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WEBINAR: Green Your Food or Beverage Business Bottom Line

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


  • Could my business use energy and water more efficiently, better manage our waste, or use safer cleaning and sanitizing products?
  • What are other businesses doing, and what results have they seen?
  • What resources are available to help my business?

Most food and beverage businesses could significantly reduce their operating costs by making energy and environmental improvements to their facilities or processes. Join this webinar to learn about best practices, success stories from other businesses, and free resources available to support your sustainability efforts.

This webinar is part of an ongoing initiative for food and beverage businesses, made possible by a pollution prevention grant from EPA Region I New England. Learn more at


- Madeline Snow is a project manager in the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell. An experienced trainer and facilitator, Madeline works with a variety of organizations to improve sustainable practices, environmental compliance, and energy management by applying a plan-do-check-act management system approach. She has a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from New College of Florida and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She previously worked in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

- Lauren Mattison is an engineer in the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at UMass Amherst with more than a decade of experience in clean energy technologies and programs. In her work at UMass and previously at Efficiency Vermont, Lauren has assisted dozens of clients, including restaurants, food and beverage retailers, and food processing facilities, with identification, analysis and implementation of energy efficiency projects. She has also worked as a consultant to EPA on the ENERGY STAR program and as a manufacturing process engineer at IBM. Lauren holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst and she is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.

- Joy Onasch oversees the business and industry program at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell and manages grants that are awarded each year to assist facilities in their efforts to reduce or eliminate toxics. She is an engineer with over fifteen years of experience with industry, government, and institutions, assisting them with environmental compliance issues and pollution prevention projects. Joy holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Engineering and Policy. She is a registered Professional Engineer in three states and a registered Toxics Use Reduction Planner in Massachusetts.

-Emma Sabella is an Environmental Program Specialist at the Center For EcoTechnology (CET) with nearly 15 years of experience in the natural resources management field. Emma administers RecyclingWorks, a Massachusetts recycling assistance program that helps businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and food waste diversion opportunities. She also works with schools across the state to implement or expand waste diversion and energy efficiency programs. Emma holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Studies from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst and previously studied sustainable environments in New Zealand.