The Sustainability Revolution

SVII “First Wednesday”

Innovation Society Meeting

September 2, 2009
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

The Sustainability Revolution: Curt Johansen, Executive Vice President, TriadCommunities

Seeking inspiration for a sustainable future? Join us as Curt Johansen, EVP of
Triad Communities, shares his aspirations, experiences and insights.

The advanced protection and preservation of our environment is integral to the well-being of future generations. Socially responsible development is now immutably on the political agendas of most politicians and many business leaders. Along with economic prosperity, these three concepts formulate the basis for sustainable development and blended-value creation.

Curt’s practical experience and research over the past twenty-five years has led him to understand the role of sustainable community in the creation of a true land ethic. He will explain how localizing five critical economic sectors can create healthy balance between globalization and strong communities. He will demonstrate how his own work is leading him toward the creation of perhaps the most sustainable community in the country, right here in the Bay Area; and he will invite us to explore how we might face the challenge of incorporating sustainable principles into our careers.

Bring your own perspectives and questions!

Program Schedule

6:00   Arrival and networking

6:45   Community buffet dinner

7:10   Appetizer Story: Elementary Robotics—STEM programs at Coastside Schools

7:30   Featured Presentation—The Sustainability Revolution

8:30   Showing Up as an Innovation Advocate (Discussion)

9:30   Closing

Drinks are available on a no-host basis.

Event fee – $30. Pay at the meeting or use PayPal.


Bay Cafe, Bayshore Ballroom
1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Drive down Embarcadero East, past Ming’s, turn left into the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; from the parking lot, walk up the wide path toward the golf course buildings; the restaurant will be on the right.

Restaurant direct line: (650) 856-0999

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Bring cash or check, or prepay by credit card.

Need to reach us at the last minute? Call 415-307-0645.

Archives and Outlook

October 2009 Program: Tom Foremski, Founder, Silicon Valley Watcher

For a full Outlook, and developing Archives, check out the
SVII “First Wednesday”
group at
SVII Society Online.

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