Celebrating 10 Years of Sustainable Financial Growth

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What: Permaculture Credit Union 10th Anniversary - "Going Way Beyond Sustainability" with Gunter Pauli
When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 6 - 9 pm
Where: Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Price: Free (suggested donation $5)

On Thursday, May 6th, the Permaculture Credit Union will celebrate its decade of success with a community celebration at the (LEED Gold Certified) Santa Fe Community Convention Center. With a theme of "Going Way Beyond Sustainability," the three-hour event is open to the community from 6 pm to 9 pm, Free (suggested donation $5) to attend and will feature a keynote address from author and global eco-entrepreneur Gunter Pauli. Pauli, whose latest title "The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs," is being published April 26 by Taos-based Paradigm Publications, will be signing books at the event following his address.

The event, co-sponsored by the Northern Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, Santa Fe Farmer's Market Institute, Bike to Work, Guadalupe Credit Union, Permaculture Institute, Plants of the Southwest, State Employees Credit Union, Social Enterprise Associates, Permaculture Guild, Slow Money Alliance, Harmonic Ecological Design, Cowgirl Catering, Paradigm Publications, Media Marketing and Publicity, Permaculture Activist Magazine, RSF Social Finance, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, CineVision and Natural Investments Services LLC, will also feature live music by Atomic Grass, a children's activity corner and informational booths about sustainability programs and projects in the community.

Established in 2000, the Permaculture Credit Union was specifically designed not just as a financial institution but as a responsible, sustainable business model that focused on saving members' money while also saving natural resources. With more than 1020 members from around the country, the credit union specializes in responsible lending in areas that promote environmental sustainability including alternative home construction, fuel-efficient vehicles, sustainable and organic farming, energy efficient home upgrades and lending for energy and water capture systems.

More Info:

Permaculture Credit Union

Northern Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club

Wikipedia - Permaculture

ZERI.org - Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives established by Gunter Pauli