Wednesday, April 4, 2012

State of the World 2012 Launch and Symposium -- Worldwatch Institute

State of the World 2012 Launch and Symposium -- Worldwatch Institute

One week from today, the Worldwatch Institute celebrates the release of State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. This special edition of Worldwatch's flagship publication aims to facilitate dialogue around the issue of sustainable and equitable development by showcasing the creative policies and fresh approaches that will take center stage at this year's Rio+20 U.N. Conference.

To celebrate, we are inviting all of our D.C., Maryland, and Virginia friends to join us at the Woman's National Democratic Club for the State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity launch and symposium on April 11. The event is free of charge, but space is limited.

If you live outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, we invite you to participate in the event via webstream on the Worldwatch website on the day of the symposium.

The event will feature some of the book's key contributors, who will share their expertise and ideas on how we can achieve sustainable development.

Speakers will include:

Worldwatch President Robert Engelman and Project Co-directors Michael Renner and Erik Assadourian

Report co-authors Joe Foti of the World Resources Institute, Mia MacDonald of Brighter Green, Michael Replogle and Colin Hughes of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Diana Lind of Next American City, and Bo Normander of Worldwatch Europe

(Via satellite) Severn Suzuki, who shook the global community as a young girl making a strong declaration at the first Rio Summit and has been an environmental champion ever since.

The symposium will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 11 at The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20036 (map). A reception with food and refreshments will follow the event. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP now.
We hope you can join us - either in person or online - to discuss this critical sustainability topic.

Questions? Please email Grant Potter at

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