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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sustainability audit today at Arpin Group

We are really excited about the audit today which will be conducted by the Ex-Dir of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Maureen Hart.  We talked to Maureen on the radio side--which you can find at: http://www.renewablenow.biz/peter-arpin-remewable-now.html--and will interview her on-camera today as well.

Here's background on Maureen and ISSP.  If you are a sustainability professional, or have interest in developing that skill and certification, get in touch with them.  We will be broadcasting from their convention in Denver in Nov.

Maureen Hart

Executive Director at International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Current
  1. International Society of Sustainability Professionals,
  2. Sustainable Measures
Previous
  1. Community Indicators Consortium
  2. Hart Environmental Data,
  3. VisiCorp
Education
  1. Tufts University


Making Sustainability Standard Practice

As a professional association, ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through education, knowledge sharing and research.
Learn more about the benefits of membership below.  Download a two-page ISSP overview here. See also the history of ISSP , FAQs and Founders & Management.
Mission
2012-2013 ISSP Annual Report - This report documents the changes and achievements of our fiscal year which ran from September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013. View a copy here, or click here for more information.
Community - ISSP uses web technology to help you search for and connect with people who share certain interests or fit certain criteria. Search for people in your geographic area, within a specific organization, or find people who are working on specific types of projects or have certain skills.
Resource Sharing - Stop reinventing the wheel!  Start working together and building on expertise! The ISSP site allows members to post and evaluate content. Search for a tool, policy, case study, book or other resource and be able to see at a glance which ones were deemed most worthwhile by other professionals. Also, similar to Wikipedia, the ISSP site allows members to co-create documents or resources. We’ve started a glossary of terms but this feature could also be used to write documents with others.
Advancements in the Field - Engage in discussions through topic-centered forums to get answers to difficult challenges from experienced professionals.
Professional Development - ISSP provides virtual professional development.  You take classes with a cohort of peers, accessing the best instructors from all over the world.
Conferences - More than 200 sustainability professionals from around the world came together for ISSP Conference 2013, which was held in Chicago in May 2013.  See a summary of our most recent conference in Chicago here.
Plans are currently underway for ISSP's next conference, to be held November 13-14, 2014 in Denver, CO. To read more about the Denver conference and to register, click here.
Career Assistance - Our web site has a special section devoted to career advancement with job postings, job descriptions, salary studies and other useful information.
Professional Journal - ISSP produces an e-Journal Digest that goes out monthly to all members and interested parties. It points you toward the latest articles, book reviews, or events that have been postebd on the site. Sign up for a free subscription here.
Professional Standards - Many members are expressing an interest in moving toward some form of professional accreditation. ISSP hopes to be the nexus where exploration about accreditation can take place.

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