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Jeana Wirtenberg's newest book, Building a Culture for Sustainability, People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy. (2014)

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by Jeana Wirtenberg, with foreword by Andrew Winston

"Sustainability" isn't merely a buzzword; it's critical to long-term success.

This practical, easy-to-understand book sets a path to successfully building a culture for sustainability in today's global marketplace, providing "best practice" case studies from industries and sectors including manufacturing, business-to-business, hospitality, consumer products, telecommunications, and professional services.

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DENVILLE, NJ, March 29, 2011 -

The New Jersey Green Association (NJGA) announcedthe recent addition of five new association members:

  • Institute of Sustainable Enterprise (ISE), Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Sustainable Business Incubator (SBI), Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Transition to Green, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Green Mile Charity
  • NJ Sanitary Supply Association

    "We are proud to welcome these new organizations to the NJGA network," said NJGA Executive Director Allan Fliss. "They demonstrate the wide variety of green companies, nonprofits, and academic thought leaders that are eligible to join our association."

    The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE), at Fairleigh Dickinson University, was founded in the Silberman College of Business in 2005, and its mission is to bring people together to learn how to live and manage sustainably by solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities in ways that simultaneously enhance economic, social, and environmental vitality. Joel Harmon is the ISE Executive Director, and their website is

    The Sustainable Business Incubator started in 2007 as a program of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University. It is now a project of the Center for Leadership in Sustainability, an independent NJ nonprofit corporation [that is applying for 501(c)3 status], which maintains a close relationship with FDU as well as with a number of other partners and associates. Jonathan Cloud is the SBI Director, and you can reach them at or

    Transitioning to Green, LLC - Building Bridges to A Green Economy Transitioning to Green™ is a professional organization and networked community dedicated to transforming the way business gets done as it prepares students and clients to thrive in the new green economy. This social enterprise is comprised of sustainability leaders with experience in industry, academia, NGO’s, and government, and provides instruction in people, planet, and profits. Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D, is President and CEO, and their website is

    The Green Mile Charity Foundation was founded in October of 2010 by Michael Burghoffer, President of PicoTurbine International, to facilitate his mission of advancing green education. Green Mile is designed to foster collaboration between industry leaders in education and green technology to enable students to prepare themselves for the future by providing college scholarships, outreach programs, and workshops. The Green Mile’s website is

    New Jersey Sanitary Supply Association (NJSSA) is itself a member of the Association of Mid-Atlantic Cleaning Experts, and its mission is to provide venues that enable members and associates to participate in commerce, networking, educational, charitable, and social activities. NJSSA is the primary voice and source for information, education, and networking for businesses within the cleaning and maintenance industry in and around the New Jersey area. Daniel Josephs is President, and the website is

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    >> Companies Needed for Lean Survey

    A JVS trainer, in conjunction with Kean University, is working through a Presidential Scholars Grant on an online survey given to New York/New Jersey area Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs). The survey will delineate a company's progress in implementing Lean strategies, techniques, and technologies in their Manufacturing, Administrative and Supply Chain functions. We thought that this was something in which you might be interested.

    The survey (under 30 questions) will be sent out to participating companies within the next month or two via email with a connecting link. All participants will receive a Summary and Analysis of the findings.  As a participant, this will enable you to benchmark your progress in this area against other SMEs in the New York/NJ area.  Please note that all company names will be kept confidential and will not be included in the report.

    Please let us know either way as to your interest in taking part in the survey by contacting Nancy Fisher.  Thanks for your consideration; we look forward to your response.


    The JVS Team: Nancy, Hanna, Margo and Ros

    JVS Corporate Training

    JVS Corporate Training is a NJ State-approved training provider, delivering high quality training on-site and online to more than 14,000 employees at over 110 companies in NJ alone each year. Contact us for more information.

    Jan 17, 2011

    Sustainability Brings Savings – From Bicycles to Antibiotics

    By Rod Hirsch

    Green is back in business - For sustainability to work, everyone – from hourly employees and white collar professionals to school teachers and CEOs – must buy into the concept, according to Jeana Wirtenberg, co-founder and senior advisor, external relations, at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Institute for Sustainable Enterprise and president of Transitioning to Green. Sustainability goes beyond altruistic motives.  “We’re at the earliest stages, we’re in transition,” Wirtenberg said. “This is tantamount to the Industrial Revolution. Paths are being laid out in terms of direction. It’s a new era.” Learn more

    ... . The company's work force has grown from 15 in 2009 to 170 today. Jeana Wirtenberg, co-founder of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, said it's .


    Events and Programs




    Soon to be archived: February 3rd, 2011 at 12noon - presentation of "Unleashing Talent in Service of a Sustainable Future" by Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D, Register and receive this Complimentary Chapter 37 from the just published Talent Management Handbook (Second Edition); McGraw Hill, 2010


    >> The Transitioning to Green Careers™, A Green Career Certification and Job Development Program is Now on New Jersey State DOL’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Learn more


    This Forum is an engaging and  highly interactive day of learning that provides participants with the basic knowledge and frameworks for understanding our current economy, some practical insights into a green economy, and how they might position themselves to bridge from where we are now to a Green Economy Future.

    Read more about the Transitioning to Green Forum...

    Register for the next Forum

    Transitioning to Green will also be producing webinars with green business subject matter experts, and online programs related to green careers and jobs.-

    Register for the next Transitioning to Green Forum HERE


    Questions? Please contact Bill.


