Eco-officiency News

K.J. McCorry, CORE Lifecycle Most Valuable Performer Award Recipient

(Boulder, CO)?May 16, 2013: K.J. McCorry, sustainability consultant and owner of eco-officiency, was awarded the CORE Lifecycle Most Valuable Performer on May 15, 2013 at the annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit. This award recognized individuals and organizations that have supported driving business sustainability within Colorado.

K.J. McCorry was one of the founders of CORE and its predecessor P3 Colorado (People, Planet, Profit) and served as President eight years collectively. Other 2013 Lifecycle Most Valuable Performer awards also went to Patton Boggs, WhiteWave Foods, and Ellen Feeney.

CORE is a business association, based in Denver, Colorado that is dedicated to helping Colorado organizations implement sustainability in their operations, products, and workforce development, focused on small and medium businesses.

Eco-officiency, Inc. is a sustainability consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado. For more information visit our website at eco-officiency.com.

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K.J. McCorry Contributing Author to Newly Released Book: A Simple Path to Sustainability

(Boulder, CO)–March 31, 2011: A Simple Path to Sustainability: Green Business Strategies for Small and Medium Sized Businesses (ISBN: 0-3133-8269-7).

This newly released book was built around case histories showcasing 12 Colorado small to medium sized organizations that have outstanding records of sustainability. The book was designed specifically to help smaller enterprises gain knowledge on best practices as well as inspire owners and management to undertake sustainable strategies.

K.J. McCorry, owner of eco-officiency and sustainability consultant is a contributing author of one of these chapters on New Belgium Brewery. The book is edited by Fred Andreas, Elizabeth Cooperman, Blair Gifford and Graham Russell.

The case studies collected detail on each company's journey from initial sustainability idea through building a comprehensive plan, establishing a new company culture, engaging stakeholders and planning for the future. Each chapter also provides the challenges encountered along with lessons learned. Here are a few of the companies that are discussed in the book; Eco-Products, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder Outlook Hotel, Boulder Valley Credit Union, First Affirmative Financial Network and Guaranteed Recycling Xperts.

The book is now available for purchase from e-retailers such as Amazon.com and Google.com.

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For Release April 16, 2010 
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone: 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

K.J. McCorry Teaches Sustainability Planning Class at CU Continuing Education and Professional Studies

(Boulder, CO)K.J. McCorry, owner of eco-officiency, will be teaching a full day class on sustainability planning for the University of Colorado Continuing Education and Professional Studies Sustainable Management Program. The class, Sustainability Planning: Building the Business Case, will be held on Friday, May 28th from 9:00-5:00pm in Boulder at the Continuing Education Center.

The class will focus on the fundamentals of developing a sustainability plan. Students will learn various approaches to crafting a purpose and vision statement for sustainability. Students will also gain insight on determining goals and initiatives to ensure the success of a sustainability plan. In order to build the business case for sustainability, students will learn which aspects to track and monitor. Fundamental change management and behavior modification strategies and theory will also be presented. 

The class will feature guest speaker, Bob Willard, author of The Sustainability Advantage and The Sustainability Champions. Mr. Willard will speak on building the business case of sustainability and review his customized worksheets for quantifying the business case.

The CU Sustainability Management Program is designed for working professionals who would like to learn more about business sustainability. Courses can be taken individually or applied to the certificate program. For more information or to register for the class, click here.

Eco-officiency, LLC. offers sustainability consulting services based out of Boulder, CO. We provide expert business advisors to assist organizations in becoming more sustainable in their work and business practices. For more information, visit www.eco-officiency.com.

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For Release February 15, 2010 
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone: 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

Eco-officiency and The Solutions Journal Become Alliance Partners

(Boulder, CO)The Solutions Journal and eco-officiency have formed a formal alliance partnership. The Solutions Journal is an online and print publication that showcases innovative ideas for solving the world’s environmental, ecological and socio-economic issues.

Launched in January 2010, The Solutions Journal is a bi-monthly unique hybrid between a popular magazine and an authoritative peer-reviewed journal. The publication was founded by world-renowned environmental scholars Robert Costanza, Paul Hawken, David Orr, and John Todd.  The publication hopes to bring cutting edge ideas of academics and professionals to an audience of policy makers, business leaders, and engaged public. Click here to subscribe to the Solutions Journal.

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For Release October 26, 2009 
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

Eco-officiency Sponsors 4th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival

(Boulder, CO)—Eco-officiency is proud to be a sponsor of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival produced by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. The film festival will be held November 5-7, 2009 at American Mountaineering Center located at 710 10th Street in Golden, CO.

The film festival has over 50 independent films that focus on a broad range of environmental and social topics. The films discuss important global issues and are intended to be a catalyst for individuals to be more involved and engaged with environmental issues within their community. The film festival program has been released and available online for specific information about each film. Individual tickets are $5 and a pack of five tickets is $15.

Eco-officiency, LLC. offers sustainability consulting services based out of Boulder, CO. We provide expert business advisors and eco-living consultants to assist organizations and individuals in becoming more sustainable in their work and personal lives. For more information, visit www.eco-officiency.com.

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For Release May 1, 2009
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

K.J. McCorry becomes Certified in the Global Reporting Initiative

(Boulder, CO)—K.J. McCorry, CEO and founder of eco-officiency, became certified in the Global Reporting Initiative through LEAD Canada.  The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the international recognized standard in sustainability reporting. The GRI framework determines principles and indicators that an organization can use to measure and report on their economic, environmental and social performance.

