NHBSR Convenes EPA Stakeholder Meeting at Monadnock Paper Mills
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) convened a round table discussion between EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spaulding and New Hampshire businesses and organizations to discuss opportunities and issues around environmental initiatives of the EPA and local business. The meeting was held on Friday at Monadnock Paper Mills (MPM) in Bennington, New Hampshire, a demonstrated environmental leader in the manufacture of quality paper products.
The Administrator updated the group on the challenges and achievements of the EPA, including regulations of air emissions and water pollution. The Administrator’s round table discussion with participants involved diverse content around the environment, including business challenges with some of the EPA timetables, sharing business’ environmental best practices, challenges around climate change misinformation and the need for leadership in education and the lack of early stage funding for small business’ environmental initiatives.
The meeting was a unique opportunity for New Hampshire business and organization to share not only their unique environmental concerns, but also to celebrate one of our champions. Attendees were treated to a tour of the Monadnock factory to see how a paper mill that is almost 200 years old could become the premier provider of graphic art and packaging paper made from 100% renewable electric energy and manufactured as carbon neutral products. Monadnock’s, Michelle Hamm, Environmental Programs Manager, provided an overview of MPM’s environmental commitment and initiatives in place to assure that their products and their suppliers meet their stringent environmental standards for sustainability. Monadnock’s newest paper product – "The Un-Plastic" gift card has been wildly successful.
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility is a member-based non-profit organization that fosters socially and environmentally responsible business in New Hampshire, realizing that people, principles and profits must be linked. More information on NHBSR can be found at the program website, nhbsr.org.
For more information on Monadnock’s environmental initiatives, contact Michelle Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org.