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Dec 18, 2007

Foundation for a Sustainable Community at Spice Street tonight for Emerging Green Builders

From the Triangle Emerging Green Builders -- a cool program tonight:


Join us at Spice Street for a cold beverage and a short dialogue on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber's Foundation for a Sustainable Community.


Date : Tuesday, Dec. 18th
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Spice Street, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill
For directions, please visit their website at: www.ghgrestaurants.com/spice/spicestreet.html

Speaker: Foundation for a Sustainable Community 

The mission of the Foundation for a Sustainable Community is to invest business and community resources to promote and advance the triple bottom line of community sustainability: environmental stewardship, social equity and economic prosperity.

The Foundation's programs are focused on sustaining the environment, building relationships in the community, providing affordable housing, supporting local schools, amplifying community leadership skills and generating economic prosperity. Some of these programs include:

Community Leadership Collaboration
Institute for Sustainable Development
Workforce Housing Partnership
Business in Education Partnership
Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Sustainable Enterprise Certification

There will be a 15 minute discussion and then we will commence with our usual networking and socializing.
Come join us for a cold beverage and networking with other green-minded people!

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This was a great event -- I'll send an update shortly about the Foundation for Sustainable Community's work and plans.

Less directly related to the EGB and the Foundation, I do want to mention one thing before I forget. In a packed room of ~50, I spotted exactly one non-white person. That was, as you might guess, me.*

So why is this is a big deal? Naturally, I don't mean to say that the EGB or the Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce are racist or discriminatory. What I do mean to say is -- if this group of mostly young professionals in their 20s and 30s is representative of our future economic leadership in the Triangle, we are seriously, painfully, missing some people in the pipeline. And that isn't just bad for the people who aren't represented. It's bad for everyone who might eventually benefit from their strength at the table.


*there may have been another there. I didn't look carefully because the issue didn't hit me until I got home. But damn, I should have remembered seeing at least one non-white face.

Posted by: Phil | Dec 19, 2007 1:17:10 PM

Phil, that's an interesting demographic that you noticed. I'd love to hear you give it some further thought. That aside though, the whole thing makes me miss small town NC. I cannot wait to get back . . . whenever that is.

Posted by: Doc | Dec 20, 2007 2:28:27 AM