Growing Green Enterprise Workshop

2007
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The October 3, 2007, Growing Green Enterprise Workshop in Willmar, MN features Windustry Executive Director Lisa Daniels as one of the presenters at the day-long series of workshops including discussions, presentations, engaging conversations, and interactive sessions covering ...

I. LOCAL SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Local environmental and economic development issues providing opportunities for poverty alleviation and self-employment.

II. GREEN ENTERPRISE INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Examples of green enterprise technologies and businesses from different parts of the US as opportunities for local green business development. Ranging from renewable energy and bio-gas technologies, to green building materials and sustainable agricultural practices.

III. LOCAL EXPERIENCE: NETWORKING AND INFORMATION-SHARING
Facilitated networking and sharing around local experience, projects, businesses and interest in green enterprise in your area.

IV. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS:

i. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & AQUACULTURE
Discovering latest developments and opportunities in micro / sustainable agriculture
and aquaculture.

ii. RENEWABLE ENERGY
Exploring innovations and opportunities in renewable energy.

iii. LOCAL GREEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Considering developments and opportunities in local green economic development,
including local food markets, eco-tourism and sustainable building techniques.

V. LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISE SUCCESS STORIES
Regional success stories from green entrepreneurs in the region, sharing their business concepts and exciting successes along with the challenges they have faced.

VI. KEY STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Learn about value chain analysis and development for the sector and best practices in microenterprise development programs to support local economic development strategies.


VII. GREEN BUSINESS FINANCING
Financial opportunities and innovative financing products for green businesses.

VIII. STRATEGIES FOR MOVING FORWARD
Strategies, partnerships, resources and next steps around poverty alleviation and self-employment opportunities around green enterprise for the community.
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Hosted by EcoVentures International (EVI) and Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore (WEB), both non-profits operating in micro and small business development. Funded by Northwest Area Foundation.

Please call Lawren, Pei or Ilan at EcoVentures International at 202-667-0802 for more details, or contact us at workshop@eco-ventures.org <mailto:workshop@eco-ventures.org> . Register at www.eco-ventures.org/workshop <http://www.eco-ventures.org/workshop> .

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