BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EBI Consulting, a leader in creating business value through best practices in sustainability and environmental management, will co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Sustainability Symposium and Public Conversation on Friday, Feb. 11, at Boston College’s Yawkey Athletic Center.
The forum, titled “Sustainability: Through the Lens of Water,” will consist of a daylong series of programs designed to bring together regional and global experts on a host of water-related issues ranging from national water zoning policies to local river watershed management.
Event facilitator Peter Crawley, director of Sustainability Services for EBI and an adjunct faculty member at Boston College’s “Leadership for Change” program, which is hosting the event, said the forum allows sustainability experts from around North America to share best practices.
“Water management professionals often work in isolation on these issues,” said Crawley. “Our goal is to bring them together for a more public discussion of the core sustainability issues they are grappling with. We hope this fosters new insights and working relationships.”
Crawley noted that the morning session, titled “The Global Lens: Water and Public Policy,” will address macro sustainability and public policy matters, while the afternoon session, titled “The Local Lens: In the Mystic River Watershed,” focuses specifically on the Mystic River watershed in Greater Boston.
“There’s a global to local theme here that also tries to balance the interests of business, society and the environment,” said Crawley. “This forum will cultivate a deeper understanding of the economic, regulatory and social justice issues involved in sustainable water management.”
Speakers for the morning’s global session are Elisa Speranza of CH2MHill; Sally Yozel of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration; and David Brooks of Friends of the Earth/Canada. The afternoon session features Patrick Herron of the Mystic River Watershed Association; Andrew DeSantis of the city of Chelsea, Mass.; and Ted Tye of National Development. Dan Driscoll of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will also appear at the forum.
- Peter Crawley, director of Sustainability Services for EBI and adjunct professor at Boston College
- Kenneth Mirvis, president of The Writing Company and adjunct professor at Boston College
Who: Event hosted by “Leadership for Change,” a program of the Boston College Winston Center for Leadership & Ethics
What: “Sustainability: Through the Lens of Water”
When: Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Where: Boston College, Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room
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