Ms. McCorry hopes to assist her eco-officiency clients in preparation for creating a sustainability report. “Preparing for sustainability reports doesn’t only need to be with the large corporations. A small to mid-size company can benefit greatly from planning and producing sustainability reports.” says K.J. McCorry.

global reporting initiative   Click here to learn more about the Global Reporting Initiative.

 

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For Release April 1, 2009
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

K.J. McCorry, Honorable Mention for 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

(Boulder,CO)—K.J. McCorry, founder of Officiency Enterprises, Inc., was selected as one of the finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year award and received honorable mention. The awards, presented on March 5, 2009, recognized entrepreneurs who have successfully started and maintained businesses that have positively impacted the community through job creation, innovation, philanthropy and/or eco-friendliness.

The Center for Innovation created the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008 to showcase emerging and established entrepreneurs from Metro State College in Denver.  By promoting and honoring top student and alumni entrepreneurs, the Center for Innovation hopes to spread a greater awareness of the important role entrepreneurship plays in society.

Officiency Enterprises, Inc. is a professional efficiency, productivity and sustainability consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado since 1996. For more information, visit our website at www.eco-officiency.com.

 

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For Release March 3, 2009
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

K.J. McCorry selected to serve on International Society of Sustainability Professionals Board of Directors

(Boulder, CO)—K.J. McCorry, CEO and founder of eco-officiency, was selected to serve on the national board of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s only professional association for sustainability practitioners. It was founded by sustainability authors Darcy Hitchcock, Marsha Willard, Dorothy Atwood along with the Larry Chalfan who serves as executive director of the Zero Waste Alliance. ISSP offers its members a host of resources and networking opportunities to engage with international members in the field of environmental and social stewardship. ISSP also offers Professional Certificate Program for sustainability professionals.

Eco-officiency, LLC. offers sustainability consulting services based out of Boulder, CO. We provide expert business advisors and eco-living consultants to assist organizations and individuals in becoming more sustainable in their work and personal lives. For more information, visit www.eco-officiency.com.

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For Release February 10, 2009
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

K.J. McCorry Becomes Licensed SCORE Administrator

(Boulder, CO)—K.J. McCorry, CEO and founder of eco-officiency, became a licensed administrator of the sustainability self-assessment tool, SCORE. Eco-officiency now offers services to administer SCORE to businesses within the Denver/ Boulder metro area.

SCORE was developed by AXIS Performance Advisors in conjunction with the International Sustainable Development Foundation and the Zero Waste Alliance. It is a sustainability assessment that can help identify areas to improve sustainability performance. It also measures each department and over 100 areas to determine specifically where sustainability has been embedded in the organization. For each of these areas it provides three levels of performance so organizations can quickly determine next steps and initiatives to improve sustainability within their organization.

SCORE licensees are able to help organizations administer the SCORE tool, interpret the results and provide a benchmark against other organizations who have taken the assessment. Licensees can also help provide guidance on priorities and next steps for a company’s sustainability initiatives. For more information about SCORE, visit http://www.axisperformance.com/Score.html.

Eco-officiency, LLC. offers sustainability consulting services based out of Boulder, CO. We provide expert business advisors and eco-living consultants to assist organizations and individuals in becoming more sustainable in their work and personal lives. For more information, visit www.eco-officiency.com.

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For Release November 15, 2008
Contact: K.J. McCorry, CEO
Phone 303-517-5300
Email: kjm@eco-officiency.com

In Honor of America Recycles Day, eco-officiency offers these Paper Recycling and Reduction Tips

(Boulder, CO)—Eco-officiency offers these paper recycling and reduction tips in honor of America Recycles Day, November 15th. U.S. paper producers consume approximately 1 billion trees every year. This amounts to roughly about 735 pounds of paper annually for every American office worker. Further, paper is the No. 1 material that we throw away in our landfills. For every 100 pounds of trash we throw away, 35 pounds is paper.

In order to reduce paper in the office and encourage recycling here are some following tips:

  • Use recycled paper
    Sustainable stock paper uses half the trees of normal stock paper. With tree-free paper alternatives the production itself is more environmental, requiring fewer chemicals and energy. Ask your purchasing manager to switch to one of these virgin paper alternatives for your office.

  • Label Recycle Bins Clearly
    Label recycle bins clearly with big and bold signage or purchase bright colored bins to tag for recycle items. This helps workers when moving fast, to put paper waste in the right receptacle.

  • Use Xerox GreenPrint software
    Xerox has GreenPrint software for its solid ink printers, which analyzes each page of every document sent to the printer and looks for waste characteristics (e.g. pages with just a URL, banner ad, logo, or legal jargon) and then highlights and removes them. GreenPrint says using the software could save the average office more than $90 and 1,400 wasted pages per year.

  • Print on both sides
    Many of the printers today offer an internal function to print on both sides of the paper. Check with your printer manual or information technology consultant and see if you have this option.

  • Reuse one-sided paper
    Provide a location in your copy room and your office for paper that can be reused on the other blank side. Employees can use this paper as scrap paper or as 'test' prints for documents before the final version is finished.

 

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day (ARD) is sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition and is a day that encourages Americas to recycle and buy recycled products.

Eco-officiency, LLC. offers sustainability consulting services based out of Boulder, CO. We provide expert business advisors and eco-living consultants to assist organizations and individuals in becoming more sustainable in their work and personal lives. For more information, visit www.eco-officiency.com.

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