To quickly follow-up on a rather gloomy reality-check out of Australia, I'd like to get right back to a strategic, solutions-oriented approach to sustainability, and highlight what sounds like a great webcast coming up on Thursday (Apr. 16, 2009) about developing strategies at the city and county level.
This event - and a strategic approach to sustainability generally, jibes nicely with a great piece I just read about "rants" - and how they can help us break from problematic trajectories we're on and create the future we want.
Have a read, and check out the webcast Thursday, they've got an excellent line-up of speakers, and it's free, you just need to register - here are the details:
"Creating Your Most Effective Sustainability Strategy: What Cities and Counties Can Do"April 16, 2009, from 1 - 2:30 pm (EDT)
~Harvard online event. Pre-registration required, and free of charge.~
This online event, cosponsored by greenerApplications and Harvard’s Government Innovators Network, will enable city- and county-level executives and policy-makers to create highly effective sustainability strategies. The panel will offer a full spectrum review of the latest tools and policies your jurisdiction can use to lower greenhouse gas emissions and implement low-risk energy cost saving projects.
* Gerry DeSeve (moderator) - President of greenerApplications
* Michelle Moore - Senior Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs, U.S. Green Building Council
* Missy Stults - Senior Program Officer ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
* David Smith - CEO, Princeton Energy Systems, Inc.
For more information and to pre-register for this event, visit our event page.