Dean Cycon, founder and CEO of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, will be the featured speaker at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ "Green Living" series seminar at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Murdock Hall, room 218.

Cycon’s lecture, "Sustainable Business as a Vehicle for Social Change," part of this spring’s "Cultivating a Sustainable Food System" series, is free and open to the public.

Cycon’s company is a certified, 100 percent organic, fair trade and kosher coffee roasting operation in Orange. The company designs and funds people-centered development projects in the coffee lands in partnership with the growers, and returns a percentage of profits to the growers as a Social Equity Premium.

Information: or contact Elena Traister, (413) 662-5303.