SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE STARTING MONDAY AT MSU
BE THERE.. OR DIE. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF, I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS.
'Moral Capitalist' author is keynote speaker on opening day of event at MSU
by Tim Krohn, Free Press Staff Writer, The Free Press, Mankato, MN
MANKATO — If you're interested in building a cordwood building, starting a rain garden or learning about the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone, there will be a variety of workshops and lectures at Minnesota State University.
The second annual "Sustainability Conference" runs from Monday, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, March 2 in the Centen-nial Student Union.
The Feb. 28 keynote speaker is Steve Young, principle and co-founder of the Fifth Column magazine (www.fifthcolumnmag.com); Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table, an international network of senior business leaders dedicated to corporate social responsibility and better outcomes from globalization for poor nations and their peoples; President of the Minnesota Public Policy Forum and a member of the Board of Ready 4K, a new nonprofit advocacy group seeking better results for young children, ages 0 to 5.
Young is introducing his new book "Moral Capitalism," saying it posses the antidote to Enron-itis - "setting common ground between moralists and capitalists."
The March 2 keynote speaker is Terry Gips, president of the Alliance for Sustainability in Minneapolis, a nonprofit that supports model sustainability projects on the local, national and international levels (allianceforsustainability.net).
For more information on the conference or to reserve an informational table, contact
Monday, Feb. 28
* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Informational booths in the Ballroom.
* 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CSU Ballroom) Keynote Speaker: Steve Young - "Moral Capitalism"
* 1 p.m. Localization: The key to Sustainability, Wayne Allen
* 2 p.m. Group sessions: Green Campus, Scott Fee; Added Value Waste Processing, Scott Williams; Sustainable Suburbs, Bill Bernhagen; Earth Ships: Eco Housing, Tim Gardner.
* 4 p.m. Workshops: Cordwood building construction, Alan Stankevitz; Rain Garden Construction, Chantil Kahler-Royer; Eating Locally Grown Foods, Maryellen Frame; Integrated Pest Management, Steve Mercurio.
* 7 to 10 p.m. Movie: "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream," Room 253.
* 6 p.m. Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone.
* 7 p.m. U.S. Energy Policy
* 8 p.m. The Importance of Green Spaces
* 6 p.m. Keynote speaker, Terry Gips, Global Sustainability.
* 7 p.m. Japan's Environmental Policy, Taku Kurashige; The Global South, Jackie Vieceli; Sweden's Eco-municipalities, Sue Swanson.
* 8 p.m. Sustainable Transportation in Dublin, Ireland; Transportation Wastes and Spatial Planning; Environmental Sustainability in Cameroon; Economic effects of Civil War.
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