Posts Tagged ‘change’

New Story Panel – What’s innovative in Cleveland?

November 26, 2008

The little things that go on every day in sustainability make Cleveland unique and powerful. – Bill Doty

Cities thrive or fail on a million different decisions that go on every day.  These decisions make a great city. – David Beach

Little innovations that can change entire industries.  We often think of change is either or (top-down or bottom-up, inside-out or outside-in).  But it can be whole system instead.  Collaboration.  Unite our strengths.  We must strive for wholeness.  Sustainability is a lens that crosses all borders and brings out the best in all of us. – David Cooperrider

Personal role in creating change.  What’s the individual role in driving change?  What’s the individual role inside all of the organizations of which they’re a part?  What’s the organization’s role in creating change?

If they don’t get it, I don’t try and shove it down their throats.  I just keep doing what I do every day to implement sustainability until people begin to see and understand why. – Bill Doty

There is no “them”.  Speaking to people as if they’re already part of the tribe.  Communication is super important.  I don’t have the luxury of thinking that there is ever a “them” or an “us”. -Linda Robson

Energy and ideas.  Engaging yourself in a way so that you affect change. – Andrew Watterson

Keep sharing those stories with our young people.  the professor that closes the book and says, “there you have it, we’re screwed.” too little, too late.  It’s important to share these stories and lift these up.  The importance of positivity: we need the inspirations, the hope, the courage.  Bring the schools into the engaged process with us. – David Cooperrider