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FTSLA Webinar - Jumpstart your Sustainability Progress with the Natural Step Framework

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The Natural Step, a science-based sustainability framework, offers a highly valuable and relevant way to help you understand key sustainability issues, the kinds of practices and performance targets are truly needed to address them, and how to prioritize, plan and take action to deliver meaningful results.

What
  • Webinar
When Apr 13, 2011
from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Where Online
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Cost:
$50 ($10 discount for OTCO Members)
** Tilth Members: Please contact Joel Borjesson for discount code

Register: Online http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/ftsla.

Contact: Melissa Schweisguth at FTSLA, for registration issues or other questions
 
Summary: Businesses across the spectrum are looking to adopt more sustainable practices to optimize social and environmental impacts, finances, reputation and more. It's important to be strategic to maximize efficiency and outcomes relative the time and resources you invest, and the values you seek to uphold. The Natural Step, a science-based sustainability framework, offers a highly valuable and relevant way to help you understand key sustainability issues, the kinds of practices and performance targets are truly needed to address them, and how to prioritize, plan and take action to deliver meaningful results. It's been used by diverse enterprises, including many organic leaders.  This webinar will offer a comprehensive overview of The Natural Step principles and strategic planning process, with case studies of peers who have used it successfully. We'll have plenty of time for Q&A and discussion to orient you toward sustainable success.

Learning Objectives—We'll cover key areas with current insights and peer case studies to empower you for success:
The Natural Step system conditions (principles) and strategic planning process
Why the Natural Step is relevant to organic businesses
How peers learned the Natural Step Framework
How peers have used The Natural Step to drive successful sustainability programs
How peers are educating employees about The Natural Step to increase its adoption
What benefits peers realize by using The Natural Step
Guidance for adopting The Natural Step
 
Speakers
Natalie Reitman-White: Natural Step trainer and Sustainability Manager, Organically Grown Company
Annie Hoy: Outreach Manager, Ashland Food Cooperative

Agenda

FTSLA welcome and introductions
 
1. The Natural Step overview and business case, Natalie Reitman-White
Business case for using The Natural Step
Scientific basis for The Natural Step
Natural Step system conditions (principles) and their relevance to the organic trade
Natural Step "ABCD" strategic process
Examples of organizations and businesses that are using The Natural Step
Guidance for adopting The Natural Step

2. Case Study: Annie Hoy, Ashland Food Co-op

Why The Natural Step framework was adopted
How business learned about it, and how they're educating employees
How business is using The Natural Step to drive its sustainable business program
Vision, goals, objectives and actions developed through The Natural Step strategic process
Benefits of using The Natural Step
Guidance for peers

3. Case Study: Natalie Reitman-White, Organically Grown Company
Why The Natural Step framework was adopted
How business learned about it, and how they're educating employees
How business is using The Natural Step to drive its sustainable business program
Vision, goals, objectives and actions developed through The Natural Step strategic process
Benefits of using The Natural Step
Guidance for peers

Q&A and facilitated discussion

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