Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sustainability in Amsterdam

Welcome to 209 Keizersgracht in central Amsterdam. This is sustainability week here in Amsterdam, and one of the events organized by the municipality is a series of "Open Houses" around town that feature sustainability oriented organizations, initiatives, or activities happening here in Amsterdam.

We opened the doors of our office for any visitor interested in spending some time with us today. We had a steady stream of passers-by drop in and chat with our staff. There were lots of students from the local universities, staff from the companies and other organizations headquartered here, some press, and some folks that have always admired the historical building from the outside and wanted to take the opportunity to have a peek inside!

An official from the City of Amsterdam was on hand in the morning for a presentation about why the City decided to do a sustainability report based on the GRI Guidelines. In the afternoon there was a workshop on reporting and supply chain management put on by a local consultancy. For the rest of the day we just enjoyed the opportunity to talk about sustainability issues with a diverse group of parties from all walks of life.

In my daily job I am so focused on international outreach and communication that it was a pleasure to meet with neighbours and colleagues also pursuing sustainability in their daily lives and jobs.

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