P2 Policy Workgroup

EPA OPPT P2 Sustainability Letter

The Region 7 P2 Policy workgroup was formed as a result of the Fall 2009 roundtable meeting.

Members
Marie Steinwachs
Nancy Larson
Cathy Colglazier
Jean Waters
Rick Yoder also participated

Conference Calls
There was one conference call, December 14, 2009.  Rough minutes can be found here: Dec 14 call

References
Sustainable Consumption Facts and Trends from a Business Perspective

http://www.wbcsd.org/DocRoot/I9Xwhv7X5V8cDIHbHC3G/WBCSD_Sustainable_Consumption_web.pdf

1) some discussion about the ISSP, http://sustainabilityprofessionals.org/

2) new exec order on sustainability – linked within this press release:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-signs-an-Executive-Order-Focused-on-Federal-Leadership-in-Environmental-Energy-and-Economic-Performance/

3) HUD-DOT-EPA Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities
http://www.epa.gov/dced/partnership/index.html

4) Sustainability Topic Hub
http://lib.wmrc.uiuc.edu/p2rx-wiki/index.php/Sustainability_Topic_Hub

About this document
This document takes stock of recent developments and trends in global consumption patterns. It presents an overview of documented facts and trends on the relationship between business activities, consumer behavior, and environmental and social challenges.
The primary purpose of this paper is to stimulate further discussion among businesses and to be used in dialogue with stakeholders. We have used existing data from a variety of sources, including intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, academics, consumer groups and businesses, including our own members. In all cases, we have sought to use the best data available.
This document has been developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s Business Role Focus Area and members of the Consumers & Sustainable Consumption workstream: adidas, BCSD Argentina, Coca-Cola, EDF, General Motors, Henkel, Interface, KPMG, Nokia, Pakistan State Oil, Philips, Procter & Gamble, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony, Teijin, Umicore and Weyerhaeuser.
The Business Role Focus Area aims to engage, equip and mobilize business leaders to demonstrate the evolving role of business in a sustainable society. Dialogues with stakeholders around the world have confirmed that society expects business to act, and that leading businesses of the future will be those with products and services that address society’s most urgent challenges.