Dear Sustainability Colleague,

Since we announced ISSP's year-end membership offerings, dozens of you (and many of your organizations as well) have engaged with our drive. We've been so grateful for your continued patronage, but more importantly, to hear why you value our services and being part of the ISSP community!

So with a little over a month to go, and on the occasion of Giving Tuesday, we wanted to share the experiences of a few current ISSP members. Hopefully they'll reaffirm why you've taken action or compel you to do so while these rare deals are still available.

  • "In my career, I've learned that being connected to peers is the best way to stay energized and educated. That's why I love ISSP and its broad network and multiple opportunities for engagement." -- Bob Langert, retired McDonald's VP, CSR & Sustainability; current editor-at-large, GreenBiz

  • "I began my career in engineering, where rigorous professional certification is a highly regarded credential. When I learned ISSP was going down that pathway, I became a member and signed up to take the beta version of both the ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP exams. One reason I did this is I believe in leading by example. I encourage my students to sit for the ISSP-SA exam. Those who take and pass it earn extra credit." -- Neil Drobny, Ph.D., ISSP-CSP; ISSP Board Member; Sr. Lecturer in Sustainability & CSR at Ohio State

  • "ISSP has proven to be an invaluable asset in helping me become a better sustainability professional. First in CSR and now as a small business owner, I've been able to find networking, learning and certification opportunities adapted to my needs. From the credential to recent courses to an ever-growing list of webinars, I can develop my knowledge and skills and obtain continuous guidance and support so I can be committed to sustainability from our business vision and mission to our operations." -- Melanie Crepin, ISSP-SA, project management and sustainability professional, and digital eco-nomad at www.permaculturejourneys.com.au

As a refresher, here's a list of all the ways to participate in ISSP's membership drive through December 31, 2018. And please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. You can reach us anytime at info@sustainabilityprofessionals.org .

- The ISSP Team