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New Members
Go On Tour!
Educate, Network and Promote
Doing Well Doing Good


Join us in welcoming our

New Member! 


 Idea Greenhouse 


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 




GoOnTourMark 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



Interested in joining NHBSR's network of businesses and organizations?
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Use our online application form to quickly become part of the network of socially and environmentally focused members! 
Check out our Career Opportunities Page! 
You can also submit new postings to Virginia
Free for NHBSR members!



Transparency is quickly becoming a key issue in the world of corporate social responsibility.  Consumers are demanding more information, sustainability in supply chains necessitate more data sharing and certainly social media is adding a whole new element to information dissemination.  


Key to successful navigation of transparency issues, is engaging your stakeholders in your sustainability efforts - not doing so, results in the assumption that you're not doing anything.  Understanding what's important to your community, your customers and consumers in general, and sharing information on your company's goals and efforts helps to chart a course to smoother sailing.


This fall's Sustainability Roundtables will focus on discussing these issues and give you the opportunity to gain new insight.  To find out more about the Roundtables and the many other fantastic CSR learning opportunties, check out our Fall Events Calendar.


Michelle Veasey, Executive Director


(603) 391-8471   


Harvest the benefits of NHBSR - attend one of our September events!

  • September 12, Noon - 1pm, Sustainable Ownership for Sustainable Business Webinar, Free  Quick Link Registration
  • September 13th, 5:30 - 7:30, AMENICO Go On Tour, Pittsfield, Free for NHBSR Members, $25 for non-members  Quick Link Registration
  • September 18th, 5:30 - 7:30, Sustainability Roundtable, Keene, Free  Quick Link Registration (Email with your name & email address)
  • September 26th, Noon - 1pm, Voluntary Protection Programs & The Road to Zero Accidents Webinar, Free  Quick Link Registration


Not sure whether the Institute for Corporate Sustainability is right for you? 


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 Here are a couple of great reasons to consider ...

quotes from 2011 alumni.


"I would highly recommend the Institute to anyone who is responsible for starting, building, or maintaining their organization's strategy around sustainability. You could not get this much rich content and discussion with high level peers anywhere else. I found the Institute to be incredibly valuable."


"Great information, great networking opportunities with likeminded folks, and ability to hear about how other co's are working on and thinking about sustainability."


The optional Certificate, allows you to develop a Capstone project specific to your interests, with the assistance of a expert mentor, and the networking and guidance of three Stepping Stone get-togethers along the way!


The Institute will be held November 7-9th

 at UNH, Durham!




NHBSR members receive a 15% discount!! o regist, click here! 

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

Check out Michelle's interview with the Nature of Business - they syndicate these interviews with GreenBiz.com.   Several NHBSR companies were discussed in the interview!


Business NH 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. NHBSR members received two of the awards! For more information or to register, click here.

United Way of Nashua is hosting Stuff the Truck on September 11th from 7:30 am to 5pm at 500 W. Hollis Street in Nashua.  Bring non-perishable food, twin bedding, school supplies, personal care items and diapers to benefit local food pantries and shelters.  For more information, visit their blog or call 882-4011.


Sustainserv will hold  a free seminar, Evolve to G4: GRI Sustainability Reporting on Thursday, September 13th from Noon to 4:15.  For more information or to register, visit Sustainserv's site.


Join Monadnock Paper Mills and their community in celebrating all the great sustainability initiatives in the region. There will be over 20 vendors sharing educational materials and technology and live music from local artists.  The Sustainability Fair will be held on Friday, September 14th from Noon to 6pm at MPM (117 Antrim Road, Bennington).  For more information, visit nhbsr.org/events.


Doing Well by Doing Good


Strawbery Banke Museum celebrated a successful Community Day recently, collecting gently used clothing for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and approximately 800 pounds of food for the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Pictured with some of the donations are, left to right, Stephanie Staples, intern; Megan McNutt, annual fund & membership coordinator and Beth Wheland, director of business & community relations.
Congratulations to Hypertherm, Inc. for being named Business NH Magazine's Large Sustainability Champion and to new member, Henry Whipple House for being named BNH's Micro Sustainability Champion!  To register for the Lean & Green Awards Breakfast, visit BNH.




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