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Sponsored by										<br />
Energy Upfit CampaignSeptember 19, 2011<br />John Stevens Tim Ballard<br />Kevin Westmoreland<br />Steve Cochran<br />Mode...
A Collaborative Approach, featuring experts in<br /><ul><li>Air Quality
Water Resources and Quality
Built Environment
Natural Environment
Economics</li></li></ul><li>The 3 E’s of Sustainability<br />Environment<br />Economy<br />Equity (Society)<br />Equity<br...
Education</li></ul>(           )<br />
Knowledge Into Action<br />Innovation through linking: <br />• Scientific research related to the environment<br />• Appli...
“to create abundance by design”<br />“We strive not only to discover and foster innovations but also to get them adopted a...
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    1. 1. Sponsored by <br />
    2. 2. Energy Upfit CampaignSeptember 19, 2011<br />John Stevens Tim Ballard<br />Kevin Westmoreland<br />Steve Cochran<br />Moderator:<br />Lenny Bernstein<br />
    3. 3. A Collaborative Approach, featuring experts in<br /><ul><li>Air Quality
    4. 4. Water Resources and Quality
    5. 5. Built Environment
    6. 6. Natural Environment
    7. 7. Economics</li></li></ul><li>The 3 E’s of Sustainability<br />Environment<br />Economy<br />Equity (Society)<br />Equity<br />But also…<br /><ul><li>Energy
    8. 8. Education</li></ul>( )<br />
    9. 9. Knowledge Into Action<br />Innovation through linking: <br />• Scientific research related to the environment<br />• Applied research in the built and natural environment<br />• Action research in economic development <br />
    10. 10. “to create abundance by design”<br />“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)<br />
    11. 11. The Green Laboratory: WNC<br />WNC’s extraordinary biodiversity<br />WNC’s pioneering history of ecological awareness and self-reliance<br />WNC’s intellectual depth and vitality of its burgeoning creative class<br />
    12. 12. Identify and Grow<br />Start small and ramp UP!<br />Action<br />Knowledge<br />
    13. 13. Energy Upfit Campaign<br />With collaboration,<br />we will make a difference!<br />
    14. 14. 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.<br />
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