Manufacturing has been on its heels, in Massachusetts and elsewhere. There can be no argument about this. The reasons for this (as well as the reasons, pro and con, for manufacturing itself) have been discussed to exhaustion elsewhere. Massachusetts is taking some welcome fresh steps to revitalize the manufacturing sector. Only time will tell if these new programs mean that we are finally going “on offense” with some strategic long-term solutions that signal a genuine new-found respect for a sector that is the source of so much innovation and vitality.
The Calyptus Consulting team has been deployed far and wide over the past several months, during which time new members have joined the Calyptus team. So when we recently had a chance to sit down as a team and catch our collective breaths, we took the opportunity to have a conversation with George Harris, C.P.M., CPCM, Calyptus Consulting’s President, and to pose some questions that we thought would be of interest.
Mango Networks‘ Lisa Lillelund provided a timely and engaging presentation at the North Shore Technology Council‘s (NSTC) first Wednesday of the month Sustainability Forum at the Cleantech InnoVenture Center in Lynn. Mango Networks describes itself as “a Sustainability, Clean Energy, and Environmental Communications Company..[who] advises companies, universities, schools, clean tech start-ups, and resorts…[and advocates] for environmentally friendlier business and living practices through our consulting projects, articles, presentations, and educational events.’ Ms. Lillelund’s message to the assembled audience reflected Mango’s mission to educate on what sustainability is, and what we can all be doing about sustainability in our businesses and our lives.