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School hosting free lecture series on sustainability

The School of Social Work is hosting a Public Engagement Speaker Series on “Creating Sustainability Enterprises.”

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 500 of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building (School of Social Work) at 325 Pittsboro Street.

January 24: “History and Evolution of the Sustainability Movement”

Frank Phoenix, Fenwick Foundation, Partner in Greenbridge Development

January 31: “Sustainability, the Triple Bottom Line, and Green Plus”

Aaron Nelson, Ford Foundation Fellow for Regional Sustainable Development, Institute for Sustainable Development, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

February 7: “Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise”

Chris Gergen, Bull City Forward, Duke University Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative, author of Life Entrepreneur

February 21: “How Community Institutions and Major Employers Are Responding to Sustainability”

Chapel Hill–Carrboro City Schools (Certified Green Plus), UNC Health Care, iContact, City of Durham, Chatham County

March 14: “The Rise of the Fourth Sector and Social Enterprise”

Heerad Sabeti, Convening Trustee of the Fourth Sector Network

Jon Parker, Co-Chair, NC Fourth Sector Cluster Initiative and Executive Director of Good Work

March 21: “State of Community Report and Identifying our Local Challenges”

Aaron Nelson

March 28: “A Participatory Model of Sustainable Development”

Gary Nelson, Associate Director, Jordan Institute for Families; Co-Founder, Institute for Sustainable Development

Chris Howell, Clinical Instructor, Jordan Institute for Families

April 4: “Creating a Business Plan for Sustainable Development, Community Development Organizations and Social Enterprise”

Carl Baumann, Durham Technical Community College; Senior Counselor, SCORE

April 18: “The Leadership Dimension of Sustainable Development”

Gary Nelson and Aaron Nelson

For more information on this series, contact Gary Nelson.