Hutchinson Center to host Going Green: Sustainability in Business workshop Oct. 21

Registration is open for an in-person professional development program, Going Green: Sustainability in Business. The online workshop, part of the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s professional development program, will be held from 8:30 a.m–4:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. 

This workshop will help participants understand current business sustainability strategies and how to put them into practice. The program is designed not just for environmental businesses, but also for large or small businesses or nonprofits providing goods, experiences or services. Participants will have an opportunity to step away from the day-to-day action, review their strategic plans and refocus them in light of emerging sustainability opportunities.

The program will be facilitated by Terry Porter, associate professor emerita of the Maine Business School. Porter received her Ph.D. degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, where her research focused on dynamic capabilities and strategic change in the case of corporate environmentalism. Porter taught business strategy and sustainability for 13 years at the Maine Business School. She also initiated a sustainability track in the MaineMBA program and advised the student chapter of Net Impact, a leadership development program in sustainable business. Porter holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology, is a certified mental health counselor and a 2014 Fulbright Scholar. She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, coach, guide and facilitator.  

This program is scheduled to be offered in-person. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, and 0.8 CEUs/8 contact hours are available.

The cost of the program is $215 per person. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for people who live or work in Knox or Waldo County. Early registration is recommended as spots are limited. For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Michelle Patten,; 207.338.8002. For more information or to register, visit on the Hutchinson Center website.