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Building a Sustainable Economy

The Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE) lecture series is a collaboration between Sustainable Bainbridge, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Graduate Institute at Pinchot University, YES! Magazine, and the Bainbridge Public Library. We host a series of community presentations featuring visiting business leaders and executives in the CAIR (Change Agents in Residence) program and distinguished faculty at the Pinchot University.

2015-16 Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE) Series
Friday, November 13, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N
"Diversity & Inclusion in Social Entrepreneurship", featuring Effenus Henderson, President and CEO of HenderWorks, a human resources/diversity consulting firm based in Federal Way, and Janis Puracal, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Oregon Innocence Project
The value of diversity in our workplaces and throughout our world is among the most controversial topics of our time. Even in the United States, a country that has achieved significant civil rights milestones, women, people of color, the LGBT community and other people remain cultural minorities plagued with unimaginable social and professional barriers. Imagine a world where all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or financial persuasion have access to the resources necessary to live lives of consequence and equality. 

Upcoming BASE Events 

December 11: Food & Agriculture, with Eric Eddings, President and CEO at Oregon Ice Cream, and Sarah Beaubien, VP of Sustainability at Farmer Brothers 
January 15: Corporate Sustainability at Starbucks - A Case Study, with Jim Hanna, Director of Environmental Affairs at Starbucks Coffee
February 12: Green Buildings, with Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, Conferences & Events at the U.S. Green Building Council 
March 11:Sustainability and Social Impact in Apparel, with Mandy Cabot, CEO at Dansko, and Letitia Webster, Global Director of Corporate Sustainability at VF Corporation