University to host Earth Day Forum

March 27, 2009

Earth Day Forum
Franklin Pierce University will host its annual Earth Day Forum on April 21, featuring exhibitors, tips from experts and a series of panel discussions.

RINDGE, NH - The public is welcome to Franklin Pierce University for our annual Earth Day Forum on Tuesday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pierce Hall.

Keynote speaker, Dave Lunati, Director of Marketing at Monadnock Paper and an expert in the field of sustainable print and packaging initiatives, has 13 years experience working in paper manufacturing and technology for a wide range of industries. Lunati has been integral in developing Monadnock's suite of eco-friendly products and services for the printing and packaging industry and is a leading advocate in promoting the use of environmentally preferable paper and packaging products, resources and techniques. Originally from Boston Mass., Lunati is a graduate of Harvard University.

Dave Lunati
Keynote speaker will be Dave Lunati, Director of Marketing at Monadnock Paper and an expert in the field of sustainable print and packaging initiatives.

The day will include information on incentives to be "greener" from the government and utilities. A variety of exhibitors will offer products and information to help you "green" your home and business, as well as educational opportunities and more. All events are free and lunch is available for $10. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Please call 603.899.4322 to reserve a place.

Franklin Pierce University is at the forefront of the green movement with recent sustainability initiatives including a conversion to wood pellet heating of campus buildings, elimination of disposable dinnerware in the cafeteria and initiatives of student groups such as the ECO Club, the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the Small Business Advisory Group (SBA).

Schedule for the day:
11a.m. to 11:30 a.m.               Registration; visit exhibitors
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.         Lunch; visit exhibitors tables
12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.         Welcome: Climate neutrality commitment and University goals

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.           Keynote speaker: Dave Lunati, Director of Marketing, Monadnock Paper
"Designing for Sustainability While Navigating the Eco-noise"

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.                   Panel discussions: New ideas, new incentives to "green" your business!

  • John Robinson, Concept Communications, Nashua, N.H.
    Green Marketing, good for the environment. Good for business? Driving responsible response.
  • Paul Lockwood, NH Dept. of Environmental Services
    Assistance Programs for Environmentally-friendly business practices
  • Deb Buxton, New England Forest Products, Greenfield, N.H.
    Connecting the Dots..Asking the Next Question- What exactly is Good Forestry, and Why Should We Care?
  • John Kondos, Solar Source/Home-Efficiency Resources, Chesterfield, N.H.
    Energy Conservation, Solar Energy: Saving Money and CO2
Exhibitors: Products and information to help you "green" your business


  1. Green Energy Options, Keene, N.H.
  2. Zehn Naturals, Keene, N.H.
  3. Tracie’s Farm, Community Supported Agriculture, Fitzwilliam, N.H.
  4. Public Service of NH
  5. Monadnock Paper, Mills Inc., Bennington, N.H.
  6. Vermont Wood Studios, Vernon, Vt.
  7. Mechanical Innovations, Inc., Greenfield,  N.H.
  8. Solar Source/Home-Efficiency Resources
  9. New England Forest Products, Greenfield, N.H.
  10. Students in Free Enterprise
  11. Southwest Region Planning Commission
  12. Rindge Chamber of Commerce
  13. ECO Club of Franklin Pierce
  14. Franklin Pierce M.B.A. program in Sustainability and Community
  15. Purely Green Environmental, Nashua, N.H.
  16. Shaklee Distributors, Rindge, N.H.

Link to Green Business brochure

Sponsored by: Franklin Pierce University, New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, Public Service of New Hampshire, Rindge Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Region Planning Agency.

Directions to our Rindge Campus

Parking for the Green Business Forum:
The easiest place to find parking is in the DiGregorio parking lot, which is next to the athletic fields (turn right at the first stop sign on University Drive). From there, follow the signs for the forum. They guide you up the hill to the main campus towards the Campus Center, which is the prominent building with the big glass windows facing the lake. The entrance to Pierce Hall is in the back of the campus center.