February 8, 2016

The Business Case for Sustainability

We need a new, expanded definition of sustainability. It’s no longer about just the environment. It’s about building corporate cultures, nurturing human capital, and improving the bottom line. The number one opportunity and challenge for today’s business owner is recruiting and retaining the very best people. Today’s businesses are people businesses, and rise and fall on their…

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image:Matt Damon in the Martian
January 11, 2016

The Case for X-STEAM

First of all, it’s hard. Tell a bright young kid today who “wants to go into marketing or sales” that he or she needs to buck up and take a pre-calculus class and prepare for the worst. Second, we’re selling it wrong. STEM is an awkward, schmooshed-together acronym that does a disservice to its component disciplines…

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Image: Hal Calbom
January 4, 2016

Why a Land Grant College Rules Pacific Northwest Clean Tech

The modest Wood Composites Lab on the WSU Pullman Campus cranks out the sustainable ceiling struts, reclaimed wallboard, and weatherproof decking on which we’ll all host our 21st Century tailgates and barbecues. It’s the opposite of an Ivory Tower: without a lot of fanfare, our land grant university continues to turn the mundane into the…

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January 3, 2016

So Long Sam Johnson, Hello Hashtag Hal

Welcome to my new web site! www.halcalbom.com is a more straightforward statement of how I work, who I work with, and what I can do for a host of potential collaborators and partners. What this represents to you, I hope, is an emphasis on what’s essential in today’s noisy communications environment. As never before, successful…

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November 11, 2015

Healthcare is one of our most prodigious users of energy – up to five per cent of our energy expenditures – and generators of waste. We profiled thought leaders making a difference nationally and educating the next generation of nurses.

video: Introducing edg3 Fund (Kitsap Bank)
November 10, 2015

Kitsap Bank chose Sustainable Media Partners to help launch its edg3 FUND competition: promoting and sustaining its community and its customers.

November 7, 2015

A Kitsap County company combines 21st century tech and old-school integrated manufacturing: supplying state of the art office suites for Nike, Boeing and the company next door.