Creating Sustainable Cities -- 4 Local Cities Lead the Way
Presented by Sustainovation and co-sponsors Acterra, Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning, Continuing the Conversation, Plant!, Sustainable Silicon Valley, and World Centric
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Palo Alto, CA - October 18, 2010 - Sustainovation and co-sponsors Acterra, Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning, Continuing the Conversation, Plant!, Sustainable Silicon Valley, and World Centric welcome you to:
Creating Sustainable Cities—4 Local Cities Lead the WayAn in-depth dialogue with: Steve Attinger, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, City of Mountain View Dustin Clark, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, City of Sunnyvale Erin Cooke, Environmental Affairs Coordinator, City of Cupertino Debra van Duynhoven, Assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability, City of Palo Alto Guest moderator Julie Weiss, Regional Water Quality Control Plant, City of Palo Alto Discussion: What are cities doing to gain traction on sustainability issues? What do you imagine a sustainable city will look like in the future? How are governments, non-profits, and businesses working together to make our future cities livable? What are the barriers? Where are the opportunities to collaborate and innovate? What is a Sustainability Coordinator’s job/ mandate? Please join us for an exciting evening together. The panelists will provide an overview of recent sustainability efforts in Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale, including accomplishments, proposed programs, challenges, and opportunities. Attendees will then have time to ask questions and discuss how we can work together to create sustainable communities. Monday, October 25, 2010, 6:30 - 9:00 P.M. World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registration: $15 advance online registration, $20 at the door (Cash only) For online registration information go to www.sustainovation.org
About World Centric
World Centric products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and styrofoam.
World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. In 2009, for example, they offset all their carbon emissions and gave 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.