Telluride/Durango Welcome Gunter Pauli, Founder Of ZERI

[click "Play" to listen to Susan's conversation with Gunter Pauli]


Gunter 9.2007-3 Kris Holstrom of Telluride's The New Community Coalition welcomes her colleague Gunter Pauli, founder of ZERI – Zero Emissions Research Initiatives  –  to town today, May 4, for an informal chat with anyone interested in saving the planet, while putting bread on the table. (ed. note: Pauli will be at Wilkinson Public Library at 7:45 pm) If you are unable to attend the local program, on Wednesday, May 5, Pauli is in Durango, where he speaks at SKA Brewing, 225 Girard Street, 7 – 9 p.m.
Pauli has written several books and a series of "fables" designed to convey complex notions in plainspeak. His newest book, "The Blue Economy: 10 years, 100 innovations 100 million jobs" is an example.

The Green Economy proposes that investors accept a lower ROI and asks consumers to pay more, an idea that works in a booming economy, but not so much now. Pauli's so-called" Blue Economy" proposes to inspire entrepreneurs with hundreds of innovations in all sectors of the economy that change the rules of the game of the market, cascading nutrients and energy, while eliminating blatantly unsustainable product and process designs.

"In a time when news around the globe is fairly depressing, The Blue Economy outlines a series of very positive possibilities – some of which are actually happening already," says Holstrom. "My favorite, and one I think we'll soon be implementing in our region, is Pulp to Protein – growing mushrooms on coffee grounds, brewery waste and the like."

Paili's Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision shared by the members of the ZERI family is to view waste as resource and seek solutions using nature's design principles as inspiration.

Inspired? Check in with Kris Holstrom for the time and location of Pauli's in-town talk, 970-708-0289.

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