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Building the Blue Economy with Gunter Pauli

The Blue Economy

April 23, 24, 25, 2010

Location: Santa Barbara City College Campus - Santa Barbara, California
SB City College has an East & West Campus entrance, please check the link for directions:
SBCC Campus Map

Hosted by: SBCC Center for Sustainability

Event Co-Sponsors: SB Permaculture Network and SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Event Info: E-mail . margie@sbpermaculture.org - Tel. (805)962-2571

Evening Talk & Booksigning

Date: Friday - April 23, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Fe Bland Auditorium - Santa Barbara City College West Campus
Price: $15 (SBCC students $10)

Description of the Event : CLICK HERE

Workshop: From Green Jobs to Building the Blue Economy
with Gunter Pauli & Guests

Date: Saturday - April 24, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: SBCC East Campus - Physical Science Building (PS 101)
Price: $120 ($100 early registration/April 6)

Description of the Event : CLICK HERE

Parking free and without permit on the upper level East Campus parking lot just past the SBCC bookstore.

Retreat with Gunter Pauli

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: North of Santa Barbara on the Gaviota Coast
Price: $300 ($250 early registration/April 6)

Description of the Event : CLICK HERE

Event Poster

poster - Gunter Blue economy


On YouTube: Gunter Pauli introduces

"The Blue Economy" and it`s 100 innovations.


Events Descriptions

:: Booksigning & Talk

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Admission $15 (SBCC students $10) - Fe Bland Auditorium, Santa Barbara City College West Campus

How a new generation of entrepreneurs can bring
innovations to the marketplace, secure basic needs for all,
and make sustainable businesses competitive.

Join the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability for a rare chance to spend time with one of the most innovative thinkers of our time. Author of the newly published book "The Blue Economy, 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs" Gunter Pauli challenges us to give up doomsday thinking...

Gunter Pauli suggests by emulating nature we can evolve from an economy based on scarcity to an economy based on abundance---the cascading, nutrient rich, Blue Economy. Founder of Zero Emissions Research Initiatives (ZERI) Global Network, Gunter Pauli pioneered the concept of waste being seen as a resource that with creative thinking, can be used to create multiple enterprises from singular ones, with benefits for the economy and the environment. Pauli is fond of saying that returns on investment from these kinds of business models far exceed those of companies like Microsoft.

The Blue Economy began as a project to find one hundred of the best nature-inspired technologies that could effect the economies of the world, while sustainably providing basic human needs. Starting with over 2000 peer review articles, Dr. Pauli found 340 innovations that could be bundled into systems that function the way ecosystems do, that were then reviewed by a team of scientists, corporate strategists, expert financiers, and public policy makers. For the 100 Innovations described, The Blue Economy estimates an employment potential of 100 million jobs. The plausibility of this estimate is enhanced by the fact that there are today more people employed in renewable energies than in the oil and gas industries combined.

Famous eco-entrepreneur and passionate proponent of green development worldwide, Gunter Pauli is the former president of Ecover biodegradable soap company who built Europe’s first ecological factory. Pauli is the founder of Worldwatch Europe, and a member of the Club of Rome and directs the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo. He lectures regularly to business executives and governments, and is the author of 17 books in 21 languages.

The event takes place on Friday, April 23, 7:30-9:30pm at the Fe Bland Forum auditorium, SBCC West Campus, 721 Cliff Drive.
Admission $15 ($10 SBCC Students), no advance reservations for the evening talk, first come basis.

:: Workshop: From Green Jobs to Building the Blue Economy
with Gunter Pauli & Guests

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 9:00am to 5:00pm - $120 ($100 early registration/April 6)
SBCC East Campus - Physical Science Building (PS 101)

Parking free and without permit on the upper level East Campus parking lot just past the SBCC bookstore.

9am - Noon : Morning Plenary Session with Gunter Pauli
Noon -1pm : Lunch
1:30 - 5pm : Afternoon Break-Out Sessions with Gunter Pauli & Guests

Special Guests:
Woody Tasch, President of Slow Money Alliance
Kreigh Hampel, City of Burbank, Public Works, Recycling Coordinator
Randy Grissom, Director Santa Fe Community College Sustainable Technologies Center

:: Blue Economy Innovators Retreat, with Gunter Pauli - Limited space, sign up early!

Sunday, April 25, 10am - 4pm, $300 ($250 early registration/April 10)

For unprecedented up close and personal contact with Gunter Pauli, spend the day with Gunter and a small group of interested participants at a beautiful & quiet location on the Gaviota Coast. (no public transportation to the site)


Event Supporters

Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, Green2Gold, Loa Tree, Orella Ranch, El Capitan Canyon Resort, Teeccino, The Independent, Nutiva, The Sustainability Project, Sustainable Vocations, Hopedance Media, The Carbon Farming & Economy Courses, Telegraph Brewing Co., Island Seed & Feed, Owen Dell & Associates, Oasis Design, El Prado Inn & Christie Communications,REC Solar, Healing Grounds Nursery, Slow Money Alliance, Sun Pacific Solar, Paradigm Publications, Permaculture Credit Union.


Helpful Info for Attendees

For accomodations in Santa Barbara we suggest contacting Hot Spots Accommodation:
800.793.7666 toll free
805.564.1637 local

To see SBCC Campus Map please CLICK HERE

A great resource! Santa Barbara Car Free, website lists hotels, and other great information about the city of Santa Barbara, including how to get around the city without a car: CLICK HERE

Two reasonably priced hotels in downtown area near buses & within walking distance of restaurants, shops & other services (but would need to take cab or public buses to Santa Barbara City College campus)

El Prado Inn - CLICK HERE

Hotel State Street - CLICK HERE
(near train station and the beach, very basic, rooms share bathrooms, $59)


100 Innovations

100 Innovations

Blue Economy/Gunter Pauli releases one innovation per week for 100 weeks

100 Innovations / one per week
go to www.blueeconomy.de

Introduction to the 100 innovations
that could generate 100 million jobs within a decade

Visit The World Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives: www.zeroemissionshawaii.org/