Meet Joseph Mwakima, a fellow busy activating his community and inspiring change in Kenya’s Kasigau Corrdidor REDD+ Project area through word of mouth.

I visited a landfill in the Salt Lake City metro area to help document Audi’s carbon offset program for the new A3 e-tron launch this fall. There I learned how toxic methane gas can produce renewable energy.

Sunrise pic over the Trans-Jordan landfill. The Trans-Jordan landfill turns methane gas – 25x worse for the environment than CO2 – into energy for 4500 homes according to Audi.

I visited Salt Lake City, documenting the Trans-Jordan landfill for Audi and their carbon offset program. I/Tenacity5 became part of the VIVA Creative documentary team producing content for the #3Degrees carbon offset program. This program offsets the first 50,000 miles of gas driving for a new Audi A3 e-tron, a new plug-in hybrid electric coming this fall.

Want to be my guest at the Cause Marketing Forum this May 30-31 in Chicago? The best comment wins a free registration worth $1,045.00 for a business or $795 for a nonprofit, compliments of Razoo (also cross-posted on Inspiring Generosity). A decision will be made tomorrow morning based on comments on both blogs. Customers want brands to invest in marketing, […]

Zoetica teamed with Network for Good to co-author Cause Marketing through Social Media, a free eGuide (you can download it here). The twenty page guide covers five basic steps: The Basics Frame the Campaign Get People to Act Build on Momentum CSR In Times of Disaster There are many types of corporate-sponsored social good campaigns of all types. Companies deploy […]

Ironically, USA Today never asks that question in its #America Wants Twitterathon to give away a free full page ad valued at approximately $190,000. Perhaps worse, USA Today never asked itself how the newspaper can use a full age ad to help a charity that authentically reflects the newspaper’s mission. Instead we get another contest with no authenticity or theory […]

During SxSW, Beth Kanter, Kami Huyse and I posted our first team thought leadership piece, “Cause Marketing That Leads to Social Change.” It encompasses our 21st century view of CSR-based cause marketing initiatives in social environments (Image by Tom Fishburne). Key components include: Cause Washing Leads to Cynicism (need for authenticity) Leading with Social Outcomes (theory of change) Authenticity in […]