McGowan MG100
411 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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The Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series Presents:
Brewing a Successful Sustainability Program
Cheri Chastain: Sustainability Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Thursday, February 23
6:00-7:30pm
McGowan 100

About the Topic: Cheri Chastain, Sierra Nevada’s Sustainability Manager, will share Sierra Nevada’s amazing sustainability story. Learn how Sierra Nevada has incorporated sustainability into every decision that is made within the company and how it has led to having one of the largest privately-owned solar systems in the country, achieving a 99.8% diversion from landfill rate, and being the first company to achieve Platinum LEED and Zero Waste Certification at one facility. Cheri will share successes as well as lessons learned along Sierra Nevada’s sustainability journey as well has how Sierra Nevada intends to engage in policy and advocacy to continue to advance business sustainability efforts.

About the Speaker: Cheri Chastain is the Sustainability Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Cheri has been with the company for 10 years and is responsible for educating employees on environmental issues and programs, maintaining and developing policies and projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, zero waste, alternative fuels, and water conservation and reuse. Cheri also works outside Sierra Nevada’s walls on policy and advocacy issues relating to sustainability. Cheri is currently a member of the City of Chico’s Sustainability Task Force, Co-Chair of the Brewer’s Association Sustainability Subcommittee, and a board member of the US Zero Waste Business Council. Cheri has a BA and an MA in Environmental Geography.

Related Link: www.sierranevada.com/brewery/about-us/sustainability

Lecture Location: The McGowan building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Corner of Pacific and Franklin Streets. The entrance to the building is on Pacific Street through a set of glass doors. Room 100 is through the glass doors on left, first room on left.

Sponsored by:
Graduate School of International Policy and Management

Contact Organizer

Rachel Christopherson