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October, 2011: San Antonio — Presentation from UTSA’s Sustainable Business Program

Our San Antonio event for September, 2011 featured a presentation from the UTSA Institute for Economic Development’s Sustainable Business Program.  The presentation on “Sustainable Business in San Antonio’s Growing Green Economy” covered ways small businesses can take advantage of the program’s no-cost services which include:
• Understanding disaster resiliency
• Environmentally responsible purchasing
• Green product innovation and commercialization
• LEED certification
• Energy tracking using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager
• Energy savings for your bottom line
• Sustainable manufacturing
• Green contracting opportunities
• Match-making and networking.

About The Sustainable Business Program
The Sustainable Business Program is a new center at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute
for Economic Development. We are located across from UTSA’s Downtown Campus. Our goal is to assist
small businesses in Bexar, Nueces and San Patricio counties in the practices of sustainability from both
an economic and environmental perspective. Sustainable Business Program advisors have a broad range
of experiences and skills. Their mission is to keep up with the latest issues, trends, and challenges facing
small businesses and to help you adopt sustainable practices that are good for the environment, and also
for your bottom line. They can answer questions and provide guidance as you integrate sustainable
practices into your organization.