June 2011: President’s Corner

This month I have two very exciting pieces of news to share.  Both highlight the continued great work of our Net Impact Boston team as well as our members.  Enjoy!

NET IMPACT BOSTON AWARDED GOLD CHAPTER DESIGNATION

I am thrilled to announce that our professional NIB chapter has achieved Gold chapter standing, a designation bestowed on Net Impact’s top chapters.  This year, just 8 of 55 professional Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing.  Our team and committee members have dedicated so much of themselves to continuing the tradition of greatness this chapter is known for.  If you’d like to learn more, please read the entire press release.

MEMBER HOLLY FOWLER BRINGS SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM EVENT TO NIB

As we know, our chapter would not thrive without the involvement and commitment of our members.  Our members – their interests, experience and vitality – make up our community.  Holly Fowler is an integral member of our community who is bringing us an exciting event this month.  A bit about Holly…

Aside from being a Net Impact Boston champion, Holly works as the Sr. Director of Sustainability and CSR at Sodexo, a food service and facilities management company.  She’s also a former Net Impact Boston President and lifetime member of the organization.  You’re likely to bump into Holly at one of our events, where she will disarm you with her smile and approachability.  She’ll engage you in a highly enlightened conversation about the environment, food, Europe or triathlons.  And since you can’t help but stick around to talk more, she’ll buy you a beer.

Net Impact Boston is thrilled that Holly is organizing a sustainable food system event scheduled for June 22. Here’s a brief overview of the event:

Getting Dirty: The Low Down on Building a Sustainable Food System.

The objective of the evening is to engage in conversation about the emerging revolution in our food system with local growers, entrepreneurs, advocates, non-profits and members of the community.  We will address the importance of food as it connects to the economy, the environment and social wellness.  We have the pleasure to draw on many local organizations within our community to bring perspective to this discussion, including Project Bread, GreenCity Growers and Taza Chocolate.

Read the entire Member Q&A, to learn more and come out on the 22nd to participate in this discussion!

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