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Ripon College Sustainability Panel 2/27 Sustainability - Improving Business Performance

  • 27 Feb 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Ripon College - Pickard Commons, 304 Elm Street, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971
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- Summary -


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...

From Panelists:

"Thank you.  It was fun".

Peter A. Pavelic CEM, CEP
Kohler Co.

"Thanks for the invite! It was a great event"!

Jessy Servi Ortiz - Managing Director \ Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

From Attendees:

"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
    Alice Reznickova
  • Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Managing Director Jessy Servi Ortiz
  • Harley Davidson Plant Engineer Kurt Emerson
  • Kohler Co. Energy Staff Engineer
    Peter Pavelic
  • Mercury Marine Energy & Utility Manager
    Scott Louks
  • Oshkosh Corp Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability Officer.
    Kevin Tubbs
  • Sargento Foods Sr. Sustainability Program Manager
    Alec Bartolai
  • USGBC Director of Community Advancement
    Korinne Haeffel  


The Panel

Our Audience 

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.

Your Questions

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!


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