Product Review

These blog posts have been written by a former student, reviewing one of Everblue's sustainability training courses.

Energy Circle Pro Works For You

Mon, 2012-08-06 10:58

If you read “My Sustainability Heroes,” you’d know that I foster deep admiration for Peter Troast, founder and CEO of Energy Circle. Peter is a friendly, knowledgeable, upbeat, and charismatic energy efficiency aficionado. He writes for the Energy Circle blog, maintains the Energy Circle presence on Twitter, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics of energy efficiency marketing and communications (using social media and web design strategies).

My On-Demand Webinar Experience

Tue, 2012-06-05 08:35

When most people think about online classes, the usual questions arise: How does it work? How does it compare to a traditional class? Will I learn? I’ll admit that when I first thought about online classes I was skeptical; after all, I had spent my entire academic career in a traditional classroom setting. I always had this preconceived notion that I would have a difficult time learning outside the confines of a traditionally structured learning environment, in which teachers and students interact in person.

Sustainability Manager Training: Final Exam Review

Tue, 2012-01-10 11:21

I’m happy to say that I passed the final exam. I scored a 77 on the 100 question, open-book test. Most of the questions, which are pulled from a question bank, are multiple choice. There are a few questions that ask that you select more than one of the given answers. Overall I felt that the questions accurately summarized everything that I learned in the course. I spent 2 nights studying and preparing a cheat sheet so that I could find specific topics and questions quickly. I also went through the rest of the on demand material that was available in my account.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Week 4 Review

Wed, 2012-01-04 17:13

We started our final week discussing what was going to be on the test. Some key takeaways included being able to know about the gri standards and what they mean as well as having an understanding into the what greenhouse gases are and their impact on the environment. As of this posting, 10% of the exam are technical questions. It was suggested that we know environmental indicators at a high level.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Week 3 Review

Mon, 2011-12-26 17:44

My third live online session was filled with healthy discussion and lots and lots of case studies. Our session opened with a discussion about the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart. The book reference was an introduction into the cradle to cradle concept for conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA). Jon Boggiano, one of the Founders of Everblue and our instructor (he rocks!), began the introduction of what a life cycle assessment is by comparing the difference between a closed loop and open loop process.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Week 2 Review

Tue, 2011-12-13 13:14

My second live online session opened with a discussion about sustainability for our respective businesses. The exercise was an opportunity for the participants to practice their talking points for why sustainability initiatives are important to implement in their business. After sharing for 10-15 minutes, Jon Boggiano, our instructor, laid out an introduction into the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which is the set of standards that company’s use to quantify sustainability initiatives.

Corporate Sustainability Manager- Day 1 Review

Wed, 2011-12-07 10:36

We want to share some recent feedback we received about our corporate sustainability training and give you a view into what the course looks like from a student’s perspective. 



6 Months BPI Experience in 6 Days! Really?

Tue, 2011-05-03 14:12

At ACI, I saw a booth advertising BPI Training, “6 months experience in 6 days.” Really. That’s impressive! I don’t buy it, though. (I should have taken a picture).