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June 13th Webinar
New Members
Go On Tour!
Conference Sponsors
Are We Connected?
Educate, Network and Promote
Doing Well Doing Good



webinar"Small Business Sustainability Initiatives & Consumer Expectations"


Wednesday, June 13th


Rich Grogan

Asst Professor, Dept of Management

Antioch University


Invite a friend, webinars are free for all during 2012 




Join us in welcoming our

New Members! 


Scott Lawson Companies


Full Circle Consulting 


Zdrada Photography


 Chris Morgan

Join us for an evening on Great Bay!


Go On Tour with Ridgeview Construction 

on June 26th

5:30 - 7:30pm

Join us in Durham to learn the many opportunities available to make your home more eco-friendly at one of Ridgeview's latest projects.  This Great Bay home, sized and modeled on the basics of green building, demonstrates the full spectrum of passive solar design, solar PV and hot water.  Beautiful, healthy, high-performance homes with minimal impact on the environment are Ridgeview's mission!
Free for NHBSR Members,
$25 for Not-Yet Members


Thank You to our Conference Sponsors!


Find the Latest Details

about upcoming programs, events, and other important NHBSR and member news!


To see what people are saying about the conference, look for #nhbsr2012 on Twitter!



Our Spring Conference was filled with inspiring discussions on environmental and social responsibility topics among engaging people.  New connections were formed and opportunities shared.  But don't take my word; here's what attendees had to say...



The networking session was ... 


"fresh, unique and engaging", 


"great way to begin a conference - very valuable - every conference design should include this!" 



Break-out sessions ...


"...fabulous presenter...fully engaged the group, gave many valuable tips and insights..."



 Andrew Winston ...

"without exaggeration, probably the very best speaker and most engaging presentation I have ever seen at a business function."


"Many of his examples and comments kept me thinking  long after the conference day."

"...best keynote I've heard in a while" 


But it wasn't just the things we planned that made the conference such a success, it was as one attendee put it "convening a diverse and engaged cross section of NH's sustainably minded".  YOU were what made it special.


We are always looking to improve our programming and to reach out to include more businesses in the discussion.  If you did not attend the conference, would you mind taking a moment to answer three brief survey questions? Click here for survey.


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471 


 Presentation slides are now available on our website!  Click here to review ... 



ICS Logo 

 November 7-9th at UNH, Durham


Differentiate yourself as certified change agent and sustainability leader!

  • Build understanding and awareness of issues and current trends within corporate sustainability
  • Learn how sustainability principles and practices can benefit your organization strategically and operationally 
  • Gain practical information, resources, contacts, and tools on sustainability to drive change within your organization 
  • Develop a cohort of peers to help support, encourage and grow sustainability practices


NHBSR members receive a 15% discount!! 



Educate, Network and Promote
Do you have a CSR-related event? Post it to our calendar to invite others!

The Center for Social Innovation and Finance at the Carsey Institute at UNH invites you to attend a forum on the latest developments in social enterprise financing.  The event will be held on June 25th from 9am to 1pm at Halloway Commons, UNH, Durham.  For more information or to register, click here


The Spring of Sustainability, running until June 22, 2012 is a three month program of virtual and live events providing practical and inspiring ideas for going green, not to mention - it's FREE!  Sign up or get more information here.


The LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) Forum 2012 will take place June 12-14th in Boulder, CO for anyone looking for a reason to leave our beautiful state to vacation in Colorado this summer.  For more info, click here


Doing Well by Doing Good

Sequoya Technologies Group was awarded the NHBSR Cornerstone Award at the 2012 Spring Conference in Portsmouth.  The Sequoya Seeds program, which awards in-kind services to client-selected non-profit organizations in the Monadnock Region, exemplifies the kind of creativity the company uses to be both socially responsible and sustainable.  Congratulations to Tom, Deb and Tyler Strickland!  For the Union Leader article, click here.  


Congratulations to NHBSR Cornerstone finalists Amanda Grappone Osmer of Grappone Automotive Group and ReVision Energy!


 Ridgeview Construction has earned a Better Business Bureau Torch Award for 2012. A BBB Torch Award is awarded to those businesses that demonstrate a commitment to high ethical standards and a dedication to the values that build credibiblity, reliance and confidence among consumers in our industry for 3 straight years.

  • They also contributed to the Building on Hope Girls Inc. Center makeover!  Read more ... 


Heartwood Media, Inc. was honored honored at the Business in the Arts gala for their support and commitment to arts throughout the state.  Congratulations to Chris Conroy and Heartwood Media!


Share your news on best practices, events and all other things sustainable and socially responsible.  We would like to feature you!  Email Michelle at michelle@nhbsr.org