The SSEE 2011 Conference will provide a forum to discuss the consumerism of today's society by breaking SILO's, with some leaders in the field such as:
Annie Leonard - Author of The Story of Stuff From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
Paul Gilding - Author of The Great Disruption It’s time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. We need instead to brace for impact because global crisis is no longer avoidable. This Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet’s ecosystems and resources.
“This is the most important “environmental” book to have been published for many years. It’s one of those rare books, which come along every so often, that can really change the paradigm of the political debate.”— Chris Rose, previous Deputy Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, author of campaignstrategy.org
“We’re in the rapids now, heading for the falls, too late to swim for shore. But Paul Gilding offers some excellent insights into how we might weather that which we can no longer completely prevent–and how we can still prevent that which we won’t be able to weather. If you’re planning to stick around for the 21st century, this might be a useful book to consult.”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth, founder of 350.org.
Register for the SSEE 2011 Conference for the opportunity to listen to these great speakers and to participate with them and many other great speakers in a Q&A Panel Discussion. Other confirmed participants in the Q&A sessions include:
The sessions, facilitated by Giovanni Ebono, will raise questions about identifying the realities and problems of silos that may not be apparent, and work to define the mechanisms we can use to break out of these silos. Expertise and knowledge of the panel members will be drawn upon, and attendants will have the unique opportunity to participate, ask direct questions, and assist the conference in identifying ways to transition to sustainability.
There is also a great program with four streams of papers and workshops about sustainability and how it can work for you and your business.