As a member of the Environmental League of Massachusetts Corporate Council, I had the privilege of participating in a private meeting with Governor Patrick and his environmental team last Friday to discuss a wide range of issues.
I was struck by the willingness, openness and accessibility of the Governor and his Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles, to new, fresh and bold ideas, and their commitment to making Massachusetts a state in which there will be incentives, rewards and opportunities for companies and organizations to do the right thing from an environmental standpoint.
I was especially encouraged, despite the tough economic times, by the Governor’s commitment to make the necessary investments to enable Massachusetts to become a national and international “green” hub for sustainability, cleantech and other environmental innovations.
Here’s a list of the other members of the corporate council (in addition to Grossman Marketing Group):
- Cape Wind Associates
- Legal Sea Foods
- Saunders Hotel Group
- Shawmut Design and Construction
- Stop & Shop
- Triumvirate Environmental
To read more about the council:
- Please see the December 2008 Boston Globe article
- Please see the council’s member page on the ELM site