Walking Mountains Science School’s High Country Speaker Series is kicking off next Tuesday, January 14th, 5:30pm at WMSC with Hunter Lovins, Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. Ms. Lovins is renowned globally and will be speaking about the ‘business case for sustainability’ which ties in perfectly with the Vail Beaver Creek 2015 Championships’ Actively Green 2015 initiative. Hunter Lovins was once deemed “Hero of the Planet” by Time Magazine and continues to be widely talked about. She consults with industries and governments worldwide on sustainable development, energy and resource policy, climate change, and land management.
Lovins will explore the business case for sustainability from several perspectives:
• How businesses are innovating through sustainability practices and changing the economic landscape
• How green businesses are more profitable and marketable
• How local communities and governments can be more sustainable and resilient to grow the local economy
Click here for complete information about the event. The event is free and open to the public.
About Actively Green 2015:
An innovative community-driven program that will transform the Vail Valley into a globally-recognized sustainable destination.
A true collaboration, Actively Green is a partnership between the globally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Travel International, the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, the Town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation.
The objectives of this ambitious first-of-its kind effort are to:
• Educate and Certify at least 100 businesses in the community on a set of internationally-recognized sustainability best practices
• Benchmark and Report on data across key performance indicators, helping destination decision-makers to identify successes and opportunities
• Tell a compelling Sustainability Success Story through campaigns that touch visitors and community members alike
The projected outcome? A generation-spanning legacy — one which will ensure the destination inspires residents and engages visitors, while remaining vibrant and resource-rich for the long term.
Click here to get involved with Actively Green 2015.