Mt. Baker Bio News
Mt. Baker Bio is proud to welcome Robert Voice as our Director of Sustainability and Education Outreach serving the Bay Area of California.
Rob Voice has over 25 years of experience in the Life Science industry. Rob started his career at Immunex Corporation contributing to the development of two highly successful pharmaceuticals Embrel and Leukine. Rob has also contributed to the technology sector advancing revolutionary automation at both Becton Dickinson and Applied Biosystems. Most recently, Rob has orchestrated national technology events to biotech institutions and medical schools highlighting new and emerging methodologies and applications in life science research.
California is leading the pact with it's recent state requirements to reduce energy usage, create renewable sources of energy and divert landfill waste. Due to these requirements as well as the ambitious goals of both local academic and biotechnological institutions, Mt. Baker Bio has begun to expand into California. Mt. Baker Bio’s expertise in BIO D2D™ plastics and sustainable solutions will help public and private institutions in California to achieve their goals.
Within the University of California system alone, 10 campuses met the goal of diverting at least 50 percent of municipal waste from being sent to landfills, and five campuses have achieved an astounding 70 percent diversion rate. More than 23 percent of the purchases administered through system-wide contracts met one or more environmentally preferable purchasing standards.1
At Stanford University the campus invests in sustainability through a broad range of initiatives: research and education, efficiency improvements in existing buildings, advanced conservation systems in new buildings, new technology demonstrations, student-led projects and financial policies that support sustainability. The university is raising $250 million for their Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability to support interdisciplinary research and teaching across the university.2
Private institutions such as Genentech in South San Francisco, Amgen in Thousand Oaks and Pfizer in La Jolla all have long-standing commitments to environmental, health and safety protection.
For more information please contact: Rob Voice
1 Stanford University. (2011). Investing in Sustainability. Sustainable Stanford. "http://ssu.stanford.edu/investing_in_sustainability", Accessed on 29 Nov 2011.
2 Mok, Harry. (2011). UC gets Greener During 2010. UC Newsroom; University of California. "http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/24812", Accessed on 29 Nov 2011.
We are extremely honored to announce that Mt. Baker Bio has been selected by the White House to participate in the White House Business Leaders’ Forum on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness on Friday, November 4th in Washington, DC. The White House Business Counciland Business Forward are convening a day-long forum at the White House to gather feedback, perspective and guidance on employment, the economy and job creation. Forum topics will include innovation and open government, access to capital for small business, health care, energy, education, immigration and children’s health and wellness.
The White House Business Council has identified Mt. Baker Bio and 149 other small business leaders from across the nation to be the voice of small businesses regarding jobs and innovation. Mt. Baker Bio is currently featured on the White House website.
Mt. Baker Bio celebrated our eProcurement launch with attending the first annual University of Washington eProcurement Supplier Showcaseon September 20th at Gould Hall. UW's all electronic procurement system, eProcurement, is a paperless and seamless purchasing system that serves the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center communities. The system highlights green, woman and minority owned businesses, such as Mt. Baker Bio, and applies contract discounts for UW buyers who order through the eProcurement system.
The eProcurement Supplier Showcase was well organized and attended with over 25 suppliers representing many goods and services. Mt. Baker Bio stood apart as a dynamic and driven supplier with our interactive table display and tie-dye lab coats. Plans are in the works to host the next Supplier Showcase in the UW Health Sciences Building in Spring 2012.
Mt. Baker Bio is proud to be part of eProcurement and welcomes the convenience this system will bring to our UW community customers.
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On Wednesday, September 21 at the Fremont Studios, Mt. Baker Bio was named as one of Seattle Business magazine’s 50 greenest companies in the state. Mt. Baker Bio made the Washington Green 50 list and was included in the October edition of Seattle Business magazine.