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Webinar: NetPositive Sustainability

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Gregory Norris, Co-Director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), delivered a webinar on the ideas and methods that are at the center of his life cycle assessment (LCA) practice--NetPositive sustainability.
In NetPositive Sustainability: A Framework for Transformatively Sustainable Products, Companies, and Living, Gregory introduces the concept of a "handprint." Similar to a footprint, which measures negative impacts, handprints measure positive impacts. Gregory discusses how LCA science can expand to include handprints, which would measure how a product, service, or company improves our health and/or environment. When a company's handprint is larger than its footprint, the company becomes NetPositive.
This webinar explores the value of handprints and how they work in the context of LCA. Gregory covers topics including:
  • The power of reframing how we think about sustainability
  • What are handprints in the context of LCA?
  • Examples of handprinting in practice
  • About SHINE at the Center for Health and the Global Environment

Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH

Aaron Bernstein is the Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

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