To wrap up our Christmas countdown we’ve got one more thing we think is just as celebratory as Figgie Pudding and sleigh bells: community. We talk a lot about sustainability and how to show more environmental responsibility with your business, but the truth is without a community of help, we’d all be sunk in trying to make a difference.
It takes a village
When it comes to combating climate change, conflict materials, and waste streams, the more hands on deck the better. After all, it’s an issue that affects us all. By sharing stories and coming alongside each other with tips, experiences, and technology that helps us be more sustainable, we become a community of sustainability.
Beyond just sharing stories, however, come real-world solutions that can help others become more sustainable as well. Success can only come through this kind of culture. Which is why we started Sage in the first place. We wanted to bring sustainable practices to the IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) industry.
Of course, we couldn’t do this alone—hence the village analogy. Our community has grown to include things like GoodTogether partners, e-Steward recyclers, and businesses, like yours, who want to be more sustainable with their technology.
But there’s another element of villages that often gets overlooked. And, while it’s true that people make the difference, location has a lot to do with becoming more sustainable.
Cities are getting smarter
When we based Sage in Columbus, Ohio, it was because of two main things: community and proximity. Columbus is a hub for most of the country—linking the east to the west. So, when thinking of places to base a nationwide business, the Midwest made the most sense.
The Columbus community, with its Midwest values, is one of the most receptive to our goals of community-driven sustainability. Couple that with the mix of industry, startups, and traditional businesses, we knew Columbus would be the best home for Sage.
And now, with Columbus becoming the nation’s first Smart City, the potential for sustainability and circular economies is, frankly, unbelievable. We’ve talked before about how IoT devices can facilitate the ideal scenario for achieving the triple bottom line through a circular economy, so we expect to see great things soon with our city.
But Columbus isn’t the only city looking to step up its intelligence. Efforts across the country and even in Canada are popping up to take the infrastructures of cities to a new level of augmentation. And at the crossroads of this kind of development is technology.
It’s fitting to address community in this time of year. And for us, Christmas and the Holiday Season wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for our friends, families, and clients. So, thank you all for an amazing 2017.
All of Sage wishes you the Happiest of Holidays!