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    Leadership and Purpose by Kathleen Miller Perkins
    The Blueprint to Business with a Purpose , article

    Dr. Kathleen Miller Perkins's new book brings together business and environmentalism to provide a blueprint for how companies can improve internally to make a positive impact on the world around them. Her models of corporate sustainability and evidence-based explanations of sustainable values demonstrate the symbiotic relationship these types of organizations can have with the environment.

    Date: Oct 08, 2019
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    Sustainability Professionals and the World Around Them , article

    In 2014, through its core course Global Issues in Environmental Sustainability, CLiGS began providing international experiences for all of its students. Starting with its first program in China, CLiGS now offers study opportunities in China, Morocco, India, South Africa, Croatia, and Cuba. In 2020, Argentina, Iceland, and Spain will be joining the roster. Because CLiGS’s students are so often working professionals, our study experiences are designed to accommodate their schedules—they run from 10 to 12 days, and tie directly to the semester-long course content.

    Date: Aug 12, 2019
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    Sustainability Books for Your Career Search
    Sustainability Books for Your Career Search , article

    There are lots of books related to green careers and sustainability—how to get a job in a sustainability field, applying sustainability principles to business, etc. And there are books dedicated to a particular sustainability subject (e.g., plastics, climate, food). This post is about career books. Below are recommendations of four books, with summaries to help you decide which one you want to read first.

    Date: Sep 19, 2019
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    XMNR Alumni Connect at the National Geographic Society
    XMNR Alumni Connect at the National Geographic Society , article

    Two Virginia Tech Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) alumni, Arslan Ahmad and Mike Beckner, met for the first time in the elevator of their shared workplace, the National Geographic Society (NGS). Both men were wearing jackets with the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) logo, which was enough to spark a conversation. “We talked about the program,” Mike recalls, “and I remember thinking it was nice to see someone else from my area of study at Virginia Tech.”

    Date: Sep 25, 2019
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    Ryan Donner and his family
    Virginia Tech Executive Master’s program launches veteran into second career , article

    Facing the prospect of upcoming retirement from the U.S. Navy, Ryan Donner saw an opportunity to turn his love of the outdoors into a rewarding second career. When he looked into attractive job postings in the field, however, he realized he needed a degree in natural resources. Financial support from the G.I. Bill, which provides educational assistance to service members, veterans, and their dependents, made it possible for Ryan to earn his Master of Natural Resources degree at Virginia Tech and to start pursuing a career as a Natural Resources Police Officer.

    Date: Mar 18, 2020
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    The Rise of the Climate Professional , article

    Global economic downturn is making it harder for societies to respond to catastrophic events caused by climate change. XMNR Program Director Dr. David Robertson talks about why we need climate professionals now and shares resources and platforms where current and aspiring climate professionals can learn, connect, and collaborate.

    Date: Jun 23, 2020
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    Online MNR student Andrew Ernest promotes sustainability at FourKites , article

    “Sustainable operations” is a feather in the cap for any company today, but what does it actually mean? Andrew Ernest, an Online Master of Natural Resources (OMNR) student is helping his employer, FourKites, define sustainability and develop an actionable plan to operate sustainably. FourKites is a real-time supply chain visibility platform that major global companies use to track and manage their freight.

    Date: Jul 08, 2020

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