Building a Sustainable Economy Feb 3-6

Welcome to Focus the Nation II: Building a Sustainable Economy at Cal Poly SLO!

Thank you!

Focus the Nation is over for now, but there is work to be done in building a sustainable economy. To get involved join the Empower Poly Coalition and one of its over 20 member clubs and organizations to start making a difference. Thank you to the 3,000 students, faculty, staff, and community members who participated in Focus the Nation.

What is Focus the Nation?

Focus the Nation is a nationwide educational symposium is taking place at over 1000 university campuses simultaneously on February 5, 2009. The event will engage students, faculty, staff, business leaders and politicians in a non-partisan discussion about solutions that will both solve climate change and revitalize our economy. Additionally, at Cal Poly we are extending the event to February 3rd & 4th to include a Green Job Fair, a Sustainable Project Showcase, and a variety of student led sustainable living workshops.

This year at the National Teach-In, presenters will be a combination of faculty and industry professionals. Speakers from sustainable businesses include Clif Bar CFO, Rich Barango, Guayaki Sales Manager, Thomas DeTurk, and the Vice-President of Engineering for SunPower (One of the nation’s largest solar panel manufacturers). Here is an overview of the event Schedule:

February 3rd
10am-2pm: Green Job Fair
4pm-6pm: Sustainable Project Display

February 4th
11am-2pm: Student-led Workshops

February 5th
9am-5pm: National Teach-In on Building a Sustainable Economy
11am-2pm: DJ and Sustainable Club Fair in the UU Plaza

+ February 6th ($10)
9am-3pm: Renewable Energy Educational Forum (SLO Vets Hall)


Focus the Nation is brought to you by the Empower Poly Coalition, a coalition of Cal Poly sustainability related clubs and organizations.



January 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm


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