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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ei Sponsor, Advisory Council & Board Meeting

A group of happy sponsors & advisors
A powerful, lively group traveled from around the country to attend the first annual Elemental Impact Sponsor, Advisory Council & Board meeting on November 18 at HLB Gross Collins' offices in Atlanta. The first part of the meeting included updates from the sponsors, members leading the charge on specific Ei projects. It was inspiring to witness the spontaneous dialogue surrounding current challenges faced in our crusade to maximize the diversion of assets from landfills.
Marlin Gottschalk presenting

Dr. Marlin Gottschalk, Director of the Sustainability Division of the GA Department of Natural Resources, reported on WHY Ei projects are important to the environment and business culture. Marlin also moderated the strategy session that brought the formal part of the meeting to a close.

As the individuals/corporations attending contributed the resources, funding, time and in-kind services necessary to bring Ei to this impressive threshold, their input is vital to Ei's future direction. In short summary, the group was amazed at the accomplishments made on a shoestring budget. To bring Ei to the next level of funding and impact, focus is the key operative to propel the Zero Waste Zones and other initiatives to their full potential.

Greg Yorston & Holly
A funding and business review committee was formed to assist Ei staff with developing a business plan and focussed initiative objectives. With formal documents complete, the committee will assist in identifying potential funding sources outside of the sponsorship program.

Following the formal meeting, the group enjoyed a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Bold American Catering. Yes, it was a zero waste reception!

Thank you to those who made Ei their priority on November 18. It is an honor to be supported by such a professional, passionate group willing to commit resources to evolving corporate business practices.

Visit this link to view the meeting PPT presentation. Click here to learn about how to join the Ei Family of Sponsors and participate in Ei projects and initiatives.

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