WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
“Geo Sapiens: A Business Workshop for the Earth Wise” at Arlington Tech Shop, June 6, 10 am till 4:30 pm, at Arlington Tech Shop, 2110-B Crystal Drive, Crystal City, Arlington, VA
ARLINGTON, VA, May 18 –Innovation, creativity and collaborative problem solving are the themes for the June 6 event “Geo Sapiens: A Business Workshop for the Earth Wise” that brings together doers and thinkers from government, businesses and community. The event will take place at the Arlington Tech Shop in Crystal City. The Arlington Greens are a co-sponsor of this event
The workshop offers perspectives from renowned experts in the field of sustainability. Speakers include:
• Martin Ogle, recognized expert in creating sustainable communities and governments
• Larry Robertson, renowned author on innovation and entrepreneurship
• Dr. Robert Means, leading authority on energy policy and regulation and how businesses comply and prosper under environmental legislation.
A panel discussion will include practical approaches to sustainability from experts in renewable energy, environmental home design, legal and business strategies for business sustainability, and how to create a business ecosystem to bring ideas and solution to fruition.
“This workshop will shine a light on the business opportunities created through sustainable urban communities.” said Miriam Gennari, president of MetroMakeover, the event organizer. “With the amount of growth and development taking place in our region, we have an unprecedented opportunity to be creative and rethink entrepreneurship to ensure a vibrant future for our communities and businesses.”
Admission is $50 for students and nonprofit organization members (including Arlington Green members); and $100 for business and general admission.
The workshop will address how to:
• Create empowered communities who value sustainable businesses and organizations
• Connect with entrepreneurs prospering from green product and service innovation
• Design new business models that respond to consumer demand for “net zero” lifestyles
• Network with local leaders and businesses to advance ideas and collaborate on opportunities
• Rethink business proposition to respond to stakeholder expectations for sustainability
• Build business and government partnerships that remove barriers and accelerate progress
“This event brings together an impressive network of like-minded people to connect ideas to resources.” commented Founder of Community Forklift and a Policy Committee member of the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council, Jim Schulman, Founder, Sustainable Community
Initiatives. “Building this critical business ecosystem is an important step to creating a sustainable regional economy.”
Proceeds from the workshop benefit OurTask.com, A 100% volunteer organization dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and accountability among young adults.
For more information or to register for the Workshop go to eventbrite.com, key word “Geo Sapiens.”