A Message from Bill Shireman and Susan Burns

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A Message from

Bill Shireman
Susan Burns

We hope you'll join us! A reminder ... the Business and
Ecology workshops and roundtables are now just a few
days away:

Friday, April 25:

Friday, April 25:

Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27:
including four separate roundtables on
Industrial Ecology (2)
The Natural Step and ISO 14000
Practical Applications

(NOTE: Only two additional spots are available for the
retreat weekend)

We have a wonderful group already signed up for these
practical, experiential workshops and roundtables. Among
the major companies that will be there:

Anheuser-Busch, Boston Consulting Group, Coors,
Hallmark, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Electric,
Mitsubishi Motors and others. All the events are to be
held just north of San Francisco.

(For full event descriptions, please see below)

Please call Cathy Johnson to reserve your place right now
-- space is limited and we will be full soon:

-Reply to Order Form below. Please copy and fill out
form then either reply to this message or email to
-Register Online through website,
-Fax to 916-486-5990
-Mail to 801 Crocker Road, Sacramento, CA 95864

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Register for all three events at a discounted rate (includes
all meals & accommodations).

____ Natural Step Workshop, April 25 ---------- $395
($195 for individual/non-profit) includes breakfast,
lunch, manual, and Future 500 membership.)

____ Dinner Roundtable, April 25 ---------- $150
($40 for Natural Step workshop attendees)

____ Business & Ecology Retreat, April 25-27 ----- $595
($395 individual/non-profit)
Meals: ------------------------------------------------- $105
Accommodations: Private: -- $500 or Shared: $300

____ ALL THREE EVENTS --------------------- $1,200
($995 individual/non-profit) includes all meals,
accommodations, two manuals, and Future 500 membership

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Event descriptions:

B U S I N E S S & E C O L O G Y

Three events during April 25-27, 1997 in the San Francisco area

The Business and Ecology Roundtables offer expert trainers,
case studies review, and interactive exercises for business
leaders, managers, environmental professionals, and
investors to gain valuable insights and practical
understanding of new management tools.

THE NATURAL STEP WORKSHOP - Friday, April 25, all
day The Natural Step is one of the most exciting and
powerful new systems for integrating environmental
management in business and other organizations. The
Natural Step (TNS) provides a set of four essential
"system conditions" by which businesses must operate in
the long term. By using these systems conditions as a
guideline, businesses can become more efficient, reduce
pollution and compliance problems, and engage the
creativity and problem solving capabilities inherent in their
workforce. TNS has been used as part of the environmental
programs at Monsanto, Mitsubishi Electric, Interface and
more than 100 other companies internationally.

Natural Step trainer Susan Burns will present the training
and TNS President Molly Harriss Olson, former head of the
President's Council on Sustainable Development, will
discuss the history and future of TNS. Bill Shireman and
Dorie Krantz will present special discussions on Industrial
Ecology and ISO 14000, and their relationship to TNS.

April 25, evening An informal setting for a high level
exchange with a unique affinity network, the dinner is an
opportunity to present ideas and projects to colleagues
from the business, investment, technology, environmental,
and philanthropic communities. Former President's Council
on Sustainable Development head Molly Harriss Olson will
host this dinner and roundtable discussion. Global Futures
President Bill Shireman will facilitate our dialogue on the
future of business and the environment. To stir the pot, we
will update some exciting joint ventures that emerged from
our last Future 500 dinner, and brainstorm on new ones.

Friday pm-Sunday am, Apr 25-27 At a Stinson Beach waterfront
home, we will engage in four distinct roundtables and a series
of interactive explorations into the relationship between ecology
and business. We'll review the tools that are now required
knowledge for every effective environmental manager:
Industrial Ecology, ISO 14000, The Natural Step, and
Advanced Resource Productivity. The Natural Step
provides a powerful set of corporate guidelines. ISO 14000
provides a system for tracking progress toward those goals.
And Industrial Ecology teaches how to do it all at a profit.

Management consultant David Hurst, author of a seminal
Harvard Business Review article and best-selling book,
Crisis and Renewal, will ground us in Industrial Ecology
and launch a discussion on the imperative for integrating
environment and business. We will leave rejuvenated,
motivated, and prepared with new ideas and strategies to
apply productively to our work. Don't miss this one!

What is Future 500?

Future 500, a project of Global Futures Foundation, is a
new alliance of business leaders devoted to advanced
resource productivity. Future 500's objective is to stimulate
the application of technologies that can drive down
resource consumption to as little as a quarter of today's
levels, while creating profits and protecting the
environment. For more info please visit the Global Futures
home page http://www.globalff.org.

What people are saying:

"Wonderful," "fantastic," "seminal and extraordinary", and
"one of the greatest experiences of my life." Over the past
year, participants have contacted us with stories of the
benefits of past Business and Ecology roundtables and retreats.
Join colleagues from business, government, and the
environment for this practical, educational, experiential,
motivational look at the future of business and the
environment. In informal settings, over meals, and during
nature hikes, you will learn how to multiply your
effectiveness by applying the latest tools.

Future 500
801 Crocker Road
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 486-5999 voice (916) 486-5990 fax