8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Stop & Shop New England Division Distribution Center
136 Main Street, Assonet, MA, 02702

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Green Your Bottom Line in Food & Beverage Businesses: An Energy & Environmental Workshop

A team of state/federal agencies and UMass programs is hosting this workshop to help food and beverage manufacturers green their operations.

Learn about opportunities to:

  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Reduce costs
  • Use Safer cleaning materials
  • Improve operations

Share experiences in making operations more sustainable. Learn about potential resources to support food and beverage businesses.

Draft Agenda:
8:30     Refreshments and networking
8:45     Introductions
9:00     Welcome and Overview of Stop & Shop’s Green Energy Facility – Roger Belliveau, Manager of Distribution Services Stop & Shop Freetown, and Christen Gallagher, Sustainable Retailing, Ahold USA
9:30     Panel Discussion w/ food & Beverage businesses: motivating factors, results, successes, challenges and advice
10:15   Break
10:30   Self-assessment tool
11:00   Energy Audits and Opportunities to Reduce/Avoid Energy Use and Costs
11:30   Next steps and evaluation
12:00   Lunch (provided by Stop & Shop) and Optional tours of Stop & Shop Green Energy Facility

This workshop is made possible by a grant to the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell by EPA Region 1 New England. Special thanks to Stop & Shop and Ahold USA for hosting the workshop.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-your-bottom-line-in-food-beverage-businesses-registration-32121877400