|Sustainable Hamilton Presents: Journey to Zero – A forum where companies can learn how to be environmentally sustainable and be more profitable.|
|Submitted: January 11th, 2012|
Sustainable Hamilton Presents: Journey to Zero – A forum where companies can learn how to be environmentally sustainable and be more profitable.
HAMILTON, Ontario – Today, Sustainable Hamilton announced that it will host the first of its 2012 quarterly Breakfast Learning Forums on Thursday, January 26, 2012, featuring Nadine Gudz, InterfaceFlor Canada’s Director, Sustainability Strategy. The forum, which will be held at the McMaster Innovation Park, will provide participants with practical information on how sustainability can help drive the profitability of their businesses.
InterfaceFlor is the global poster child for business sustainability. The company is a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of environmentally-responsible modular carpet for the commercial, institutional, and residential
“We’re very fortunate to have Nadine Gudz as our keynote speaker,” says Sandi Stride, Executive Director, Sustainable Hamilton. “InterfaceFLOR’s sustainability model is real proof that companies of any size can implement environmental strategies that help drive their businesses.”
Since implementing its environmental strategy, InterfaceFLOR has achieved a number of successful results, including: reduction of waste from 15 to 3.6 million pounds waste per year; total energy use at global factories is down 43 per cent per unit of product; eight of nine factories are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy; the company’s i2™ product line was inspired by “organized chaos” of the forest floor; and the company’s TacTiles® product line was inspired by the many examples of adhesion without glue in nature – the TacTiles® carpet tile installation system uses small adhesive squares to connect carpet without the need for glue.
In addition to hearing from Nadine Gudz, participants will also hear from Joan Bell, Executive Director of the Hamilton Conservation Foundation, and from a representative of a local business that has implemented sustainability initiatives (yet to be announced).
What: Sustainable Hamilton Breakfast Learning Forum – Journey to Zero
When: January 26, 2012
Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, Ontario
Speakers: Sandi Stride (Sustainable Hamilton), Nadine Gudz (InterfaceFLOR), Joan Bell (Hamilton Conservation Foundation)
About: This event will provide participants with practical information on how being environmentally sustainable can help their businesses in becoming more profitable.
About Sustainable Hamilton
Sustainable Hamilton is a new non-profit corporation with a powerful vision for Hamilton as the city with the greatest business-sector commitment to sustainable development in North America. The organization’s goal is to encourage companies to commit to reporting annually on their sustainability progress. By creating a critical mass of organizations dedicated to incorporating sustainable practices in their operations, Sustainable Hamilton hopes to affect measureable change toward sustainable prosperity for the Hamilton community.
For additional information, or to register for this event, visit www.sustainablehamilton.ca. To schedule an interview with Sandi Stride, or to obtain a brief bio of Nadine Gudz, please contact:
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