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Community-based businesses here and around the world April 29

April 27, 2009

A delicious new point of view. We're taking another step toward a better integrated University, where we are more connected to each others' work and better utilizing our distinct talents in order to take our ideas/products/services off campus to the world and maybe even make some money!

Local Matters: Community-based businesses here and around the world

On Wednesday, April 29 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the University Club, Net Impact and Be Local Fort Collins will be hosting a networking reception for all interested parties working on sustainability at CSU and in Fort Collins.

This reception will be a time for graduate students, undergrads, and their professors to gather and discuss their research and innovations focusing on sustainability with an emphasis on how we may begin to move our ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace.

Other activities

Information booths on the Lory Student Center Plaza:

(1) Be LOCAL: Meet the people behind our unique, one-of-a-kind, homegrown, independent businesses here in Northern Colorado. Enjoy fresh perspectives and coupons from agriculture, retail, home and living, health and recreation.

(2) Get “GLOCAL” Glocal = local, globally: Visit with graduate students from the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) program about their involvement in communities around the globe. Learn about social enterprises dealing with health, agriculture, income generation, and telecommunications.

In the Lory Student Center Sunken Lounge:

Film: Eat Local - Grow Local: Taking Root in Northern Colorado (12 minute film, showing continuously)

Poster display
: The theme is, "Get Vocal for Local: 10 excellent reasons for supporting independent businesses."

We also are hoping these teams will be cross disciplinary with members from departments such as environmental research, trade studies, ag econ, engineering, and others. This meeting will start to identify the potentially interested parties. We are looking for local ideas to help Fort Collins be more sustainable as well as ideas that reach out to developing countries.


Please come out to share your ideas about what needs to be done in order to create a better connection between us. Sponsored by the GSSE program.

Contact: Tim Wade
Phone: (410) 920-0597