September 2014

Recently the AMC held our annual Environmental & Sustainability Summit in Prescott at the Prescott Conference Center.  There were several panels dealing with topics ranging from sustainability and green buildings to the effects on Arizona from recent EPA and endangered species rulings to how to best work with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  The quality of the panelists and the interest and interaction of the audience were at an all-time high and the AMC looks forward to topping ourselves next year. In the interim, don’t forget about the monthly Environmental Breakfast meetings to quench your thirst.

Steve Macias is the president of Pivot Manufacturing and the chairman of the Arizona Manufacturers Council

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P.S. If you missed ESS you can access the presentations below:

Up A Creek: The Effects of EPA’s Proposed Navigable Water Rule
ESS Presentation from ADEQ
The Endangered Species Act Arizona State Lands Commissioner, Vanessa Hickman
Green Buildings in Manufacturing, Can it be Done?