Contact: Polly Chandler at 603.283.2424 or Jan Fiderio at 603.283.2107
February 11, 2008 for Immediate Release
Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg to speak March 8
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-8:30p.m.
Where: Keene Public Library’s Herberton Hall (76 Winter Street)
Sponsors: Antioch University New England, The Keene Sentinel, Toadstool Bookstore and Keene Public Library
Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World
An evening with Stonyfield Farm CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg
Keene, NH – Gary Hirshberg, President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s largest organic yogurt company, will speak in Keene March 8 on how individuals and businesses can prove that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.
The event, titled after Hirshberg’s new book: Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World, is hosted by Antioch University New England, The Keene Sentinel, Toadstool Bookstore and the Keene Public Library. Hirshberg inspires audiences to make the world a better place and asserts that individuals can change the marketplace. He also insists that businesses can save the planet, while simultaneously delivering higher growth and superior profits. His presentation will provide examples of businesses that have succeeded in doing just that such as Newman’s Own, Patagonia, Wal-Mart, and Timberland.
Hirshberg will speak for one hour and will then take questions from the audience. Free Stonyfield Farm product samples will be available after the program and attendees can peruse information tables hosted by Antioch University New England’s Department of Organization & Management and Antioch University New England’s Net Impact chapter. Hirshberg’s book, Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World will be available for purchase and he will be available for signing.
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information call Polly Chandler at 603.283.2424 or Jan Fiderio at 283-2107.
More about Antioch University New England:
Antioch University New England offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based graduate and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Programs in education, environmental studies, management, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability.
Antioch University New England’s Department of Organization & Management educates leaders and managers who want to create organizations that are successful, effective, sustainable, humane, and socially and environmentally responsible. Departmental degree programs include an MS in Leadership and Management, an MEd in Administration/Supervision, an MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability (Green MBA), and a certificate program in organization development. The Department of Organization & Management is a co-sponsor for this event.
Antioch University New England now hosts a chapter of Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of new business leaders. The organization offers its 10,000 plus members programs that educate, equip, and inspire them to make a tangible difference in their universities, organizations, and communities. The Antioch University New England chapter of Net Impact is a co-sponsor for this event.
For more information on Antioch University New England, its Department of Organization & Management, or Net Impact, visitwww.antiochne.edu.
More about Gary Hirshberg:
In the early days of Stonyfield Farm, Gary Hirshberg served as director of the Rural Education Center, the small organic farming school from which Stonyfield began. Before that, he was executive director of The New Alchemy Institute, the founding president of the Cape Cod Environmental Coalition, and the founding chairman of the Cape and Islands Self-Reliance Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was a water-pumping windmill specialist, an author, an environmental education specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and a manager of environmental tours to the People’s Republic of China.
Hirshberg, a New Hampshire native, has received six honorary doctorates and serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including those of Honest Tea, Inc.; Sambazon, Inc.; and Peak Organic Brewing Company, LLC. He is also the chairman/cofounder of O’Naturals, Inc., a chain of organic and natural fast food restaurants. He co-chaired The Social Venture Network for five years and is the founder of the Social Venture Institute, a boot camp for community-minded entrepreneurs. His awards for corporate and environmental leadership include the 1999 Global Green USA’s Green Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership, Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine, and New Hampshire’s 1998 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information on Stonyfield Farm visit www.stonyfield.com.