Complex Conundrums

Complex Conundrums

By Mark Peterson Sustainability pursuits don’t exist in vacuum and despite our hopes and dreams they are still subject to Newton’s 3rd law of Physics. We sometimes refer to this law loosely as action-reaction, where the force exerted is the action and the force...
Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

By Mark Peterson The world of waste reduction and the embracing a full Toward Zero Waste ethos has taken me to many different and interesting businesses and I am continually learning new things. Recently, we conducted a support site follow up for one of our long...
Late to the Party

Late to the Party

By Mark Peterson Recently the Business Round Table, one of the most powerful lobbying groups for Corporate America, decided to finally join the sustainability party – well at least kind of. The group includes some of the world’s most influential business...
The Future of Food Recovery

The Future of Food Recovery

By Mark Peterson I am fascinated and similarly appalled when diving deep and learning more about our solid waste systems. Still, I revel in thinking big about ways to solve the challenges facing our communities and our planet. In my time here at Sustainable...
Where is Your Passion?

Where is Your Passion?

By Mark Peterson If there is one thing I have learned over my seven years of employment here at Sustainable Connections it is that this is a phenomenal organization to work for and with. There are so many great aspects of being employed here and a huge one is knowing...
Pride in Learning

Pride in Learning

By Mark Peterson Recently, I have been giving a lot of Toward Zero Waste presentations to a widely varying audience. The audiences range from nearly a 100 Fairhaven Middle School students to a smaller group of 10 interested Rotarians. I enjoy public speaking and also...