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Madeline Typadis Snow GCC 2015


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Presentation at Massachusetts Green Careers Conference 2015

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Madeline Typadis Snow GCC 2015

  1. 1. Reflec%ons  on   Leadership   Challenges  and  Skills       Green  Careers   Conference   10/1/15     Madeline  Snow   UMass  Lowell   Lowell  Center  for   Sustainable  Produc%on  
  2. 2. Background  
  3. 3. Clean  Energy  Partnership  for   Drinking  Water  and  Wastewater   Facili<es  
  4. 4. Madeline’s  Top  Ten  Ways     to  NOT  be  Successful  
  5. 5. 1.  Do  it  all  yourself  
  6. 6. 2.  Assume  there’s   nothing  you  can  do   to  make  things   beDer    
  7. 7. 3.  Don’t  keep  track     of  results  
  8. 8. 4.  Don’t  ask  for   ideas  
  9. 9. 5.  Don’t  be  open  to   new  things  
  10. 10. 6.  Don’t  ques<on   the  “experts”  
  11. 11. 7.  Don’t  talk  to   your  peers  
  12. 12. 8.  Don’t  tell   anyone  what  you   do  or  what  you’ve   accomplished  
  13. 13. 9.  Don’t  engage   with  regulators  
  14. 14. 10.  Assume  that   what  we’ve  been   doing  is  not  going   to  change  
  15. 15. WEF believes that wastewater treatment plants are not waste disposal facilities, but rather water resource recovery facilities that produce clean water, recover nutrients (such as phosphorus and nitrogen), and have the potential to reduce the nation’s dependence upon fossil fuel through the production and use of renewable energy.
  16. 16. DO   1. Engage  staff     2.  Look  for  opportuni<es  to  improve   opera<ons,  save  money     3.  Track  results     4.    Ask  for  sugges<ons  
  17. 17. 5.    Be  open  to  new  technology   but   6. Ques<on  vendors  and   consultants     7.    Talk  to  your  peers  
  18. 18. 8.  Tell  public  what  you  do  and   accomplish     9.  Engage  with  regulators     10.     Look  for  partnerships/   collabora<on   11.   Think  harves<ng,  not  disposal