Individual Sustainability Commitment (ISC)
In addition to making high quality compostable products, World Centric offers sustainability workshops for companies wishing to introduce their employees to sustainability. The workshops are designed to engage and inspire participants to take action in their daily lives by discussing the impact of daily choices on the environment. Participants will look at how their daily choices fall in the economic, ecological and social spectrum, learn how small daily actions add up to significant positive impacts on the planet, and create their own Individual Sustainability Commitment (ISC). An ISC represents one thing an individual can do each day that contributes to a healthier environment. Participants will share and develop ideas for reducing their impact on the environment to develop a culture of sustainability in the office. Each person will be challenged to think about how to do their part to be more environmentally friendly. Interactive group activities and exercises make this fun workshop both informative and productive.
Some sample ISCs of workshop participants:
“My ISC is to limit my daily showers to 5 minutes.”
“My ISC is to take public transportation.”
“My ISC is to reduce the amount of junk mail I receive.”
After the follow up workshop, individual savings are calculated to quantify energy, water & material savings savings for each participant. You will find out how many gallons of water were saved, how much energy was conserved, or how many trees were not cut down as a result of the ISC program. The workshop can be focused on office footprint savings, for participants’ personal savings or a combination. Being more aware of personal impact choices will not only save natural resources and positively impact your bottom line, participants will feel more connected to and a part of company sustainability initiatives.
Click here to send an email for more information to Shadan Mirabedi, Sustainability Program Manager:
What participants had to say:
I really enjoyed the ISC workshop. It has really helped open my eyes to how much we consume, yet how little we, as a nation, reuse and recycle. The ISC workshop has helped alter my thinking at home, at work and on the road. The little changes we make every day can collectively make a huge difference. I’m committing to my personal ISC each month until I master it, then I’m on to the next! Thank you for spreading this awareness!
-Kathryn Keefe, Health and Wellness Director, Page Mill YMCA
“"Shadan is a fantastic presenter! I really enjoyed her presentation, and I loved the subject. I was so inspired by my new knowledge about sustainability that I came home and shared it with my family. Because of my upbringing, I always had a deep respect for the 4 elements but her presentation inspired me to pay more attention to our natural resources; earth, air, fire and water. I think her program would be very useful for K-12 schools. If the kids learn sustainability principles early on, it stays with them for life! Your company has a wonderful mission, and I respect what you're doing. Thank you for all that you do."
-Faranak, Page Mill YMCA
“Thank you for the great workshop and follow up information too - after everything that was brought up at the workshop I definitely wanted to read more. The resources are especially helpful. I keep thinking about yesterday’s workshop ... and I told my husband all about it when I get home. I wish he could go to one (!)
I really liked how positive the facilitator was and when we had things to say she was very encouraging in her mannerisms and with what she said. It really helped with the mood of the room to make it so positive and I think it really helped people to open up. Sometimes this subject can be daunting and honestly just make people feel bad (am I not doing enough?) and the workshop made it really positive and let us know that change is doable! Also, by choosing just one thing it makes it manageable and easier to accomplish (sets the mind at ease and not all over the place). Great job ... I’m really excited about this!”
“Wow, interesting and enlightening reading. I’m inspired by this program and felt the facilitator did a good job making everyone feel comfortable with different opinions while getting points across. The discussion was so stimulating and interesting. The topics got me thinking about my own consumption choices and our culture. I’m excited about tracking my ISC of making my daily coffee fair trade, shade grown and organic – and looking forward to hearing what an impact my actions will have.”