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Changing the World through Food: Part One

Join us in person as we hear the story of Shivani Ganguly and "WindowFarms".

 

SPECIAL EVENT:
On the evening of February 28th, InnovatingSMART's host project Sustainovation is presenting an intriguing event -- First in an anticipated series on Changing the World through Food.  

 


Windowfarms - Reimagining Urban Agriculture

An In-depth Dialogue with Shivani Ganguly, Windowfarms CFO

Event Summary

Windowfarms promotes environmental stewardship and improves quality of life by reimagining and rebuilding urban indoor spaces. WindowfarmsTM are high-yield hydroponic gardens for growing fresh local vegetables indoors. But why have more than 18,000 community members joined the research and develop it yourself (R&D-I-Y) movement?
 
Join us to learn more about Windowfarms and the R&D-I-Y movement! This is our first discussion on a theme we will be exploring together over the coming months: Changing the World though Food. The evening will include time for networking, presentation, and dialogue among participants.
 
Monday February 28, 2011
6:30 PM -7:00 PM Networking, 7:00 PM -8:00 PM Presentation, 8:00PM -9:00 PM Dialogue
   
About the speaker

Shivani is an social entrepreneur who is fascinated by food, technology, and business. She joined Windowfarms and the R&D-I-Y movement in October 2010, bringing her extensive experience growing businesses with effective, sustainable business models to the Core Team. She has also consulted with diverse organizations including 18 Rabbits, SomaFM, the Napa County HHSA, and AchieveMission. Previously, Shivani was Sr. Director of Business Operations & HR at OQO, where she was a member of the Executive Team that created the world's smallest personal computer.
(http://www.windowfarms.org/)

Shivani received a BA in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School.

Location: World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Registration $15 advance online registration, $20 at the door (Cash only)
For online registration information go to Register Online
 
Sustainovation (a project of Plant!--formerly Conexions--a non-profit organization) is dedicated to inspiring environmentally and socially sustainable business practices.  Our mission is to promote sustainability as the driver of business innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond.  We envision a new industrial revolution led by the principles of sustainable design and development.  Through educational events, we form and inspire networks of innovators who share the belief that sustainable practices are essential to business success and the future of the world we share.

 

 

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