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Living my Sustainability Values

It’s time for another house move and as I sort through 10 years of belongings, I realise that I’ve kept a lot of stuff that I don’t want, purely because I couldn’t find somewhere or someone to pass it on to and I cannot bear to put it into landfill.
I’ve had little success with the usual channels – St Vinnies etc. Even the Buy, Sell, Swap sites aren’t getting any success.
I can either give up, or I can put more effort in, to find sites or groups who do want the things that I think still have some value.
What sites and groups have you found useful?

Choosing Contribution over Consumption

I’m sitting at my computer reading a colleague’s article about choosing our highest values. I know what I need to do today to serve my highest value of contribution, but the temptation to go down a rabbit hole and start searching and consuming tasty new information on the internet is so very strong. However, I know that every time I satisfy that craving, I am missing an opportunity to choose contribution over consumption and I’m also missing the chance to strengthen my mental choosing muscle.

Thanks to my colleagues for being there for me virtually, it really makes a difference.

I’ll just take a deep, mindful breath, get started with my work and see how I go.

Giving Voice to Values in paperback

Good to hear that one of my favourite books – Giving Voice to Values, by Mary Gentile –  is coming out in paperback.  Next month’s task is to get the Australian Institute of Management bookshop to stock it.   They will be great to use as reference sources in programs.

Towards the end of the year I will be starting a series of case studies around common Australian business ethical dilemmas – with a sustainability theme.  Watch out for new workshops in the new year.