Organizer: International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Date: 07.01.09, 01:00AM – 07.31.09, 01:00AM ET
Location:distance learning/online & conference calls/webinars
Sponsor:International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Instructor: Gwen Hallsmith. Guest speaker: Hunter Lovins
How are you using the insights from all the work that's been done by sustainable development professionals to address the economic crisis in your community? Do you need new ideas about how to create jobs and that build natural and social capital? How to redirect the economic stimulus package so that it doesn't just go to the tired solutions of yesterday, regardless of how 'shovel ready' they are? What opportunities are hidden in the housing crisis that can mobilize communities toward long-term, permanently affordable housing and stronger neighborhoods?
Learn how you can take advantage of this moment in time to build more sustainable systems and practices in your community. We'll use the LASER Guide (Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal) to chart a course for your community that you’ll be able to put into action at the end of the course.
The LASER Guide is co-authored by Hunter Lovins and Christopher Juniper of Natural Capitalism, Bernard Lietaer from the Access Foundation, Gwendolyn Hallsmith of Global Community Initiatives, Wayne Fawbush, who now works for the Ford Foundation, and Michael Miller of America's Development Foundation. It's a step by step workbook with a web based set of management support tools with best practices from around the world, and resources that give you practical stories and advice from people who have successfully used the strategies.