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Breaking Boundaries Series: Eco-Entrepreneur Gunter Pauli to speak at Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – Famous eco-entrepreneur and passionate proponent of green development worldwide, Gunter Pauli, will discuss The Green Job Machine: The Laws of Physics andamp; Our Economy, July 28 at 6 p.m. on the campus of Sierra Nevada College as part of the Breaking Boundaries series.Born in Antwerp, Gunter Pauli is credited with building the worldandamp;#8217;s first biodegradable factory. Not content to rest on his laurels, he remains a man with a mission to create ethically, socially and culturally sensitive businesses that protect the earth in sustainable and creative ways. His solutions have proven elegant in their simplicity and striking in their effectiveness. Fifteen years ago, Pauli created a program in Colombia to convert coffee pulp (then considered a waste product) into mushrooms (a healthy, cholesterol and fat free source of protein). Even as the American economy continued along its troubled course, student entrepreneurs in California started a similar program using coffee waste from Oakland and Berkeley . A passionate proponent of green development and a clean economy, Pauli has lived all over the world and speaks six languages andamp;#8211; a skill that serves him well as the founder of the Zero Emissions Research andamp; Initiatives, a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. Members of the ZERI family view waste as a resource and seek solutions using natureandamp;#8217;s design principles as inspiration. If, as Pauli contends, our present economic model is incapable of meeting humankindandamp;#8217;s basic needs over the long-term, then perhaps itandamp;#8217;s time to stop looking at the underperformers in our economy and to focus our sights instead on the industries of the future. Myths and Mountains, an award-winning travel company, serves as the host of this event and is itself a shining example of what is possible when dominant paradigms shift. Not content to simply facilitate trips to amazing locales around the world, as a proud corporate sponsor of READ Global. Myths and Mountains helps READ build libraries and community centers in the countries that its clientele visits. These facilities are then self-funded by businesses planted and nurtured by READ Global. Proceeds from Gunter Pauliandamp;#8217;s talk will be used to sustain READ Globalandamp;#8217;s mission; Incline Village will be the lead donor by supporting a library in Nepal.Donandamp;#8217;t miss this opportunity to learn who tomorrowandamp;#8217;s eco-entrepreneurs will be and which industries will become the pillars of a new economy and why Gunter Pauli are bullish on the future.

Tuesday, July 28Doors open at 5:15 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m. Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College ,999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (775) 83-5454 or (800) 670-6984.


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