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Green biz panel to be held April 19

"Green Business: Insights from the Community," part of a sustainable business series hosted by the department of management and marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Woodland Theater of UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center.

The panel presentation will provide an interactive venue where students, faculty, staff and community members can share their experiences. Discussion will touch on topics such as cost savings through energy use and recycling, and simple changes in business practices that "green" the workplace. 

UW-Eau Claire panel participants will include:

  • Dr. James Boulter, director of the university's Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies
  • Charles Farrell,  director of University Centers, who oversees the sustainability efforts in the Davies Center
  • Kate Hartsel, Housing and Residence Life sustainability coordinator, who oversees sustainability efforts in the residence halls.

The panel also will include participants from the following local businesses:

  • Benedict Refrigeration Service Inc.
  • Cascades Tissue Group-Wisconsin Inc.
  • Earthbound Environmental Solutions LLC
  • Royal Credit Union

Student members of the Society for Human Resource Management will moderate the panel.

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register by April 12. Register here.

The management workshop is supported by a gift from PESI Inc. For more information, contact Dr. Rhetta Standifer, associate professor in UW-Eau Claire's department of management and marketing.