The Sustainability Laboratory


Join us for the launch of our conversation series:

Exploring the Sustainability Challenge

Meeting the global sustainability challenge requires a fundamental shift in the way we look at the world, engage with each other and with all other forms of life, and manage human affairs. Our capacity for thinking in new paradigms and pursuing creative experimentation is essential and urgently needed.

The Sustainability Laboratory, a not-for-profit research, development and educational organization, was established in 2008 in order to develop, demonstrate and facilitate innovative approaches to sustainability practices, thereby expanding prospects, and producing positive, life-affirming impacts on people and ecosystems in all parts of the world. 

In our work, we seek to achieve deep, transformational results. We also recognize that the sustainability issues we are facing require unprecedented new levels of collaboration and cooperation amongst those engaged in advancing the sustainability agenda.

To advance the cause, The Sustainability Laboratory is launching a new forum for the exchange of ideas, and we invite you to join us for our inaugural “Exploring the Sustainability Challenge” conversation series.

We will be engaging thought leaders from around the world in conversations exploring key ideas related to some of the most urgent topics of our time.

Please join us for a free, monthly, live conversation via Zoom. 

To RSVP and receive a link to the event, including the time and format, kindly click the button below:

The program includes:

April 29th: Setting the Context: Sustainability is a System’s State. Michael Ben-Eli, founder, The Sustainability Laboratory, interviewed by Elizabeth Thompson, former Executive Director, the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

May 26th:  The Science of Climate Change with Jennifer Francis, Senior Scientist at the Woodwell Climate Research Center.

July 6th: Why is Biodiversity so Important? with Tom Lovejoy, President of the Amazon Biodiversity Center, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation.

July 21st: Combating Desertification with Uriel Safriel, former Director of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Formerly Chair of the Science and Technology Committee of the United Nations Convention on Combatting Desertification.

September 22nd: The Economics of Sustainability with Hazel Henderson, futurist, economics iconoclast, best-selling author, and producer for the public television series “Ethical Markets”.

October 27th: Sustainability in the Developing World with Ashok Khosla, former co-chair of the United Nations Environment Programme’s International Resource Panel (UNEP-IRP), and Founder and Chairman of Development Alternatives.

November 18th: Urbanization and Sustainability with Jonathan Rose, urban planner, author, co-founder of the Garrison Institute, and Founder and President of Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC.

December 14th: Art and Sustainability with Patricia Watts, curator, writer, and founder of ecoartspace.

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