The Recording Academy, Waste Management Partner For The Sound Of Social Change

Greening summit to feature panel discussion highlighting the increasing attention to the environment within the entertainment industry
February 03, 2012 -- 4:00 am PST

Recognizing the increasing consciousness of environmental sustainability and its effects within the entertainment industry, The Recording Academy will present its 2nd Annual Greening Summit: The Sound Of Social Change on Feb. 10 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by Waste Management, the summit will feature a panel focusing on corporate responsibility in sustainability and how industry insiders can use their collective power to drive change in greening.

The panelists are Bridgette Bell, global sustainability manager, Yum! Brands; William Brent, executive vice president, Weber Shandwick's Cleantech; Jennifer Miller DuBuisson, associate manager of global sustainability, Mattel; Michael J. O'Brien, vice president of corporate and product placement, Hyundai; and Tim Sexton, co-founder of environmental policy business association E2. The panel will be moderated by Greg Baldwin, executive director of Environmental Media Association, and will also feature Lewis Perkins, New House LLC sustainable strategist, and Wanda Williams, director of customer alliances and solutions for Waste Management.

The participating corporations represent brands that are putting forth the extra effort to decrease their impact on the environment and embrace their message of "social good" within their respective brand marketing and corporate communications messages. This interactive conversation will specifically focus on four critical areas: recycling, energy consumption, food waste, and water conservation.

The Recording Academy has taken the lead in continuing efforts to green the GRAMMY Awards by recycling bottles, cans, and glass from various events, purchasing renewable energy for the production of the show, and partnering with local charities to prevent excessive food waste. These issues are crucial to the overall health of our planet and the survival of our global economies.

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