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Want a Sustainability Career? See These Highlights from Our First Annual ISP Alumni Reunion

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On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the Institute for Sustainable Practice celebrated our first annual alumni reunion. We hope this forum will become a regular part of our effort to stay connected to our growing professional sector of sustainability leaders and transformers. Here are some brief highlights: Each alumni attending shared inspiring and exciting stories about their efforts to impact our world such as: educating children, writing for the media, leading large businesses and manufacturing units,...

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Nashville's Flood Management Should Combine Protection & Sustainability

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Updated on June 20, 2015. Over the last few weeks, reporters from The Tennessean, USA Today, The New York Times and a local television station contacted me for insights about Nashville’s proposed downtown flood protection system. As one national reporter put it: “I called you in part because I was intrigued by the word sustainability in your job title.” The epic 2010 Nashville flood, devastating impacts from Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey,...

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Our Alumni Define ISP’s Value Proposition:

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The president of Lipscomb University often likes to remark: “Our alumni enter as our customer, and leave as our product.” For our sustainability graduates, there are also other factors that continue this process shortly after graduation. The sustainability profession is changing very fast after its emergence less than ten years ago. Rapid change means that our alumni often write their own job descriptions and create entirely new business or professional services. It also means that...

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Alignment of Sustainability and Business

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by David Diehl (MS 2014) Reviewing the alignment of business and Sustainability, the alignment is precious and shows up when reviewing the different instances.  There is the “Tree-Hugger” and “Save the whales” stereo types that have been put out into society, but the true model to be reviewed is the Business model.  When reviewing business in regard to our environment, it needs to take into consideration, the Business model.  Placing planet resources at the front of what we are...

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Institute for Sustainable Practice Helped to Host the Second Preview Day Event for Prospective Students

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On Saturday, March 28 the Institute for Sustainable Practice helped to host the second Preview Day event for prospective students. Together with the Institute for Civic Leadership and the Institute for Conflict Management, ISP welcomed individuals considering master’s work at Lipscomb.  Most attendees are local Nashvillians, but a few traveled from Cookeville, TN to attend the event. Prospective students of the Institute for Sustainable Practice started their day with the other attendees in the Ezell...

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