. . . for achieving a powerful transformation if some of Americas
most influential agents of change were to address an audience of 1,500+
dedicated students of sustainable development. Imagine if
these eager students could learn from and be inspired by:
* Author, Harvard biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner,
E. O. Wilson, considered by many to be the father of the modern
environmental movement, who will make a eloquent plea for a new approach
to the management and protection of our eco-system.
* An insightful discussion exploring sustainable development progress
worldwide, moderated by the Rocky Mountain Institutes Bill Browning,
with two well-respected panelists: Robert K. Massie, executive
director, CERES; and Winona LaDuke, author and activist for the
rights of women, children and the environment
* Dr. Michael Braungart, who having introduced the concepts of
technical nutrients and technical metabolism a decade ago, will discuss
Intelligent Materials Pooling, an emerging model to close
the loop on intelligent materials made from technical nutrients.
* William A. McDonough, who will discuss how a new enterprise,
the Green Blue Institute, is turning the traditional business model on
its head by asking, How much can I give for all that I get?
* Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., the first American woman to walk
in space, who has been invited to share her intriguing perspective on
the Earth, its natural systems and the effects of its inhabitants.
* Senator John Kerry, a staunch defender of the environment,
who has been invited to share his experiences based on more than 30 years
of environmental activism on the political front.
We have envisioned just such a conference and are now actively pursuing
the dream. These visionary keynoters, as well as 60 additional champions
of the Earth, will comprise the dynamic faculty for the EnvironDesign®7
conference, scheduled for April 30 to May 2, 2003, in Washington, DC.
Together, these speakers represent a myriad of viewpoints, which serves
to strengthen the dialogue and take-home value of this one-of-a-kind conference.
EnvironDesign, produced by green@work and IS magazines,
is one of the most well-respected symposiums dealing with the successful
implementation of sustainable design and business practices.
Were especially excited that for this seventh annual event, SustainAbility
has agreed to hold its immensely popular Global Reporters Workshop
as a pre-conference event. Other new attractions include an expanded Sustainable
Mobility seminar track, a Ride and Drive event, and site tours that will
include the green headquarters of many of the leading environmental
EnvironDesigns 2003 venue in Washington, DC, provides unlimited
possibilities for maximizing exposure to the U.S. Federal Government (the
largest potential purchaser of green products and services), as well as
the most influential NGOs involved in the sustainability arena that are
based there. The result will be a dynamic, ground-breaking event unlike
any other ever held in the United States. For more information, visit
Full conference details will be available on-line, along with early bird
registration, by December 1, 2002.
We hope to see you there!