Acting Today for a Better Tomorrow
The next Ignite Madison is on the books! It’ll be October 8th, 8-10pm at the High Noon Saloon as the others were.
This Ignite event will feature ten people who are passionate about reusing, repurposing and making the most of our natural, social and economic resources — be it through business practices, food choices, making (or remaking) things, home dwelling decisions and much more.
Be sure not to miss it – as the evening will also include DJ Mike Carlson, pre-, mid- and post-speaker social/bar time, a raffle and in general, a great night with at least 200 of your closest Madison friends! This event is truly a party — one that celebrates the people who are all about putting thought into action.
Ignite Madison is also a philanthropic event — with all proceeds donated to Sustain Dane. Partnering with Sustain Dane is important to Ignite on a night with these great sustainability stories, as their mission is to foster a rich and diverse community of sustainability champions. Think of them as connectors, facilitators, educators, organizers, sustainability entrepreneurs and networks. They connect world trends to local needs and interests to create innovative new programs and projects.
Tickets are $9 in advance and $14 at the door. All proceeds go to Sustain Dane.
The Rude Awakening: The Transition to Sustainable Livelihood
|Selamawit Zewdie a Ph.D. student at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Her research area looks at how emerging markets can leapfrog flawed systems to create and adapt to holistic sustainable models that function equitably, ecologically, and economically.|
How I Went from Cringing to Craving Insects
|Eric Bescak is a 2015 MBA candidate at the UW-Madison School of Business—specializing in marketing and entrepreneurship. He most recently worked as a healthcare marketing professional for General Electric. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in literary study from Kenyon College and the University of Chicago. He’s been thinking about starting a business involving edible insects. He is not crazy about eating bugs.|
Net-Zero Housing for the Rest of Us
|Kristopher Steege-Reimann has developed rural electirification and efficient lighting initiatives throughout Chile; consulted with homeowners about energy efficiency improvements in Madison; started an LED lighting business; and remodeled two homes to be more beautiful and energy efficient. He lives in Madison’s Darbo-Worthington neighborhood with this wife, a naughty shiba, chickens, and honeybees.|
Creating My Own Sustainability Job
|Shannon moved to Madison in 2008 to become a badger. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology and Spanish, but contrary to popular belief, she does not teach monkeys how to speak a second language. She spends her days exploring music and the outdoors, different perspectives and new opportunities.|
What I’m leaving my daughter
|Jim was raised on a farm where the circle of life was plain to see. Roaming the American West, he wrote about climate, water, air, waste. Later, Jim built a house off the grid and sailed the Atlantic in a small boat – they showed him what sustainable is.|