Companies that manufacture or process food and beverages are increasingly important to the economy of Massachusetts. While size, market, and product type vary, they all use and pay for energy, water, chemicals (cleaning products or others), and waste management. They also share an interest in reducing and/or avoiding costs so they can sustain and expand business while ensuring their products are safe for consumption. This sector has untapped opportunities to prevent pollution by increasing energy efficiency, renewable energy use, water efficiency, and reducing waste and the use of toxics.
Green Your Bottom Line in Food and Beverage Businesses is an initiative to support Massachusetts food and beverage processors in making pollution prevention improvements to their facilities and processes, which will benefit both their businesses and the environment:
- Increase energy efficiency
- Increase renewable energy use
- Use safer cleaning and sanitizing products
- Reduce waste
- Improve operations
- Reduce operating costs
Who should attend? Those who work in facilities management, operations, engineering, environmental health and safety, energy and/or sustainability programs in food and beverage processing facilities.
There is no charge for this workshop, but we ask that you register by Monday, November 14
This workshop is one in a series of interactive workshops for food and beverage processors to share experiences, challenges and successes to date and plan future actions. Workshops will include case studies and lessons learned, technical topics, and opportunities to learn from peers. Our team of experts will connect participants with the appropriate resources - many of them free - and incentives or funding to help with energy and environmental improvements.
This initiative is a joint effort of the University of Massachusetts and several government agencies. Partners include the Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell, Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell, UMass Clean Energy Extension, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Contact us for information on additional workshops, to learn more, or discuss how you can get involved.