Heartfelt Congrats to Rick Crawford, Fly Fishing’s Mr. Sustainability


A man in a blue checked shirt smiling outdoors with a logo and text "sea sustainability excellence associate" overlaying the image.

The concept of ‘sustainability” is so darn important in fly fishing these days. That’s really the nexus where conservation and commerce intersect. And nobody has a better handle on this than Rick Crawford, who just earned his “sustainability excellence associate credential” from Green Business Certification, Inc.

Here’s the release.

Rick Crawford, from Emerger Strategies has earned the Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). By obtaining this credential, Rick has demonstrated competency in the fieldof sustainability and has been recognized for having the skills necessary to foster innovation and to promote and lead sustainability initiatives.

In obtaining his SEA credential, Crawford has demonstrated that he:
· Understand and can communicate sustainability topics to diverse audiences;
· Is abreast of the most current sustainability issues, tools and techniques;
· Is able to apply systems thinking in developing sustainability solutions and assess sustainability risks and opportunities in any organization, community or industry; and
· Is involved in planning, implementing and evaluating the integration of sustainability into organizational culture and practice.

Rick is now a part of a growing community of innovative leaders around the world leveraging their Sustainability Excellence credentials to help organizations and communities integrate sustainability culture and practices throughout their operations. Emerger Strategies is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and they plan to utilize the Rick’s MBA in Sustainable Business, his 15 years of experience in the sustainability field, and now his SEA credentials to continue fulfilling its mission to help companies measure and improve their sustainability performance, all while boosting profits.

“I am a lifelong learner, and with the rapidly evolving field of sustainability, I think the SEA credentials provide a way to demonstrate my expertise to our current, and potential clients, who are looking to work with a trusted sustainability professional.”

The Sustainability Excellence Associate program is one of several credentials administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the world’s leading sustainability and health certification and credentialing body. Among other offerings, GBCI is responsible for the market delivery of LEED certification, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. In addition to the Sustainability Excellence Associate and Professional credentials, GBCI also administers the LEED AP with specialty credentials; LEED Green Associate credentials; LEED Green Raterverification services; the SITES AP credential for sustainable landscape design and development; the WELL APcredential, which focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment; the TRUE Advisor zero waste professional certificate; and the Urban Greenhouse Gas Inventory Specialist credential that focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory accounting.

The GBCI credentialing programs use rigorous test development best practices and require ongoing maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge. GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation from the American National Standards Institute since 2011.

To learn more about Emerger Strategies commitment to sustainability, visit https://emergerstrategies.com/


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