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Ripon College Sustainability Panel Discussion
A Special Thanks to Ripon College and Alice Reznickova for hosting this event.
Improving Business Performance
As an experience this one is difficult to summarize.
By any measure, this event was an unparalleled success, but as they say "you had to be there".
A great panel, excellent turnout and an hour and a half of interesting informative discussion.
From the combined expertise of the panel, and the insightful questions from the audience, this event clearly exceed our expectations and those of our members.
Just a sample of the feedback we've received...
"Thank you. It was fun".
Peter A. Pavelic CEM, CEP
"Thanks for the invite! It was a great event"!
Jessy Servi Ortiz - Managing Director \ Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
"This was one of the best meetings I've attended"!
"What an awesome event"!
and the question...
"Are you going to do this again"?
You can be sure that will be a topic of discussion at the next WAEE board meeting.
A special thanks to our esteemed panel
- Ripon College Director of Sustainability
- Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Managing Director Jessy Servi Ortiz
- Harley Davidson Plant Engineer Kurt Emerson
- Kohler Co. Energy Staff Engineer
- Mercury Marine Energy & Utility Manager
- Oshkosh Corp Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability Officer.
- Sargento Foods Sr. Sustainability Program Manager
- USGBC Director of Community Advancement
If you are truly serious about energy management and sustainability this is a learning opportunity you will not want to miss. Topics of discussion may include:
Sustainability and the challenges of buy in and continuing commitment
Make sure everyone is engaged, all processes represented – define metrics set realistic goals (start with low hanging fruit) celebrate success.
How quality and sustainability will evolve to become a prerequisite to business
Remember ISO 9001? Certification was virtually a universal requirement for manufacturers to conduct business. The pressure to implement ISO 14001 will likely be even greater. Quality and Sustainability become one
The need to reduce greenhouse gases is becoming more urgent everyday.
Don’t wait on the government or your utility to solve the problems. Individual initiatives can start right now
Anyone that uses power wants to use less. The demand for energy management professionals is exploding.
Energy conservation is being driven by economics (saving money) or the environment (saving the planet) or both.
Driving sustainable business practices down your supply chain presents a huge opportunity.
Collaborating with customers and suppliers represent an opportunity for rapid exponential improvement in environment and bottom lines.
Have a question about Energy Management, Sustainability, Education, Careers? Bring it! This panel of experts was brought together to help you. Car pool, bring a friend, bring your boss but, no matter what… Don’t miss it!