Recycling is good for the environment, but it also creates a $13 billion economic impact in our state, as evidenced by the 2014 S.C. Recycling Industry Economic Impact Study. At the September 30 South Carolina Green is Good for Business Conference, leading recycling industry players will participate in a dynamic keynote panel to explore how recycling is making treasure out of trash in the Palmetto State.
Hosted by the City of Columbia and SC DHEC, this year’s conference will provide attendees with hands-on sustainability skills and also delve deeper into why and how to make sustainability a core business concept. Business and sustainability experts will conduct a wide range of sessions including:
- Writing a Workplace Sustainability Plan
- Environmental Issues and Regulations Update
- Why Clean Water is Everyone’s Business
- Designed to Do Green Business: The New Darla Moore School of Business
- Eco-preneurship: Making Money and Making a Difference
- The New Solar Legislation: What It Means to SC
- The Science of Climate Change
- Organics Recovery: The New Frontier
- Plus, an Exclusive Tour of the New Moore School of Business Net Zero Building
The conference also will provide an up-close and personal look at the latest sustainability products, services and technologies at the Green Expo, featuring more than 40 visitors.
Conference registration is $75, but partners of the Columbia Chamber will be provided with a $30 discount! Register at https://gig2014.eventbrite.com/?discount=GCCC.
The City of Columbia coordinates the SC Green is Good for Business Conference with a host of partners, including Lexington County, Richland County, the Columbia Chamber, DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling, and the SC Department of Commerce. This year’s sponsors include Sonoco, Pratt Industries, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA.