Upcoming events

    • 30 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

    presents the Leaders in Change for Sustainability program to promote and support sustainability and chemistry in commerce and education

    Sustainability is a broad concept that calls for holistic and systems-wide solutions that are green and profitable, as well as acceptable to society. The Leaders in Change for Sustainability program is designed to educate, engage and move our community towards actions that will enhance our region. The year-long series will offer perspectives from businesses and organizations that are advancing sustainability and leading change at many levels. 

    Agenda for October 30th Inaugural Program:

    7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Featured Speakers
    9:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion

    Featured Speakers:

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons

     US Senator Chris Coons    
    Learn about the bipartisan 
    Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act designed to support sustainable chemistry research, development, technology transfer, commercialization, education, and training through federal grants and loans, targeted studies, partnerships with industry, and interagency coordination.

    Sarah Severn
    Former Senior Director, Stakeholder Partnerships, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike Inc.

     Sarah Severn    
    Experience Nike’s 20-year journey of raising awareness, influencing internal organizational change, creating external collaborations and influencing policy. Understand Nike’s key role in initiating climate action, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) coalition, and Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP).


    Who Should Attend:

    • Business leaders with responsibilities in social responsibility, environmental compliance, supply chain, sustainable product development and marketing, and product stewardship
    • Students, researchers and educators in STEM fields, environmental and natural resource management, public policy, business, communication, and marketing
    • Environmental professionals, community leaders and NGOs
    • Regulatory agencies, municipal government officials in guidance, policy development roles

      What To Expect:

      Speakers in the year-long program will share stories including roadblocks and successes covering topics of importance for our region. Each lecture will be followed by roundtable sessions to enlist change leaders and form learning circles by topic to advance our regions’ sustainability. Upcoming lectures will include:

      • Corporate Responsibility
      • Water Quality
      • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
      • Safer Consumer Products (In Me, On Me, Around Me)
      • Soil, Climate, Food Nexus
      Cost: $75 ($25 for Students)



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      Simply Sustain LLC,

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