This article was published by Plymouth Wicked Local on May 17, 2017 and can be found here.
PLYMOUTH — Manomet awarded its first ever Next Generation Award and a $1,000 scholarship on May 3 to Nick Masiello of the University of Vermont for his sustainability study of a New England ski resort. The award was the capstone of Manomet’s U360, an experiential internship program designed to deepen college students’ understanding of sustainability and small business management. The winner was selected by a panel of judges including Jed Davis, director of sustainability, Cabot Creamery Co-operative; Rich Grogan, state director, New Hampshire Small Business Development Center; and Quincy Miller, president, Eastern Bank.
U360 students learn how sustainability can be applied to small businesses by working directly with small businesses from around the U.S. In this way, U360 creates full-circle learning between business leaders and the next generation of sustainable entrepreneurs. “Manomet’s goals of helping to reduce the environmental impacts of the small business sector and training the next generation on practical sustainability, so we can pass the torch to the future managers of our world’s critical systems were certainly met tonight at this event,” said Manomet president John Hagan. “We are proud to be providing sustainability tools to the people who can make change happen today and tomorrow.” Masiello presented his sustainability plan for a ski mountain resort in the Northeast.