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Tuesday April 04 2017 - Green Your Bottom Line in Food & Beverage Businesses

Tue, April 4, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Stop & Shop New England Division Distribution Center
136 South Main St
Assonet, MA 02702

The workshop will highlight brief case studies of food/beverage companies that have sustainability programs; provide the opportunity to network with your peers and share experiences, challenges and successes; introduce you to free assistance available to help identify and implement improvements you can make in your facility; and bring you together with experts who will help develop an action plan to get started with your own actions.

Who should attend? Those who work in management, facilities, operations, engineering, environmental health and safety, energy or sustainability in food and beverage businesses, including food/beverage processors, restaurants and grocery stores.

There is no charge for this workshop, but registration is required by noon on April 3.

Special thanks to Stop & Shop and Ahold USA for hosting this workshop, which will include optional tours of their Green Energy Facility. Space on tours is limited, but we will try to include all who are interested.

Draft agenda:
8:30 Refreshments and networking
8:45 Introductions
9:00 Welcome and presentation on Stop & Shop's Green Energy Facility - Roger Beliveau (Manager of Distribution Services, Stop & Shop Freetown), Christine Gallagher (Sustainable Retailing, Ahold USA)
9:30 Panel discussion with food/beverage businesses
10:15 Break
10:30 Self-assessment tool
11:00 Presentation on energy audits and opportunities to reduce energy use/costs
11:30 Next steps and evaluations
12:00 Lunch and optional tours of Green Energy Facility

Learn more about this initiative at http://ceere.org/food or @foodbeverageMA

This workshop is made possible by a grant to the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell by EPA Region 1 New England (Pollution Prevention grant #00A00329).

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