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2010 Winter Sustainability Fair

Sustainability: The New Business as Usual

Join us as we explore the new role of sustainability in business. No longer a barrier to the long term success of businesses, but rather is something that many profitable businesses have come to embrace.

Headlining this year's Winter Sustainability Fair is Chris Paine, director of WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? His talks will focus on politics, personalities, and cold hard cash reasons for return of the electric car. He shares his role as the filmmaker who caught GM and others destroying thousands of this "disruptive technology" in 2003. Seven years later, he's documenting the incredible return of electric cars for his 2011 film REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR. Chris will also include a preview of his upcoming documentary.

The panel discussion will focus on what some local business are doing to make their business plans more sustainable. Panel members include representatives from Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota Power and Duluth Grill.


Chris Paine BackgroundChris Paine

Chris Paine is the writer/director of Who Killed the Electric Car?. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 before its release by Sony Pictures to become one of the most successful documentaries of the last ten years. His next documentary is Revenge of the Electric Car due in 2011.

Previously, Chris executive produced the motorcycle racing film Faster with Ewan McGregor and No Maps For These Territories about cyberpunk author William Gibson. On the entrepreneurial front, Chris co-founded Internet Outfitters, an early player on the web and Mondo-tronics a materials provider for the Mars Pathfinder mission.

Chris has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight and even updates his facebook page.

Chris graduated from Colgate University in New York and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Sponsors for the 2010 Sustainabilty Fair include

Labovitz School of Business and Economics, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Engineering, UMD Facilities Management, UMD Art Department, Viz Lab, Geography, Environmental Studies, GIS Lab, Center for Sustainable Community Development, Office of Civic Engagement, and UMD Sustainability. Partial funding also provided by the Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon Program

Sustainability Fair Schedule

Monday, November 15

Monday, November 29

Tuesday, November 30

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