12 July 2010

July 24 & 26 Special Events

Posted by Admin under: Events; Forum; Global .

Our next regular meeting on July 24, 1-4 p.m. at Morris County Library will feature Mary Reilly on communicating sustainability messages in the face of resistance (details below), and Meric Ozgur on the UN Global Compact 2010 Leaders’ Summit (see below for details). We’re also co-hosting a special panel discussion on Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry on Monday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Please RSVP to let us know that you’re coming. View/download flyer here: SLF-ISE-NetImpactJuly26FLYER.pdf.

Mary Reilly, Principal of ReillyGreen and Associates, will conduct a practical, hands-on workshop as to how individuals can influence neighbors, employers, co-workers, and friends to act in more sustainable ways.  One of her special skills is presenting information to groups where there may be resistance to the message. Mary, an expert in group dynamics, has been working with organizations for 20 years and understands how to effect changes in small or large ways.

This program will be a short workshop where participants will be able to practice what they learn so that they won’t preach. There will be a few short case examples and then the opportunity for participants to create their own plan to discuss sustainability in such a way that gains commitment, instead of losing it.

Mary has an MBA in Sustainability and Organizational Development, is LEED accredited, Cranford Green Team Captain, has contributed to the development of the Sustainable Jersey program.  Ms. Reilly is an expert in effective teams, personal influence as well as sustainability. Along with group effectiveness, she also specialized in communications to groups when the group considers themselves to be at risk.

Meric Ozgur is a Human Resources Specialist in a global manufacturing company where she is a practitioner in numerous HR functions, including compensation, international/domestic relocation and immigration. She received her undergraduate degree in Statistics, at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and her EMBA degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), New Jersey. She recently finished a graduate certificate program in Managing Sustainability from FDU and INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.

Meric has involved in several sustainability projects, focusing on individual/ group behavior and its impact on business and society. She is a co-author of an article “Can Green Swim Upstream?” where authors examined the underlying values of sustainability, and inquired about the long-term business applications from a Management/ Human Resources perspective. The article was published in People & Strategy Journal’s special issue for transitioning to green economy in Spring 2010.

Meric was a volunteer at UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in June 2010, and will share her learnings about Global Compact with the participants. As a recent graduate of the Managing Sustainability certificate program from ISE/INCAE, she will also share the highlights of the program, its impacts and aftermath in her personal and professional life.

Please join us for this meeting at our new location, the Morris County Library, at 30 Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ 07981. Here’s a Google Map. It’s about 10 minutes from the Morristown train station, and we’ll arrange to pick you up on the way if you’re coming by public transit (please email Victoria Zelin at [email protected] or call her at (908) 306-0272 or (908) 507-3150 cell, for assistance). The program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Members and first-time guests are free, attendance is $20 per session or annual membership starts at $25 with volunteer time, up to $195 for twelve monthly meetings. (Fees waived or reduced for those with extenuating circumstances.) Please RSVP to let us know that you’re coming — thanks.

For more information on the July 26 event on Sustainability in the Pharamceutical Industry, see July 26: Panel on Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

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Correction: We'll be hosting this year's holiday potluck — "Bringing Solar Power Home for the Holidays" — on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 4 to 9 p.m. Click here for more details. RSVP to [email protected].
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Sustainable Neighborhood & Community Conversations (III).
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Transforming Neighborhoods and Communities II.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Transforming Neighborhoods & Communities.
Saturday, June 16, 2012: SLF Potluck June 16: Sustainable Living Communities.
The Sustainable Haiti Conference took place April 23-25, 2012 in Miami.
"Inside Job" Movie Party. Saturday, February 11th, 6:00 PM, Liberty Ridge, The Hills, Bernards Twp, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
2nd 'Buy Haitian, Restore Haiti Conference', January 26, 2012, Karibe Convention Center, Petion Ville, Haiti
Dec 11 SLF Potluck: "Bringing Sustainability Home for the Holidays" Basking Ridge, NJ. RSVP to [email protected].
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 4 p.m. Open House Party & Potluck, Saturday, July 9, 4 p.m., Basking Ridge, NJ.
RSVP to [email protected]
Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m. EcoCenter Update. At the Morristown EcoCenter, 55 Bank Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. "Haiti & Us: The Leading Edge of Sustainable Development." At the Morristown EcoCenter, 55 Bank Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. A copy of the update presentation has been posted here.
Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m. "Creating the Morristown EcoCenter." Held at 55 Bank Street, Morristown, the site of the proposed EcoCenter.
Saturday, February 19, 1-4 p.m. Monthly meeting, ""A Profound Transformation in Consciousness," Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ. Click here for details.
Saturday, January 15, 1-4 p.m. Putting Idealism into Practice: Tour of Half Moon House. Click here for details.
Saturday, December 18, 1-4 p.m. Challenge & Strategy Session: "Reinventing Wealth," followed by our annual "Potluck for the Planet" from 4 to 8. Click here for details.
Saturday, November 20, 1-4 p.m. Challenge & Strategy Session: "How Do We Measure Sustainable Value?". Click here for details.
Saturday, October 16, 1-4 p.m. Challenge and Strategy Session: "Toward a Sustainable Growth Strategy for New Jersey".
Download the slide presentation here, and the discussion paper here.

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