2nd Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit
Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Greenovate Boston Community Summit brings together residents, businesses, government officials, and organizations to help Boston reach its sustainability and climate goals. In its second year, the Summit focused on how these groups can work together to implement the Climate Action Plan. The Summit fosters collaboration, new ideas, and action; it helps align our community-wide goals so that we can work together and achieve more.
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2015 Community Summit Keynote Speakers
Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Dean is a 2013 Oslo Business for Peace Honoree (known as the “Nobel Prize for Business”) and founder of Dean’s Beans a local, organic, fair trade coffee company. For over two decades, Dean’s Beans has worked to use the production of high quality coffee as a vehicle for progressive change.
In addition to paying a premium price for coffee, which allows farmers to live sustainably, Dean's Beans conducts direct activism in each coffee community. The company works with communities to identify roadblocks to development, and then establishes programs to meet their goals. Dean's Bean's currently works with thousands of farmers all across the world.
Andy Brooks, Founder of Bootstrap Compost
Andy is founder of Bootstrap Compost, a year-round residential and commercial food scrap pick-up service in the Greater Boston area. Bootstrap partners with local farms to divert thousands of pounds of waste from landfill each year.
What started out in 2011 as nothing more than a bucket, a hand truck, and an idea for good has grown to service over 1,100 clients in the Greater Boston area. The philosophy of Bootstrap is simple: To give local residents a means to harness the power of organic scraps; to give back to the community what Bootstrap borrows from the community; to have fun; to enjoy work.
Check out the 2015 Community Summit Program
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