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SFC, Elon U. Team for Fall Sustainability Forum

Elon University and the Sustainable Furnishings Council have presented the Elon University Fall Environmental Forum, "Innovations in Home Furnishings--The Road Ahead."

The gathering is set for Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in McKinnon Hall at Elon University in Elon, N.C.

Speakers include: Dr. Jonathan Chapman from the University of Brighton, on “Emotionally Durable Design”; Mitchell Gold of Mitchell Gold + Bob WilliamsOpens in a new window, on “Life at the Core of Furnishings”; Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson HomeOpens in a new window, on “Marketing Sustainaility: The Research and the Story”; Mike Italiano of Market Transformation to SustainabilityOpens in a new window, on “Forest to Foyer==an overview of Life Cycle Analysis.”

Other speakers are Cheryl Durst of International Interior Design AssociationOpens in a new window; Jason Phillips of The Phillips CollectionOpens in a new window; Hilary Pope of Carolina Mattress GuildOpens in a new window; and Mark Hord of E.J. VictorOpens in a new window.

Click here to register for the conferenceOpens in a new window.

A pre-conference special event, a life cycle assessment workshop by Michael Italiano of MTS, the founder of SMaRT certification and a noted developer of triple bottom line assessments, is set for Thursday, Sept. 19. Click here to register for the life cycle workshopOpens in a new window.

A post-conference special event, open house visits in the Chapel Hill area showcasing innovative home design and projects that embrace principles of minimizing the environmental footprint, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Click here to register for the open housesOpens in a new window.

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