April 23, 24, 25, 2010
Santa Barbara City College Campus, Santa Barbara, California
Hosted by the SBCC Center for Sustainability
How a new generation of entrepreneurs can bring innovations to the marketplace, secure basic needs for all, and make sustainable businesses competitive.
On YouTube: Gunter Pauli introduces "The Blue Economy" and it`s 100 innovations - Video
Evening Talk & Book-Signing
Fri, April 23, 7:30 - 9:30pm, SBCC Fe Bland Auditorium $15
Building the Blue Economy Workshop with Gunter Pauli, plus guests***
Sat, April 24, 9am - 5pm, SBCC Campus, $120 ($100 early registration/April 3)
***Saturday Workshop with Gunter Pauli/Afternoon break-out sessions with: Woody Tasch, President of Slow Money Alliance. Kreigh Hampel, City of Burbank, Public Works, Recycling Coordinator. Randy Grissom, Director of the Santa Fe Community College Sustainable Technologies Center
Retreat with Gunter Pauli, Sunday, April 25, 10am - 4pm $300 ($250 early registration/April 3)
Join the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability for a rare chance to spend time with one of the most innovative thinkers of our times. Author of the newly published book "The Blue Economy, 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs" Gunter Pauli challenges us to give up doomsday thinking...
Gunter Pauli suggests by emulating nature we can evolve from an economy based on scarcity to an economy based on abundance---the cascading, nutrient rich, Blue Economy. Founder of Zero Emissions Research Initiatives (ZERI) Global Network, Gunter Pauli pioneered the concept of waste being seen as a resource that with creative thinking, can be used to create multiple enterprises from singular ones, with benefits for the economy and the environment. Pauli is fond of saying that returns on investment from these kinds of business models far exceed those of companies like Microsoft.
Gunter Pauli, famous eco-entrepreneur and passionate proponent of green development worldwide, is the former president of Ecover biodegradable soap company who built Europe’s first ecological factory. Pauli is the founder of Worldwatch Europe, and a member of the Club of Rome and directs the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo. He lectures regularly to business executives and governments, and is the author of 17 books in 21 languages.
Sponsored by the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability
Co-sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Additional sponsors include Carbon Farming & Economy Courses