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Sustainability - 2015 Conference Agenda

Sustainability

DEQ Sustainability Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - from 8:30 am - 12 pm

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Research Center
William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center

121 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC

Time Topic
 
8:30 am

Sign-in, Visit with Exhibitors, and Coffee & Snacks

9:00 am Welcome and speaker introductions (Master of Ceremonies Eric Ellis, DENR ITS)
9:10 am Opening address (DENR Secretary Donald van der Vaart)
9:30 am (Introduction of Mr. Eric Henry, TS Designs Inc.)
9:32 am Sustainability is a Journey, Not a Destination”
The story of 30 plus years in the NC apparel business and the benefits of reshoring and understanding and addressing negative external costs of that journey. (Mr. Eric Henry, TS Designs, Inc.)
10:00 am Eric Ellis (Introduction of Dr. Carol Hee, Director of Research UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise)

 

10:02 am

“Saving Resources and Creating Jobs in N.C.”
Dr. Hee’s research concerns how companies can reduce costs, minimize risk, and gain competitive advantage by implementing strategies guided by environmental and social concerns. (Dr. Carol Hee, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise)

10:30 am Visit with Exhibitors, Break, and Coffee & Snacks
11:00 am Door prizes for guests
11:15 am Eric Ellis (Introduction of Ms. Angela Barger DENR Environmental Stewardship Initiative)
11:17 am "Helping Industries, Businesses and Government with Environmental Stewardship" The Environmental Stewardship Initiative assists industries, businesses, institutions and government agencies in reducing environmental impacts and recognizes those that maintain a strong commitment to sustainability. (Ms. Angela Barger, DENR Environmental Stewardship Initiative)
11:45 am Closing Remarks (Master of Ceremonies Eric Ellis, DENR ITS)
Noon Conference adjourned

 

 

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