Nonprofit Sustainability Roundtable

Urban Green Lab is teaming up with the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) to help train its 850 member nonprofits in all social sectors how to implement sustainable workplace education policies and programs.  Similar to the Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, the Nonprofit Sustainability Roundtable is led by a steering committee of nonprofit leaders, and in the short-term, represent 30-40 groups from a blend of leading environmental and non-environmental organizations eager to change their ways.  Bi-monthly meetings will be held at rotating Corporate Roundtable member offices.

To learn more or get involved, contact Patrick King at

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