The Sustany® Foundation supported the Hillsborough Community College Beyond Sustainability Conference- Emerging Models of Financing, Investing, and Savings with a mini grant this Feb. 28–March 1, 2014. Conference topics included time banking, green revolving funds and sustainable endowments. The conference had six panels, keynote addresses, and networking opportunities.
Keynote speakers were:
- Edgar Cahn, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia Law School and founder of the national time banking movement.
- Dr. Christine Gray, former CEO of TimeBanks USA.
- Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute Founder and Executive Director.
Sustany® Foundation Board member Janet Harrison spoke about her work as a sustainability consultant and the Sustany® Sustainable Business Program on a panel entitled 21st Century Green Investments and Portfolios: Case Studies.
“I have attended each of the three HCC Beyond Sustainability Conferences, presenting at the first and third. This year it was remarkable to hear the experiences from commercial business, government, non-profits, students, higher education, and even workforce development regarding their increasing focus on social, economic and environmental impact. Becoming sustainably focused takes courage and collaboration, and we saw many examples of the innovative ways in which organizations are working together.” –Janet Harrison, Sustainability Consultant
Sustany®’s mini grant also enabled Sustainable Business Program sustainability specialists to attend the conference and represent UT and USF.
“The beyond sustainability conference brought together people that were not just focused on sustainability but their goals and aspirations will lead us to a more sustainable world. I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the panel members and guest speakers. I learned more about what is being done around the world that will aid in sustainability such as time banking, reuse of medical tools and the education of soil. The conference went beyond the traditional ideas of sustainability.” –Corri Marteny, MA student at USF Patel College of Global Sustainability