Harnessing Sustainability to Uplift Communities
- Co-Founder, RighTrac, Inc.
The social, economic, and environmental tools that we use to make the world more sustainable can also be applied to solve other problems. In this way, sustainability creates value and things that are valued are embraced and enhanced. In this talk, George Brooks will explore this hypothesis and provide examples of how sustainability is being applied locally to uplift communities from poverty and malnutrition.
Brooks holds a Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries sciences from the University of Arizona. He applies his knowledge in sustainability, particularly in sustainable agricultural systems, to address mounting challenges facing the urban environment. A founder of the urban aquaculture firm RighTrac, Brooks is a regular contributor to The Arizona Republic on sustainability, green jobs, water, diversity, and community awareness. A Phoenix native, he is a member of the PlanPhx leadership team creating the new City of Phoenix General Plan.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.