Wanna Change the World? There’s Nothing to it, Says Chipotle
You're what you eat (Blog 7)

Wanna Change the World? There’s Nothing to it, Says Chipotle


In early September the Mexican fast food chain Chipotle released a short video entitled “The Scarecrow,” an innovative marketing tactic with an anti-factory-farming message. The video features a Scarecrow who works in an industrial food factory, but then returns home to his small farm where he decides to harvest his vegetables and travel to the … Continue reading

Blog 5

Old Concept, New Name


I first heard of the “sharing economy” concept two years ago in a first year environmental studies course.  The class read chapters out of the book “Treading Softly” by Thomas Princen. Princen outlined is vision for a new economy that is driven by sustainable action. One of his main points was that communities are able … Continue reading

Who Motivates Corporate Social Responsibility?
Blog 4

Who Motivates Corporate Social Responsibility?


In this course thus far the class has grappled with corporate ideologies, practices, and goals. Stakeholder and shareholder ideologies debate over what the goals of the organization should be, and who should have the power to reinvest in society: upper management or the stockholders? Jensen proposes that focusing on long-range goals like sustainability will keep … Continue reading