Sustainable Ways to Community Prosperity
29 March 2012, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
100 Darden Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Come listen, learn and exchange ideas about sustainable ways to:
Reduce our dependence on foreign oil;
Increase our energy and national security;
Reduce the levels of damaging greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere;
Join TIME Hero of the Environment 2008 Søren Hermansen and Mayor Wilfried Roos of the City of Saerbeck as well as
additional delegates from Germany and Denmark, who will come together with business and community leaders in the
Charlottesville region for a day-long forum on sustainable ways to community prosperity including a keynote speech by
the President of ACORE, Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn (USN, ret.).
Come hear the story of Denmark and its pledge to make the country fossil fuel free by 2050. Learn about the municipality
of Thisted that is almost fossil fuel free now; the island of Samsø that achieved energy self-sufficiency in a decade's time;
and the island of Bornholm that is a new green laboratory focused on electric cars, solar deployment, energy efficient
construction and the development of an intelligent electricity system.
Learn about Germany, a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energies. Meet representatives of the City of Munich, the
municipality of Saerbeck and the former US base Scharnhauser Park; and learn how 118 German cities and regions are