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Building SustainAble Communities Conference

Community Event
Nov 16 2010 (All day) to Nov 18 2010 (All day)

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its fourth Building SustainAble Communities conference in Kelowna from November 16th to 18th, 2010. I encourage you to save room in your calendar and your budget, as our lineup of events and speakers is already amazing!

Back by popular demand we have Dr. Bill Rees, Dr. Hans Schreier, Mark Holland, Tom Osdoba, and Angus McAllister.

First-time big-namers include:

  • Terry Tamminen: Climate action advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and BC Premier Gordon Campbell. Author of Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Energy Addiction.
  • Dr. Reginald Bibby: Sociologist at the University of Lethbridge and Canada's premier tracker and interpreter of social trends. Author of The Boomer Factor and The Emerging Millennials.
  • Dr. Adrian Parr: Associate professor at the University of Cinncinnati who, among other things, examines how environmental goals are being driven by government, business, and the military. Author of Hijacking Sustainability and New Directions in Sustainable Design.
  • Chief Clarence Louie: Osoyoos Indian Band chief since 1985, and well-known throughout BC and Canada for his progressive views on creating wealth within First Nations' communities.
  • Michael Kinsley: A senior consultant with the Rocky Mountain Institute who has helped build sustainable economies and environments since 1983. He has also provided economic development planning and training to communities in forty states and four foreign countries.
  • Dennis Wilde: A nationally respected green building expert who leads the Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Division at Gerding Edlen. He is a founding member of the Oregon Natural Step Network and serves on the board of the Cascadia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Monday,November 15th
* Championing Change: A Sustainability Planning Forum

Tuesday,November 16th
* Pollution Prevention & Mitigation
* Green Economic Development

Wednesday, November 17th & Thursday November 18th
* Community Sustainability (featuring a wide range of social, cultural, environmental and economic topics)

For detailed information, visit the Fresh Look Foundation website or see the attached program.