Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Friday, September 16, 2005
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Event Information:

  • Tuesday, September 20 (noon), 2005
  • Public Invited—No Admission Charged
  • Ohlone College, Epler Gymnasium
    43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539

Ohlone College World Forum

Fremont, CA –

TOPIC: Global Environmental Sustainability: The Natural Step Approach

SPEAKER: Dr. George Basile

Announcing the Ohlone College World Forum 2005/06: Global Environmental Sustainability, the Natural Step Approach. Dr. George Basile discusses the integration of green building and green practices in U.S. businesses and worldwide trends in sustainability.

The Forum is held in the Epler Gymnasium (Building 9) from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm for Dr. Basiles's speech. A Question and Answer session will be held afterwards from 1 to 2pm. The public is invited.

Dr. George Basile advises Fortune 500 companies and other organizations on how to integrate sustainability into near and long-term strategies, working with senior teams from FedEx Kinko’s, the Home Depot, McDonald's, and the Bank of America. He has presented widely to the public and to expert audiences such as the National Research Council at the National Academy of Sciences.

Basile received his undergraduate training in Physics at the University of California, Irvine and his doctorate in Biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Ohlone College World Forum series is intended to encourage college personnel and the community to take up the work of increasing understanding and working toward the goal of healing our planet. The worldwide occurrences taking place daily require persistence in order to make a difference. Such involvement from individuals, organizations and communities has never been more ncessary. For more information on the current forum and future World Forums, or a map of campus, please visit the Ohlone College web site at

Future World Forums:

  • Wednesday, November 2, The African Continent and World Hunger
  • Tuesday, February 28, U.S. Policy Toward Israel and Palestine
  • Wednesday, April 12, Weapons of Mass Destruction at Home and Abroad


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