Building Sustainable Communities | Fresh Outlook Foundation

By: Fresh Outlook Foundation  09-12-2011
Keywords: Conference, Sustainability

The Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) is hosting its 5th Building SustainAble Communities conference in Kelowna February 27th to March 1st, 2012. In keeping with its commitment to educate people from all sectors about community sustainability, FOF built a number of business-related sessions into the program.

MONDAY, February 27th
Day one features a session entitled ROLE CALL: Connecting All Pieces of the SustainAbility Puzzle. The morning session explores delegates’ specific roles in the move toward community sustainability. There are breakout groups specifically for business people and developers. After lunch, business delegates will work with people from other sectors to solve common problems using a model called LEGO Serious Play. It will be great fun!

TUESDAY, February 28th
One of three sessions featured on day two is Learn Green. Earn Green! A Business Case for SustainAbility. This session promises one-stop shopping for anyone interested in building a stronger bottom line while helping to build a healthier community.

LEARN GREEN. EARN GREEN! A Business Case for SustainAbility
7:00-8:00am REGISTRATION
Dr. Bob Willard, The Sustainability Advantage (by live video stream)
9:30-10:15 PANEL DISCUSSION (Part 1)
SPONSOR: GreenStep Coaching
FACILITATOR: Angela Reid Nagy, GreenStep Coaching
  • Darrell Eason, GreenStep Coaching / LiveSmart BC Small Business Program
  • Elizabeth Sheehan, Climate Smart
  • Emily Johnson, Okanagan College (Students in Free Enterprise)
  • Heather Schneider, Okanagan College
  • John Purkis, The Natural Step
  • Mark Allison, iShift Whistler Centre for Sustainability
10:45-11:15 PANEL DISCUSSION (Part 2)
11:15-12:00 IDEAS EXCHANGE
12:00-1:15 LUNCH

WEDNESDAY, February 29th
10:15-11:45  ECONOMICS: Balancing Human Needs with Ecological Imperatives
2:00-3:15      GREEN BUILDINGS & DEVELOPMENT: Crafting a Foundation for Positive Change
3:45-5:00      SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Balancing Green with Green

THURSDAY, March 1st
10:45-Noon    EMERGING ENERGY SOLUTIONS: Stepping Past Fossil Fuels
2:15-4:30      AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BC COMMUNITIES: Tales of Partnership Success

REGISTRATION (before December 31st)
Full Conference: $599
Full Conference (4 for the price of 3): $1,799
One Day: $199
Half‐Day (includes breakfast OR lunch): $99
Single Session (register at event): $30

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Conference, Sustainability

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