Invitation for Public Lecture by Dr Sonya Newenhouse from University of Wisconsin USA

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Presenter:   Dr Sonya Newenhouse from University of Wisconsin USA
Date : Nov 16 , 2017 at 3:00 PM in the afternoon. 
Venue: College of Agriculture SNFST M.Sc. Students classroom.  


Dr. Sonya Newenhouse received her degrees in Business and the environment from Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin. She is the founder and former President of Community Car, LLC – Wisconsin’s first Carshare Business which had more than 1000 members renting 20 cars. Sonya also founded Madison Environmental Group, an award winning sustainability consulting firm and WasteCap Wisconsin, a nonprofit helping businesses recycle. Author of the book, EnAct: Steps to Greener Living, a serial eco-entrepreneur, Sonya is currently developing a business to sell sustainable house plans for northern climates worldwide. These houses are super insulated and will not need a traditional heating system, even for climates with temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius. Currently she manages her real estate investments and lives in a prototype sustainable home with her husband Cecil Wright and their children Addisu and Lina in Viroqua Wisconsin, USA.  Her children were adopted from Ethiopia at ages 6 and 3. They are now 11 and 4.  Sonya has served on numerous boards such as Madison Community Foundation and is currently a board member of Forward Community Investments, a nonprofit bank. She is on Linked In and uses What’s App and welcomes future conversations. Her husband, Cecil Wright, is an expert in cooperatives and is the president of the board of Organically Grown Company, which markets and distributes organic produce in North West USA. He is a retired executive of Organic Valley, the largest dairy cooperative in the United States and he is a maple syrup farmer. The family also welcomes any of you to their home in Wisconsin.


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