Note: This blog post was initially published in the journal Organization & Environment in December of 2015 by Mark Starik, who was the journal’s Co-Editor-in-Chief at the time. It follows on the previous blog post which describes the problems with stealth sustainability, which is not publicizing an individual’s or organization’s sustainability actions or results, and,…
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In the past few years, sustainability has become a household word, in which an ever-increasing number of individuals, groups, organizations, and communities share the value of long-term quality and well-being in many aspects of life. Whether we learned about sustainability at home, in school, on the job, or by just interacting with others and with the world, we humans sense the need to take care of ourselves, our family, friends, and co-workers, and our planet, today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Yet, many of us would-be “sustainers” lead busy, complex lives and are unable to practice our sustainability values as much, as often, and/or as deeply and broadly as we suspect is necessary to make a real and positive difference in our lives and in the world. And, we are challenged to keep up with the rapid pace of changes in the multiple ways sustainability could be more effectively achieved. Whether it’s recycling more, consuming less, engaging more effectively with stakeholders, or being better organizational or community members, individually and collectively, most of us want to and believe we can be more sustainable in our plans, actions, and outcomes.
Always Be Sustaining, LLC recognizes the good sustainability intentions of many individuals, groups, organizations, and communities and aims to provide assistance to these current and future “sustainers” to keep up with how sustainability is changing, to accomplish their environmental and socio-economic sustainability goals, and to set and meet even more substantial sustainability objectives in the future, both for themselves and for future generations.
We provide the tools, information, inspiration, and guidance to those of us who have the best of sustainability intentions, but need friendly, professional, and dedicated help to be as sustainable as we know we want to be and can be. Through sustainability coaching, consulting, communications, and collaboration, we work with clients, from individuals to entire communities, from small businesses to large non-profits, not only to become more “people-planet-profit” sustainable, but also to lead and succeed sustainably, both now and into the future.
Note: This blog post was initially published in Organization & Environment in December, 2015, as part of an editorial written by Mark Starik, who was the journal’s Co-Editor-in-Chief at the time. The next blog post will provide the antidote to stealth sustainability. When you or your organization do something sustainable, do you tell others about…
A Personal Statement from Mark Starik, Founder/President/Head Coach on Why “Always Be Sustaining, LLC” Was Created
Why was “Always Be Sustaining, LLC”, created? I grew up in the American cities of Gary, Indiana and Green Bay, Wisconsin, and then served in Vietnam, three places with very different but significant sustainability challenges. After receiving two degrees at UW-Madison (a B.A. in Economics and an M.P.P.A. in Natural Resources Policy and Administration) in…