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HDI Higher Education AllianceMaricopa Community College Hosts
David Stillman to Discuss International
Perspectives on Sustainability

March 4, 2011

Maricopa CollegeOn Friday, March 4, 2011, Maricopa Community College, in conjunction with The Humpty Dumpty Institute’s Higher Education Alliance for the United Nations, hosted Dr. David Stillman on campus to be a part of their Sustainability Dialogue Day and to address the issue of “International Perspectives on Sustainability”. Dr.Stillman is a founder and Executive Director of the Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) which aims to reduce poverty by stimulating entrepreneurship and investment for sustainable development. Prior to his involvement at PPAF, Dr. Stillman worked for 30 years at the United Nations and brings an extremely valuable perspective to global issues relating to sustainability.

The event began with opening remarks by Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of Maricopa Community College, to the audience comprised of over one hundred senior staff members and faculty. Dr. Stillman opened by reminding the audience how issues of sustainability are an integral portion of the United Nation’s Millennium Development goals. He then went on to give an overview of several sustainability issues, in particular how sustainable development relates to the current situation in Haiti. He cited examples of how PPAF is helping Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010. One example he discussed was the dangers of cook stoves, which are used heavily by Haitians and are Haiti’s greatest energy use. By altering from wood burn stoves that run and home-made spirits to ethanol, they can improve the environment and help save deforestation. The lecture concluded with a workshop led by Dr. Stillman on “International Resources for Sustainable Development”.

This was the first of several lectures at Maricopa Community College organized by HDI.

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