Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment
How do energy and environmental issues and policies affect business? How can your company capitalize on green innovation? Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment answers your questions and streamlines information for immediate application to business.
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a public policy organization and the nation’s largest nonpartisan women’s business group, proudly launches: “Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment.” The national program is designed to educate women business owners on how energy and environmental issues affect business and the opportunities they present. Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment (E3) is the third program launched in WIPP’s “Women, Money and Opportunity: Powered by WIPP” series, which encompasses the Give Me 5 Federal Procurement Program, the Women Accessing Capital Program, and the Women And Technology Today (WATT) Program.
Energy: Today & Tomorrow
As we look to the future, the United States’ electricity demand is estimated to increase 26% by 2030, already causing strain on the energy supply. This projection makes it increasingly important to evaluate and understand the impact of energy. Business owners believe the US should reduce its dependence on foreign oil and build refueling and production infrastructure to support wide distribution of alternative energy sources.
Through focused, interactive webinar training sessions, Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment offers information and strategy to help small businesses understand the significance and role of energy sources to uncover business opportunities.
Environment & Business
“Green businesses optimize their use of resources, while reducing their impact on the environment. These practices allow entrepreneurs to save money, attract customers, and gain a competitive advantage in today’s challenging economy,” states Beverly Alkire, Founder and Chief Environmental Officer of Green Consultants.
The E3 ProgramEntrepreneurs, Energy and Environment hones in on what matters for small businesses: evaluating the green economy and determining strategies to seize the opportunities it presents.
“Businesses are going green to save money in the long term, improve the health of their employees, customers and the planet, and to create new business opportunities,” said Nancy Goshow, managing partner of Goshow Architects, LLP, a New York-based firm committed to sustainable, energy-efficient building design and co-chair of WIPP’s Energy & Environment Committee.
Cat Shrier, President of Watercat Consulting LLC and co-chair of WIPP’s Energy & Environment Committee states that “Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment is a unique program that will show women the pathways to providing energy and environmental services to the federal government who has so much of its focus on better water management, cleaner energy technologies, and better approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.”
In forming an educated voice in energy, the program begins by breaking down the components of both energy and environmental topics. After laying this groundwork, Entrepreneurs, Energy and Environment digs deeper into the dynamics of energy and environment in business. Courses offer streamlined information on economic opportunities and trends – from innovative technologies, saving money with traditional and renewable sources, clarifying certifications, to building roadmaps of how sustainability and efficiency can improve your bottom line.
WIPP would like to offer a special thank you to Beverly Alkire and her team at Green Consultants for their significant contribution and partnership in the development and execution of this program.
About Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
Women Impacting Public Policy is a national nonpartisan group comprising over half a million members. The non-profit organization is the public policy voice for 49 national Women in Business groups and is The Voice for Women in Business in Our Nation’s Capital. WIPP advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. Visit www.WIPP.org.