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Save the Date: Roundtable Discussion – Energy and Cannabis: What Cultivators and Others Can Expect From Regulators and Market Forces

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location: Prince Lobel Tye LLP, One International Place, Suite 3700, Boston, MA 02110

Discussion Participants

President, CEO, AmeriCann, Inc.

Alex Pollard, EE Commercial Programs Manager
MA Department of Energy Resources

Sam Milton, Principal
Climate Resources Group

Carter Wall, Managing Director
Franklin Beach Energy

Danny Wadhwani, COO/CFO

Program Overview

The energy regulations for cannabis cultivation recommended by the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which were approved by the Cannabis Control Commission earlier this year, are among the most rigorous in the nation.  Join us as we discuss the possible impact of these regulations on the cannabis industry, renewable energy suppliers, and commercial property owners.

Topics to be Covered

– Regulatory scheme and updates from the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
– Impacts on cultivators from compliance
– Opportunities and challenges for facility owners, renewable energy suppliers, and product manufacturers
– Innovative approaches to cultivation and sustainability to help reach compliance.

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SWANApalooza 2019: Building the Future

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Boston, Massachusetts
February 25–28, 2019

On the heels of heightened recycling contamination standards, single-use plastic reduction efforts, and overall pushes for sustainable social and business practices, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) launches SWANApalooza 2019, the premier technical gathering for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management, coming to Boston, Massachusetts from February 25–28.

Its first time held in New England, SWANApalooza will focus on “Building the Future,” offering an inaugural view of the future of solid waste management through the lens of public sector entities, private companies, and consultants in the area. Boston offers a premier backdrop for the event, leading the charge in zero waste initiatives and serving as an example for cities in the Northeast and across the country for environmental priorities.

At SWANApalooza, explore opportunities for domestic recycling, marine litter initiatives, landfill technical operations, and safety best practices with experts, government officials and top professionals from a range of industry areas. Gain entirely new perspectives, embrace industry progress, and discover the future of solid waste and recycling at SWANApalooza in Boston!


Path to Food Waste Reduction in Rhode Island

Posted September 5, 2018 by

SAVE THE DATE: October 4, 2018 from 8:30 am-1 pm

Rhode Island College
Student Union Ballroom
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI

Workshop: Path to Food Waste Reduction in Rhode Island

Food recovery to feed hungry Rhode Islanders, and minimizing and recycling food waste, are goals of the RI Food Policy Strategy, the RI Department of Health’s Rhode to End Hunger Initiative and the complementary RI Hospitality Association’s Taste the Waste initiative.  EPA’s Excess Food Opportunities Map further highlights opportunities within the State to support these goals and help implement Rhode Island’s 2016 ban on food waste in the State’s landfill.

Join like-minded colleagues from not-for-profits, institutions, K-12 schools, businesses and all levels of government to strategize how to continue to make progress on these goals. The workshop will highlight success stories, share resources and finally create a working group to further promote progress under the leadership of a dedicated group of experts.

Register Here or https://rhodeislandhospitalityriassoc.wliinc34.com//events/Food-Recovery-Workshop-4849/details


Save the Date: 2018 Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit

Posted August 28, 2018 by

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (Infrastructure Bank) today announced their keynote speakers for the second annual Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit on Monday, September 17, 2018.

Armand E. Sabitoni, General Secretary-Treasurer & New England Regional Manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and Alan Rubin, Principal at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, a nationally-recognized expert and advisor in natural and manmade disaster recovery, will address policymakers and private sector experts on Rhode Island’s infrastructure and the opportunities and challenges it presents for economic development in the State.

Date: September 17, 2018

Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, 5th Floor, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank will host its second annual Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit on September 17, 2018 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

The Summit will feature a prominent keynote speaker, opening and closing plenaries, and panel discussions covering four themes relating to the contribution that infrastructure investment makes to growing our local economy:

  • Green Infrastructure & Resiliency
  • Economic Development
  • Clean Energy
  • Housing

A full agenda, and to register, is available by clicking here.


Save the Date: Women’s Energy Network Boston Chapter – Headshots & Happy Hour

Posted August 3, 2018 by

WEN Boston Chapter Headshots & Happy Hour

When is the last time you had your headshot updated? It’s time! Join us for happy hour to catch up on the latest in energy, and a headshot courtesy of Maura Wayman photography, with hair & makeup touch-ups by Salon Acote!

Wine, refreshments, and appetizers will be provided.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14


WHERE: Salon Acote

132 Newbury St, Boston

REGISTRATION: WEN Member Price: $20. Non-members: Feel free to RSVP and we will add you if space permits.

RSVP: RSVP to Libby at libby@b-t.energy.