Part of our work here at Sustainable America is helping to spread the word and foster conversations about food and fuel issues. We do that here on the blog, as well at industry events. Here’s a quick update about some of the great events Sustainable America is going to be a part of this fall.
Trucking Best Practices and Technology Workshop
The trucking industry has a lot of untapped potential for reduce fuel consumption through efficiency. Sustainable America Executive Director Jeremy Kranowitz will be moderating a strategy discussion on trucking efficiency titled “How Can the Industry Move to Greater Fuel Efficiency” with panelists from Frito Lay, Werner Trucks, Navistar and Meritor at the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum National Meeting in conjunction with the The Carbon War Room.
Using what we learned this summer at Stamford, Connecticut’s Alive @ Five concert series, we’ll be helping to recycle food waste at SXSW Eco in Austin as the event’s official Food & Waste Education Partner. Kranowitz and Gray Peckham, Sustainable America’s director of investments, will also be participating in the conference’s programing as part of a business panel called Optimus PRI: Making Transformative Investments led by experts in Program-Related Investments. The panel will address the opportunities and challenges in making investments in early stage companies in sustainable energy and agriculture.
Sustainable America / Greentown Labs Fellowship Application Deadline
We’re accepting applications from cleantech start-ups for this Boston-based fellowship though Oct. 17. The winning team will receive a $5,000 cash grant for general operating expenses, rent covering a one-year residence in the co-working space at Greentown Labs in Somerville, Mass. (worth up to $5,000), and a brand-identity audit with follow-up advisement from marketing firm Ocupop.
National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2013 Professional Conference
Kranowitz will be speaking about how to apply STEM disciplines to solve some of our nation’s most intractable environmental problems.
2013 Global Cleantech Meetup
The Meetup brings together innovators and adopters from around the world with the core focus to form relationships designed to finance, grow, and demonstrate clean energy and water technologies.
Greentown Labs Demo Day
Finalists in the Sustainable America / Greentown Labs Fellowship Program will be invited to attend this one-day business plan competition and networking event, where the winner will be announced.