Sustainable Cherry Hill, a non-profit community outreach and educational organization fostering the global sustainability movement at a local level, hosted the “Dynamic Sustainability: The Role of Diversity in Creating a Sustainable World” workshop on February 26 at Urban Promise in Pennsauken, Camden County NJ.
Open Communities LLC, a consulting firm for diverse, strong and competitive communities, whose principals, Rev. Eric Dobson and Emilio Panasci, facilitated the afternoon’s presentations and discussions, retained Lubetkin Global Communications to produce the video.
Speakers at the event, ranging from community organizers to academics, described how our communities, workplaces, economies and planet benefit from diversity, using real-life examples to show how diverse systems interact to create a stronger whole.
Following the presentations, there was an interactive, small group discussion that further examined the ideas of diversity and sustainability.
- Rev. Eric Dobson – Co-director, Organizer and Public Relations – Fund for an Open Society
- Emilio Panasci – Co-director and Urban Planner- Fund for an Open Society
- Monica Hennessy, Esq., Labor and employment attorney, mediator, affirmative action and diversity advisor, Montgomery McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
- Dr. Margaret Lewis, Associate Professor of Biology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
- Dr. Kevin Lyons, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Marketing, Rutgers University