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2015 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum: Extended Producer Responsibility and the Circular Economy

Posted October 28, 2015 by

On December 8+9, PSI will host environmental sustainability experts from around the world at a conference in Boston, MA to celebrate and assess 15 years of EPR in the U.S.; discuss national and global trends in product stewardship, zero waste, recycling, and the circular economy; and examine future challenges and opportunities for increasing recovery of materials in consumer products. This interactive, discussion-based event is an excellent way to join national and international conversations about the evolving ideas and concepts that shape the work we share.

The conference agenda features world-class speakers that will discuss key issues in product stewardship, the role of regulation in a circular economy, and best practices and key strategies for implementing successful EPR programs. Join us there for a new perspective on how we think about and manage “waste.” Register for the conference today, and reserve your hotel to guarantee the discounted block rate.


Leading Women in Energy and Environment to Share Insights on Year Ahead

Posted October 26, 2015 by

Boston, MA (October 22, 2015) The New England Women In Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are pleased to announce their Annual Meeting and Fall Fête on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4:30 – 9 p.m. at the Algonquin Club of Boston.

Contributing Members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting portion of the event from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Members will discuss the past year and share goals for the NEWIEE organization, including how to increase benefits to its members with educational and mentorship programs, and how to accelerate and celebrate the accomplishments of professionals in their fields. Register for this free portion of the event by clicking here.

“This is a perfect time to join NEWIEE as a Contributing Member,” said Judy Chang, Principal of The Brattle Group and President of NEWIEE. “No matter what stage we are in our careers, I find that close collaboration and enrichment from peers can help advance our knowledge and broaden our network. Going forward, NEWIEE has great ambition to increase our contribution and value to our communities and colleagues in the energy and environment fields across New England!”

The Fall Fête, 6:30 – 9 p.m., will be a night of fun and a chance to meet the NEWIEE Board and Advisory Board members. Everyone is welcome to join in the Fête (members, non-members, women and men.) To purchase tickets, please click here.


Jennifer MacNeil
NEWIEE Publicity Manager
Email: jennifermacneil99@gmail.com
Cell Phone: 774-258-0280


Building A Community of Support Around the Massachusetts Energy & Environmental Literacy Plan

Posted October 19, 2015 by

EBC is sponsoring this upcoming event in support of the creation of an Energy and Environmental Literacy Plan in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Literacy Plan (MEELP) envisions a Commonwealth where our future citizens will have the knowledge, skills, and resources to shape a more sustainable and prosperous future for our state and set forth a model for a statewide stakeholder endeavor.

The effects of instituting the Plan reaches across green business efforts, energy conservation, natural resource conservation, climate change amelioration, and education. Build community and collaborate across Formal Education, Community Education, Business, and Government in an evening event that celebrates the development of the MEELP. Now is the time to lend your voice to the discussion and provide support for future implementation.

When: November 18, 2015, 6:00-9:00 P.M.

What: Secretary’s Advisory Group on Energy & Environmental Education, MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, MA Environmental Education Society, Mass Audubon, and Green Schools invite you to attend a free event to build support for the MEELP.

Refreshments & appetizers are included.

Who: Individuals connected to Formal Education, Community Education, Business, and Government are invited!

Where: MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581

How Much: Free! Register Today!

Thank you to all who supported this event:

Hosted By: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Sponsors and Supporters of the MEELP:

  • Mass Audubon
  • Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES)
  • Green Schools
  • Environmental Business Council of New England
  • New England Aquarium
  • Secretary’s Advisory Group on Energy & Environmental Education (SAGEEE)

Presentation Added: Update from MassDEP Northeast Region Leadership

Posted October 15, 2015 by

The available presentations from the EBC Program Series with MassDEP Regional Offices: Commissioner Marty Suuberg and the Northeast Region Leadership, completed on October 15, 2015, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

Final Agenda – DEP Program Series – Commissioner Suuberg and the DEP Northeast Regional Office Leadership

10-15-15 MASTER MassDEP Northeast Region Leadership