15 Jun '11, 7pm

Thinking Beyond "Green" to Truly Sustainable

As the imperative for developing ecologically-regenerative food and farming systems penetrates deeper into our culture's collective psyche, even college administrators are asking: "What does an eco-college look like?" Almost every institution, from corporate to academic, now has some sort of sustainability director. The person hired for this position is supposed to help the organization become more eco-friendly, or at least promote a semblance of green-think. Raising institutional awareness about water usage, natural light, living roofs, local food sourcing and the type of napkins used, these staff members are an impressively persistent lot, often challenging entrenched ways of doing things. In the last couple of years, I've been asked more and more, as part of a day's speaking engagement, to address presidents, faculty, and operational staff regarding ecologically sensibl...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23438.cfm

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