May 9 Boston Talk on Supermarket Sustainability

Join us in Boston on May 9 for a presentation from the Manomet Center and Hannaford Supermarkets on reducing the environmental footprint of supermarkets.

 

Working closely with Hannaford, Manomet Program Manager Peter Cooke developed the nation’s first and only grocery sustainability certification system -- known as the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC).

 

Cooke and Hannaford Sustainability Manager George Parmenter will discuss grocery sustainability and the new GSC program. The event begins at 6 pm.

 

The Grocery Stewardship Certification helps grocery store leadership reduce their environmental footprint by addressing their energy consumption, water use, waste management, product sourcing and a variety of other sustainability measures.

 

According to the latest figures from the program, a 12-store unit of supermarkets would save 3.6 million gallons of water annually (more than $18,000) from implementing GSC recommendations. The same 12-store district would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 47,000 metric tons each year by taking part in the GSC, equivalent to removing more than 9,100 cars from the road.

 

Admission is free but seating is limited. Register to attend at http://manometgrocery.eventbrite.com/.