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Kalu Yala To Host Google Hangout On Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Panama

Posted: November 20, 2013

Kalu Yala, a new small town being built in Panama, will host a Google Hangout, focused on radical new approaches to sustainable development, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event will take place on Thursday, November 21, at 1:00 PM EST.

Kate Stewart, Director of the Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internship Program, will lead a discussion focused on entrepreneurship and sustainability in Panama with Kalu Yala CEO Jimmy Stice, and Kalu Yala interns Hatton Smith and Ann Vitous.

Participants must RSVP to the Kalu Yala Google Hangout by visiting Kalu Yala Google Hangout for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Audiences can participate in Kalu Yala Google Hangout and ask questions on Twitter using the hashtags #KaluYala #GEW2013.

Located in a mountainous valley outside of Panama City, Panama, Kalu Yala is making history by pioneering a new community founded on the principles of strong culture, innovation, sustainability and conservation of the natural environment. Since its establishment in 2008, entrepreneurs, students, experts, and local partners have been coming together at Kalu Yala to develop a thriving, sustainable town in Panama to reverse the long-term reality that capital and innovation have been concentrated in temperate regions. Kalu Yala hopes to become a model for other tropical cities to flourish in the 21st century. Open-minded, adventurous, entrepreneurial Millennials have the opportunity to tackle sustainability challenges and shape the future of this new community through the Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internship Program. Interns work with experts to design sustainable systems such as permaculture farms, economic growth models, water systems, and compost-producing sanitation systems using resources available in the region. To learn more about Kalu Yala, please visit A Sustainable Jungle Settlement for Entrepreneurs and Tropical Cowboys.

Submitted by Dr. Terry Musser (txm4@psu.edu)