Helping Wal-Mart Go Green Â?? Catherine Greener to Speak at Colorado State on Earth Day, April 22

As part Colorado State University’s 2008 Sustainability Week, Catherine Greener, vice president of consulting for Saatchi & Saatchi S, will speak about her experiences working to help Wal-Mart go green on April 22.

Greener will speak from 7-9 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public. "It is Easy Being Green" T-shirts will be given away to the first 100 people in attendance.

Greener will discuss how she accomplished educating Wal-Mart’s 1.3 million U.S. employees about sustainability. Greener also will share her 20-plus years of experience in sustainable operations to explain how the "green collar" workforce is evolving and how students can position themselves for working in the changing business environment.

The Personal Sustainability Project, Saatchi & Saatchi S’ sustainability initiative, has touched more than 1 million people, guiding them to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.

Greener has more than 20 years of experience in the implementation of sustainability, lean manufacturing and industrial quality management systems. She has led sustainability and resource efficiency projects for clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to the industrial facilities of multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Catherine sits on several advisory boards addressing sustainability in higher education programs, for-profit companies and the city of Denver.  She has experience in the food and beverage processing, automotive, chemical, semi-conductor, facility automation (robotics), and construction industries.  

Greener has a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s from University of Michigan.  She lives in Boulder, Colo., in a home featured on the Boulder Solar Home tour.

For more information about Colorado State’s 2008 Sustainability Week, visit