Sustainable boating

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A boat in France being stripped of fixtures, wiring and tanks before the fiberglass hull is ground into chunks. Photo by APER.

A boat in France being stripped of fixtures, wiring and tanks before the fiberglass hull is ground into chunks. Photo by APER.

The Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts marine trade associations are joining to host the region’s second annual environmental conference on March 11.

The Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference will focus on practical approaches and a forward-looking vision on environmental issues marine businesses in the region are facing.

The day-long event will include expert speakers and a keynote presentation at the Roger Williams University Law School Building, according to RIMTA.

Speakers include Daniela Abbott of the Pare Corporation, Kathleen Burns of the CMTA, Kellie Crete of the Gowrie Group, Adam Fortier-Brown of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, Jay Frechette of Starkweather & Shepley, Bridgid Murphy of North Sails, and Shaun O’Rourke of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.

Topics covered: building a culture of compliance; resilience and preparedness at your facility; insurance and remediation; sustainable business practices; an environmental legislative outlook; and the history of environmental advocacy in New England.

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