International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research

The Emergy Society

    Self-Organization of the Emergy Society

    The Emergy Society was authorized by H.T. Odum in August 2002 in response to a
    question asked by Dan Campbell. It has been structured to closely follow his vision of a
    society dedicated to the theoretical advance and application of the linked concepts of
    emergy and transformity, which arise from the operation of the 4th law of
    thermodynamics, i.e., the maximum empower principle. The idea of a society began to
    develop at the Third Emergy Research Conference held in 2004. At this conference a
    committee was empowered to study the feasibility of forming an Emergy Society. This
    committee reported to the delegates assembled for the Fourth Emergy Conference,
    where a general vote authorized the formation of the Society by the time of the next
    meeting held in January of 2008. During 2007, a group of founding members read and
    approved by-laws for the Society and  an application for incorporation of a nonprofit
    corporation was submitted to the State of Rhode Island.  Four trustees signed the
    application for incorporation and carried out all work necessary to obtain provisional tax-
    exempt status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The Emergy Society became
    incorporated in Rhode Island on July 28, 2007 and it received tax-exempt status from the
    Federal government on December 17, 2007. The official name of the Emergy Society is
    the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research (ISAER), which is a
    variation of the name first suggested by Ben Fusaro.  

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