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Episode 34 Jason Pearson

Shopping is fun and purchasing is part of our everyday lives. For major corporations, it’s big business, both on the purchasing and supply sides.

However, if we add up the overall environmental and health impacts of what we buy, it’s monumental. If we’re going to turn the Earth towards more sustainable, it’s imperative that we focus our lens on purchasing. Big companies have entire purchasing departments and some of them are now shifting how they analyze and track purchasing decisions. If they shift their purchasing to embrace attributes of energy and materials efficiency and health impact, huge environmental and economic gains can be achieved and risks lessened.

Since 2013, a new nonprofit organization has been organizing and growing to provide guidance in the field of purchasing. It’s called the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council [SPLC] and many of its members include some of the largest companies in the world.

I’m excited for you to meet Jason Pearson, the President of the SPLC in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning about the SPLC’s organizational history, its new purchasing benchmark, and other best practices. A huge part of our Regen360 show is revealing the steps that organizations take to not only start-up but how they grow and sustain for the long haul. We exist to help triple-bottom-line organizations to learn from each other as they form and endure.

To lessening the environmental impact of our purchasing decisions!


Episode 31 Rob Bennett

“Just, resilient and sustainable neighborhoods are imperative for environmental, social and economic health. Yet business, as usual, is a brick and mortar linear machine that doesn’t embrace the totality of urban life,” according to Rob Bennett a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement.

Our cities have significant economic displacement and marginalization, resulting in health disparities and environmental degradation.

I’m excited for you to meet Rob Bennett in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Rob is the Founder and CEO of EcoDistricts. He has more than 20 years of experience shaping municipal sustainable development projects and policy and considers himself a civic entrepreneur. Rob served as the City of Portland’s Executive Director of its Sustainability Institute.

It’s imperative that we not only better understand the relative vibrancy of our neighborhoods, but help to make them prosper on a triple-bottom-line basis. But where do we start? EcoDistricts is providing the blueprint and inspiration.

Please join me in learning about EcoDistricts and their new framework for collaboration and integration of the whole neighborhood in my Regen360 podcast interview with Rob Bennett.


PS: The mission of my Regen360 podcast show is to find active solutions that ignite progress and inspire transformation. Learn about how to evaluate and build your neighborhood into a flourishing ecodistrict. And if you’re digging my podcasts, please leave a review comment in iTunes and send me a note. I’d love to get your feedback.