CapeSpace to Host Green Workshop to Close Out April

HYANNIS – As CapeSpace works to become certified as a Cape & Islands Green business, it’s paving the way for other companies to follow suit.

The Hyannis co-working facility is doing so by hosting a Cape & Islands Green Workshop on Friday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in partnership with the Cape Cod Technology Council and Community Development Partnership (CDP).

Sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, the workshop will educate participants on how they can engage in sustainable business practices to reduce their company’s impact on the natural environment. Topics covered will include solid waste minimization; water and energy conservation; and how to market a green business.

The workshop will offer details on how businesses can become Cape & Islands Green verified. It’s a process that CapeSpace is currently in the midst of in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment.

“When we launched CapeSpace, one of our goals was to give back to our community as much as possible,” said its President Robbin Orbison.

“This is one of the ways we are doing so not just for today, but for future generations. We can all take steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle.”

Among the steps CapeSpace has taken is keeping thermostats on timers to save energy during off hours; using only energy-efficient LED light bulbs; and purchasing liquid products, including hand soap, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, and dish soap, from Green Road Refill to reduce plastic waste.

Business owners can register for the April 26 workshop at capespace.com. Those with questions, should contact CDP Director of Business and Credit Programs Pam Andersen at pam@capecdp.org or 508-240-7873, ext. 18.

The following weekend, CapeSpace will host the inaugural Earth Tech Day, an alternative energy expo presented by the Cape Cod Technology Council.

Taking place on Saturday, May 4, 10 am to 4 pm, the free event will feature exhibitors and workshops that give guests the technology tools and techniques to save energy, reduce waste, and have a gentler footprint on our environment. Attendees will also be able to recycle old electronics at the expo. To learn more about Earth Tech Day, visit www.earthtechexpo.com.

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center 

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