2016 Sustainability Slam Winners Announced

SUSTAINABILITY SLAM WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s Announces the Winners of the 2nd Annual Sustainability Slam

Concord, New Hampshire, October 25, 2016 – New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is pleased to announce the winning storytellers of their 2nd annual Sustainability Slam, held on October 20th.  The evening continued the great energy and creativity found at last year’s event, with a highly engaged audience who cast their votes via electronic polling for the winning sustainability stories. 

The twelve finalists presenting at the Slam were selected by a panel of judges based on the creativity of the solution, its impact on the challenge and the img_0237_small.jpgscalability for others.  Each competed against a similarly sized company or organization, but were given only 90 seconds to share their stories in a creative format.   Michelle Veasey, Executive Director of NHBSR shared, “in the midst of a very divisive political environment, it’s wonderful to see businesses and organizations sharing ideas, connecting and encouraging each other’s efforts to reduce environmental impact, develop better workplaces and support our communities.”  

The Sustainability Slam is part of NHBSR’s Just One Thing campaign designed to recognize businesses and organizations for their environmental, community and workplace initiatives, while encouraging more businesses to get involved.  The campaign is based on the idea that sustainability makes sense for all New England businesses and that the path to sustainability for each of us starts with Just One Thing.

The 2016 winners are:

COMMUNITY:
Award Sponsor: ReVision Energy
WINNER (large company): Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England
                             Finalist: NH Electric Cooperative

WINNER (small company): NH Citizen's Alliance
                             Finalist: Loureiro Engineering Associates

ENVIRONMENT:
Award Sponsor: Coca-Cola Company of Northern NE
WINNER (large company): Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

                             Finalist: Timberland

WINNER (small company): Great Bay Fertilizer
                             
Finalist: ReVision Energy

WORKPLACE:
Award Sponsor: Wire Belt
WINNER (large company): Medtronic Advanced Energy
                     
     Finalist: Cirtronics

WINNER (small company): D.N. Lukens
                           
Finalist: W.S. Badger

Nina Lukens, of D.N. Lukens, presented on behalf of her family’s company and shares “Winning the Slam [in the workplace small company category] was a great accomplishment for my family's company. We are a small business and have been family owned for over 60 years. I know my dad has been working hard to promote company growth and to bring the goals of the company into the 21st century. I know that in winning the Slam, we were able to celebrate the fact that his aspirations for company betterment and modernization were being realized.  NHBSR is a fantastic organization and we were honored as a company to be represented there and to be a part of such a great event. I was very proud to represent my family at the event!”

NHBSR is grateful to the many companies who supported the Sustainability Slam this year. The Velcro Companies was Presenting sponsor for the second year in a year.  Creative Director Sponsor EVR Advertising. Media Sponsors include New Hampshire Business Review, New Hampshire Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Television and Fiddlehead Magazine. Slam Award Sponsors are Coca Cola Bottling of Northern New England, Wire Belt and ReVision Energy. Networking Sponsor: Granite River Studios. Technology Sponsor: @Website Publicity. Silent Auction Sponsor is Normandeau Associates. Supporting Sponsors include Image 4, Monadnock Paper Mills, and The RAM Companies.

The Sustainability Slam is open to anyone interested in making connections to foster more environmentally and socially responsible business in New Hampshire while having a great time!  It’s never too early to submit your Just One Thing story as plans are underway for 2017. For more information about the event, to submit stories, or to read stories at our Storyboard visit www.nhbsr.org/jot.

About NHBSR:

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, a member-based, non-profit organization, convenes, inspires and supports businesses and community stakeholders to build a more sustainable and prosperous state for all.  More information on NHBSR and upcoming events, resources and membership can be found at nhbsr.org.

 

 

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Photos: 

1) Timberland, finalists in the Environment category, presenting their story.
2) Community category large company finalists, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England and NH Electric Cooperative.
3) Community category, small company finalists, NH Citizens Alliance and Loureiro
4) Environment category, large company finalists, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and Timberland.
5) Environment category, small company finalists, Great Bay Fertilizer and ReVision Energy
6) Workplace category, large company finalists, Medtronic Advanced Energy and Cirtronics
7) Workplace category, small company finalists, D.N. Lukens and W.S. Badger

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michelle Veasey at 603-391-8471 or email at michelle@nhbsr.org.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Description: 
Concord, New Hampshire, October 25, 2016 – New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is pleased to announce the winning storytellers of their 2nd annual Sustainability Slam, held on October 20th. The evening continued the great energy and creativity found at last year’s event, with a highly engaged audience who cast their votes via electronic polling for the winning sustainability stories. The twelve finalists presenting at the Slam were selected by a panel of judges based on the creativity of the solution, its impact on the challenge and the scalability for others. Each competed against a similarly sized company or organization, but were given only 90 seconds to share their stories in a creative format. Michelle Veasey, Executive Director of NHBSR shared, “in the midst of a very divisive political environment, it’s wonderful to see businesses and organizations sharing ideas, connecting and encouraging each other’s efforts to reduce environmental impact, develop better workplaces and support our communities.”
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