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May 2019
Blueprint for Peace and Prosperity for People and the Planet
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , adopted by all United Nations Member States, provides a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

The core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and preserving oceans and forests.

Review these 17 SDGs and share yours with PSS !
What Do You Commit To?
Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Annual Open House was a fun night of activities, food, free trees, tiny homes, and more! Participants had the opportunity to commit to helping Baltimore achieve the goals outlined in the 2019 Sustainability Plan , which Acting Mayor Jack Young signed on April 22, 2019!
Dawn Benton of Astrapto commits to
Joan Plisko commits to
Joan Plisko commits to
with Baltimore City's Green Turtle who commits to
Ashley Traut commits to
and Joan Plisko commits to
5 Lessons From a Butterfly
From Psychology Today , here are five ways we can learn personally and professionally from a butterfly:
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1. If nothing changes, nothing changes. In order to come into form, a butterfly develops through metamorphosis with each of four stages fully dependent on the other. While change can at times feel painful, if we don’t allow ourselves to go through the all stages of change, nothing will ultimately change. 

2. Everything we are taking in will be fuel and nourishment for our new form. During the “feeding stage,” the caterpillar’s job is to eat and eat and eat. It fills itself with nourishment as the food eaten at this time is stored and used later as an adult. Trust that the process of nourishing yourself with experiences is ultimately feeding your future form.

3.Shedding of old patterns are necessary . As the caterpillar grows, it “splits its skin” and sheds its skin 4 or 5 times. How valuable to look at this movement as a mandatory process of shedding, expansion, and that this must occur not once but over and over.
4.Solitude provides space and time for internalization. When the caterpillar is full-grown and stops eating, it becomes a chrysalis. The caterpillar may suspend itself under a branch, hide in the leaves or bury itself underground. During times of transition, we too may need to go “underground” to hibernate and give our body and mind the space to go internal. What is significant about this stage and important for our own emotional and personal transition is that while visually it may look like nothing is going on, instead, big changes are happening inside.

5.Sometimes a “breaking down” must occur in order for restructuring to begin.  During this phase of rapid internal growth, the caterpillar actually has to “break down its parts” or “liquefy” in order to come into another form. If we relate this process to some of life’s transitions, it actually means that our body requires a giving in or a metaphorical “melting” into the process. 
About Plisko Sustainable Solutions
Joan Plisko
Tuscaloosa, AL
Joan Plisko, PhD, President
Marc Plisko, CIH, Vice President
The mission of Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC is to catalyze positive health, environmental, and social change through improved customer performance, economic savings, and enhanced social awareness.