Green innovation and sustainability discussion and Q&A with UMass Dartmouth alumnus Jacob Vaillancourt '12, Co-Founder of Waste Hub to take place at Claire T. Carney
The UMass Dartmouth community will celebrate Green Innovation Day on April 16, 2015 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. at the Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room. The day will feature student presentations on projects related to sustainability, climate change, and zero waste, followed by a discussion of green innovation and sustainability by UMass Dartmouth alumnus Jacob Vaillancourt '12, Co-Founder of Waste Hub.
Waste Hub is an online marketplace which enables its users to more effectively manage, reduce, and eliminate the costs of waste by providing a powerful web-based platform. What once would have gone to a landfill can now be repurposed for nearly limitless uses, from re-manufacturing to fuel and energy production. Waste Hub has worked with Fortune 500 companies selling thousands of tons of waste to small buyers looking to purchase just enough for their project.
UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.