Monthly Archives: October 2014

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It’s Not Business as Usual – Integrating Sustainability in Your Business or Organization

The Riverwind Foundation and the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program are excited to offer “It’s Not Business as Usual – Integrating Sustainability in Your Business or Organization.”  We are pleased that the instructors for our workshop are Julie Klein of Confluence Sustainability and Scott Steen of inSight Sustainability.  The Sustainable Business Workshop series offers easy to use tools and resources to begin your sustainability journey or further strengthen existing sustainability practices.  This is the first in a series of four workshops offered to local businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, students, and individuals that are supported by USDA and private grants.It’s Not Business as Usual – Integrating Sustainability in Your Business or Organization will take place on November 18, 8 am to noon, at the Wort Hotel.  The cost to attend is $25.  Registration is limited. Participants should expect to learn (1) The scope of sustainability and why it is important now, (2) Why sustainability policy and practices make good business sense, (3) Sustainability and sustainability assessment, planning, and strategy, (4) How to institutionalize sustainability best practice in a business/organization, and (5) Illustrations of best practice case studies.  For more information or to register, please contact Tim O’Donoghue at riverwind@wyoming.com or (307) 690-3316.

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Initial Sustainability Inventory for Teton County, Wyoming completed

Thanks to a 1% for the Tetons grant, the Riverwind Foundation and the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program were able to complete an initial inventory of Teton County, Wyoming’s sustainability assets.  Approximately 130 community stakeholders responded to the sustainable destination survey, including federal and local government, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.  A summary of sustainability stakeholder activities and the final report can be downloaded from the Participants page.  Access to detailed information on sustainability stakeholder activities can be provided upon request by contacting Tim O’Donoghue, Executive Director of the Riverwind Foundation, at riverwind@wyoming.com.