VIDEO: Carbon Footprint Founder Urges Investment in 'Wealth of Nature' [3:15]
VIDEO: Carbon Footprint Founder Urges Investment in 'Wealth of Nature'
Hillsborough, NJ, September 18, 2013. A standing-room-only forum presented by Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit certification program, convenes 200 civic and environmental activists to redefine sustainability in the 21st century. Nearly 400 New Jersey municipalities participate in Sustainable Jersey's conservation strategies that foster energy efficiency and savings, waste reduction, water conservation, cost sharing, and other sustainable practices. These municipalities comprise 82% of the state's population.
Keynote speaker Mathis Wackernagel, President of Global Footprint Network and an environmental engineer by training, suggests that living "within the means of nature is the most productive economic proposition." Margaret Waldock of the Geraldine R. Dodge foundation notes that despite community recycling, the amount of garbage that we're generating is still "higher than it's ever been."
Other speakers included Randy Solomon and Donna Drewes, co-directors of Sustainable Jersey, and Andrew Bowman of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The forum's venue was Duke Farms, a 2700-acre reserve that is free and open to the public every day except Wednesdays, from 8:30 am to 6 pm.