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Talk – Build it and they will come

October 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Speaker: Tony Grassi, sustainability entrepreneur

Tony will talk about sustainability in practice as he and his wife Sally rehabilitated an old mill in Freedom Maine, restored hydropower at the old dam and helped in the revitalization of the Village of Freedom. His talk will include the complications, pitfalls and rewards of investing in sustainability.

For more information on Tony and the mill, see our recent article – Mill of Dreams

Tony Grassi received his BA in economics at Princeton and his MBA at Harvard Business School. After three years in the army, he worked in corporate finance at Credit Suisse First Boston and its predecessors from 1971 to 1990. From 1990 to the present he has served as a volunteer Board member for a number of non-profits. These have included serving as Chairman of Global Board The Nature Conservancy, American Rivers, New Canaan Country School and the Wilton, CT Land Trust. Currently he is on the board of the Maine Chapter of TNC, the Butler Conservation Fund and Horizons National Student Enrichment Program. Tony moved to Camden Maine in 2003 with his wife Sally, and they are lucky enough to have both their children and their five grandchildren living within 45 minutes of home.


October 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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107 Norman Smith Hall
Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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