Thursday, January 23rd, 5:00-7:30PM
927 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144
Mark your calendars for our January Eco-Hour hosted by Glassworks, Inc. at their glass studio and showroom.
For over 40 years, Glassworks has been a top choice for designers and homeowners looking for beautiful and functional custom glass. Join us at Glasswork’s showroom in Seattle to see samples of their work and witness the fabrication process first-hand! Glassworks is certified as both a LEED business and as a Woman and Minority-Owned Business in the State of Washington. Determined to make the company and their fabricating process more sustainable, owners Tish Oye and Steve Shahbaghlian are deeply committed to greener building practices. The company’s beautiful new series of recycled glass countertops are made from pre-consumer recycled shower doors. Glassworks also heats their cutting and polishing rooms with heat generated by the kilns they use. See the Glassworks Featured Member profile.
Office Nomads emerged from founders Susan Dorsch and Jacob Sayles’ idea for a neighborhood based workspace that would foster co-working among Seattle’s nomadic workforce. Susan met Jacob Sayles, who had been working on getting Office Nomads off the ground and the two began a working partnership that put them on the track to Office Nomads’ success. According to Dorsch, the biggest concern was whether or not there would be sufficient interest in “working alongside one another and creating a community of independent workers.” The Office Nomads team was met with a pleasant surprise; “It surprises me every day how it not only got started, but flourished beyond my greatest expectations. I regularly hear from our members how much work they are able to get done or how they met people they never would have met otherwise. It never gets old for me to hear that.”
Office Nomads not only provides a physical location for co-working, but the opportunity to network with other Seattle professionals. One project in particular that has developed from the unique environment is Cotivation. As Susan says, “It is an idea created by a great friend of mine who runs a co-working space in New York called ‘New Work City’. Part motivational accountability group, part support team, Cotivation is a structured group within Office Nomads designed to help members move forward on their goals, small & large. We meet once a week for 5 weeks to check in on our progress and have focused discussions. We’ve run one session so far, and are just getting started on the second session this week. It’s just in the early phases, but already members seem to be really into it. It’s one way that we are working to improve the quality of life for independent workers.”
Learn more about Co-Working in Action!
Register for the Eco-Hour: www.officenomads.eventbrite.com
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An NBIS White Paper
Business has a demonstrated power to deliver results. However, too often these results are biased toward the benefit of shareholders and at odds with what makes our society a better place. A new type of corporation with a formalized purpose that includes generating positive impact for society in its core was needed.
Launching a new era of sustainable business, certified B Corporations and legal entities such as Benefit Corporations and Social Purpose Corporations combine business success with social and environmental responsibility and public accountability. As their number, diversity and impact increase, these companies are demonstrating the creativity and innovation that sustainable businesses can bring to our economy. (more…)
March 3, 2011–Today the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability found out it is a 2011 Communitas Awards winner. Communitas Awards recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility. NBIS was recognized in the category of “Sustainability.”
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Good News for Salmon—Good News for NBIS
(Seattle – August 31, 2009) -NBIS has been awarded a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant to support urban Salmon-Safe certification activities in the Lake Washington watershed region.
Salmon-Safe certifies urban landowners for best practices in stormwater and landscape management.
The NBIS Urban Initiative offers landowners assistance in developing cost-saving water and landscape management practices and provides public recognition through events and media campaign activities.
The Core of Profitable Sustainability: The Future of Business Conference
By Karl Ostrom and Mary Rose, NBIS/Future 500
The key to successful business strategy includes answering the challenge to extend corporate citizenship beyond charitable giving, and to embody concern for public good within the design of products and services – “Doing well by doing good.” This new standard is, in part, a matter of self-enlightenment – we all need clean water, air, and the security of a global society that is not divided into “haves and have-nots.” But this elevated concept of corporate citizenship is also becoming a business requirement for success in the marketplace.