Jonathan Hiskes recent Grist post is an excellent exploration of a schism in the environmental community over the long awaited American Power Act i.e. the Kerry/Lieberman and one time Graham bill. Earlier in May, I took a day off from my day job, put on my private citizen hat and joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, DC for a day of lobbying in support of the bill.
I must admit, I was somewhat speechless when last month’s issue of the Harvard Business Review landed on my desk. Actually it landed on my colleague Kate’s desk, and I stole it before she even had the plastic wrapper removed. The theme for the issue, announced in large font on the cover, was “Sustainability and Innovation: How Green Will Save Us.”
About 15 years ago, I had the (mostly) enjoyable experience of attending Harvard Business School. I had already started my career in environmental work and thought business school would be a good way to build the skills I would need to bridge the gap between business and environmental interests. In typical Harvard Business School style, my section-mates dubbed me the “token environmentalist.”