Sunday, October 12, 2008

Business Gets Green: October 16th

The next session of Business Gets Green will be Thursday, October 16th, at the Buffalo Museum of Science from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. There is no admission fee.

Business Gets Green has been an exciting and dynamic series where businesses get to network, learn about going green, and promote themselves all at the same time! The lineup for major presentations at October's session will feature:

Paul Vargovich, Jr., National Solar Technologies:
NST is a WNY manufacturer of renewable lighting and power systems for a multitude of applications. These include portable power systems, commercial power systems, street lighting, parking lot lighting, area/walkway lighting, flood lighting and custom-engineered lighting and power systems. NST is a GSA Contractor that provides its products and services throughout the US Federal Government.

Judy Einach, Exec. Director, NY Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Erwin Rakoczy, Maker of Fine Hard Ciders, Farmers' Market Aficionado
Christa Glennie Seychew, Founder of Feed Your Soul, exclusive culinary events:
Strengthen Our Local Food System & Grow the Green Economy is the title of this presentation. It will offer insight into the role and impacts of a strengthened local food system on the regional economy, provide an overview of the proliferation of farmers' markets and what this means to farmers, consumers and the local economy, and report on recent activities and planned activities connecting local farmers with local chefs and consumers.

Andy McLellan and David Scott, UNYS / Environmental Education Associates, Inc.:
Since 1987, EEA has been training workers to safely handle and remove asbestos, lead, mold and other hazards. They are the largest environmental certification training provider in Upstate New York.

Kerri Bentkowski, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:
The presentation will highlight the Riverkeeper campaign to distribute thousands of rain barrels to collect rainwater and cut the impact of polluting storm water runoff. This is an exciting, readily available, low tech tool that businesses and homeowners can use to reduce their environmental footprint.

Those interested in giving a 1 to 2 minute filmed introduction of their business or organization at the beginning of this session should contact Bill Nowak at

Business Gets Green is sponsored by the Green Gold Development Corp.

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