P2U Webinar: The Nexus Between Green Business Programs and Pollution Prevention

Jun 28, 2022, 1-2:30 pm CDT
Cost: NPPR members – Free; Non-members – $20
Register here.

Green business programs can help companies achieve pollution prevention goals and increase sustainability initiatives. Learn how green business programs use environmental impact tracking and measurement methods to report P2 improvements. We’ll feature three green business programs and the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN). The session will highlight lessons learned and best practices to prevent and minimize hazardous waste, air, and water pollution as well as conservation of energy, materials, and water. The webinar is designed for those that facilitate a green business program, are thinking of starting one, or want more information on how green business programs can help their members meet P2 goals.

Featured speakers

Brittney Wendell is Associate Director of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center where she runs and manages the EcoBiz Green Business Program in the State of Oregon. EcoBiz is a free and voluntary certification that uses industry best practices to protect the environment. Brittney has several years of experience working with businesses and industries on pollution prevention, environmental compliance, and sustainability. She also leads pollution prevention outreach programs to assist industrial and commercial facilities in the reduction of toxics, waste, and resource consumption.

Cassie Carroll is Outreach and Marketing Director with the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Cassie also serves as an advisor to the Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA) bringing her knowledge and expertise to drive IGBA’s strategic goals, develop key partnerships and relationships, and advise on the growth of the organization. She previously served as the Executive Director of IGBA and was its co-founder in 2008. In addition, Cassie also serves as the IGBA representative and leadership coordinator of the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) Leadership Team. She joined the GBENN Leadership Committee after the 1st National Summit for Green Business Programs in May of 2013. She brings a passion for growing sustainable business and uncovering opportunities and promoting the value green business programs bring to communities across the nation.

Derek Boer is a Pollution Prevention (P2) Specialist in the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which administers the Colorado Green Business Network (CGBN). The CGBN is a voluntary program that encourages, supports, and rewards superior environmental performers that go beyond the requirements of environmental regulations and move toward the goal of true, operational sustainability. Derek provides technical assistance to businesses, outreach and training to industry, and promotes sustainability through regional and statewide networks.

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