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Sustainability Customized Sustainability Customized Motivated to help achieve the Triple Bottom Line benefits of economic progress, environmental stewardship, social equity, Foth’s consultants can bring sustainable principles into practice within the planning, engineering, construction and operation challenges our clients face. Foth offers consulting in organizational change management and strategic planning to help start you on your journey towards becoming a sustainable organization. Working with Foth will help you achieve the long-term benefits associ- ated with sustainability. Use of a systems framework will help ensure the aspects of the Triple Bottom Line are met. Sustainable practices can also provide methodologies to reduce spending and help improve fiscal condi- tions for government and private organizations alike! At Foth, sustainability is customized to your needs! We tailor our work to suit your needs and your specific criteria for success. To learn more, contact Jim Miles-Polka at (515) 251-2588 or Fred Schnook at (414) 336-7923. Helping Organizations 8191 Birchwood Court, Suite L Build a Group input sessions are early steps in the sustainability planning Johnston, IA 50131 (515) 245-1393 Sustainable process. www.foth.com Future Cedar Rapids, IA Jefferson City, MO Green Bay, WI Springfield, MO Madison, WI Kansas City, KS Milwaukee, WI St. Louis, MO Peoria, IL Battle Creek, MI Champaign, IL Mehoopany, PA Strategic Consulting u Planning u u Chicago, IL Florham Park, NJ u Environmental Science u Engineering u Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Washington, DC Sioux Fall, SD Orlando, FL Helping Organizations Build a Sustainable Future The Journey Toward Defining Why Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability? Five years ago, few in government or business could have predicted the The World Commission on Environment and Development created the fol- The quality and diversity of the natural environment helps fuel our econo- massive changes witnessed with respect to sustainability. Today, the inter- lowing, widely accepted definition of sustainability: mies on a global scale all the way down to a regional or local scale. est in making organizations more sustainable is squarely in the sights of Current population and consumption trends indicate future generations many decision-makers, put there by a range of converging factors—rising “Sustainable development is development may not enjoy the abundant natural resources available to us and previous energy prices, instability in the Middle East, climate change, retail supply that meets the needs of the present generations. Systemic changes identified through sustainability plans and chain requirements,…and the list goes on. without compromising the ability of future generations practices are required if these trends are to be addressed. to meet their own needs” Consumers, businesses and government leaders are embracing the idea of more sustainable products and services, but many still grapple with under- standing the full context of what sustainability truly means. Does it mean going green? Being more energy efficient? Considering life cycle costs? Or simply being eco-friendly? These labels and others are variations on a Triple Bottom Line general theme: organizations interested in securing their future existence Alignment of environmental, economic and social considerations is often are taking a more comprehensive, long-term view about the systemic inter- referred to as the Triple Bottom Line, and can be used to convey the basic relationships between the environment, the economy and societal well- premise of sustainability. being. Many are recognizing a definite trend toward sustainability and its benefits. Environment ainab Sustai ability Economy Society Increasing Population & Consumption Printed on paper containing 30% post-consumer fiber.