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Southern Vermont VBSR Chapter Meeting

Date: Tuesday Apr 8th, 2014

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Marlboro College Graduate Center

Address: 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT

Cost: Free and Open to the Public!

To Register: Advance Registration Appreciated but not Required: RSVP to CS Wurzberger at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 802-258-8046

For More Info: Contact CS Wurzberger at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 802-258-8046

Event Description

Exploring BLab: An Easy Way to Understand and Manage Your Sustainability Impacts

Discover how easy it is to use the B Impact Assessment tool and lead your organization to a sustainable future. This free and confidential tool will help you measure your company's socially responsible business practices and compare them against thousands of other businesses.

More than 900 Certified B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. These change agents are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace, offering a positive vision of a better way to do business, and achieving high growth and high impact. At the same time, 20 states have passed legislation creating Benefit Corporations to build and appropriate legal infrastructure in support of sustainable business. Join us to learn about the difference between Certified B Corps and Benefit Corporations, how to become a B Corp or a Benefit Corporation, the advantages to your organization of joining the movement and the experience of one Vermont Company that is a certified B Corp.

There will also be a couple of case studies and success stories.

Speakers: Yola Carlough and Additional Speakers TBA

Yola joined B Lab in 2011. Her work in the area of Community Development facilitates entry into the B Corp community for businesses that commit to the highest standards of transparency, accountability and performance. Her efforts bring momentum, through membership growth, to the global B Corp movement that redefines success in business and builds a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable economy. She also manages a private consulting initiative in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

From 2007-2011, Yola was Director of Sustainability at Burt’s Bees natural personal care products in Durham, NC. where she developed, integrated and monitored innovative strategies to achieve the brand’s short and long term corporate responsibility goals in a commitment to sustainable working and living practices that activate the power of business on behalf of positive environmental and societal change. As Executive Director of the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, Yola worked to create meaningful partnerships with non profit organizations driving innovative, positive change through systemic, replicable models that seek to eliminate the root cause of social and environmental problems.

Prior to joining Burt’s Bees, Yola was Director of Social Mission at Ben & Jerry’s in Burlington, VT. where she managed pioneering environmental and socially conscious directions for the company’s domestic and international business.


Coming from near or far? VBSR encourages you to consider carpooling! Click here to visit Go! Vermont's website to find a ride or offer to drive.

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Event Sponsors

Thank You to our Sustaining Sponsor:

The Green Up Girl

C S Wurzberger, a.k.a. the Green Up Girl is a chief marketing strategist, sustainability consultant and green event planner with 25 years of experience and extensive training in helping animal-related and green-focused organizations plan, implement, and promote their green initiatives and events. Get ready to differentiate your organization in this crowded marketplace, enhance your brand and strengthen your reputation while reducing waste, lowering costs and increasing profits.



Thank you to our April Sponsor!

Way To Go! week is a chance for you or your business to go toe to toe against carbon pollution. Bike, walk, carpool or ride the bus to victory! Win prizes, have fun—and help us reach our goal of reducing 300,000 lbs of carbon pollution in Vermont.  Way to Go! is a fun and engaging way to help employees try a better way to work and to reduce Vermont's #1 source of carbon pollution- transportation.







Sponsorships are still available for these Southern Vermont VBSR Chapter Meetings! Contact Scott today!


Sustaining Chapter Sponsor: $500 

Sustaining Chapter Sponsors are identified as sponsors of all 2014 chapter meetings (8-10 meetings expected in 2014) and includes: 

Logo with web-link on on e-mail invitations to VBSR's database of businesses in and around the host county
Logo and 75-100 word company description with link to sponsor's website on Southern VT Chapter event webpage(s)
Social media thank yous and promotion
1 minute to speak at chapter meetings
Logo with weblink on e-mail invitations 


Chapter Meeting Sponsor: $100

Chapter Meeting Sponsors are identified as sponsors of individual chapter meetings and includes: 

Logo with web-link on on e-mail invitations to VBSR's database of business in and around the host county
Logo with link to sponsor's website on Southern VT Chapter event webpage(s)
Social media thank yous and promotion
1 minute to speak at chapter meeting
Logo with weblink on e-mail invitations 

Champion Members!

Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Keurig Green Mountain Sponsor: Marketing Partners Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: SunCommon Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc. Sponsor: Vermont State Employees Credit Union