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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2011/02/24 - Sustainovation along with co-sponsors Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning, Continuing the Conversation, and World Centric explores the theme “Changing the World through Food” with Shivani Ganguly, Windowfarms™ CFO.
Windowfarms™ promotes environmental stewardship and improves quality of life by reimagining and rebuilding urban indoor spaces. Windowfarms™ is a high-yield hydroponic garden for growing fresh local vegetables indoors.
Why have more than 18,000 community members joined the research and develop it yourself (R&D-I-Y) movement? Find out at the WindowfarmsTM event and R&D-I-Y movement, taking place at the World Centric Community Space!
Schedule of event:
6:30 PM-7:00 PM Networking
7:00 PM -8:00 PM Presentation
8:00PM -9:00 PM Dialogue
When: Monday, February 28, 2011
Where: World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Registration is $15 advance online registration, $20 at the door (cash only).
For online registration, please visit Sustainovation on the web.
About the speaker
Shivani Ganguly is a social entrepreneur who is fascinated by food, technology, and business. She joined WindowfarmsTM 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 18Rabbits, 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.
About World Centric
World Centric (worldcentric.org) products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and polystyrene.
World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. For example, they offset their carbon emissions and annually give 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.