Past News & Events
See You at NYC Green Festival
On Earth Day weekend, April 20-21, we will be exhibiting at the New York City Green Festival.
The Festival will feature inspiring keynote presentations; an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; and an organic beer and wine garden.
Be sure to stop by booth #834 to say hello and learn about our Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability.
Marlboro MBA Authors in Sustainable Brands
We take pride in our faculty members being not only outstanding instructors but also authorities in their fields. We’re delighted that Sustainable Brands seems to agree with us. The highly-regarded website has just published a piece by co-authors MBA faculty members Bill Baue and Mark McElroy, and MBA advisor Cary Krosinsky.
Read and ponder “Crossing Thresholds: From Fossil Fuel Divestment to Sustainable Investment.” And congratulations to our spotlighted trio.
MBA Net Impact Chapter Hosts Wine Tasting
Join students and faculty from our MBA in Managing for Sustainability program for a private wine tasting, at Metropolis Wine Bar on Saturday March 23rd at 7:00 PM. The tasting includes a sampling of several sustainable wines and/or beers and some great nibbles too. Cost is $20 cash at the door, $15 for Net Impact members. For more information, please contact VP of Net Impact Event Planning, Julie Fahnestock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of this year’s Slow Living Summit (June 5 – 7), the Slow Living Leadership Institute will offer a course in “Leadership for Sustainable Change” that will carry credits from Marlboro College Graduate School.
The course will be held here at the Grad School in Brattleboro and will be led by our MBA in Managing for Sustainability faculty members Beverly Winterscheid, Ph.D., and Cary Gaunt, Ph.D. It is appropriate for business leaders, social entrepreneurs, community advocates, teachers, and anyone wanting to apply Slow Living principles to their professional or personal life.
Topics to be covered include:
- The Art of Visioning the Possible - alone, and with others
- Courageous Conversations - deep listening and conscious speaking in the face of alternate views
- Contemplative Leadership Practices - presence, planning & alignment of personal values with action
- Stakeholders & Community - the key parties (both human and more-than-human) for project success and what they want or need
- Tuesday evening (June 4, 2013): Arrival, informal meet and greet, time and location to be announced.
- Wednesday (June 5) beginning at 8:30 AM: Class sessions at Marlboro College Graduate School, downtown Brattleboro
- Wednesday evening through Friday (June 7, 2013): Institute registrants participate in the Slow Living Summit, except for selected luncheons and maybe evening gatherings for the Institute.
- Friday (June 7, 2013): As part of the Summit’s closing Plenary, we honor the Institute graduates with a certificate ceremony. The Slow Living Institute concludes on Friday at the same time as the Slow Living Summit.
- Three credit-hour registrants will complete additional coursework with the instructors after the conclusion of the Summit, on a schedule to be arranged for mutual convenience.
For full details and to register, please visit the Slow Living Summit website.
Alex Wilson will discuss his new initiative, the Resilient Design Institute (RDI), here on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The Resilient Design Institute (RDI) advances practical solutions that can be employed by communities, businesses, and individuals to adapt and thrive amid the accelerating social, ecological, and climatological change being experienced today. In this program, Wilson will address resilient design as a driver of sustainability.
Well-known in the green design field, Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and Environmental Building News. He has a well-earned reputation for being a pioneer in Green Architecture and remains a leading light in the field. Alex is incisive, technical, and filled with anecdotes. His Brattleboro-based company’s resources are used throughout North America and the world by designers and builders wanting to create more environmentally responsible buildings. He also writes the weekly Energy Solutions column in the Brattleboro Reformer and is a member of Marlboro Grad School’s MBA Circle of Advisors.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Raleigh City Farm was among three recent winners of Green America's first quarterly "People & Planet" award, which recognizes America's best green, small businesses. It will receive $5,000. Winners were selected by the public, who had a month-long open voting period online at Green America's website.
Green America's "People & Planet Awards" recognize innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. The first round of the Awards focused on green businesses that also are active in serving their local communities.
Recently-graduated MBA alum Ryan Finch has played a key role at the Farm. Her Capstone Project fostered the launch of the Farm in March of this year by raising funds through a Kickstarter Campaign, cultivating stakeholder engagement to grow the farm, building a social media marketing strategy, writing a business plan, and developing a cash flow forecast.
Raleigh City Farm's goal is to transform unexpected downtown spaces into beautiful and nourishing farmland. It engages the local community in the process of growing food and sparking imaginations about agriculture in the city. These highly-visible spaces are an educational tool to demonstrate responsible, intensive growing techniques and encourage movement toward a restorative, community-based food system. Its weekly farm stand offers fresh and organically grown food for local residents. Raleigh City Farm serves as a field trip destination for neighboring elementary and middle schools as well as universities and assisted living centers.
Well done, Ryan. The value of your good work is obvious to all.
Marlboro MBA alum and chef, Tristan Toleno of Entera Artisanal Catering, will prepare the meal using foods from local farms and businesses including Lilac Ridge Farm, Sweet Tree Farm and Red Hen Baking Company.
Net Impact is a global community of more than 30,000 changemakers who use their jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems, demonstrating that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line – but people and planet, too.
This dinner raises funds to support the activities of the Marlboro Net Impact chapter. Costs are $25 for adults, $20 for Net Impact members, and $10 for youngsters.
Scott Farm produces 90 varieties of ecologically grown apples, and many other fruits and berries. David Tanzey, Executive Director of the Landmark Trust, which owns the farm, will welcome the group to Scott Farm.
To register for the dinner, please visit: http://farmtotablemarlboro.eventbrite.com/
For more information, contact Mary Karis at Marlboro College Graduate School: email@example.com.