Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation. Here’s how it turned water risk into water efficiency.

The Best Job in the World?

For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he says it never gets old. “I’m happy to share my culture,” he told 3p, “and I think I have the best job in the world.”

How One Sustainability Pro Broke Out of Her Silo

Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos: “Communication. Appreciation. Listening. You need to have all three to break down silos. You need to build trust with people, that they know you have their back. You have to listen to what they are saying and what they are not saying as well. You need to learn about their job.”

Can Sustainability Pros Break Out of These Six Silos?

One of the biggest reasons for the corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability movement was to open up silos and collect data across entire organizations and supply chains. It was step one: Let’s just find out what we are doing.

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to recent news reports.