Each fall, the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia provides a forum for Partner learning, networking and recognition with its Natural Leaders event. This Oct. 6, we will use this event to take a look at some of the untapped potential of the Partnership as a collaborative network to further sustainability in our state.

This event will be an Open Space facilitated conversation. Open Space works best when the work to be done is complex, the people and ideas involved are diverse, the passion for resolution is high, and the time to get it done was yesterday…could there be a better fit for a sustainability conversation?

You the participant create and manage the agenda for an Open Space event. We ask you to a take a moment now to get us your thoughts on topics for which you have passion. Results of this survey will serve as a starting point for our day together. We encourage you to forward this link to any colleague that you think cares about planning for a long-term Georgia future based on a balanced eco-economy.

* 1. As a participant in our Open Space event, YOU set the agenda for conversation. Please use the following scale to indicate your interest in the following topics, and add others that you don't see listed:

  Strongest interest Some interest No interest
Convincing my management to support sustainability efforts
Finding creative ways to finance sustainability projects
Finding markets for my sustainability services
Navigating product/service green claims
Finding tools to reach zero waste goals
Learning to better communicate my sustainability results
Understanding how the water wars will impact my business
Figuring out how I can benefit from stimulus funds received in GA
Finding resources to help me respond to customers' demands for sustainability
Learning how to influence sustainability in my supply chain

* 2. Our Open Space session will run from 9:00 to 11:30 am, break for the awards luncheon, and reconvene from 1:30 to 3:00. Please help us get an estimate on numbers of participants for each block.

* 3. To help our facilitator better know the particpants, please check the sentence that best describes you:

* 4. We hope to engage a balance of public and private sector organizations in our collaborative sustainability network. Please indicate in which of these sectors you work.

Thank you for your feedback. Please don't forget to register for Natural Leaders at www.naturalleadersawards.org, and forward the invitation to others.

See you October 6!