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Issue 19, June 17, 2009 

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Join Our Global Brainstorming Session in Siena
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Our mission is to promote a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a measurement tool that makes the reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers.

Join Our Global Brainstorming Session in Siena

As we see clearly from our data – and from the headlines we read every day – humanity urgently needs to employ existing solutions to address our resource challenges. But even so, there will be a gap between what we can achieve with existing solutions and what we will need to live within the means of one planet.


We clearly need breakthrough thinking and cross-sector collaboration to create the systemic changes we need. This September, Global Footprint Network is convening a global gathering of the minds to tackle the most pressing resource issues humanity is facing and take action toward a sustainable future.

To take place June 7-11, 2010, just outside of Siena, Italy, the Forum will be a highly interactive series of discussions, designed to create the kind of learning and idea-sharing that can move the sustainability agenda forward in a time of increasing ecological (as well as economic) pressure.

    • Academics will have the opportunity to share the latest Ecological Footprint research. • NGOs will discuss the latest innovations in personal behavior change. • Development agencies will explore what is needed to pull people out of poverty while preserving natural capital. • Government representatives will be able to discuss how to maintain a competitive economy during a time of resource scarcity. • Corporations will be able to gain an understanding of how to build a robust business strategy that will withstand ecological pressures.

To apply for and be part of this invitation-only event, contact Bree Barbeau,


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