Businesses Putting Their Waste to Work: Recap, Thanks, Photos, and More
More than 80 members of the VBSR community joined together on Wednesday, September 21 at The Alchemist in Stowe for “Businesses Putting Their Waste to Work,” part of the VBSR People.Planet.Prosperity. Speaker Series. See below for photos of the evening.
Thanks to all who made the journey. It was wonderful to see the VBSR community engaged in learning, deepening connections, and enjoying themselves. It is always empowering to see the community united around one vision – a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet.
This in-person event combined a panel discussion on unique solutions to waste management and their impact on the environment with networking in The Alchemist’s inviting atrium and taproom.
VBSR sends gratitude to our generous host, The Alchemist; to our moderator, Erika Dunyak of Vermont Law & Graduate School; and our panelists, Joel Hartman of The Alchemist, Harrison Kahn of Caledonia Spirits, Eliza Leeper of Vermont Creamery, Marina McCoy of Waste Free Earth, and Kelsey McWilliams of wasted*. Special thanks to The Alchemist’s Wastewater Manager, Steve Miller, for his tour of the brewery’s wastewater system (and more!) after the panel ended.
We’d also like to thank our event sponsors:
And, of course, thank you to Piecasso and Bistro at 10 Acres for the amazing food!
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Co-founder and brewer John Kimmich (The Alchemist) welcomes the VBSR community and introduces the panel.
Some policy pre-game conversation with Jordan Giaconia (VBSR) and Liz Schlegel (The Alchemist).
Standing-room-only crowd at VBSR’s People.Planet.Prosperity Speakers Series “Businesses Putting Their Waste to Work” panel discussion.
Winding things down with Joe Nocito of Darn Tough Vermont, Liz Schlegel of The Alchemist, Roxanne Vought of VBSR, and Andrea Cohen of Vermont Electric Cooperative.
Steve Miller of The Alchemist tours members of the VBSR community through the brewery’s various waste processing and reuse systems.
Austin Taylor of Casella Waste Systems and Jed Davis of Cabot Creamery Co-operative.
Anna Grearson and Emile Willett of Union Mutual.
Members of the Sustainable Innovation MBA program at the University of Vermont gather in front of The Alchemist’s distinctive bright tanks.
Eliza Leeper of Vermont Creamery and John Kim of UVM’s Grossman School of Business.