Feed your mind as well as your need for awesome Mexican food at our monthly Lunch & Learn program.
The Lunch and Learn topic this month is Educational Sustainability and will feature the following speakers (full biographies below):
Colin Tetreault, Faculty Associate, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Dr. George Brooks, co-founder of RightTrac, which is currently working to implement an environmental education grant in the Roosevelt School District
Our program will begin promptly at 12:00. Please arrive at 11:30 - 11:45 to place your lunch order.
Lunch and Learn will be held at Macayo's on Central at Indian School. The rate of $20 includes your choice of anything on the extensive Macayo's lunch menu as well as a soft drink.
Colin Tetreault currently serves as a Faculty Associate and Manager – focusing on business & sustainability strategy and energy & environmental policy – at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability and Global Institute of Sustainability. Previously, Colin served as the Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Stanton of Phoenix, Arizona. Colin oversaw the development and recommendation of policy germane to sustainability over the 520 mile2, 1.5 million person population of the City of Phoenix. Acting with a City and regional emphasis, Colin advanced Phoenix’s future by: creating robust and resilient economic opportunity for all; protecting and expanding environmental and natural systems while looking to them for use-inspired solutions; fostering and growing a beautiful, vibrant, pluralistic and socially just culture
Colin holds a Master of Arts from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, the first program of its kind in the United States. Colin serves as Principal and “Executive Hippie” for S2 Consulting, LLC, an innovation-driven sustainability and management consulting firm. Colin is charged with enabling organizational structure, culture, and operations to be more profitable and sustainability minded through business acumen and scientific rigor. His efforts impact all levels of systems from employees and managers to suppliers and customers. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has studied international business and development at the Baltic Business School while living and consulting in Sweden.
Dr. George Benjamin Brooks Jr. holds an earned Ph.D., in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and is an established social, environmental, economic and political leader and business consultant. A powerful public speaker he is an award winning writer and editor with a number of scientific and popular publications including two of Phoenix’s first sustainability focused magazines, Southwest Green and NxT Horizon.
As a graduate student in the 1980’s, Dr. Brooks was part of the first class of Ebony Magazine’s 30 Under 30 series and has been quoted in Black Enterprise magazine for his knowledge of the new green economy. More than 300,000 people have seen his recent “Grandma was Green” video. He is the co-founder of RighTrac a company focusing on the urban aquaculture of tilapia (fish), vegetables, fruit and giant freshwater prawns and he is a frequent writer and contributor to the Arizona Republic Newspaper on issues including green jobs, water, diversity and community awareness. He was the first Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on African American Affairs for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Southminster Social Service Agency. A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., he is a former member of the Governing Board of Arizona’s largest high school district, Phoenix Union. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the Central Arizona Project, the organization that provides water from the Colorado River to Central Arizona. He currently is Vice Chair of the South Mountain Village Planning Committee part of the Phoenix Planning Commission and is a Vice Chair of the Plan Phoenix Committee that is writing the new City of Phoenix General Plan. Through RighTrac Inc., he is currently working in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mesa Community College and the Roosevelt School District to implement an environmental education grant that will: teach S.T.E.M., create new local economies, improve family wellness teach environmental stewardship and revitalize neighborhoods in South Phoenix and Mesa Arizona.
Getting involved in the Green Chamber: Greater Phoenix is as easy as 1-2-3! Each month we bring you 3 great, green events - Mark your calendar for the following dates:
1st Tuesday - Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday - Lunch & Learn
3rd Thursday - Coffee with the Board