Category Archives: General Earth PM Postings

Hannover and over and over again

We’re in the midst of reading the newest book by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle.  The book is called Upcycle.  In it, the authors reiterate the Hannover Principles, created by the authors. Here they are, in short form: Insist on the right of humanity and nature to co-exist in a […]

Efficient projects, SMARTER project work

Today, we present a guest post from blogger Roger Gallager It evokes the SMARTER principle we first proposed in Green Project Management (C) 2010, CRC Press. SMARTER is made up of the usual SMART objectives: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound and our addition of Environmentally Responsible.  Now, take it away, Roger: —   Can Working […]

Take A Lesson from Blueberry Jam

Sustainability efforts begin at home and at a “homey” business. Stonewall Kitchen, a company built on a grandma’s recipe for blueberry jam, has made significant inroads to sustainability, and was recognized for it. Congratulations!! Here is the news release: YORK (Maine) — Specialty food manufacturer and retailer Stonewall Kitchen received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

Your Project Management Personality

We normally blog about the intersection of PM and Sustainability.  But sometimes we blog purely on climate science and/or sustainability and sometimes on pure PM themes. Today we swing over to that PM side again. Below you will see a very interesting infographic which first shows us 7 PM personality characteristics (Guidance, Adaptable, Detail Oriented, […]

Can we make a difference? The stats and experts say, “….yes, and we need to”.

The latest issue (web and paper) of PM Network magazine has some interesting data and interviews which were not aimed at the intersection between sustainability and PM, but which, nevertheless, made strong points – very, very strong points – for our argument that this intersection of sustainability and PM is key. We’ll use three snippets […]