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Date: September 6, 2011

Sept. 13 HBSAB Case Study Night with Three Small Green Companies

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Check-in and Networking (Sandwich buffett served) 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Program

Location: Harvard Business School, Room TBD

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN), along with the Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB) and the HBS Green Business Alumni Association (GBAA), invite you to a fun, interactive Case Study Night.

Come learn from the CEO’s and Founders of three local green companies:

  • Alex Whitmore, Co-founder & Managing Director of Taza Chocolate (stone ground organic chocolate)
  • Chris Van Vleck, President of West Falmouth Energy, Inc. (fire logs and cooking briquettes for the heating and outdoor cooking markets)
  • Luke Hinkle, President of My Generation Energy (solar energy installation)

SBN Board Member Al Nierenberg will help facilitate the discussion. You will hear the stories of how these companies got started, how they are succeeding in today’s competitive environment and where they go from here.

SBN Members are eligible for a $20 discount!

Registration for this event is through the HBSAB website.  To register, please create a New User Profile.  This process takes just a couple of minutes. Once your profile is set up, tickets for this event can be purchased at: http://www.hbsab.org/store.html?event_id=480.
If you have any questions about registering for this event, please email Sally Millwood athbsab@hbsab.org or call 617.489.3633.


S/he will be responsible for working with the campus and the outside community on projects and issues related to this initiative; support campus environmental committees; track and report on annual progress on various initiatives; research and aid in the implementation of environmental improvements in campus operations; conduct a program of campus education on environmental issues; coordinate and facilitate collaboration with campus environmental groups; mentor student environmental clubs; supervise student employees and interns. S/he must be innovative and a motivator to drive and promote this initiative with a goal of advancing sustainability at Connecticut College.

For further information, visit http://www.conncoll.edu/employment/JobPostings.cfm?var2=view&id1=141909277.


The Market Strategies Intern is a full-time position for September – December 2011 that supports NEEP’s programs and projects to accelerate the market adoption of high efficiency lighting and other retail products for residential and commercial sectors. A particular focus for this is position is research to track the status of related programs and polices across the Northeast; assistance to develop and maintain NEEP’s web-based resource centers regarding high efficiency products and to use related social media tools; and administrative support for NEEP project managers to maintain effective stakeholder processes. Based in NEEP’s Lexington, Massachusetts office, the Intern reports to NEEP’s Residential Program Manager and also works with the Commercial Programs Manager, Commercial Programs Associate, and the Manager of Strategic Marketing Communications.

For further information, visit http://neep.org/uploads/About%20NEEP/job%20ops/Market%20Strategies%20Intern_Job%20Description.pdf.


The successful candidate will work primarily within New Ecology’s energy efficiency program, which works to improve the efficiency of existing buildings by analyzing historical energy use, evaluating building systems, and researching the cost/benefit of potential improvements.  More specifically the intern will assist in benchmarking the energy performance of buildings; assist in analyzing building performance; assist in evaluation of potential energy efficiency improvements such as building weatherization, HVAC improvements, water conservation measures, and installation of renewable energy systems; assist in preparation of funding applications to support implementation of energy efficiency improvements; and complete other duties as assigned.

For further information, visit http://www.newecology.org/hiring.


The intern will be actively participating in research on the availability and feasibility of green components for a variety of new construction affordable housing projects. Interns will participate in the planning and execution of greening charrettes with the project design team and project specific technical assistance and cost benefit analysis related to energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, low impact site design, and building durability. Interns will learn to evaluate project plans and specifications for greening and will be involved in the integration of renewable energy technology on select projects. The intern will also assist in New Ecology with additional research projects on sustainable development topics as they arise during the course of the summer.  Administrative duties will be limited.  New Ecology is a small office with no reception, mail room or copy room.  All New Ecology staff are responsible for managing their own in-coming calls and correspondence.  Any administrative tasks are directly related to project responsibilities.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Alison Corwin, Senior Associate,corwin@newecology.org.

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