UW-Green Bay’s Innovations Symposium looks at waste

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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   The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute is hosting “Green Innovations 2011,” an annual symposium during Earth Week on April 20 and April 21.

 The two-day event for businesses and organizations looking to improve profit and reduce waste will be held at the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

This year’s symposium focuses on “Waste or Wasted Opportunity” and will include:
    Sessions on agricultural, industrial and municipal/institutional waste.

  • How to start a waste transformation business.
  • Interns: How they can help businesses deal with waste issues.
  • Emerging waste issues and tools for business and industry.
  • Lunch presentation by Aaron Popkey, assistant director of public relations and corporate communications for the Green Bay Packers.

Events begin daily at 8:45 a.m. The cost to attend the event is $79 through March 31 and will increase to $99 after that date.

The Wisconsin premiere of the award-winning documentary, “DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste” is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 20. The film explores America’s grocery waste and contends that “every year in America, 96 billion pounds of food is thrown away” while many Americans go without proper access to nutritious food. A post-documentary panel forum will follow and be led by the film’s director, Jeremy Seifert, and will include representatives from Paul’s Pantry and local grocers.

For more information or to register, click here.