Episode #68 // Being an Earth Conscious Boss

"You can only do so much, but you can do something."
- Kathleen Shannon

It’s Earth Day this week, so today we wanted to show you our hippie side and talk about sustainability and our relationship with the Earth. This episode is a little different, but we think conversations about the environment and our impact on the world are important. We’re talking about what we as business owners can do to make a difference, and we’ve got an Earth Week challenge for our bosses.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Our backgrounds that shaped our views on the environment
  • The issues that are scaring us the most about the Earth right now (global warming, fracking, factory farming)
  • What we do to live sustainably and make a difference
  • Recommitting to our practices to make a positive impact on the environment
  • Reconnecting with the Earth by getting outside more and experiencing it
  • Making a difference on a local level is the key to making a change on a global level
  • Working giving into your business level to causes that you believe in and that make a difference
  • Ways creative entrepreneurs and small business owners can make an environmental impact
  • Use the hashtag #beingbossgoesgreen on Instagram to show us what you do (or are recommitting to doing) to make your business more sustainable

You can do something to make a difference

KATHLEEN SAID:

'It's hard to feel like you're making a difference when everything feels so big and messed up.' Click To Tweet 'You can only do so much, but you can do something.' Click To Tweet 'Just like with being a creative entrepreneur, being environmentally conscious is a practice.' Click To Tweet 'It's about progress, not perfection. It's about awareness, not perfection.' Click To Tweet

EMILY SAID:

'Be where you are and live where you live for a minute.' Click To Tweet 'We have this Earth and we absolutely exploit it and we cannot master it.' Click To Tweet 'Become a little more educated on the stuff you do every day and choose your battles.' Click To Tweet

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Our backgrounds that shaped our views on the environment
  • The issues that are scaring us the most about the Earth right now (global warming, fracking, factory farming)
  • What we do to live sustainably and make a difference
  • Recommitting to our practices to make a positive impact on the environment
  • Reconnecting with the Earth by getting outside more and experiencing it
  • Making a difference on a local level is the key to making a change on a global level
  • Working giving into your business level to causes that you believe in and that make a difference
  • Ways creative entrepreneurs and small business owners can make an environmental impact
  • Use the hashtag #beingbossgoesgreen on Instagram to show us what you do (or are recommitting to doing) to make your business more sustainable

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