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September 2017 Sustainability News and Views Newsletter


Introducing Our Newest Colleagues 

Caroline Taylor, PhD, Director of Research & Development for EarthShift Global.Jillian Crowley is EarthShift Global's new Junior Sustainability AnalystWe’re pleased to introduce two people –
Director of R&D Caroline Taylor and Analyst Jillian Crowley

who will play important roles in helping our clients advance their sustainability efforts and expanding our organization’s intellectual capabilities.

Read more about them here . . .

Harnoor Can Help You Understand Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Not only is Harnoor Dhaliwal a Certified LCA Consultant at EarthShift Global,

...She has published the chapter called "Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment" in the newly released book, Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies.

The chapter presents a brief description of life cycle impact assessment (LCIA). It covers the central concepts of LCIA such as the cause effect chain that leads from emission to damage; the components of the cause effect chains and how they are modeled to derive a characterization factor. It also includes an overview of the impact categories such as climate change, toxicity, acidification and respiratory inorganics.


Harnoor has also written this three part series of blog posts on this topic:

Understanding Life Cycle Impact Assessment Process:  Part I – Overview and Fate

Understanding Life Cycle Impact Assessment Process:  Part II – Modeling Exposure: Intake and Bioavailability

Understanding Life Cycle Impact Assessment Process:  Part III – Modeling Effects and Conclusion


Want to Learn from The Expert?

Harnoor will be teaching our three hour Impact Assessment class online on Friday, November 10th, from 1-4 pm EST.


Brown Bag Webinar Series logoFree Brown Bag Webinar on LCA Capability Roadmapping

October 26, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. EST


  • SETAC LCA Steering Committee board member Lise Laurin, founder and CEO of EarthShift Global
  • Brandon Kuczenski, a researcher and consultant in industrial ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • with Moderator - David Meyer, the chair of the SETAC LCA Steering Committee and chemical engineer at the US Environmental Protection Agency

Our free online Brown Bag Webinar features two distinguished LCA practitioners discussing their work on the LCA Capability Roadmap, and how the Roadmap effort can remove limitations in modeling, reproducibility and other areas of LCA.

This information-rich session will help any member of the LCA community work more effectively, and understand how the discipline of LCA is evolving towards a more robust and useful model.  Read more on our Brown Bag Webinar page, follow this link to get there...


Free Webinar Registration


logo of SustainatopiaSam Speaks at Sustainatopia in Boston

Meet Sam Boduch, October 1st - 4th at Sustainatopia.

Sam will represent EarthShift Global and be part of a panel about Sustainable-ROI with John Williams, president and CEO of Impact Infrastructure. The topic is "Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis & Sustainable Return on Investment’.
Sustainatopia Boston — Tuesday, October 3, 2017     (5:55 to 6:55 PM Breakout Session)

Sam Boduch is our sustainability coordinatorConnect with Sam onsite or email him if you have a question, just follow the link!



Latest Training Classes

FREE Impact Assessment Course (PDF)


September 19, 2017 —   S-ROI — FREE One-Hour Introductory Session - 1:00 pm EDT (17:00 UTC)
October 24-25, 2017 - Sustainability in Package Design - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (14:00-17:00 UTC)
November 10, 2017 - Impact Assessment - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST (17:00-20:00 UTC)
November 14, 2017 — S-ROI — Three-Hour Survey Class with Hands-On 3Pillars Section - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST (17:00-20:00 UTC)


One or two spaces left! . . . in our Fall Boot Camp!  September 26-28, 2017

September 28, 2017 — 9 AM to 5 PM — Full-Day Master Class:
Social Impact Assessment, Sustainability ROI–Interactive Training

October 17, 2017 — 9 AM to 5 PM — Full-Day Master Class:
Sustainability (S-ROI) Facilitation Workshop

Download our Registration Form in (PDF) today, to attend any of these classes:


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Recent Blog Posts


A Big Picture Look at Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Carbon Costs, Uncertainty and Computer Games: A Few Thoughts

Sustainability-HP Report Describes Action on Climate Change

Things To Do in Portsmouth, NH (Combine Business and Pleasure)

CILCA 2017: Human Culture and the Natural World in Colombia

Event Highlights from Sustainable Brands '17

Understanding the Life Cycle Impact Assessment Process: Part II – Modeling Exposure:
Intake and Bioavailability

Reasons for Hope on the Climate Change Front



Contact Us

EarthShift Global LLC
37 Route 236, Suite 112 • Kittery, ME 03904 USA
Call:  +1 (207) 608-6228, Fax:  +1 (207) 613-7437
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