July Newsletter Content

  • Conference Announcement
  • 21st Century Pathways Launches
  • Green Masters Program
  • Sustainability Events
  • In the News

WSBC 2020 Conference is Going Virtual


This year's WSBC conference will be held on December 8 & 9!

The virtual event will feature timely insights on how businesses are driving sustainability and improving business outcomes in spite of major disruptions.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information!

21st Century Pathway Launches
Join us to elevate sustainability in your business during turbulent times! Sustainability can help you build resiliency, growth and drive positive business outcomes. This program helps you build a plan that fits your organizational needs and strategies to drive sustainability development and/or integration.

To learn more about 21st Century Pathways join us tomorrow, July 16 at 1:00 PM for an information session with sustainability professionals Mark McDermid and Jessy Servi Oritz.  
2020 Green Masters Program is OPEN
It's time to fill out your Green Masters Program application!

The Green Masters Program is a benchmarking, assessment and recognition program for Wisconsin Businesses. If your business has been taking strides to become more sustainable, but need help with tracking, measuring, and improving your progress, then this program is right for you! It's free for new businesses! The free deadline for returning business is the end of August. The program closes the end of October!

If you would like to learn more about past Green Masters Companies, view the 2019 Blurb Sheet. To learn how to best leverage the program or your participation, please watch this recorded webinar.
Sustainability Events

Design A Risk Management Strategy That Holds Water

Virtual | July 15 | 9 am-12 pm

Even amid a global crisis, strong companies stay strong by planning. Is your company ready for the potential problems associated with water scarcity?

Join this three-hour, no-cost CIRAS (Iowa MEP Center) webinar led by Greg Gasper and Mark McDermid from WMEP Manufacturing Solutions to learn best management practices for safeguarding your business from challenges associated with water.
Governor's Climate Task Force
Public Listening Session

Virtual | July 15 | 6:00 pm

 Over the last four weeks, the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change has heard from residents across the state about the urgent need to put forth bold and equitable solutions to tackle climate change in Wisconsin.

The fifth and final public forum will be held virtually today, July 15 from 6-8 pm, with Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes delivering opening and closing remarks.

Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time. The meeting agenda can be found here .
21st Century Pathways Info Session

July 16 | 1-1:45 PM

21st Century Pathways is a program about integrating sustainability into decision making and the fabric of your organization. It is a five-session program that is designed to right size sustainability for your business, help you build resiliency in uncertain times, and map out a plan to reach your sustainability objectives.

To learn more about 21st Century Pathways join us for the information session.
Slipstream Webinar Series

Virtual Live Sessions:
July 21 & August 4

Building automation and control strategies are changing the landscape of commercial and industrial facilities. These intelligent systems offer a powerful solution to ensure buildings run at peak performance. However, building automation systems (BAS) must be utilized correctly to avoid common pitfalls. Join Slipstream for an interactive three-part webinar series designed to help you get the most out of your BAS.

  • Part I: Utilize building automation systems to troubleshoot in real-time- It is strongly encouraged to view the on-demand webinar before joining Slipstream for the rest of the series. You must register in advance for Part II and III. 
  • Part II: Make better use of trend data- Tuesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. CST.
  • Part III: Cost-benefit analysis: Quantifying energy conservation opportunities- Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. CST
In the News
The Environmental Opportunity Created By COVID-19

Read about six ways businesses can help tackle climate change by working to rebuild the post-pandemic world economy through the lens of action on climate change and nature loss.

Trout Springs Winery (A long time Green Masters Company!) Offers More Than Wine

Green Masters Program members Steve and Andrea DeBaker share some of the innovative practices used at Trout Springs Winery—
they believe creating diversity at their farm will give them more opportunity to succeed.

 Societal division could lead to division at work, but it doesn't have to

Heightened tensions from a global pandemic, shifting economy, social inequality and injustice, etc. have already manifested in the workplace. How can businesses work to demonstrate responsible corporate citizenship?
Inspiration Corner
Meet Paige Sorensen.

Paige has been working as an intern for WSBC and WMEP this summer and offers her reflections on being a graduate student, passionate about environmental conservation and sustainability in the private sector in the age of Covid.

Paige gives me hope that businesses will continue to innovate and solve our worlds toughest challenges, despite the uphill battle we face. Read her thoughts and reflections from working with us this summer in the WSBC Blog!