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EarthDay 2017

By Nicole Sala, LTS Sustainability Analyst Intern

This year marks the 48th celebration of Earth Day, which has grown to be the largest civic observance event in the world with over 1 billion people participating in activities (earthday.org). This year’s campaign theme: environmental & climate literacy. How can we educate ourselves and empower others to drive actions that sustain the planet and people 10 years, 20 years and 100+ years from now?

I recently attended the International Society of Sustainability Professionals #ISSPBig3 webinar, Looking Into the Future with Sustainability’s Big 3: Interface, Patagonia and Unilever, and was inspired by the answers to the panel question, “What are you most optimistic about for the future?”

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EARTHSHIFT changes name to Long Trail Sustainability (LTS)

LTS name reflects company’s roots and its dedication towards sustainability perseverance

HUNTINGTON, VT – EARTHSHIFT announced this week that the company will change its name to Long Trail Sustainability (LTS), effective immediately.

The new name, Long Trail Sustainability (LTS), encompasses many aspects of the sustainability consultancy. LTS, derived from the famous Long Trail hiking route that runs the length of Vermont, a state well known for its progressive and environmentally-minded demographic, ties in the company’s Vermont roots. Furthermore, the name Long Trail Sustainability well represents the idea of the comprehensive, yet constantly unfolding path towards true sustainability that the consultancy aims to guide their clients along.

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Plasma Cutters and Blue Jeans – Hypertherm SPD Workshop

by Shelly Martin, EARTHSHIFT Sustainability Analyst & Training Manager

DfS Workshop 007Recently, fellow EARTHSHIFT Sustainability Consultant, Dave Hartter and I traveled to Hypertherm to facilitate a sustainable product development (SPD) workshop for over 40 engineers at their industrial cutting solutions firm based in Hanover, New Hampshire. SPD workshops engage the employees within an organization in broader discussions around the value of sustainability and employing life cycle thinking throughout their product development process, no matter where they are currently in their journey towards sustainability.