Talks & Lectures
24 Oct 2018
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Career Trail: Sustainability to Medical Marijuana

Sustainability Seminar Series

Leslie Hoffman

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

The fall Sustainability Seminar Series continues on October 24 with the talk "Career Trail: Sustainabilty to Medical Marijuana" by Leslie Hoffman of Harmony Dispensary.

Life at the leading edges . . . there is a theme here, and many of the same principles apply to pioneering work involving public perception and acceptance. Eat it, it's good for you never workedand creative strategies to breaking stigma and public perception are the main focus of this talk.

Leslie Hoffman is a pioneer in the field of sustainability. She worked as a carpenter and green builder for ten years before joining Earth Pledge Foundation as executive director (1994-2010) where she spearheaded the six core initiatives: Green Roofs, Farm to Table, Waste=Fuel, FutureFashion, The Guardian Trust and Limit 450, all of which used research, education and demonstration to deliver viable models of sustainability to government, industry and communities. Earth Pledge published six books on sustainability and was recognized by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and many other media outlets. In 2004, Earth Pledge was named an Environmental Achiever by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its work to identify and promote innovative techniques and technologies restoring the balance between human and natural systems.

Hoffman supported drug policy reform through philanthropy starting in 1995 and was a partner in a hemp fashion company 1996-1998. She holds a degree in architecture and design. She has been at Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus, NJ since 2015 and is also a hemp farmer in North Carolina. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected] For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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