The Sustainable Brands conference kicks off today by bringing together an international community of eco-thought leaders devoted to learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future.
In many respects, Conscious Capitalism is a reflection of the same emerging evolutionary process and cultural movement underlying Conscious Connection Magazine. This emerging movement builds on the incredible accomplishments of science, technology and culture, and, recognizing unintended and often harmful effects of human activity, essentially says “we can do better!” We can accentuate the positive, life-enhancing and address and reduce the negative, life-threatening effects.
Conscious Connection Founder Anthony Chiaravallo recently caught up with Jacquie Ottman, America’s leading expert on green marketing, and a consultant with 25 years’ experience advising some of the nation’s best known brands on sustainability and eco-innovation, and author of award-winning book, The New Rules of Green Marketing.
Starting an eco-business is something many of us long to do, although only a select few actually have the courage and grit forward with an idea. Enter Newf Surfboard Net -- an innovative new company inspired by giving back to the planet we all love to live and play on.
A cultural creative's work space is where all the magic happens. It's where new business ideas and creative concepts can take shape and evolve into something amazing. As such, it's vitally important this space be conducive to the creative process, while also serving as a highly functional and productive work station. Your creative home work space is also only as good as the light which illuminates it.
Funky Chunks Soap Co. is the happiest soap on the planet. Their handmade organic soaps are all the rage with a new generation of eco-hipsters living the island lifestyle here at the Jersey Shore and beyond. We had a chance to try out some of their most popular soaps such as Jersey Devil, Dirty Boy and Surf Wax.
Jacquie Ottman is the nation's foremost expert on green marketing and eco-innovation. As a consultant with 25 years of experience, she's developed sustainable green marketing strategies for the likes of Toyota, Nike, J&J and IBM. Now she's taking the Green Movement one step further. With WeHateToWaste.com, Ottman's firm aggregates a global community of “Waste-Watchers” to cultivate what she's calling The No-Waste Lifestyle. She sat down with Conscious Connection to share the story of her career, how We Hate To Waste.com began and her vision for the community’s future.