Blog : Ray Dube of CCNNE Presents as Key Note Speaker at NH Department of Safety Green Team Energy Conference

By Katelyn | Nov 9, 2015 | in

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE) is leading the way in sustainability for large manufacturing and product distribution facilities. CCNNE, a franchise of the Coca-Cola parent company, serves New England area out of their Londonderry, NH facility and is always on the hunt to further reduce their carbon footprint in the creation and delivery of their products.

6.5 million pounds of CCNNE's recycled PET bottles are used to make fleece jackets by The North Face and Patagonia and the Londonderry plant boasts a 93% recycling diversion rate, but aside from extensive recycling, reuse and energy reduction, CCNNE works to get out into local communities and educate the public on what the company does and how individuals can become more green every day. This large responsibility falls on to the plate of Ray Dube, Sustainability Manager at CCNNE.

On Wednesday, October 28, Dube was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Department of Safety’s Green Team Energy Conference. Dube has been setting up at different events put on by the State as well as in the State House itself for several years. Last spring, at one of the events, a member from the NH Homeland Security Department Green Team invited him to set up and speak at their monthly meeting.

The event went very well and the positive message from the discussion spread around the other departments via their Green Team representatives who were told about the presentation to the Homeland Security Department by their member. Soon after that, the Green Team contacted Dube and asked if he would be interested in giving the lunch time key note address at the energy conference.

Dube explained that his presentation at the State Green Team Energy Conference was well received and guests got a lot out of it.

”Recycling can be a very dry topic to discuss and thankfully we’ve been able to put a presentation together that’s not only informative and educational but also fun. We’ve always had great feedback from our presentations and it’s nice to see that even at the State level they appreciate what we’re doing,” said Dube.

In 2013, Ray Dube brought his presentation to 80 different conferences, middle schools, high schools and college campus events totaling over 100 days. It is easy to conclude that Dube, and CCNNE as a whole, are hard at work every day to educate New Englanders on the sustainability of the Coca-Cola Company.

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