I'm committed to optimizing human potential and tapping into the immense power of nature to find solutions.
I believe nature has all the answers and with the right tools and resources, everyone and every organization is capable of unleashing their full potential to create good in the world.
I’m a systems thinker with progressive experience in overseeing and managing sustainability-related programs, assessing environmental and social risks, aligning sustainability with strategic direction, creating social impact for businesses and integrating sustainability into the core business through various channels.
My mission is to increase awareness about environmental and social issues, help people understand the consequences of their actions, guide them to better consumption models and inspire behavior change.
Tamay Kiper is tagged in 4 stories.
Waste Not /
As humans, the number of problems we have created and must solve in the world can feel overwhelming at times. But if we all picked one thing and did our best to solve it, we would collectively make a tremendous impact.
As a sailor and a sustainability enthusiast, I’ve always assumed old sails would go to landfill at their end of life. So, I was excited to discover Urban Barrels, a Southern California startup working locally to find a solution to this little-known problem by turning old sails into hats, bags and other products.
I met with founder John Paul “JP” MacDonell to learn more. - 2 years ago
Organizational Change /
As part of L’Oréal’s global sustainability program called Sharing Beauty With All, the company has pledged that by the year 2020, 100 percent of its products will have an environmental or social benefit.
To help make that commitment a reality, L’Oréal is calling on its employees, at every level and across every function, to contribute their own innovative solutions. The L’Oréal Beauty Shaker Awards is the company’s annual internal innovation competition, and in 2014 — the program’s fifth year — sustainability was the name of the game. - 4 years ago
Behavior Change /
When I was young, my grandfather placed stickers saying ‘Turn off if unnecessary’ on light switches, ‘Close the tap while brushing your teeth’ on the sink, and ‘Did you unplug all unnecessary electronics?’ next to the front door. Even though I thought it was weird and controlling at the time, they were my first introductions to sustainability. That, and I was the only one in my elementary school with a cotton handkerchief when all my friends blew their noses with fancy Kleenex pack-by-packs. I also grew up listening to my mother’s best friend, who worked with Greenpeace for over two decades, and became inspired by her exotic stories — chaining herself in protest in various places, or going to Southern Ocean to save the whales. - 5 years ago