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Wednesday August 31 2016 - EPA Webinar: The Resilient Business I

Does your business use hazardous chemicals? Could you cope with a major flood, snowstorm, or power failure? Surveys show that many small businesses have not prepared for disasters by taking precautions such as emergency planning, storing chemicals safely, obtaining adequate insurance, & arranging for emergency power. This is a series of two webinars. The first half of each webinar will show you how you can reduce your risk & save money by switching to less hazardous chemicals & reducing energy use. It will also explain the basics of state & federal regulations for managing hazardous wastes & materials. The second half of each webinar explores in more depth actions you can take at your business to improve your resilience. You can register for more than one session.

Note: There are 2 webinars in this series. One is on resiliency and energy efficiency; the other is on resiliency and flood risk. Each webinar is offered twice. The first is offered on August 31 and September 14; the second is offered on September 21 and 28. You can access registration for any of these by going to its date on theis website.

The Resilient Business: Strategies for Pollution Prevention & Financing Energy Efficiency

   Speakers & Agenda:

  • Roy Crystal, EPA Region 1 – The Resilient Business: Coping with Extreme Weather Events through Pollution Prevention & Energy Efficiency (35 minutes)
  • Deborah Cohen, EPA Region 1 – Determining Your Flood Risk: Map & Website Sources (10 minutes)
  • Jean Mangini, National Grid – The National Grid Small & Midsize Business Direct Install Program (30 minutes)
  • Q & A (15 minutes)

   Session 1: Wednesday, August 31  10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT – Register for this free webinar

   Session 2: Wednesday, September 14  11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT – Register for this free webinar

Registrants will receive a presentation with links to on-line resources. Learn how to:

  • Determine which pollution prevention methods will work for your business,
  • Use online maps to quickly find out if you are in a flood prone area,
  • Comply with regulations & best practices for managing hazardous wastes & materials,
  • Prepare a business continuity plan,
  • Find financing & technical assistance, and
  • Get energy audits & funding for lighting & other energy efficiency measures from the Massachusetts Small and Midsize Business Direct Install Program (available to businesses in Massachusetts that are customers of program administrators Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Eversource, National Grid, Liberty Utilities, & Unitil), & take advantage of other Massachusetts energy efficiency programs.