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Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute's Executive Director introduces the discussion with an overview of the organization.

Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute's Executive Director introduces the discussion with an overview of the organization.

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  • Sponsored by
  • Energy Upfit CampaignSeptember 19, 2011
    John Stevens Tim Ballard
    Kevin Westmoreland
    Steve Cochran
    Moderator:
    Lenny Bernstein
  • A Collaborative Approach, featuring experts in
    • Air Quality
    • Water Resources and Quality
    • Built Environment
    • Natural Environment
    • Economics
  • The 3 E’s of Sustainability
    Environment
    Economy
    Equity (Society)
    Equity
    But also…
    • Energy
    • Education
    ( )
  • Knowledge Into Action
    Innovation through linking:
    • Scientific research related to the environment
    • Applied research in the built and natural environment
    • Action research in economic development
  • “to create abundance by design”
    “We strive not only to discover and foster innovations but also to get them adopted at scale and speed. This higher bar challenges us to overcome a myriad technical, economic, and cultural barriers.” (Rocky Mountain Institute 2010 Annual Report)
  • The Green Laboratory: WNC
    WNC’s extraordinary biodiversity
    WNC’s pioneering history of ecological awareness and self-reliance
    WNC’s intellectual depth and vitality of its burgeoning creative class
  • Identify and Grow
    Start small and ramp UP!
    Action
    Knowledge
  • Energy Upfit Campaign
    With collaboration,
    we will make a difference!
  • The mission of the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute is to drive knowledge into action, solving societal problems today and for generations to come by harnessing world-class environmental, economic, and energy research while encouraging collaborations among researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, government officials and community activists.