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March 2019

Energy Treasure Hunt Show & Tell

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about the energy treasure hunt recently conducted at our local water resource recovery facility. Joe Fiegl, P.E., Deputy Commissioner of the Erie County Division of Sewerage Management, will give a short presentation on the project which was supported by NYSERDA’s Strategic Energy Management program. After the presentation, there will be a one hour guided tour of the facility. This is a great opportunity for sustainability professionals to tour a wastewater treatment facility and network with their peers and like…

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The Food Energy Water Nexus

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY 14043 United States
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The Food Energy Water (FEW) Nexus: A Systems Approach for Improving Energy Conservation The purpose of this event is to trigger a dialogue on the FEW nexus and how businesses can approach reducing their energy footprint through conservation efforts in water and food systems. Overcoming today’s barriers will require new ideas, approaches, and collaboration. We will feature three speakers representing academia and industry perspectives on the topic. Let us get together and discuss what the risk and rewards are in Western New York. Light refreshments will be served.…

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They’re Demanding Less Waste

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Tabernacle @ Sweet_ness 7 cafe, 211 Lafayette Ave
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Let's begin a discussion about what resources, support, or recognition different organizations need to create the structural and cultural changes that will result in less food related waste. We are inviting event planners, tourism professionals, fundraisers, restaurateurs, and culinary programs to attend our free “They’re Demanding Less Waste” workshop. The workshop will focus on stories and strategies on purchasing, planning and coordinating activities to maximize customer experiences while minimizing food waste including disposable containers and plastic ware at restaurants, special events…

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Adam Rome, “Partly Green: The Past and Future of Sustainable Business”

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, 14202
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Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our eighth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public, in partnership with WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable. Please register by sending an email to: asa@wnysustainablebusiness.org. In case of bad weather, please check your email for notifications about event cancellations. Can capitalism become green without fundamental changes in the rules of…

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February 2019

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable is partnering with UB for Andrew Hoffmann’s presentation “How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate”, on February 13th.

This presentation gives practical guidance for anyone who wishes to be better equipped when entering more effective business conversations around climate change.

Dr. Andrew Hoffman is a Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan and his most recent book explores how humans process climate change information, and how our views are shaped by emotional and cultural influences.

Numerous Roundtable members have heard professor Hoffman personally and are excited about his visit as he has in depth knowledge on how to best communicate when engaging in climate change discussion with corporate leaders and stakeholders.

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