Green business symposium planned
The Department of Business Administration at Maharishi University of Management is sponsoring a symposium entitled “Expanded Awareness as the Basis of Deep Green Business and Deep Sustainability” Friday and Saturday in the Sustainable Living Center, room 12.
Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The symposium is free, and open to the public.
The symposium highlights the need for expanded awareness within individuals and communities in order to truly embed sustainability in companies and the world. Speakers will address how expanded awareness is being applied in business, in technology and in leadership.
Among the 16 scheduled speakers will be Francis Thicke, owner of Radiance Dairy and member of the National Organic Standards Board. He will speak on “Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Organic Food.”
John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agriculture and applied economics at the University of Missouri, will speak on “Essentials of Economic Sustainability.”
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event also will be live streamed on the web at www.mum.edu/mumtv.
More information is available at www.mum.edu/symposium.
Friday schedule of speakers
Friday morning — “Expanded Awareness for Deep Green Business”:
• Vicki Alexander Herriott, J.D., LL.M., “What is Deep Green Business?”
• Hazel Henderson, founder of Ethical Markets Media, “Planetary Awareness Driving the Green Transition” (by Skype conference).
• John Ikerd, Ph.D., “Essentials of Economic Sustainability.”
• Stuart Valentine, MBA, “Money and Life.”
Friday afternoon — “Applying Expanded Awareness in Business”:
• Francis Thicke, Ph.D., “Sustainable Dairy Farming and the Future of Organic Food.”
• John Matthews, director of Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance, “Consequences of Moving from the Organic Movement to the Organic Industry.”
• Scott Herriott, Ph.D., “The Seventh Generation Paradox.”
• Andrew Bargerstock, Ph.D., “The Resonance of Lean and Sustainability.”
Saturday schedule of speakers
Saturday morning — “Applying Expanded Awareness in Technology”:
• David Goodman, Ph.D., ”Capital Intensive Clean Tech and Micro-financed Green Solutions: a Comparison.”
• Michael Garvin, “Carbon Reduction Strategies for Fossil-fuel Engines.”
• Steve Fugate, former director of Iowa Renewable Energy Association, “A Community-based Model for Large-scale Solar PV Installations.”
• Bob Pepper, president Yava Technologies Inc., “High Profit Sustainable Mining.”
Saturday afternoon — “Applying Expanded Awareness in Leadership”:
• Harald Harung, Ph.D., “World-class Performance through Expanded Awareness.”
• Jim Schaefer, Ph.D., “Raising Consciousness to Ensure Sustainability around the World.”
• Bob Ferguson, “The Secret Benefit of an Authentic Sustainability Commitment.”
• Rachel Goodman, Ph.D., “Growth of Consciousness as the Basis of Effective, Sustainable Action.”