Solutions Lab 2010 - Research Triangle
An 'Unconference' to network, innovate, and catalyze change
Please take note of updated logistics information at the bottom of this message.
- Advance environmental innovation in your company
- Expand your profitability with greener products, services, and processes
- Engage employees and customers in sustainability efforts
- Network with peers to share ideas about leading green practices (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to see an updated list of participants)
Our competitiveness and economic viability depend on addressing vital environmental issues. Yet, many managers and employees lack the cutting edge information they need to incorporate green business initiatives.
We invite you to participate in the Green Innovation in Business Network's Solutions Lab on January 28, 2010 to learn how you can advance environmentally sound practices in your business while saving money and increasing profits. Presented by the Environmental Defense Fund’s Innovation Exchange and Ashoka, the event offers you the opportunity to share solutions with innovative professionals who are making their companies and organizations more sustainable and competitive.
The 2010 Solutions Lab follows successful events in Boston, San Jose, Austin and Washington DC hosted by leading businesses Google, eBay, Microsoft, and 3M. Participants from these events reported that the events provided them with an invaluable opportunity to network and share ideas with other innovators who are leading sustainability efforts in their companies. For a list of the innovators who attended the 2009 events, please click into the attendee page of the Green Innovation in Business Unconference Wiki.
In order to accelerate networking, learning, and effective change, we use a participatory format enabling you to collaborate with other professionals. Unlike traditional conferences, there will be no formal panels or speeches.
Who should attend?
- Corporate, non-profit, and public sector employees and managers directly involved in sustainability efforts
- Academics and consultants creating sustainable tools, forging partnerships and supporting effective models of green business practices
What will you get?
- New ideas for saving money and making money while helping the environment
- Practical lessons about what works (and doesn't work) in trying to make a company more sustainable
- New relationships with partners and colleagues in other businesses as well as non-profits, academics, and government
- The opportunity to share what you have learned and multiply its value
Please note that this event will be taking place at the Geneen Auditorium, 1st level of Keller Center East, on Duke University's Fuqua School of Business campus. Please refer to our driving directions for more information on the location.
Please also note that parking is limited and there is a $5 (cash only) parking fee. If you plan on parking, please let the attendant know you are with the EDF/Duke event taking place at Geneen Auditorium. The lot for participants is located at Lot 751, at Science Drive and Highway 751. An attendant will be on duty between 7 – 10 AM. After 10 AM, participants can park in the Science Drive visitor lot (at meters for $2/hour).
We would also like to encourage car-pooling to and from the event. If you need a ride or have a ride to give, please post this information on the car-pooling page of the GIBN Wiki.
Are you interested in becoming a GIBN Solutions Lab Supporter? For more information on the benefits and options for supporting our efforts, please visit our Wiki page on How to Become a GIBN Supporter or contact Dave Witzel or Odin Zackman.
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