Sustainability at Franklin Pierce

2008-2009 Events

Learn about our 2009- 2010 events

Earth Day Forum 2009

This forum was held in conjunction with the Rindge Chamber of Commerce, the SW Region Planning Commission, PSNH, and the NH Small Business Development Center. The goal of the forum was to provide information on how to reduce the environmental impact of business operations. Speakers included:

bullet Keynote speaker Dave Lunati, director of Marketing for Monadnock Paper Mills in Bennington, NH, describe how a company can “Design for Sustainability – While Navigating the Eco-noise. He emphasized the use of third-party verification to “go green”. 
bullet Paul Lockwood of NH Dept. of Environmental Services explained the many sustainability support programs the state provides for businesses. 
bullet John Richardson of Concept Communications, Nashua NH discussed the challenges of going “real” green rather than “greenwashing”.  
bullet Deb Buxton of New England Forest Products in Greenfield, NH presented the audience with her company’s approach to being responsible foresters, millers and producers of sustainably harvested forest products.  
bullet John Kondos, of Solar Source-Home Efficiency  in Spofford NH wrapped up the presentations with an exciting overview of the new “energy landscape” for solar hot water, photovoltaics and more efficient commercial and residential buildings. 
2009 Earth Day Forum logosThe speakers were surrounded by over a dozen vendors of local products and services to help people achieve a more sustainable lifestyle at home and at work.  This included Green Energy Options, Keene NH, Zehn Naturals, Keene NH, Public Service of NH, Vermont Wood Studios, Vernon, VT, Students in Free Enterprise, ECO Club of Franklin Pierce, Franklin Pierce MBA program in Sustainability and Community , Purely Green Environmental, Nashua NH \, Shaklee Distributors, Rindge NH and Knotty Rose, Fitzwilliam NH


EARTH WEEK 2009 April 20-24

bullet Mon. April 20
ECO Club: Lights Out!
bullet Tues. April 21, 11 am -3 pm. Pierce Hall
Earth Day Forum
Green Businesses: The Next Generation
Keynote speaker, Exhibitors, Panel Discussion, Lunch!
bullet Wed. April 22. 12-2. Pierce Hall.  
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. And enjoy the fresh air along the way!
bullet Thurs. April 23: 7 pm. Pierce Hall
Eco-Movie night
bullet Fri. April 24. 12-5 pm, Peterson Hall lawn
ECO Club: Earth Week Celebration
Live music and 350 Competition


Other Spring 2009 Sustainability Events

bullet Focus the Nation on Climate Change
Thurs. Feb. 5, 7-10 pm. Pierce Hall. Teach-in, discussion, video on the first 100 days of Obama. Free food, live music from fresh local talent! 
bullet Exploring the Woods in Winter
Fri. Feb. 27, 3-5 pm. Learn some mammal tracks and winter botany as we find out who is moving where in our own 110 acre backyard! Meet in Library in front of reference desk
bullet Will Steger, Polar Explorer 
Thurs. March 5, 7-8 pm. Pierce Hall
bullet Ecopsychology with Prof. Davina Brown
Wed. March 25: 7-8 pm.
Cheshire Community Rm.
bullet Sex and the Single Salamander
Tues. April 14: 8-9 pm. Why did the amphibian cross the road?
Explore vernal pools, side streams and swamp edges as our local frogs and salamanders slither,
crawl and call for mating partners. Call 4322 to reserve a place, space is limited to 12 people.