The terms green economy and green jobs are often used, but what do they really mean? What does a truly green economy look like at local and national levels? Can local changes catalyze large scale change? How do we reconcile the demand for economic growth with the goal of sustainability? Join Joel Magnuson, internationally recognized economics professor and author of “Mindful Economics” and the forthcoming book, “Beyond Destruction”, and Michelle Long, Executive Director of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, (BALLE), a network of over 21,000 socially responsible businesses across the U.S. and Canada, as they discuss these important issues.
Choosing and eating food is a significant personal activity that is common to all of us. The various ways that food is produced, distributed, regulated, marketed and consumed have profound cultural, environmental, economic, political, health and social implications. Is it enough to “vote with your fork”? What would a sustainable food system look like? Join us as Mary Embleton, Executive Director of Cascade Harvest Coalition, and Britt Yamamoto, a member of the Core Faculty at the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University, discuss the many dimensions of food and eating.
Design plays a pivotal role in the sustainability of our buildings, communities and products, as well as in the systems we use to handle transportation, energy and water. Can we change our perspective on the built environment from “projects that are created and finished” to a more sustainable one of “systems that perform over time”? What social factors should be considered when creating built solutions? Join us as Ash Awad, Vice President of Energy and Facility Services at McKinstry and Daniel Friedman, Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington explore these and other considerations of sustainable design and its impact on our future.
|Antioch University Seattle|
|Cascade Harvest Coalition|
|Cascadia Green Building Council|
|Collaborative on Health and the Environment – Washington|
|College of Built Environments; University of Washington|
|Community Coalition for Environmental Justice|
|Environmental Coalition of South Seattle|
|Facing the Future|
|Friends of the Cedar River Watershed|
|National Wildlife Federation|
|Newground Social Investment|
|Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
|People for Puget Sound|
|Public Health – Seattle King County|
|Social Venture Partners
|Zero Waste Washington
|Washington Environmental Council|
|Washington Toxics Coalition|
We extend special thanks to our 2010 Seminar Series Committee members!
Carol Barone, Peter Baum, Janice Camp, Denice Carnahan, David Cosman, Matt Chadsey, Kate Davies, June Eisenman, Richard Gayle, Sue Kraemer, Nan McKay, DeAnna Poling.
Thank you to Monica G. Marcu for donating photography for the postcard advertising the May 11 event.