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Green Your Bottom Line in Food and Beverage Businesses

Event date/time: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:15pm

Join us for an interactive workshop on opportunities for food and beverage businesses to reduce costs, improve operations and prevent pollution through sustainability efforts including energy efficiency and renewable energy, waste management, and safer cleaning and sanitizing materials.

The workshop will highlight case studies of food/beverage companies that have sustainability programs; provide the opportunity to network with your peers; introduce you to free assistance available to help identify and implement improvements you can make in your facility; and include an optional tour of Merrimack Ales, a few minutes away from our workshop location.

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 Tuesday, September 26.

Draft agenda:
8:00 Refreshments and networking
8:30 Welcome and introductions
8:45 Discussion: what energy, environmental and/or safety improvements has your business made or considered?
9:00 Self-assessment tool
9:30 Discussions on case studies, opportunities and resources - energy, waste, toxic use
11:00 Next steps and evaluations

Optional tour of sustainability initiatives at Merrimack Ales
11:15 Travel to Merrimack Ales (92 Bolt Street, Lowell)
11:30 Tour and discussion with Adam Pearson, Merrimack Ales

Learn more about this initiative at

This workshop is made possible by a pollution prevention grant to the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell by EPA Region 1 New England.

The New England Consortium 5th Floor Lowell MA