2012 Sustainable Business Summit

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The Sustainable Business Summit, presented by the New Mexico Business Weekly and the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, is a full day conference and an awards luncheon that honors organizations and leaders for whom “green” is not a buzzword, but is integral to the way they operate. The conference will also feature a Sustainable Business Expo that will promote local, green, and sustainable businesses from across New Mexico.

Sustainable Business Summit Agenda

Thursday, July 26th

7:30am Registration

8:30am Welcome

Ian Anderson, Publisher, NM Business Weekly

Lawrence Rael, President, NM Green Chamber of Commerce

8:50am Sustainability: The Business Case for the Triple Bottom Line

Erik Trojian, National Policy Director, B-Lab

Carrie Christopher, Concept Green (Certified B Corp)

Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates (Certified B Corp)

9:50am Break

10:00am Effective Messaging in Today’s Green Market

Carolyn Parrs, Mind Over Markets

11:00am Break

11:15am Business Expo and Lunch Registration

11:45am Sustainable Business Awards Luncheon

Keynote Address: Michael Jacobson, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel

Sustainable Business Award recipients announced

1:30pm Break


Workforce Engagement: So You Want to Start a Green Team

Carrie Christopher, Concept Green

Invited: Green team leaders from workplace green teams

Chris Henderson, Atkinson and Co., Ltd.

Waste and Recycling: Reducing Waste for Businesses and Offices

Chris Campbell NMSU/IEE Resources Center

Jessi Just, Recycling Outreach Specialist New Mexico Recycling Coalition

Resource Efficiency: Energy and Water Conservation and Rebates

Amanda Evans, Project Manager, New Mexico Energy$mart Academy and

Director, Center of Excellence for Green Building and Energy Efficiency at

Santa Fe Community College

Katherine Yuhas, Water Conservation Officer,
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority of ABCWUA

Alena Gilchrist, Operations Manager, Business Energy Efficiency Team, PNM

Yvette Tovar, ED NM Water Collaborative

2:45pm Break


Renewable Energy: Moving Your Business to Solar

Odes Armijo-Caster, Owner/Chief Operating Officer, Sacred Power Corporation

Eddie Sessa, Consolidated Solar Technologies

Athena Christodoulou, VP NM Solar Energy Association

Resources for Your Sustainability Initiatives

Sarah Hesse, Assistant Director, Center of Excellence in Green Building and Energy Efficiency, Santa Fe Community College

Lisa Aldon, Central New Mexico Community College

Patrick Gannon, New Mexico Workforce Connections

Lorainne Ruggles, Sandoval County, New Mexico Workforce Connections

Buying Local: Leveraging the “Local Advantage” for Businesses

Carrie Hamblen, Executive Director, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce

Vicki Pozzebon, Principal, Prospera Partners, LLC

Duane Trythall, President, Keep it Querque

Mayling Armijo, Director, Bernalillo County Economic Development and Cultural Services Department

Rich Williams, Director, NM MainStreet

Christopher Chavez, City of Albuquerque Economic Development Dept.

4:00pm Break

4:15pm    Conclusion

Allan Oliver, CEO, NM Green Chamber of Commerce

Click here for speaker information (updated June 11, 2012)


Post-conference Happy Hour

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

Local beer and eco-cocktails featured at discounted prices!!

If you are interested in Student Scholarship Opportunities, please click here to apply.

*We will be awarding businesses for their sustainable practices in the following categories:

Sustainable Business of the Year – an organization that integrates triple bottom line values — environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic value — into its core mission and daily operations

Sustainable Building – building design and construction (including remodel/renovation) that reduces environmental impacts through efficient operations, occupant programs and life cycle design principles

Sustainable Product / Service – an innovative product or service that reduces environmental impact through packaging and materials, manufacturing processes, use of the product or result of the service

Sustainable Workplace – a workplace that has reduced its environmental impact and enhanced the quality of the workplace for employees through innovative employee programs, benefits, and workforce engagement campaigns

Sustainable Leadership – a businessperson who demonstrates vision, leadership and commitment to sustainable business development in New Mexico

 Click here for a list of nominated honorees (listed alphabetically by category)

Sponsored By:

Exclusive Hospitality Partner:

Conference Attendees will receive 20% off their room at the Hotel Andaluz (details below).


Call-in Reservations

Phone:  (877) 987-9090

Guests should request the 20% Catering Discount on the Rack Rate. Applicable to most room types (does not apply to Boardroom Suite and Zsa Zsa Penthouse Suite)

Online Reservations

1.       Guests may enter promotion code “catering” on the booking page to receive the 20% discount

2.       Or Guests may click on the following link to automatically populate the promotion code and discount: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=55789&Chain=13589&promo=catering


Event details

The event
2012 Sustainable Business Summit

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Hyatt Regency, Downtown Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102

More Info:
Celerah Hewes-Rutledge, 505-916-1247, Celerah@mgreenchamber.com

Map: Link to Google maps