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August 9, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center 415 E. Grant Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix, AZ – June 1, 2023 – The highly anticipated 2023 Going Green and Going Smart Annual Summit will take place at the esteemed George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. This event, organized by Compass CBS Foundation in partnership with Arizona Public Service, brings together small business owners, industry experts, and sustainability advocates to explore innovative practices and strategies for building a greener future.

The summit agenda includes:

  • Welcome and Introduction: Ted Geisler, President of Arizona Public Service, and Edgar R. Olivo, Co- Founder of Compass CBS Foundation, will deliver opening remarks.
  • Keynote Presentation: Edgar R. Olivo, Program Developer of the Going Green and Going Smart Program, will discuss “The Power of a Sustainability Plan: Your Eco-Friendly Strategy to Grow Sustainably.”
  • Panel Discussion: Industry experts from APS, AZ Sustainability Alliance, Fair Trade Café, and Carver Museum will share insights on sustainable practices for small businesses.
  • Workshop Sessions: Attendees can choose from a range of workshops, such as “Green on a Budget: Transforming Your Supply Chain with Sustainable Practices” and “Beyond Waste: Unleashing Zero Waste Strategies and Eco-Friendly Solutions for Businesses.”
  • Fireside Chat: Greenlight Solutions and APS Solutions for Business will engage in a conversation on implementing sustainable practices in the real world.
  • Closing Remarks: Edgar R. Olivo will highlight the Going Green and Going Smart certificate program and enrollment details. Exciting prizes will also be given away to lucky attendees.Experience informative sessions, network with fellow business owners, and explore resources at Green Biz Central. Enjoy complimentary refreshments during breaks and lunch as you connect with like-minded individuals. Leave inspired to reduce your carbon footprint and become part of the #GreenBizAZ movement. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for small business owners to learn, network, and collaborate with sustainability leaders. Register now to secure your spot!For more information and free registration, visit
    We extend special thanks to Arizona Public Service for their commitment to supporting small businesses in goinggreen and to George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center for hosting us.About Compass CBS Foundation

    The Compass CBS Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to fostering a thriving, inclusive, and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona. Through strategic collaborations with government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations, we provide free resources that empower entrepreneurial communities and promote generational wealth. Our vision is to empower individuals with economic well-being and create a lasting impact in Arizona’s entrepreneurial landscape.

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