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Reuse Lessons from Dr. Seuss

Find out what Dr. Seuss wrote about nearly 50 years ago and what we can do if we are to save our planet for future generations on the CEO Blog.

CEO Corner: The Power of Why

It seems that as we become adults, we sometimes forget the power of the word “why”...specifically when it comes to leadership. To truly become a great leader, you must also know the “why” behind your passion. Sounds complicated but it's not. Find out more!

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CEO Corner: Top Insights from the 2016 Zero Waste Summit

In nature, there is no waste. Everything is created with a purpose, used, and then reused by another part of nature. Why aren't we doing that in our supply and production chains? Well, we can!

Read how we can strive to become a zero waste community by producing durable products that can be repaired, upgraded, and reused so we may begin to heal the damage that we’ve caused to the earth. 

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October Relan Wrap-Up

October has been a busy month for us at Relan! We’ve traveled coast to coast learning and promoting the benefits of sustainability. To get you up to speed, here’s a wrap-up of our October projects and events.

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CEO Corner: Where have all the flowers gone?

Growing up in the 60’s, Peter, Paul and Mary’s song, Where Have All The Flowers Gone? was a song we sang around the campfire that made us think about what was going on in our world. Today, it may be even more applicable. 

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CEO Corner: Sometimes Going Around in Circles is a Good Thing.

Sometimes going around in circles is a good thing.  As any Minnesotan will tell you, we are very proud of all that our state has to offer from the great outdoors, to our sports teams, to the many Fortune 500 companies that call Minnesota home.  I was filled with even more pride when I learned Minnesota leads the way in developing a new economic model that utilizes assets effectively and imbeds sustainability into the way they do business.

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CEO Corner: Remember When Recycling Was Easy?

Remember when recycling first started?  We had a separate bin for glass, paper and plastic. Or, as I did when I lived in Pennsylvania, we hauled all of the recycling to a recycling area with large containers marked 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., newspaper, and cardboard.  We knew where to put each piece. And, although it took a little work, we felt fairly certain we got it all in the right container.

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CEO Corner: 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

This month, April 22, 2016, marks the 46th anniversary for Earth Day.  In April of 2020, we will mark 50 years of celebrating Earth Day.  It is great to have a special day to celebrate our Earth.  Imagine what we can do if we think about Earth every day of the year.  Here are 10 things you can do every day. 

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CEO Corner: Mascot Warriors

Through sports and education, our children can help protect threatened species and our environment.  With over 45 million kids in the US alone playing sports, let's use this platform to teach kids about the environment as well as how to protect it.  

The Mascot Warriors series makes saving the environment and saving the endangered mascots fun and educational!

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CEO Corner: Yoga for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Exercise.  Exercise.  Exercise.  We hear it all the time. Work out at the gym. Lift weights. Run a marathon. Get our kids active in sports. And many of us are doing it. But are we really doing what is best for us and our bodies.

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CEO Corner: 10th Annual Celebration of Success for the WBDC-Minnesota

Last Thursday evening, March 3, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the 10th Annual Celebration of Success for the WBDC-Minnesota and the WBDC 30th Anniversary Fireside Chat. It was a wonderful event hosted at the University of Minnesota Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, honoring the achievements of local women business owners from Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota. 

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CEO Corner: Millennials -- Who are they and what do they want?

They sound like aliens!  Who are they and what do they want?  And, to many employers and marketers, they may seem like aliens. Not that every new generation doesn’t seem foreign to the previous generation, but the millennials are moving so quickly and have more potential to change the world than perhaps any previous generation.

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CEO Corner: Yoga Treats #2 Upward Stretch

Yoga Treat #2: Upward Stretch: These are great stretches for sitting at the office, in the airport, on a plane or even standing in line at the grocery store.  People may look at you, but what are really thinking? Boy, I should be doing that!! A flexible spine and a strong core are essential for a strong and safe body.

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CEO Corner: The Impact of Recycling and Reuse

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently released a new report to legislators on the impact of recycling and reuse. The MPCA said that improved reporting methods allowed them to capture more accurate data. When you look at the data it is astonishing.

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CEO Corner: Documentary Review - Forks Over Knives

If you are fascinated by the miracle of our bodies and how they work, and if you are curious as to how you can maintain a healthy body, you will find the documentary Forks Over Knives eye opening.  Whether you want to live to be 100 or you just want to live free of disease, this documentary will definitely give you some food for thought.

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