Sustainability and Social Impact

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Are you interested in learning about Sustainability and exploring topics/trends to make a difference?

Hear from experts, network, have social impact in our community, connect with like-minded peers. Bimonthly meetings at HAYVN from 5:30–7:00pm.

Explore — Ask Questions — Have Social Impact — Make a Difference

HAYVN Sustainability/Social Impact Group is spearheaded by Sam Cherubin and Lisa Miniter.

This group brings like-minded people together to explore and understand what is happening today to help our planet, and ourselves, build a more sustainable future.

Each of us can make a difference!

4 Reasons to Join

  • Explore – How to live sustainably to meet our needs without compromising future generations
  • Ask Questions – Explore a wide range of topics from monthly featured speakers
  • Have Social Impact – Promote social equity and inclusion
  • Make a Difference – Learn new ways to live, work and play in more sustainable-driven communities. 


Bimonthly Meetings: 5:30-7:00pm in-person at HAYVN.

Join us for quality networking, on an intriguing sustainability-focused topic and discussion with industry leading speakers. Light food and snacks will be served.

  • General Admission: $15
  • HAYVN Members: Free with promo code (email for info)

Green on a Budget: Affordable Environmentally Friendly Fixes for Your Small Biz! ​— May 29, 2024, 5:30-7:00PM

Green on a Budget: Affordable Environmentally Friendly Fixes for Your Small Biz!

About The Panel:

About The Event:

Learn and Adapt to a new line of Innovative (Low Waste) Products that champion your passion of protecting the planet’s natural resources while still meeting your business and home office needs.

Our lively discussion will feature entrepreneurial-driven CT-based experts who will share insights with truly useful products and services to help the never-ending lifestyle quest of going green and sustainable!

  • Come away empowered with expert advice across quality office and home products that not only share your values…. but also support businesses that give back with social impact… across a range of sectors.
  • Learn about diverse waste removal, energy efficient products with cleaning that are affordable and useful for the home office and your business.
  • Discover the leading Product Certifications in Social Values-driven Products for the home office, the ethics and transparency used, along with adapting old products into new (product) uses…you will be amazed!

Learn About Brad Kerner: LinkedIn, Eco Evolution Website

Mark Your Calendars!

  • May 29, 2024 – Green on a Budget: Affordable Environmentally Friendly Fixes for Your Small Biz with Brad Kerner, EcoEvolution! SIGN UP
  • Sep. 25, 2024 – Sustainability Sagas: Adventures from Green-Thumbed Startups SIGN UP
  • Nov. 20, 2024 – Government Outlook 2025: Sustainability Policies/Progress
  • Dec. 5, 2024 – Holiday Pop Up Shop

About Sam Cherubin and Lisa Miniter

Kristen Rzasa

During his tenure at Elevance, he has focused on designing innovative, sustainable solutions for climate impacts on health. Previous roles include serving as Elevance’s Senior Product Manager/Strategist from 2017 to 2020 and as Product Manager for a boutique consulting firm from 2008 to 2017.

Lisa Miniter

Lisa Miniter is a versatile B2B2C market strategist and partnerships developer who integrates a strong creative orientation in building partnership frameworks, sales development, go-to-market planning, and strategic business writing.  Additionally, she has capabilities in conceptualizing and selling multi-level media packaging with an emphasis on early-stage platforms.   Her sales management experience with integrated media sales has included the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.

Primary Industries:  Sustainability, Regenerative Ag, Hotels, Wellness/Nutrition. 

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