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Green Your Bottom Line in Food & Beverage Businesses

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Stop & Shop New England Division Distribution Center

136 South Main St

Assonet, MA 02702

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Join us for an interactive workshop on opportunities for food and beverage businesses to reduce operating 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 brief case studies of food/beverage companies that have sustainability programs; provide the opportunity to network with your peers and share experiences, challenges and successes; introduce you to free assistance available to help identify and implement improvements you can make in your facility; and bring you together with experts who will help develop an action plan to get started with your own actions.

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 April 3.

Special thanks to Stop & Shop and Ahold USA for hosting this workshop, which will include optional tours of their Green Energy Facility. Space on tours is limited, but we will try to include all who are interested.


Draft agenda:
8:30 Refreshments and networking
8:45 Introductions
9:00 Welcome and presentation on Stop & Shop's Green Energy Facility - Roger Beliveau (Manager of Distribution Services, Stop & Shop Freetown), Christine Gallagher (Sustainable Retailing, Ahold USA)
9:30 Panel discussion with representatives from Ahold/Stop & Shop, Nate Freeland (Process Engineer, Snyder's Lance Cape Cod Chips), Cathy Resler (Head of Global Sustainability, Ocean Spray Cranberries)
10:15 Break
10:30 Self-assessment tool
11:00 Presentation on energy audits and opportunities to reduce energy use/costs
11:30 Next steps and evaluations
12:00 Lunch and optional tours of Green Energy Facility


Learn more about this initiative at http://ceere.org/food or see details on our May 3 workshop in Gloucester at http://foodbeveragemay3.eventbrite.com


This workshop is made possible by a grant to the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell by EPA Region 1 New England (Pollution Prevention grant #00A00329).

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