Green is Good

As Michael Douglas famously said in the film Wall Street, “Green is good.” Building on that point, The Business and Environment Club has organized two weeks of events that explore opportunities (and challenges) related to environmental sustainability that businesses are currently facing and will continue to encounter in the years to come.

Below is more information about the exciting events held during Green Week. Be sure to check the event monitors and soon-to-be-posted posters for the latest details. We are still finalizing the schedule, so times and event details may change. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Rachel Webber, director of Energy Initiatives for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, will speak about her company’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2010. Join us afterwards for free beer at Daedalus with the Social Enterprise Club (who organized the speaking event) and the Energy Club.

Tuesday, March 11 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Visiting Professor Andy King will run a discussion and interactive simulation of how fishing companies compete with one another within common fishing grounds. Beyond helping Professor King develop the tool, we’ll discuss issues in public goods management applicable to water, air, and other natural resources.

Friday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.
There’s a screening of the hard-hitting and thought-provoking film, Syriana, sponsored by the Energy Club.

Monday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m.
We’ll be screening a hard-hitting and thought-provoking film. We just haven’t picked which one yet.

Tuesday, March 18 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Gary Hirschberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farms, will speak about his new book, Stirring it Up: How to Make Money and Save the World. Mr. Hirschberg will cover how companies, both small and large-or, in the case of Stonyfield, small bought by large (Danone)-are able to turn environmental sustainability into profit.

Later that day at 4:30 p.m., Arthur Huang of Miniwiz, will speak about his company’s efforts to commercialize HYmini, a hand-held device charger that harnesses both wind and solar energy. We especially encourage people interested in entrepreneurship and new product design to attend.

Wednesday, March 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Representatives of Clif Bar, Peak Organic Brewing Company, and Fiji Water will lead a discussion on opportunities and trends in consumer packaged goods. Following the event, join us somewhere on campus for more free beer! This time, it will be organic.

Green Week concludes Thursday, March 20
With two topical panels. From 3:00-4:00 p.m., experts will discuss climate change and its impact on the bottom line. And from 4:30-5:30 p.m., we’re hosting a panel on new technologies and solutions to solve the pending global water crisis.

We hope that these events illustrate the range of ways in which environmental sustainability will increasingly impact our lives, both personally and professionally. Please come to as many events as you can manage and invite your friends. All events are free and open to the public