April 9 — BYOBiz “Speaking from Experience” series presents…Will Raap

Contact: Professor Robert Bloch, rbloch@champlain.edu

Where and When: Perry Hall Presentation Room, 7 p.m.

Will Raap – a legend in both the world  of entrepreneurship, and the world of environmental conservation, social responsibility and stewardship.

Will founded Gardener’s Supply Company with a clear and compelling social mission, and built that company into a leading marketer of gardening equipment, supplies and know-how, while never losing sight and commitment to that mission.  Will was a pioneer whose trend setting thinking on community, business social responsibility, land use and sustainability have been put to use in so many creative ways by people everywhere.

Today, Will works to create and nurture local food, waste recycling and land restoration enterprises that support a more sustainable economy and future.  with projects in both the Burlington community and in Costa Rica.  Among other things, he is Chairman of the New Economics Institute, an organization of creative thinkers working to develop a fair, sustainable new economy that functions within ecological limits and considers the world’s diverse people and cultures.



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