My daughter, Lisa, and I are going to the Oklahoma Sustainability Conference this Saturday in Edmond, Oklahoma. We are both ridiculously excited about this and I hope to have some interesting things to share afterwards. I don’t know if I have many readers who live in this area but if so, it’s not too late to attend. Here is a link and some info:
Oklahoma Sustainability Network and Sustainable Edmond invite you to the Eighth annual Oklahoma Sustainability Network conference, Sustainability: A New Declaration of Independence. The Conference will be Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2009, at the Nigh University Center located at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. As Oklahoma’s signature sustainability event, the annual conference brings together a diverse crowd to work toward the common goal of making Oklahoma a more sustainable state.
We are honored to have William Greider as our keynote speaker. Mr. Greider was the National Affairs Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and a former assistant managing editor at the Washington Post. His most recent book is The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to A Moral Economy. We are also honored to feature a delegation from Greensburg Kansas, the town that responded to a devastating tornado by dedicating itself to rebuild its business, government and community based on sound sustainable principles.
We have a great lineup of lively and informative sessions. Friday will primarily focus on business and governmental interests, including topics of commercial and residential development, marketing, agriculture, energy, sustainable business strategies, government policy and private markets. On Saturday, we will focus more on individual interests, as well as issues of community and personal change. We will be looking at the big picture of sustainability and what individuals can do in their personal and business lives, as well as issues such as land use and transportation, and ethics, religion, and advocacy.