Executive Summary We live in a world filled with concerns about climate change, food and health, and other factors critical for sustainability, and these problems are growing at exponential rates. We all need to take action to prevent these problems from spiraling out of control, including taking a close look at our current practices, instead of just continuing … [Read more...] about Sustainability for Cafés and Restaurants
by Martin Boksenbaum “What do we want?”, someone would call out in a sixties civil rights protest line. The protest line would respond, loud and clear, "Freedom!" Given the many troubling matters we are facing, there could be many different kinds of protest lines, each with its own what-do-we-want answers: Freedom, Democracy, A Healthy Environment, LGBT Rights, Peace, A … [Read more...] about What Do We Want? When? How?
The semester is coming to a close, which means it will be my last time posting on my blog. This experience of writing on this blog weekly has been a memorable one. Not only have I attempted to inform readers about issues of sustainability and public health that I was aware about beforehand, but I have also learned a great deal about other relevant issues as well through … [Read more...] about Wrapping Up: Sustainability & Public Health
In addition to imagination, entrepreneurs need skills for organizing, team-building, managing, and analyzing investment & cost. Perhaps it should have been obvious all along that they also need to understand sustainability. It’s extremely important for entrepreneurs to be aware of and address issues of sustainability as part of the planning process. While an entrepreneur … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs & Sustainability
It's vitally important to realize that while some social ventures can be looked at as a business that happens to have a special type of mission and product or service, others are not market-driven, market-based, or market-financed. In these ventures, traditional business & economic metrics may be of only secondary importance—or even irrelevant—and entrepreneurs need to … [Read more...] about Social Entrepreneurs