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    • 16 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    April 16th Webinar: Greening Your Bottom Line: Reducing Operating Costs in Food and Beverage Businesses 

     Webinar Title:    Greening Your Bottom Line: Reducing Operating Costs in Food and Beverage Businesses 

     Date:                      April 16, 2021 

     Time:                      1:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

      Description:         This interactive webinar will explore opportunities to reduce costs during these challenging times of COVID-19.  In this introductory webinar and subsequent webinars, we will explore: 

    • How can we clean and disinfect more efficiently and effectively? Are there safer alternatives? 
    • How can we reduce our energy and water costs? 
    • How can we reduce solid and organic waste costs? 
    • What are other businesses doing and what results have they seen? 
    • What resources are available to explore opportunities to improve business operations and processes? 

    Participants will (1) complete a self-assessment to identify opportunities to reduce costs while improving sustainability practices; (2) learn about strategies and results by other businesses; (3) share challenges and experiences; and (4) learn about available resources. 

     Additional monthly webinars will be held on specific topics such as cleaning/disinfection (May 21), waste (June 18), energy (July 16), and water (August 20).   

     Offered by:              University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production 

    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) 

                                       Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) 

    There is no charge for the webinar but please register here. 

    Additional monthly webinars will be held on specific topics such as cleaning and disinfection, waste, energy, and water.  Learn more at  

    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).   

    For questions or additional information, contact  

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Virginia Green Travel Conference

    Better. Stronger.
    Resilient. Together.
    Adapting to change and committed to sustainability.

    Date: April 28-29, 2021

    The tourism industry is reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 on our businesses, our workers and our families. Additionally, our country is struggling to address social injustices and political division like never before. It’s a tough time to be in business, but our industry is resilient and our Virginia Green Travel partners are ready to help lead the way to recovery. We are steadfast and innovative and we continue to be committed to the sustainable principles that consumers value and demand. The “new norm” will be different for sure, but one thing is for certain: sustainability will be even more relevant to our industry moving forward and we will have a jump on the competition!

    Join us for the 8th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference, as tourism professionals from across the Commonwealth gather to seek sustainable solutions that both protect Virginia’s environment and are profitable for tourism businesses. As an attendee you will return to your business armed with proactive responses to current global trends ensuring you won’t get left behind.

    Register Now!

    NPPR members are eligible for a 50% discount. 
    For more information, please contact Meghann Quinn

Past events

30 Mar 2021 ESI Environmental Benchmarking Series/Food & Beverage Event with Sierra Nevada Brewing
23 Mar 2021 PFAS in Food Packaging
17 Mar 2021 Part II: Best Practices for Reducing Fugitive Emissions From Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Used in the Food and Beverage Sector
11 Mar 2021 Navigating the Hierarchy of Food Recovery Webinar Series. Part 4: Beyond the Hierarchy
25 Feb 2021 Tools for Safer Chemicals - from Chemicals to Products to Organizations
24 Feb 2021 The LEAN-P2 Connection: Learning to See
22 Feb 2021 TN Sustainable Spirits Webinar
11 Feb 2021 Navigating the Hierarchy of Food Recovery Webinar Series - Part 3: Diversion
10 Feb 2021 F&B Workgroup February Roundtable
15 Dec 2020 P2U Chemical Substitution and Green Alternatives for the Metal Finishing Sector
19 Nov 2020 P2U Celebrating Success: Fostering a P2 Culture
29 Oct 2020 P2U Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing Workgroup Meeting
1 Oct 2020 Leadership & Voluntary Program Workgroup Discussion: EMS-based Membership Program Review Process
22 Sep 2020 People, Prosperity, Planet…the Journey to Sustainability: P2 Week and NPPR's P2U Kickoff Webinar
21 Sep 2020 NPPR 35th Anniversary - P2 Virtual Reunion
5 Aug 2020 NPPR August F&B Webinar: TN Sustainable Spirits Program
28 May 2020 Leadership & Voluntary Program Workgroup Webinar
1 Apr 2020 NPPR Food & Beverage April Webinar
4 Mar 2020 NPPR Food & Beverage March webinar
27 Feb 2020 Leadership & Voluntary Program Workgroup Webinar
12 Feb 2020 February Food & Beverage Workgroup Webinar
23 Jan 2020 Leadership & Voluntary Programs Workgroup Webinar - Jan
4 Dec 2019 Food & Beverage December Webinar - TUR in the F&B Sector
2 Oct 2019 October Food & Beverage Webinar
25 Sep 2019 Fall 2019 Membership Call - Rescheduled
18 Sep 2019 Fall 2019 Membership Call

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