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Sustainable development is topic of faculty seminar

Feb. 17, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University faculty members are invited to attend a seminar on Friday, Feb. 20, titled "Sustainable Business Practice: A Triple Bottom Line."

The seminar will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 3350 of Schneider Hall on the WMU campus and will feature Susan Santone, founder and executive director of Creative Change Educational Solutions, who will share her experience in promoting sustainable business practices in educational institutions.

A former classroom teacher, Santone specializes in instructional design and training for sustainable development and cultural issues. She has worked in the United States and abroad as an educator, teaching social studies, cultural studies and English to speakers of other languages. She has also worked with nonprofit organizations and school districts to develop and manage programs on environmental, social and cultural issues.

Creative Change Educational Solutions was founded in 1998 to provide curriculum development, training and programming in the areas of global studies, ecological economics, sustainable development and anti-discrimination, and the links among these. It is a nonprofit organization based in southeast Michigan. CCES's teaching approach is known as "sustainability education." This international movement emphasizes how to apply this knowledge to better lives and communities.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Targowski, WMU professor of business information systems, at andrew.targowski@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5406.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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