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Press Release: UMass Dartmouth Celebrates Green Innovation Day


UMass Dartmouth Celebrates Green Innovation Day

UMass Dartmouth community will celebrate Green Innovation Day on campus today, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Author:  Joseph Sullivan [Contact]
Date:  April 23, 2014
Department:   Charlton College of Business
Dartmouth, MA (April 23, 2014) -- The UMass Dartmouth community will celebrate Green Innovation Day on campus today, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Today will feature student presentations on local projects related to sustainable business practices, a discussion of green innovation and sustainability by UMass Dartmouth alumnus Jacob Vaillancourt '12, Founder and CEO of Waste Hub, and a presentation on Corporate Decision Making by Eileen Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for CVS Caremark Corporation.

Green Innovation Day at UMass Dartmouth will include:

Open Class Guest Lecture
2 -- 2:50pm
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library, Room 206

Lecture by Jacob Vaillancourt '12, Founder and CEO of Waste Hub, a new online marketplace which enables it's users to more effectively manage, reduce, and eliminate the many costs of waste by providing a powerful web-based platform.

Green Entrepreneurship
3 -- 3:50pm
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library, Room 206

Lecture by Jacob Vaillancourt and Samantha Trbovich, Organizational Efficiency Specialist for NORESCO, one of the largest energy services companies in the United States, which utilizes design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings and infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities.

UMass Dartmouth Student Projects & Awards Presentations
5:30 - 6:45 pm
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library, Room 206

Students will present results from sustainable projects and provide information on the sustainable and green initiatives that have been ongoing throughout the campus. Awards will be provided to a student, staff member and faculty member who have shown extraordinary efforts in sustainable practices.

Health & Profit - Corporate Decision Making
7 -- 8 pm
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room

Presentation and discussion with Eileen Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility of CVS Caremark Corporation. The national retailer and healthcare company recently announced it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1.
 

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