Sustainability – Module 2

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Sustainability has slowly become an everyday topic of conversation. Retailers are constantly announcing the initiatives in recycling, waste management, energy consumption, the reduction of their carbon footprint, water conservation, food waste diversion among many others. Consumers are also paying attention wanting to do their part and supporting products and retailers that have sustainable initiatives. There are additional reasons these initiatives are smart choices for the environment but they also impact the bottom line. Paying attention to one or two areas such as waste management and energy efficiency, a store can significantly impact the bottom line by reducing expenses and eliminating wasteful use of resources.

Join Instructor Peter Cooke, Director of Programs and Collaborations at Ecology Action, to learn how you can impact your store bottom line making adjustment and quick changes, while gaining the goodwill of your clients.


  • Session 1 – Orientation (1hr)
  • Session 2 – Saving Energy (1hr)
  • Session 3 – Reducing Waste (1hr)



  • Topics:
    • Meet your instructor and your peers.
    • Receive timeline, materials and class guidelines for a successful learning experience.
    • Learn how to use the programs that you will be using in class, ie GoToWebinar, Docebo, etc.
  • Date: January 18th, 2021
  • Time: 10am Central Time (11am ET, 9am MT, 8am PT)
  • Duration: 1 hr

Saving Energy (1hr)

  • Topics:
    • Top 10 no-cost things you can do to reduce energy at your store.
      Grocery stores have the highest use of energy per square foot than any other industry. This session will show you the easiest no cost ways to reduce energy. Its always easier to reduce costs than it is to increase sales, find out how much product you have to sell to cover common inefficiencies that are simple to fix.

  • Date: January 19th, 2021
  • Time: 10am Central Time (11am ET, 9am MT, 8am PT)
  • Duration: 1 hr

Reducing Waste

  • Topics:
    • Top 5 ways to reduce waste from your grocery store.
      The flow of materials through a grocery store is immense. Packaging, plastic, cardboard, food waste. How can you better manage that flow and what can you do to minimize the amount of waste that the company needs to pay to haul away? This session will look at the most common ways that grocery stores generate waste and how to reduce it.  

  • Date: January 21st, 2021
  • Time: 10am Central Time (11am ET, 9am MT, 8am PT)
  • Duration: 1 hr


  • Module 3 – Sustainability in the Supermarket
  • Faculty: Peter Cooke
  • Orientation: Jan 18, 2021
  • Sessions: January 19 and 21, 2021
  • Registration fee: $150
  • Duration:
    • 2 hrs of Instructor-led virtual class (two 1hr sessions)
    • 1hr 49min. online courses (individual learning)
    • Group activities
    • 1 hour pre-class orientation
  • Materials:
    • Class Directory
    • Orientation Materials
    • Presentation/Handout
    • Online courses


Peter Cook, Program Manager Grocery Stewardship Certification

Peter Cooke
Sustainability – Module 2

Ecology Action