Don McCormick was the MBA in Managing for Sustainability Featured
Speaker for December 3, 2010. McCormick is the president of Carbon
Harvest Energy, and his presentation addressed his company's landfill
gas-to-energy project in Brattleboro as a practical model of sustainable
and responsible resource use.
The central principle of this
project is to replace a linear model of resource
extraction-to-consumption-to-waste with a circular model based on
nature, where waste/outputs are recovered to become new inputs for
further processes--until no waste remains.
McCormick has over 20
years of entrepreneurship, management and engineering expertise. Prior
to founding Carbon Harvest Energy, he designed Laughing Duck Farm, a
sustainable aquaponics business that produces year-round food
(microgreens and Tilapia) in a cold climate, as well as a greenhouse
that uses all renewable energy inputs and eliminates waste through a
closed-loop water system.