[Sust-mar] Free public talk - Ms. Judy Wicks

Kathy G Palko PALKOKG at gov.ns.ca
Wed Sep 12 13:26:19 EDT 2007

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Judy Wicks, a keynote speaker for the Power of Green conference, will
be giving a free public talk at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 18th.  As
an entrepreneur and activist, Judy will tell her story of moving beyond
simply having responsible business practices within her company to
working cooperatively with other business people and citizens to build
whole sustainable economies based on community and nature.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend, including
members of the small business community, community organizations, and
academics.   Discussion will follow on the potential of establishing a
local network as part of the Business Alliance for Local Living

Date: Tuesday, September 18th
Time: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: McNally Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary's University, Halifax

*Limited parking is available.  Please arrive early.

Please find Ms. Wicks' bio below.
Judy Wicks
Owner and Founder, White Dog Café
Judy Wicks started the White Dog Cafe on the first floor of her
Philadelphia home in 1983. As the restaurant grew into a nationally
recognized 200-seat restaurant, so did her notion that the strength of
her business relied upon locally grown ingredients, and the quality of
relationships with suppliers, customers, employees, and the natural
world. Envisioning how strengthening ties between independent,
community-rooted enterprises could provide an alternative to the
corporate-controlled global economy, in 2001, she co-founded the
national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). Back
home, she started the Sustainable Business Network of Greater
Philadelphia, and White Dog Community Enterprises, a non-profit
dedicated to building a local living economy in the Philadelphia region,
to which she donates a percentage of the Cafe’s profits. Judy has won
numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian
of the Year, the Living Economy Award from Business Ethics Magazine, and
the Philadelphia Sustainability Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

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