Some seating is still available for a Sustainability Training session planned by The Summit of Sustainability. This event will take place next Thursday, Sept. 3, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the event will be hosted by Bridgestone Americas, a 2012 winner of The Summit of Sustainability Awards (SOSA) and a 3-year Resource Guardian sponsor and committee participant of The Summit of Sustainability program. A light breakfast will be served.
The training session will be taught by Affinity Consultants, who maximize the value of environmental systems for their clients. Affinity Consultants has been a committed four-year Resource Guardian sponsor and committee participant of The Summit of Sustainability.
They agreed to teach this session after the entire Summit of Sustainability committee realized how many SOSA applicants could discuss their sustainable efforts at length but did not know where to gather the metrics to showcase the value of their environmental impact.
“Most companies have access to measurements that prove the value of their sustainability efforts,” said Tim Schwendeman, vice president of Affinity Consultants, “they just need to know where to find them. These measurements provide stakeholders with the type of factual evidence that can show positive environmental, societal and economic change.”
The training is designed to introduce the concepts of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and how sustainability programs and plans can be effective tools for identifying and addressing organizational risk factors.
The session will be taught by Keith A. Gaydosh, EPI, EIT, GHG-V, Project Manager & Engineer at Affinity Consultants, Inc. An in-page registration for this event is located on the www.summitofsustainability/events.
Founding partners: City of Akron, County of Summit, Greater Akron Chamber, ReWorks, Keep Akron Beautiful
Sustainable Champions: Akron METRO RTA, Akron Zoo, Signet Jewelers
Conservation Leaders: Dominion Foundation, FirstEnergy Foundation, River Valley Paper Company, The University of Akron, Waste Management
Resource Guardians: Affinity Consultants, Bridgestone Americas, Old Trail School
Media Sponsors: Lockett Media, Smart Business Network, Inc., 91.3 The Summit