Door County Economic Development Corporation and Sustain Door Partner to Present a Course on Sustainable Business

How can your organization prosper in these financially challenging times while contributing to a more sustainable world? Learn from working examples, about companies that are making progress toward a new green model of sustainability,

logo-sustain-doorA Natural Step for Business study circle, co-sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corporation and Sustain Door, Inc., will provide a forum for local business and community leaders to explore this question and more. The Natural Step is a framework for sustainable decision-making that utilizes systems thinking and scientific principles. The study circle is the second such course conducted in Door County; the first took place last fall and served seventeen leaders from eleven companies and community organizations.

Using the book Dancing with the Tiger: Learning Sustainability Step by Natural Step, by Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare, a six week series of self-directed readings, facilitated small group discussions, media presentations, and speakers will begin on Monday, February 22, continue on succeeding Mondays, and end on March 29.  It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Door County Economic Development Corporation conference room at 185 E. Walnut St in Sturgeon Bay.

The registration fee for the study circle is $30 per person ($25 for any additional representatives of a particular company) which will include the cost of the book and contribute to expenses incurred for engaging speakers.  Optional refreshments for the six sessions will be provided for an additional fee.

To facilitate discussion, the course is limited to fifteen participants.  For more information or to register for the class, contact Ann Hippensteel at, 920.743.3337 or Janet Frick-Warecki at, 920.743.3113, ext. 200 by Monday, February 8, 2010.

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