The Natural Step Framework

Sustainability and the Natural Step Framework: Creating a Win-Win-Win for Business, Communities and the Earth by Terry Gips

This article outlines how the Alliance uses the Natural Step Framework to empower businesses, schools, government, municipalities, organizations, and communities to quickly develop a shared understanding of sustainability, a compelling sustainability vision, and practical action plans. The framework is based on four basic sustainability principles, ABCD visioning, and a back-casting action-planning approach.

The Natural Step and Fundamental Human Needs by Terry Gips

The Alliance for Sustainability has long used the powerful, Alternative Nobel Prize-winning fundamental needs work of Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef as a core part of our work in sustainability. This article provides a brief overview.

Minnesota State Fair Presentations 2022

Alliance SHE Kindness Business Program presentation, MN State Fair

Download a copy of the SHE Kindness Business Program presentation slides from our talk at the MN State Fair in August 2022 by clicking the title above.

"Show Me the Money: Ten Simple Sustainability Steps You Can Take To Save Money and the Environment" with Terry Gips, MN State Fair

Download a copy of the Show Me the Money presentation slides from our talk at the MN State Fair in August 2022 by clicking the title above.

"What Are Sustainable Food Choices?" with Terry Gips, MN State Fair

Download a copy of the SHE Kindness Business Program presentation slides from our talk at the MN State Fair in August 2022 by clicking the title above.

Spirituality and Sustainability

Eco-Kosher as a Greenprint for a Holy, Sustainable Life: A Fresh Look at Lox, Bagels and Cream Cheese” by Terry Gips

This article examines the relatively new concept of eco-kosher, including where it evolved from and how it relates to the ancient concepts of kashrut and holiness.  The article also explores whether it’s possible to have a safer, healthier, less expensive and improved quality of life while bringing about Tikkun Olam, the healing of the world.

What Does Judaism Teach about Tikkun Olam, the Environment & Sustainability? By Terry Gips

This article explores how both ancient and contemporary Jewish teachings provide a profound guide or greenprint for how we can live in a way that brings about Tikkun Olam, protects our environment and creates a world of sustainability.