Tap Into Boston's Water Sustainability Network

BeCause Water, a Boston-based social enterprise that empowers water activism, will be hosting, “Tap Into Boston’s Water Sustainability Network,” at the Boston University School of Management Auditorium, Room 105 on April 9, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The objective of the event is to encourage discussion about the repercussions of bottled water (Environmental, Health, Financial), and provide options for solutions in the form of activism. Co-hosting the event with the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), the event will feature a screening of the film Tapped, a guest-speaker panel with respected water professionals from various fields, and a networking segment to connect industry professionals with aspiring activists. 6:00-6:50 pm- "Tapped" the movie 6:50-7:30 pm- Speakers Panel Discussion 7:30- 8:00 pm- Networking Jill Appel- Concord Conserves- Jill Appel, CPA, MPH, has 30 years of experience in consulting, project management and health care finance. A community activist since supporting the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Concord in 2006, Jill is currently a member of Concord’s Sustainable Energy Committee. In 2011 and 2012, she ran the campaign to bring Concord’s historic single-serve bottled water bylaw to Town Meeting. The bylaw passed in April 2012, and went into effect on January 1, 2013. Russ Cohen- Department of Ecological Restoration- Russ works with the The Massachusetts DER which serves to restore and protect the rivers, wetlands, and watersheds of the state. They conduct projects to revitalize environmental sites and protect public water resources. Kim McCabe- An educator at heart, Kim McCabe is dedicated to raising awareness about the ecological impacts of our daily actions and inspiring people to live healthier, greener lives. Last fall she was able to take a break from her educator position at the New England Aquarium to volunteer as a researcher on the Plastics at SEA expedition in the North Pacific Gyre. For 5 weeks she was able to experience the Giant Pacific Garbage Patch first hand and help evaluate the impact it is having on marine life. She is also the Rise Above Plastics coordinator for Surfrider Foundation's Massachusetts chapter and writes a blog about her personal plastic footprint and sharing ways to reduce our waste (wastewatchers.wordpress.com). Thank you to our event partner: BostonEco

Date: Tuesday, April 9th 2013

Start Time: 6:00pm

End Time: 8:00pm

Location: SMG Auditorium, Room 105

URL: http://tapintoboston-eorg.eventbrite.com

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