This week I have the pleasure of speaking with Jenn Lishansky, one of my mentors and my former boss at Be Social Change, an organization that connects social impact organizations and professionals. …

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bethany Davis of MegaFood’s, an organization who is leading the way in building a sustainable relationship between the environment and nutrition. One of the necessary factors in making an organization sustainable is looking at its supply chain and seeing who is being affected…

This week I was lucky to have a chance to catch up with Ariel Ouziel, founder of Sustainably Kind an organization that is helping consumers as well as organizations improve their sustainable footprint and have a better impact on the planet. Ariel speaks about how she became interested in sustainability…

Certifications are one of the easiest ways for consumers to verify that the products and companies that they are consuming and interacting with are ethical and doing good for the planet. They signal to consumers that the organization has met stringent guidelines and are actively meeting high standards at every…

I first met Ashley Tully when I was a freshman at Manhattan College as part of the school’s Fair-Trade committee. Ashley had approached the committee looking for a student that would be willing to promote RUNA, a sustainable energy drink, on campus. Ashley would become my supervisor as I took…

Continuing on last week’s theme of social enterprises I had the pleasure of interviewing Tyler Gage, the Founder of an amazing company that I previously worked for, RUNA. Simply put, RUNA is “a social enterprise that supports indigenous farmers in Ecuador”. RUNA brings the power of a super food called…

The concept of social enterprises was formulated by an economics professor named Muhammed Yunus, who was later awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace prize for his business structure. A social enterprise differs from for profit and nonprofits in the fact that it takes aspects of both structures to create a new…

Four ways to Improve your Sustainable Lifestyle

One of the biggest issues that has led to the pollution of our oceans, forests, and even cities is overconsumption. You may be familiar with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is located in the Pacific Ocean taking up 1.6 million square kilometers, which is twice the size of Texas…

Yes, I am one of those college students who graduated in the middle of a pandemic. Over the next few weeks I will be reflecting on my studies and writing about my current research as I explore the sustainability and social impact space. Although things seem a bit bleak at…

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