Sustainability, Energy, Apple, Globe, Grass, Meadow





3:30pm - 5:00 pm


4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21

Six Sessions

This course will be offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.

Technology has tied our world together more tightly than ever before in history.  News cycles the globe within minutes. Washington State apples are enjoyed in Shanghai, while strawberries from China are dessert in New York. We’ve had enormous benefits from globalization: greatly improved health, better education, knowledge and technology, and advanced infrastructure among them.  But there have been real costsdegradation of natural environments and upheavals in social realms among them.  How do we fix these very real problems, individually and cooperatively, with ingenuity, care, and respect across the globe? A tall order?  Yes. Start here. Start now.

Suggested readings:

The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Building New Bridges, Ed. Jeana Wirtenberg, Linda M. Kelley, David Lipsky, William G. Russell. [Second Edition—Routledge, 2018].

Please read Chapter 7: Sustainable Globalization.

Linda Morris Kelley Principal and Enterprise Ecologist with Transitioning to Green, LLC.  Her work is to advance holistic sustainability–environmental responsibility, social equity and thriving economies–inspiring and educating people, communities, and businesses.  She is a co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Building New Bridges (2018). She serves on the steering committee of Berkshire Bridges - Working Cities Pittsfield, the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, and formerly was on the board of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston.  She has a B.A. from Bucknell University.

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