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EBC Congratulates Gretchen Carey on her Appointment to President of MassRecycle

Posted July 18, 2018 by

Congratulations to Gretchen Carey on her recent appointment to President of the Board of Directors at MassRecycle. MassRecycle is a 501c3 statewide recycling organization dedicated to waste reduction and recycling.

Gretchen serves as the Massachusetts Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, and is a member of the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Leadership Team.

Gretchen Carey, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, LEED Green Associate
Republic Services
320A Charger Street, Revere, MA 02151
781.560.1412  //  GCarey@RepublicServices.com


New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience – NEWIEE’s Fourth Annual Women Shaping the Agenda Panel

Posted July 3, 2018 by

Boston, MA (June 27, 2018): New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) is pleased to announce its fourth annual program in the “Women Shaping the Agenda” series titled “New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience.”  This event will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center.

“You are invited to join our conversation!” said Mary Ellen Paravalos, NEWIEE President. “NEWIEE’s Women Shaping the Agenda panel series provides a forum for the discussion of topics that intersect energy and environmental sectors.  We are thrilled to have MA Assistant Secretary of Climate Change Katie Theoharides as our Keynote speaker this year!”


Keynote Speaker, Katie Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The panel discussion will be Moderated by Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group, Eversource Energy (2016 NEWIEE Achievement Awardee)

Panelists include:

  • Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston
  • Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts
  • Katherine Kemen, Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Partners HeathCare Sytem
  • Ellen Miller, Vice President, Projects, AVANGRID Networks

Please join us at 5:00 PM for a welcome reception with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. The speakers and discussion will kick-off at 6:00 PM and will be followed by more networking until 8:30 PM.

Tickets are $35 members / $55 non-members.  Ticket on Sale Now!

Interested in sponsoring? See our sponsor brochure Questions? Contact Rebecca at contact.newiee@gmail.com.


Founded in Boston in 2008 by a group of eminently accomplished women in the sector, NEWIEE harnesses the passion, intelligence and leadership experience of New England women to promote and encourage public interest in the areas of energy and the environment. Comprised of members across the public and private divisions, as well as various age groups, NEWIEE is also a stimulating forum for networking, sharing of expertise, information and mentoring.


RISEP May Luncheon – Rhode Island Envirothon Fundraiser

Posted May 21, 2018 by

Please join us and the Rhode Island Envirothon Team on May 30th at Save the Bay for a special luncheon to benefit the Rhode Island Envirothon. All proceeds will support the Rhode Island Envirothon’s winning team and go toward their expenses to attend the national competition in Idaho. The winning team, former members and coaches will discuss the Envirothon competition and it’s mission.  The cost to attend this luncheon is $25.  To learn more about the Rhode Island Envirothon click here.

When:  May 30, 2018 @ 12 noon-1:30 PM

Where:  Save the Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI

Please join us for this program and a catered lunch.  We welcome you to sponsor this program, which supports for this event will also support the Rhode Island Envirothon.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Gold, Silver or Bronze levels.


Registration Deadline – May 25, 2018 


Save the Date(s): Boston Harbor For All Summit – May 24 & 30

Posted May 7, 2018 by

Boston Harbor is at a critical moment in history. In an era of climate change and a building boom, how do we work together to create a waterfront that is accessible and resilient – truly a harbor for all?

Join Boston Harbor Now and public, private, and nonprofit partners for a two-event, interactive series addressing our harbor’s opportunities and most urgent challenges, with a focus on how we can work together to take from planning to action key policies and projects.

Our collective success in cleaning up the Harbor has created a new set of opportunities and urgent challenges. The planning and design decisions we make today will impact our waterfront for decades to come. Only by collaborating and breaking down silos will we get it right.

Please note: Separate registration required for each day (May 24 and May 30).

Boston Harbor for All: The Mayors’ Perspective

May 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
New England Aquarium IMAX
FREE (tickets required)

Join us for a discussion with Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, Mayor Thomas McGee of Lynn, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, on the harbor’s role in the regional economy, climate resilience, public access and open space, water transportation, and public health and well-being.

Boston Harbor for All: Advancing Collaborative Action

May 30, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
BSA Space

Join us for a day-long symposium on how to realize the opportunities for great public spaces and parks, more equitable and innovative development, a strong working port, and long-term climate resilience. Registration includes waterfront tour, lunch and conference.


Save the Date(s): SiREM Remediation Seminars this May 2018

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Representatives from SiREM, the treatability lab division of Geosyntec,  will be speaking at a number of site remediation short courses in New England this spring, jointly hosted with Tersus and PACE.  These short courses are taught by people who really know in situ remediation and are eager to share their knowledge.  At these events, you will connect directly with industry-leading practitioners as they highlight the latest ideas for contaminant source area delineation, bioremediation, and sustainable remediation technologies. The short courses will be held in Hartford, CT (May 8), Providence, RI (May 9) and Woburn, MA (May 10).  The theme of these short courses is Optimization and Monitoring for Bioremediation of Chlorinated Compounds.

More information and registration can be found at http://www.remediationseminar.com/.  The short courses are free to attend and include lunch and professional development hours.