SNHU and BIA Host Sustainability Conference

Thursday, June 12, 2008
SNHU Communications Office

Contact: Adrienne Rupp
Business and Industry Association
Office: 603.224.5388 x114
Mobile: 603.731.7754

Conference set to help businesses go green

- Full-day conference on environmental sustainability will address topics such as green building, renewable energy and environmental management.

CONCORD, N.H. – May 20, 2008 Environmental sustainability and green business practices are popular issues in this era of soaring fuel and energy prices and concern about global warming. They and much more will be the focus of a June conference presented by the Business and Industry Association, Southern New Hampshire University and the law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli.

“Environmental Sustainability: Making it Work for Your Business” is a full-day conference set for June 18, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on the SNHU campus. The conference will incorporate practical information and examples of sustainability practices from New Hampshire companies that is relevant to businesses of all sizes and industries, including small businesses that may face limited resources in their desire to go green. National Grid is a sponsor of the event and New Hampshire Business Review is the media sponsor.

The morning portion of the conference features opening remarks from EPA New England Administrator Robert Varney and two general sessions:

  • Sustainability: What is it? – Leaders from small, medium and large companies define sustainability, share success stories, and provide insight on planning and implementing sustainable business practices.
  • Resources Available for Sustainability – Public Utilities Commissioner Cliff Below and representatives from the state and federal governments and private sector will discuss various sustainability programs and funding available to business.

Following lunch and a keynote address from Gov. John Lynch, participants will choose two of four breakout sessions: Sustainability 101, Green Buildings and the Bottom Line, Making Energy Markets Work for You and Strategic Environmental Management.

The cost to attend the conference is $45. To register, call 603.224.5388 x116 or visit

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