April 2016 Newsletter
Important Changes: New Office, Phone and Email (details below)
May 11, Wednesday at 1 PM, EST
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Presenter: Kristen Bellisario, Research Assistant — Purdue University
Fear Not, We've Got You Covered. Our next Sustainability Bootcamp will be held this fall, October 18, 19 and 20.
Join us for the full 3 days, or sign up and take the classes individually.
Our Fall Boot Camp is designed for experienced LCA practitioners but new comers will find the learning experience of value as well.
We have designed this 3-day interactive sustainability training program to provide you with the tools and knowledge that will help you effect substantial change in your organization—and your environmental footprint. Many of our clients find that getting suggestions for better ways of doing things isn’t keeping them from getting the changes made that will make their companies more sustainable. The real issues are understanding which solutions are sustainable and then getting the best ones implemented.
The Sustainability Leadership Experience – Free Preview Workshop!
June 23-24, 2016, Washington, D.C.
EarthShift Global is partnering with Whole Works, a Vermont-based consultancy, to create a state-of-the-art simulation-based program for companies seeking to build sustainability leadership across their organization. We will be running a free preview version of this workshop on June 23-24 at the PYXERA Global headquarters in Washington, D.C. Participants so far include EMC, Flextronics, Gojo Industries, WWF, PYXERA Global, and others.
Please contact EarthShift Global if you are interested in attending this invitation-only event. There are only a few seats still available, so you’ll want to act quickly on this.
Meet EarthShift Global Representatives at these
Upcoming Events and Presentations:
- Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Concord, NH
Meet Holly Harris from EarthShift Global!
- Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Burlington, VT
VBSR’s 26th Annual Spring Conference
People. Planet. Profit.
Presentation by EarthShift Global’s Lise Laurin
and Matt Mayberry
Getting Through to the CEO:
Hands-on workshop is designed to help sustainability professionals better integrate their
Aligning CSR with the Business for Strategic Impact
CSR initiatives with the core business strategy and gain support from the C-suite.
- Monday, May 16, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ
ISSST 2016 — Phoenix, AZ
Presentation by Lise Laurin
Value-based MCDA Workshop
Explore harmonization of MCDA analysis methodologies
for use in sustainability decision-making
Sustainability Return on Investment
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 4 – 5:30 PM in Phoenix, AZ
Presentation by Lise Laurin, Nathan Ayer
Modeling End-of-Life in LCA Using an Ideal-world Approach
May 25: International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), (Bógata, Colombia)
Meet Valentina Prado from EarthShift Global!
May 11, Wednesday at 1 PM, EST
How Sound Can Help Monitor Our Environment
Presenter: Kristen Bellisario, Research Assistant at Purdue University, Center for Global Soundscapes
In 2011, soundscape ecology emerged as a new scientific field that uses soundscapes to measure and monitor changes in our ecosystem. This field relies on interdisciplinary research to benefit conservation and sustainability programs using non-invasive recording methods. Kristen will talk about how to see the unheard part of sound by demonstrating an analysis of a soundscape recording. The resulting visual representations are quite beautiful. Her primary work is developing new metrics by investigation of patterns that may support future practices in design and development in this evolving field.
The Wilderness Act of 1964 expedited a paradigm shift in how we value and appreciate nature. Viewing beautiful scenery is how many people enjoy and participate in the natural world but, our planet’s acoustic heritage is a remarkable treasure that has yet to attain the equality of visual primacy. Soundscapes are sounds that connect us to a place — in nature, in our backyards, and in urban areas.
Like a marriage of music and math, Kristen Bellisario's work is a refreshing and transformative approach to understanding ecological changes through computational analysis of the natural acoustic environment.
— John Cirucci, Spatial Analytics
New! Office, Phone and Email
EarthShift Global LLC
37 Route 236, Suite 112 • Kittery, ME 03904 USA
Call: +1 (207) 608-6228, Fax: +1 (207) 613-7437
— TheShift Sustainability Views masthead image was provided by Brooks Campbell (Reflections on Smith River, Wolfeboro NH)