April 2014 President’s Corner

Hello Net Impact Boston Members,

It’s the beginning of April, which means that Earth Day is just around the corner! To celebrate, we’d love to have you join us at our coastal cleanup volunteer event with the Massachusetts DCR on April 26.

If you can’t make it, there are still plenty of actions you can take in your own life to reduce your environmental impact. The EPA encourages us all to “pick five for the environment.” I’m going to:

  • Save energy at home
  • When purchasing goods, opt for sustainable, recycled or reused resources
  • Use only the water I need, and reuse when possible
  • Recycle and/or properly dispose of electronic waste
  • Raise awareness and share my commitment on social networking sites

What actions are you going to take? Tell us via Twitter and Facebook!


Melissa Small
President, Net Impact Boston
Connecting professionals, empowering change


April’s Sustainability Breakfast Meetups

Join us for the April installments of our  Sustainability Breakfast Meetups, an informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals together for networking, discussion and moral support, in both Downtown Boston and the Route 128 area.  It’s important to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones out there in the business world trying to do good!

So come, get a cup of coffee or a bagel, support a sustainable business and get fired up before work so we can continue trying to change the world.

Boston Sustainability Breakfast: April 16- Register Now

Rte 128 (Waltham) Sustainability Breakfast: April 23- Register Now

Annual Speed Networking – June 25

Save the Date for our Annual Speed Networking Event!

Wed evening, June 25thNIB Speed Networking is one of our most popular events – a chance to meet and speak with Boston’s sustainability movers-and-shakers!  The Microsoft NERD center at One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, will provide space once again for this engaging event.

Details to follow, stay tuned.

Sustainable Product Design and Lifecycle Management Panel – May 29

Save the Date for the Sustainable Product Design and Lifecycle Management Panel!

Thurs morn., May 29th:  In partnership with the National Association for Environmental Managers (NAEM), a professional association that promotes corporate environmental stewardship, creation of safe and healthy workplaces, and promotion of global sustainability practices, the panel will feature industry experts in sustainable product design and life cycle management.

Details to follow, stay tuned.