    Energy and Environmental Management: Best Practices for 2011 and Beyond
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011
    11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

    Please join Hara, Environmental Leader and EMD Millipore for a complimentary webinar on January 26. This webinar will feature EMD Millipore, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, who is a Life Science leader providing cutting-edge technologies, tools, and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Join us for a discussion on strategies and best practices that enable organizations to optimize their energy and environmental management. From energy and carbon to water and waste, now is the time for leading organizations to benefit from improving efficiency and reducing cost, growing brand equity, driving corporate and product differentiation and realizing competitive advantages.

    This event that will cover topics including:
    * Establishing a highly transparent system of record to manage energy usage, emissions, water usage and waste

    * Identifying, prioritizing and tracking energy and resource reduction initiatives that impact the bottom line

    * Demonstrating progress and best practices for use in energy and sustainability teams

    * Confidently communicating performance and achievements to all stakeholders Learn more


    Dossier: Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg, founder, Transitioning to Green

    Looking for a green job in New Jersey? Montville, NJ expert Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg can help

    .MONTVILLE — Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg is founder of Transitioning to Green, a professional membership organization dedicated to the green transformation and comprised of leaders in sustainability, industry, academia and organizational leadership. Together, they seek to help organizations utilize human resources in recruiting and training the talent needed to effect the transition to the green economy.



    TRENTON, NJ -- Today, Governor Chris Christie continued his commitment to grow and strengthen New Jersey's economy by utilizing and promoting energy initiatives as key to the State's technology future by signing the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act.

    The bipartisan measure will spur economic growth in the Garden State through the development of renewable energy resources and the creation of green jobs. The legislation will establish an offshore wind renewable energy certificate program (OREC) and will make available financial assistance and tax credits from existing programs for businesses that construct manufacturing, assemblage and water access facilities to support the development of qualified offshore wind projects. Learn more


    >> Completed: October 5 with Riane Eisler FREE Webinar SIX STEPS TO A CARING ECONOMICS This 60 minute webinar was live Tuesday, October 5th at 11:00 am PST
    (That's 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CST, 2:00 pm EST) at  EDT online click here for archived webinar



    Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research

    Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg Chaired an All Academy Symposium at the Academy of Management ( *) "Creating a Caring Economics: Theory, Research, and Practice" held on Sunday August 8 from 4:15-5:45 PM in the Le Palais Des Congres, 516C, Montreal, Canada. The Symposium featured luminaries Riane Eisler "The Real Wealth of Nations:Creating a Caring Economics" along with esteemed panelists Peter Senge, Jay Barney and Jane Dutton. Join The Real Wealth of Nations Caring Economics Campaign at and click on the flyer to learn more. speaking on her book

    In June, 2010, the campaign took a powerful step toward better economic indicators with the release of a new report posted above right "The State of Society: Measuring Economic Success and Human Well-Being" commissioned by CPS and released by the Urban Institute. A coalition representing 30 million people has already endorsed the findings and recommendations of the report, with more organizations and individuals signing on every day.Read and endorse the report today at

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    The mid-2010 update of our GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD shows $1.64 trillion in private investment in companies growing the green economy since 2007.  This is up from $1.24 trillion since the end of Dec. 2009.  I have been tracking these technologies since the 1970s when I  advised the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation and later the National Academy of Engineering.  Many studies, computer models and reports indicate that investing $1 trillion annually until 2020 can ramp up material and energy efficiencies, reduce costs of wind, solar, geothermal, water, sustainable land-use and forestry, and together with smart infrastructure, transport, building and urban re-design, can accelerate the Green Transition worldwide.  The Green Transition Scoreboard™ shows private investors are on track to meet this goal, setting the path for governments and institutional investors to follow.

    We welcome opportunities to share these findings. Upcoming appearances:



    CEOs Say Sustainability Crucial to Success

    A new survey of CEOs by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture found that 93 percent see sustainability as crucial to their future success. The report, “A New Era of Sustainability”Learn more interviewed more than 750 chief executives from almost 100 countries. Of these, 72 percent said that strengthening their brand, trust and reputation with consumers was the primary driver behind sustainability initiatives.


    The Biosphere Economy
    Welcome to the Biosphere Economy, a revolution ignited by global ecological overshoot, which is transforming the way business, investors, and governments view, value and manage natural capital. Download the latest report we have prepared for CEOs and business leaders at the Business for Environment Summit


    Ecological Footprint Survey
    Alejandro Litovsky
    May 14, 2010

    How can we accelerate the use of new metrics for a Biosphere Economy? The Global Footprint Network and Volans are asking people in government and international agencies how decision makers address resource constraints and ecological limits in their institutions’ programs and policies.Learn more

    Iceland Leads Environmental Index as U.S. Falls

    Published: January 27, 2010

    A new ranking of the world’s nations by environmental performance puts some of the globe’s largest economies far down the list, with the United States sinking to 61st and China to 121st.

    In the previous version of the Environmental Performance Index, compiled every two years by Yale and Columbia University researchers, the United States ranked 39th, and China 105th.

    The top performer this year is Iceland, which gets virtually all of its power from renewable sources — hydropower and geothermal energy. It was joined in the top tier by a cluster of European countries known for their green efforts, including Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

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