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Badger Talk: Sustainability and the Coming Decade

Tuesday10/176:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a free, in-person event at the Spring Green Community Library hosted by River Valley Commons and the Morrill Lecture Series as a part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. No registration is necessary.

We face a transition from the way things used to be to the ways things are. What is driving that transition? What does change mean in terms of rural Wisconsin? With any change comes opportunities. How do those opportunities present themselves in small towns? Professor (emeritus) Tom Eggert will talk about the movement toward a more sustainable world and the impact on rural Wisconsin.

Presenter Tom Eggert has been at the forefront of business and sustainability for the last twenty-five years, both teaching classes in sustainability at the University of Wisconsin and founding and serving as the executive director of the WI Sustainable Business Council. Tom taught the first classes on campus in sustainability and later was a co-developer of the graduate certificate in Business, Environment and Social Responsibility (BESR) at the WI School of Business. He has written and spoken extensively on the changing role of business in society, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investing, divestment and on how the private sector can lead in responding to generational challenges such as climate change. Growing out of his interest in sustainability, Tom founded the nonprofit Wisconsin Microfinance. Wisconsin Microfinance’s programs provide people living in areas where access to capital is severely limited ACCESS to financial and support services needed to lift their families out of poverty.

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Spring GreenCommunityLibrary
230 E Monroe St
Spring Green, WI 53588 United States
(608) 588-2276


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