Clean Technology

Circular Economy Awards
World Economic Forum
Davos, Switzerland
January 20, 2015


Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop***
Building a Circular Economy in the Metropolitan DC Region
(Washington DC - Baltimore - Northern Virginia)
Hosted by Leaders in Energy Group (LERCPA)
Alexandria Renew Enterprises
1500 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA
March 19, 2015


Engineering the Great Lakes Region Circular Economy***
Partner Eric Harrington, Principal at Green Advantage Consultants
Detroit Regional Chamber
One Woodward Avenue
Suite 1900
Detroit, MI
April 22, 2015


Sustainable Manufacturer Conference & Exhibits*

Naperville, IL
May 18 - 19, 2015


Sustainable Innovation 2015
20th International Conference
University for the Creative Arts
Epsom, Surrey, UK
November 9 - 10, 2015


*     Attending
**   Presenting
*** Organizing

November 2014

Media Contact:
Ruthanne Khoury
American Made Matters


October 13, 2014  

American Made Matters Day: A Call-to-Action for Consumers  

American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 2nd annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming holiday season to show their support for US manufacturing.  

“America’s economy can only thrive and grow when we prioritize buying American,” said Pennsylvania State Representative Mindy Fee. “I’m grateful that American Made Matters encourages consumers to prioritize buying American-made products when making their holiday purchases. Let’s keep American businesses strong, and just remember that American made does matter.”  

November 19th has been declared American Made Matters Day not just because of the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, but also on local communities, the U.S. economy, product safety, the environment, and the future of America.  

To celebrate American Made Matters Day, events will be held in twenty-one locations throughout the United States. These events will show the new American Made Matters video, provide information to consumers, and give consumers the ability to buy U.S.-made products. Some locations will offer food and music. Many members will be offering online sales and specials, as well.  

Don Rongione, President and Founder of American Made Matters, says, “Buying American made products creates jobs, stronger communities, independence and security for our country, an improved national economy, safer products, and a more environmentally friendly planet. Each of us can make a difference every time we make a purchase. American Made Matters Day was created as a call to action to use our individual purchasing power on November 19 and during the holiday shopping season to make a difference for our future.”  

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that every $1 spent on American-made goods invests an additional $1.32 in the U.S. economy. If Americans dedicated just a small portion of their holiday shopping budget to buying American-made goods, it could have a very positive impact on our economy. In fact, according to ABCNews, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs. 

Arianna Russell, CEO of Bodacious Cases, says, “Living in America and being a business owner allows me the freedom to manufacturer all of my products here in America because of those like my father, who is a double purple heart Vietnam War Veteran. I feel I owe it to him and to all those who served, protected, and fought for our freedom and lost their lives. Making my products in America is a way to thank them. In other countries, I would never have the freedom to be the inventor, owner, and CEO of a company. As a country, all of us small businesses have to stick together, so we can make a bodacious difference and keep and create more jobs here for the future generations.”  

About American Made Matters®: American Made Matters® was launched on July 4, 2009 by the Bollman Hat Company, America’s oldest hat manufacturer. It is the only organization committed to promoting American-made goods that is run solely by manufacturers. It has over 300 member companies located in 45 states of the 50 US states. For more information, visit http://www.americanmadematters.com, or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMadeMatters.  


October 2014

Manufacturing Day 2014 has been an impressive success: over 1600 events, all 50 US states participated, more than 35 local and state governing bodies adopted a Manufacturing day, week or month, culminating with President Barack Obama proclaming October 3rd, 2014 National Manufacturing Day:


FMA, all the co-producers, sponsors and participants deserve our congratulations for their dedication to US manufacturing, their support for STEAM education at all levels, including vocational, and for opening their doors to the young generation to encourage them to pursue a career in manufacturing.

I visited an innovative, additive manufacturing company in Indianapolis, 3D Parts Manufacturing LLC, a success story in local manufacturing revival. Kim Brand, company president and co-founder, showed the MfgDay visitors their 3D printers, the range of products and materials they offer, their work in support of STEAM education in Indianaplois high-schools. He and the whole staff were very generous in hosting us.


September 2014

Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting is proud to be one of the over 875 businesses supporting the Climate Declaration, a project of Ceres. Please join us in calling for national action on climate change.