Monday, April 20, 2009

John Ikerd to visit TAMU

THIS JUST IN FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT TAMU:

The Father and Author of Sustainable Capitalism is coming to Texas A&M!!! He also has written extensively on sustainable agriculture including; Small Farms are Real Farms andCrisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture

When: April 27th/ Monday/ Rudder 601/ 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

RSVP through Facebook event link

Watch Dr. Ikerd on YouTube "On the Cost of Cheap Food"

You may have been hearing the word, “Sustainability” either around campus, at home or on the internet a lot lately. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it may seem like a buzzword or descriptive of some kind of fringe environmental movement, but it is much more than that. It is the basis of a comprehensive progressive effort that has begun to encourage many people who engage in a myriad of studies and occupations to ask themselves, “how can we plan success for the present generation while keeping in mind the needs of future generations?” Getting to know the sustainability movement would not only be a good idea because of the inherent good that comes with conserving and protecting the environment, but on a more personal note because of the likelihood that in any number of professions the probability that a student will be applying for a job or internship in a, “green” industry is becoming exceedingly high.

Take action and educate yourself. On Monday, April 27th at 6:00 in Rudder 601 John Ikerd, nationally renowned academic and activist and the, “Father of Sustainable Capitalism” is coming to speak at Texas A&M. He is an engaging speaker who is an avid defender of the American family farmer, the environment and local democracy. His books include Sustainable Capitalism, the book which established the field with which it shares a title, Small Farms are Real Farms, A Return to Common Sense, and Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture.

John Ikerd is an extremely engaging speaker and is looking forward to coming to Texas A&M because of the caliber of the graduates of our school. He will be coming straight from a speaking engagement in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the country’s most highly acclaimed collegiate Sustainability program to speak here because of the promise he believes Aggies have as leaders. He recognizes our potential to affect positive change across the board in the reform and development of the fields of business, politics, agriculture, sustainability, conservation, education and economics.

The event is being hosted by the Collegiate Association for Social Entrepreneurship, Texas Environmental Action Coalition, Aggie Community Garden, the Department of Multicultural Services, Texas A&M Sustainability Council, and KEOS Radio 89.1. Come out to enjoy the speaker, network and listen to an informative, engaging speaker cover a topic that is sure to touch the majority of us in our approaching professional lives.

2 comments:

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Oh John Ikerd! One of Columbia, Missouri's own. You know, I have had the joy of meeting John Ikerd and his wife at a book reading and he is a very articulate, intelligent, and down to earth guy. I love his books, I bet he is going to give a great speech.

Heather @ SGF said...

We're pretty excited! I can't make it to the event itself (I have a volunteer going to represent our group), but I'm hoping to catch it on video later. Plus there's a second opportunity to meet for lunch that day as well. With any luck, I can do the lunch.