Sunday Supper - October 30 (6-9PM)

with guest: Shan Arora

Sunday Suppers are casual gatherings where new ideas and stimulating conversation are the main fare. The guest speaker leads an informal discussion based on their work or topic of interest. Reservations are open to current Harvard Club of Georgia members and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is limited to 12 people so that the conversation is more personal and happens around the dinner table.

The dinners are Pot-luck, so please bring a dish that you like that you can share. The October dinner will be at the home of Poonam and Swapan Kumar.  We will have 12 club members (in addition to the guest speaker).

If you are interested in hosting a Sunday Dinner, please contact Robert ( rahahn5@gmail.com )

You must be fully immunized against Covid to attend.

COST: Free, but you must register in advance.

RSVP: Open to first 12 HCG members

SPEAKER: Shan Arora

Guest Speaker

shan-arora     Meet Shan Arora

 

Guest Topic: Creating a Better Built Environment

 

Shan Arora is the Director of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, which is a multi-disciplinary, non-departmental education building on the Georgia Institute of Technology's Atlanta campus. It is the first building in Georgia, and only the 28th in the world to earn Living Building Challenge certification - the world's most ambitious and holistic green building achievement. The mission of the building is to serve as a catalyst for change in the region and beyond. It is a regenerative building. Rather than being less bad than conventional buildings, The Kendeda Building proved over a 12-month performance period that it gives back more energy and water than it consumes. Shan's role is to promote the building, and the regenerative building ethos, as a way to create a better built environment. To advance this mission, Shan relies on his experience in renewable and clean energy advocacy, as well as his understanding of regional politics, business development, sustainability, and (surprisingly) international tax. Prior to this role, he was at Southface Institute for 8 years, and prior to that, Deloitte Tax. Shan has a law degree, and this is random, is a licensed US customs broker! Shan received his BA and JD degrees from Emory University.

Shan is also on the Board of Directors of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit that engages communities of faith in stewardship of Creation as a religious response to climate change, resource depletion, environmental injustice, and pollution.