Bringing Sustainable Practices to Your Community or Business

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Bringing Sustainable Practices to Your Community or Business, Lessons from Sweden on April 29th

What we can learn from the Eco-municipalities of Sweden
Thursday, April 29th, 5:30 to 7:00pm
At the Ethical Society in Center City – Registration begins 5:00pm
Book signing and reception with local organizations to follow

Throughout Sweden, over 60 cities and towns of all sizes and shapes have adopted sustainability principles as official municipal policy, and have implemented these widely throughout their governments and larger communities. Achieving 100 percent freedom from fossil fuels in municipal operations, 90 percent solid waste recycling rates, over 200 new eco-enterprises in a small town with a former 25 percent unemployment rate are just a few of their countless accomplishments. Many communities in the U.S. and elsewhere are working on single-issue sustainable development projects and initiatives, such as green building, climate change, or sustainability indicators. In contrast, the Swedish eco-municipalities are working on sustainable development across the board, where thousands of municipal employees, citizens, and business people are systematically changing to sustainable practices.

Cost: Sliding scale $10-$15 to cover speaker expenses, students with ID free. Refreshments provided!
The Ethical Society at 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square,
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