final_logoThe WI Sustainable Business Council and Cool Choices want to both thank and congratulate Empire Screen Printing for hosting the 9th Annual WI Sustainable Business Conference.  Empire Screen Printing was an ideal host, and everyone came away so impressed with both the culture at Empire and the accomplishments with respect to the use of LED lights for drying ink. 

Below find the Agenda for the 2016 conferences with a link to Barbara Nick’s presentation. Also, each presenter is linked to a page with their bio.

We are indebted (again) to the Compass Group for preparing a summary report of the Conference’s Carbon Footprint. We have done this every year of the conference. The Conference Sustainability Report is available here:

2016 Sustainability Report

Note that we offset all of the conference’s carbon emissions through the purchase of Carbon Offsets. This year, we purchased offsets through Native Energy, TerraPass and Green Mountain Energy.

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Morning Plenary
7:30- Registration begins

8:30 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00-Co-host Welcome

9:15-Welcome from Empire Screen Printing

10:00-Morning Keynote (Watch the video here)

10:45-Break/Passing Time
11:15-Morning Breakout Sessions

Sustainability Tools (water, energy, sustainability assessme

Everyone’s Part of the Solution: Employee Engagement

Public/Private Partnerships

Alternative Fuel Vehicles – hands on interaction with electric and CNG cars

(Concurrent tours of Empire Screen offered during breakouts)
1:15-Green Masters Presentation
1:45-Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Sharing Your Sustainability Story

Using Renewable Energy in Your Business

Women in Sustainability

(Concurrent tours of Empire Screen offered during breakouts)
2:45-Break/Passing Time
3:15-Afternoon Keynote 

  • Jeff Rich, Executive Director, Gundersen Health System, GL Envision
  • Joel Hirschboeck, General Manager of Fuel Procurement and Marketing, Kwik Trip, Inc
  • Thomas Content – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

4:00-Closing Remarks

For more information about why this conference is a sustainable event, click here.

This event is possible because of the generosity of our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and attendees.

Conference Sponsors

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Conference Partners


 Empire Conference Partners