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Director's Corner

Director’s Corner: Innovate, Or Else

"The Stone Age did not end because humans ran out of stones. It ended because it was time for a re-think about how we live." ~William McDonough Photo credit: Haiku Deck This month in our exploration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created by 193 countries under the auspices of…
Mike Kensler
January 5, 2021
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Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy–Our Conference Takeaways

Here in the Office of Sustainability, the goal of our internship program is to transform our student interns into sustainability practitioners who are equipped to lead others in solving the sustainability challenges our world is facing. One of the most powerful professional development experiences we provide is the opportunity to…
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November 11, 2019
Guest PostsUpdates

Collaborative Capitalism: Investing in the Future of Your Community

Contributed by Brittany Branyon, Program Coordinator, Cary Center Nonprofit Affiliate Program Have you ever heard of collaborative capitalism? Perhaps you’ve heard of social impact investing? Even if you don’t know it by name, surely the concept is familiar. Social impact investing regards investments made into an organization intended to generate…
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April 12, 2019
Sustainability in ActionUpdates

Sustainability in Action: Wake Up Coffee Company

In recent years, consumers everywhere have started seeking more socially responsible products, and businesses have responded by significantly increasing their focus on providing these in a sustainable manner. A local leader in this area is Wake Up Coffee in downtown Auburn, owned by Wade and Megan Preston. Wade grew up in…
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February 5, 2015