News : October 2016

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

Oct 7, 2016

The New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge was founded by the University of New Hampshire in 2013 in partnership with Nobel Peace Prize winner, and father of the microfinance movement, Muhammad Yunus, who was also the inaugural keynote speaker, attracting over 700 people. It has become an annual signature event which powerfully demonstrates the keen interest of students and community entrepreneurs and activists in helping address some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, and their creativity in designing novel, sustainable, business-orientated solutions.

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant achieves 96% Recycle Rate

Oct 3, 2016

 LONDONDERRY – For the past year, Ray Dube of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE) has wanted to add another mark to a growing checklist of successful sustainability initiatives at his company.

As the sustainability manager at Bedford-based CCNNE, Dube has overseen a wide range of small and large efforts to recycle, reduce waste, and integrate sustainability into every facet of business operations. To his credit, this has made Dube a local celebrity of sorts as a sought-after sustainability lecturer who makes scores of presentations to schools and business groups across Northern New England.