This past Saturday, I represented my community garden at a raised bed-building workshop put on by Green Thumb & Grow to Learn. It was great to meet the teachers and staff who make up the wellness committee at PS1, The Bergen School, in Sunset Park. They are starting a school garden, so our skill-building workshop was put to use assembling four raised beds for the school. As a benefit of attending, our garden will be eligible for free lumber to repair and replace our own raised beds. Here's hoping the kids and teachers at PS 1 have a successful first growing season in those new beds!
Next month, I'll be heading to Seattle to meet with sustainable purchasing leaders at the annual SPLC Summit. I'm excited for the chance to discuss and learn about trends and innovations in supply-chain sustainability with purchasers, suppliers, and peer standards & certification systems. I'm also looking forward to participating in a panel workshop on sustainable transportation purchasing:
New Strategies in Purchasing Transportation
Learn how leading organizations are addressing the impacts of their shipping, fleet, and oil and gas purchases. It’s not all what you might expect! The workshop will begin with a training on SPLC’s guidance related to transportation and fuels, followed by several thought-provoking presentations about new practices and tools available to purchasers, and conclude with peer-to-peer dialogue and problem solving.
If you ever wanted to learn more about how supply chain managers can integrate sustainability metrics into their purchasing decisions, come meet me and my industry colleagues at the Summit!
I'm packing my bags! This May, I'll be representing my organization at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference in Berlin. While there, I'll be participating in ISEAL's Monitoring and Evaluation working group, meeting with peer sustainability standards, and speaking on Community Day about how early-stage standards can build credibility through robust standard-setting, assurance, and impact evaluation systems.
Hope to see you there!