Sustainability Thought Leader Lewis Perkins to Speak in Asheville September 20

Renowned sustainability leader and President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Lewis Perkins will be the featured speaker in their third annual lecture series this September.

Perkins will present “The Industrial (r)Evolution: How A Cradle to Cradle Process Fosters Sustainability and Growth.” The event will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m. at The Collider, a business, cowork, educational and event space focused on environmental & climate change adaptation & resilience.

The Krull & Company Annual Lecture Series is a free event open to community members and designed to boost interest in responsible business and bring visionary leaders to the region.

“Our goal at Krull & Company is to help individuals, families, and organizations make a long-term difference by aligning their financial initiatives with their values,” says Peter Krull, the firm’s president. “In order to accomplish their goals, it’s crucial to provide education regarding worldwide and regional shifts in sustainability and social movements.”

One of the most rigorous and trusted product certification programs in the world, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving what products are made of and how they are made.

Prior to joining the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Lewis Perkins consulted to companies both big and small on creating programs and awareness for environmental and social initiatives. Perkins led the “green” charge as director of sustainable strategies for The Mohawk Group, a leading carpet manufacturer and commercial division of Mohawk Industries.

Chris McCurry, Co-Founder of Bark House, which handcrafts beautiful wall treatments for exterior and interior applications using sustainably certified processes and reclaimed wood, will introduce Lewis Perkins at the presentation. Bark House holds the honor of manufacturing the first internationally recognized Cradle to Cradle Certified™ PLATINUM product: Bark House® Exterior Poplar Wall Coverings. This is the first product to gain a PLATINUM designation since the founding of C2C in 2007.

A Q&A with Perkins will follow his presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own questions regarding sustainability to participate.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are strongly recommended.

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