Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Questions for the Rocky Mountain Institute?

I am going to be meeting with a representative from the Rocky Mountain Institute® (RMI) next Friday, November 13th. I'm not sure how best to explain RMI, so I figured I would let their Mission Statement do it for me. As stated on their web site:

Rocky Mountain Institute® (RMI) is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank™. We envisage a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever. To that end, our mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources.

RMI's style is nonadversarial and transideological, emphasizing integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets.

We work extensively with the private sector, as well as with civil society and government, to create abundance by design and to apply the framework of Natural Capitalism.

RMI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to come up with solutions that companies and industries can implement that will help them be not only more environmentally responsible but financially successful as well. Their goal is not just to come up with great ideas, but great ideas that are usable. You can check out their Summer 2009 eSolutions Journal to get an idea of some of their projects.

Sounds pretty awesome, right? I've been a supporter of RMI for a few years now (see them over there in my sidebar?), but never in what I considered the "Hi, we're in town and we'd like to meet with you," realm, so I was very excited to find out that I would have the chance to sit down and chat with someone from the organization.

I thought I would offer up my services and find out if anyone has any questions they would like me to pass along. If so, just let me know in the comments, and I'll do my best to get them answered for you. If you are submitting a question, please do so by Wednesday, November 11th. Thanks!

Oh, also, wish me luck so I don't say or do anything to make me look like a bumbling idiot. I've never met with anyone from a think tank before!


Mike said...

That sounds like a neat organization. It's not often you find an orgaization that wants to help companies be environmentally responsible and also finaciallu successful. That's really a good idea, I think.

Anonymous said...

Good luck!!

Dreamybee said...

Mike-I think so too. What good is coming up with all kinds of ways to be green if it's going to put you in the red?