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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Don’t Miss Climate Change Scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe in Asheville

Krull and Company is a proud sponsor of “Science, Faith and our Changing Climate, An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe.”

Who is Dr. Katharine Hayhoe?

Katharine Hayhoe, named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In the World in 2014, will visit Asheville, North Carolina during April 5-6 for a number of events prior to and after her evening talk. These events, co-sponsored and hosted by MountainTrue and the Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina, include a day of prayer, a reception, the evening talk, and a breakfast the following morning. For the full schedule, click here.

Dr. Hayhoe is well-known for the clear connection she makes between science and faith on the subject of climate change. Although she is an atmospheric scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, she is able to explain climate change in simple language and well-understood metaphors. As an evangelical Christian, she makes a strong case for why Christians should care about climate change.

She is featured in the Showtime documentary, “Years of Living Dangerously,” and she co-authored A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions with her husband, Evangelical pastor Andrew Farley.

Who should attend?

Dr. Hayhoe’s events, especially the evening talk, are a great fit for students, individuals, organizations, and religious leaders.

Most importantly, if you are a member of a congregation and you want to learn more about environmental stewardship and understand the faith-climate connection, don’t miss this special evening.

Is the event free?

Yes, and it is open to the public.

I don’t understand the term “faith-climate connection.” Can you explain a bit more?

Dr. Hayhoe introduces the idea in the short video below. We think she’s a wonderful speaker because she doesn’t use a lot of jargon or lingo–she is so clear and concise when discussing climate change. This is a great one to watch prior to seeing her talk next week. BONUS: it features polar bears!

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