4 March 2010

March 13th Meeting: Electric Vehicle Project and The Awarenest

Posted by Admin under: Events; Forum; Sustainability; Transportation .

Saturday, March 13th Meeting
Electric Vehicle Project and The Awarenest
1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wayne Public Library*

Two Presentations:

Paul Heitmann will talk about the Electric Vehicle (EV) Project, its goals, and the general movement toward EVs and what is needed. Paul recently joined Phoenix-based eTec, which received a grant for $100 million to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations in U.S. history. Previously, Paul worked for Comverge (NJ), a demand response and energy efficiency company, providing smart grid solutions to utilities and their commercial, industrial and residential customers.

Regan Caton was inspired to create The Awarenest when she had trouble finding sustainable and green living resources in her community. The Awarenest is an online portal connecting and delivering sustainable resources to local communities (<http://awarenest.stage.cc/>http://awarenest.stage.cc). Founder-Regan Caton has spent the last 25 years in accessory design and is also the co-owner of Rumblefish Collection which offers eco-friendly jewelry that is cause-oriented. Regan is also the “green” product advisor for EcoMattersTV, which will be launching online June 2010.


RSVP if you can attend on March 13th to [email protected]. An attendee’s first Sustainable Leadership Forum monthly meeting is free. If you have attended before, please take this as an opportunity to become a member. Regular membership fee for a year is $195, or recommended donation per session is $20; discounted rates are available for those who provide volunteer hours to the organization. More information is available on the registration page of this site or by calling Victoria Zelin at 908-306-0272.

The Sustainable Leadership Forum (SLF) brings people together, face to face, to strengthen members’ capabilities in thinking, acting and leading others to bring about a sustainable future on this planet. The SLF is a peer network of people from all walks of life who are committed to forwarding humanity’s evolution toward environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Leaders from public, private and not-for-profit organizations are invited to present their projects to SLF audiences and receive participation, feedback and coaching in developing creative solutions and leading high-impact, enduring change initiatives. Members and SLF website followers are encouraged to start or join projects. Currently the SLF meets monthly in northern NJ, and plans to form a network of local chapters.

*For directions to the Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470, see http://waynepubliclibrary.org/locations_hours.html.

2 Comments so far...

Robert T Dombrowski Says:

12 March 2010 at 6:44 am.

Hi Jonathan & Victoria,

I plan on attending the SLF event on Saturday. A lot to talk about – see you then.

Bye for now
Bob Dombrowski
Nanoview Associates LLC

The Sustainable Leadership Forum » Emergent Leadership Says:

14 March 2010 at 9:19 am.

[…] The central concept that I’ve been exploring lately, that lies at the heart of what we aim to do through the Sustainable Leadership Forum, is that of “emergent leadership.” Our recent event — which featured members Paul Heitmann on electric vehicles and Regan Caton on her new web site The Awarenest (currently in pre-beta) — provided some good examples. (The meeting is desvribed briefly here; […]

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