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September Webinars
New Members
Go On Tour!
Are We Connected?
Educate, Network and Promote
Doing Well Doing Good



webinar"Sustainable Ownership for Sustainable Businesses"


Wednesday, September 12th


Nannu Nobis,

CEO, Nobis Engineering

Alexander Moss,

Principal, Praxis Consulting



Voluntary Protection Programs & The Road to Zero Accidents


Wednesday, September 26th

Noon - 1:00pm


Ken DeCosta,

Director of Health & Safety, Hypertherm

Robert Sands,

Region 1 VPP Manager, OSHA


Invite a friend, webinars are free for all during 2012 




Join us in welcoming our

New Members! 


 Nature of Business


Mark your Calendar for Two Great



Go On Tour with



September 13th

5:30 - 7:30pm

5 Main Street

Pittsfield, NH

See how AMENICO turns used fry oil into environmentally-friendly, renewable energy products.  This small New Hampshire company is working to build the green economy with an innovative approach. Join us for an interesting tour and great networking!


Go On Tour with

W.S. Badger

October 3rd

5:30 - 7:30pm

768 NH Route 10

Gilsum, NH


W.S. Badger's business is built around principles of kindness and compassion.

Join us for a tour of their new facility, see what they're doing to heal the old gravel pit site, learn about their B Corp certification and enjoy some great networking!



Free for NHBSR Members,
$25 for Not-Yet Members



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!



I hope you're enjoying a wonderful summer, so far!


Last month, we held a Board "Summit" to discuss plans for NHBSR in the next 12 months.  At the end of the day, we kept coming back to the strength of the organization - our members!  So, we want to provide more opportunities for you to meet, talk, connect and learn sustainability best practices from each other.  To that goal, we will launch more regional events this fall: Go On Tours and new dynamic, discussion-based events.  Watch for more details later this summer!


Virginia and I will also be making the member section of the website more useful to you.  We want to better share your products and services with other members and visitors to our website!  Member listings will include a brief description of your company/organization (75 words or less), your logo and a link to your website.  If you would like to offer a member-to-member discount, we're happy to include that as well.  So please send your description, logo and website to myself or Virginia.  Thanks for your help!


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471 



ICS Logo 

 November 7-9th at UNH, Durham


Differentiate yourself as certified change agent and sustainability leader!




NHBSR members receive a 15% discount!! 

To register, click here! 


Register by August 31, 2012 and you will save another $100! 

Are You Among the Best?
Business NH Magazine and NHBSR partner to identify the Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire.  We're looking for the businesses whose employees love their jobs, have great benefits, are treated fairly and take pride in what they do. 
If that sounds like your company, we want you to apply! The deadline for applications is September 5th, so don't delay!

For more information and the application, visit BusinessNH's website
Educate, Network and Promote
Do you have a CSR-related event? Post it to our calendar to invite others!

Dennis Sasseville, a Senior Associate at Normandeau Associates, is sharing the following white papers, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Provide a Key Framework for Successful Sustainability Management and Social Responsibility Initiatives and Prevent Random Acts of Sustainability.



Water Sustainability Discussion event - Monday, July 9th from 2-5pm in Concord.  NHBSR members and friends are invited to join the Water Sustainability Commission and the Carsey Institute at UNH to discuss our state's water and what needs to be done to manage it for the next 25 years.  For more information and to register, click here


Greenerpalooza V, a showcase of NH companies leading the way in energy efficiency, will be held at the Meadowbrook Pavillion on July 18th.  The show will feature guitarist and humanitarian, Carlos Santana.  Vendor booths (reasonably priced!) are still available.  For more information, contact Lorna Colquhoun at 271-2341 or click here.


BusinessNH Magazine's Lean and Green Awards Breakfast will be held September 27th from 8am - 10am at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center.  This unique breakfast event spotlights the best money-saving environmental practices of NH companies. The 2012 Lean and Green Award winners will be featured in the August issue of Business NH. For more information or to register,click here.

Doing Well by Doing Good


Grappone Automotive Group and the Toyota Match Program awarded a $5,000 grant to Granite State Recovery, a volunteer organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their families.  Voting for the next grant opens later this month.  Keep an eye on Grappone's facebook page to vote!
Hannaford Supermarkets is implementing a sustainable seafood policy with the help of the Gulf of Maine Research Insitute in Portland, ME.  The policy, which is the most comprehensive of a major chain in the US, ensures that the more than 2,500 seafood products sold in the store have been sustainably harvested.  Read more ...
Congratulations to Antioch University New England's Net Impact chapter, which has been awarded the Gold Rating by the national Net Impact.  According to Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact, "Gold chapters are at the forefront of the movement to build  a new generation of business leaders."  NHBSR partnered with AUNE's Net Impact chapter to support their Perpetual Food Pledge, which asks participants to purchase one extra healthy, non-perishable food item a week for donation to a local charity to address the ongoing issue of hunger in New Hampshire.  To take the pledge or learn more, click here. 

This summer, a group of five young women are traveling exclusively by bicycle throughout the state of New Hampshire in order to address climate change and build a movement to transition New England away from a dependency on fossil fuels. Robin Eichert of PeopleSense Consulting met them at a business event in the Monadnock region.  The internship program is known as Climate Summer, through the non-profit Better Future Project, and is comprised of 5 teams total riding throughout New England.


Would you like to invite them to your business or a local meeting?  TO learn more about their route and efforts, click on their blog


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