Grand Opening–Florida Green Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Sustainability at Launch event in Winter Park
The grand opening of The U.S Green Chamber of Commerce’ (USGCC) first chapter, the Florida Green Chamber of Commerce, took place on April 30th in Winter Park, Florida.
“We are so honored to have Florida open the first Chapter in the nation” stated Michelle Thatcher, CEO of USGCC. “The Florida Green Chamber has the power support businesses, green business practices and sustainability initiatives that will make this state one of the strongest in the country and we are excited to watch them grow”.
Sponsors of the event included First Green Bank, Orlando Brewing, Quantum Leap Winery, and Attorney Wes Dunaway. Speakers included Michelle Thatcher, CEO of USGCC, Bill Weinaug of Wekiva Island, Justin Allender and Jeff Cowherd of First Green Bank, Abby Gulden of Sustainability/Winter Park, and Chair of FGCC, Chris Castro. Additionally, Clayton Ferrara was the Master of Ceremonies.
U.S Green Chamber of Commerce has launched our 2015 National Business Sustainability Webinar Series. We have selected top sustainability professionals in America to be part of the program.
The 2015/2016 National Sustainability Webinar Series is a high level program. It will be led by experts and will focus on different topics from, “Utilizing social media in your sustainability strategy” to “Storytelling for Green Businesses”. Each webinar will feature between 1-3 panelists. It has been designed to help business leaders, including corporate, midsized and small business owners and employees to excel in the job market and lead the green economy.
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Brittany Angle has joined the Columbia, Missouri Chapter of the US Green Chamber as a Board Member. She is the laboratory director at Columbia-based Tensive Controls, a biotech startup working to perfect a treatment for cachexia, the wasting condition often seen in cancer patients. At Tensive, Brittany is also investigating potential drugs to fight harmful microbes and bacteria.
“Brittany has spent much of her career in a startup environment, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her join our startup, the first Midwestern Chapter of the growing Green Chamber movement,” said Columbia Chapter communications and IT coordinator Michael Martin. “She is dynamic in the extreme — outgoing, personable, a wonderful networker who can make a conference room full of strangers seem like a living room filled with friends.”
In her “spare time”, Brittany enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, Cardinal baseball, and developing recipes for her children, who have celiac disease and food allergies.
Connect with her on LinkedIn (Brittany Angle), Facebook (Brittany Angle), and Twitter (@brittanyangle).
On May 29th 2015, the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce held its first webinar as part of the the USGCC 2015 National Education Webinar Series.
World-renowned Ashoka fellow and CEO of Recycle Across America™, Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund, spoke about how to super charge your recycling program within your business.
She spoke about critical information going on in the recycling community such as, Waste Management, the country’s largest trash hauler, thinking about stopping their recycling program. Mitch said this is a “call to action to come together as a society and make it easy for the general public to learn to recycle right, to make it easy for them to recycle properly and I think we have a responsibility as businesses to not only recycle, but to present it in such a way that it is part of a society wide movement. It’s time for another standardization to solve a solution, it’s time for recycling to be a highly productive, effective, efficient, and highly economically valuable industry, along with Manufacturing using recycled content. It needs to become the new norm”
“Recycle Across America is a complete game changer for the world of recycling and we highly encourage all businesses, governments, non-profits, and agencies around the country to quickly adopt this standardized program.” stated Michelle Thatcher, CEO of U.S Green Chamber of Commerce. “If we don’t all do something quickly, it could have catastrophic effects on both the businesses supported by this industry and the environment overall.”`
Please see video of USGCC’s first Webinar:
Click on the picture above to see her informative and inspiring program!