Is SUSTAINABILITY a dirty word?
When 7 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Where Roanoke College
Colkett Center, Garrett Room (#24 on campus map) http://www.roanoke.edu/map/
Contact Emily Gould, Earthbound, cell: (580)-695-2083 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who doesn’t like sustainability? Healthy, enduring ways of living that can go on forever without using up all the resources sound like a winner. Sustainable development – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs – seems good and desirable.
Many companies use the business “triple bottom line” – practices that are good for profits, people and the planet. Solar energy, green building and locally-grown food are increasingly popular notions.
Not with everyone. Washington & Lee University, for example, encountered major obstacles from their own power company when they wanted to install 450 kilowatts of solar power on their campus.
Find out how W & L succeeded and hear the experiences of a local business and a nonprofit as they undertook sustainable practices in Western Virginia.
Scott Beebe, Director of Facilities Management, Washington & Lee University
Diana Christopulos, President, Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition
Monica Rokicki-Guajardo, Owner/Principal, Better Building Works LLC