to hold us together is some Powerful Purpose. I’d like us to articulate that purpose as a community. A community is a set of beliefs that bind us. Do we want to just stay abreast with other cities, or do we want to choose to lead? We need to collectively solidify that choice.” – David Cooperrider

“Let’s not just keep up, let’s lead.” – David Cooperrider

New Story Panel – What’s worth jumping off the cliff for?

November 26, 2008

Prosperity for our community, a future for my children and my grandchildren, a sense that you can do it and it will work out, love of place, jump to serve others, passion and loving what you’re doing, believing that the leap will help create a better world, look for ways to bring benign thinkers into the dialogue, we need to take a chance (this is the best time to start a business to help solve problems), find a new way of creating the next economy, you can find a lot of help in this network.

E4S Network Reflects on Cleveland’s Future

November 25, 2008

The quadruple bottom line

November 25, 2008

People, Planet, Profit AND Purpose

Making the business case for harmony – balancing what’s best for the individual and the collective.

What might harmony do for the world?

Report Out on Collaborative Leadership

November 25, 2008

Farmers Market @ Cleveland Clinic an overwhelming success. Over 200 lined up to participate. Averge of 2,000 customers. Created a new community in the neigborhood around healthy food access. Fulfilled a community need. Leveraging internal networks…

After work cycling club turned “smoking huts” into bicycle storage sheds after campus became smoke-free.

Creating a healthier environment for ourselves and our planet.

Need for aesthetic identity

November 25, 2008

What are the three compelling images that could define Cleveland’s vision of sustainability?

Unconscious competence

November 25, 2008

How can we make sustainability so ingrained in the our organizational culture that sustainability is “business as usual”?