, the app that connects Philadelphians to 3000+ sustainability-minded businesses in Philly, is going to the White House on July 23.
The White House Business Council and Business Forward will be bringing together 45 sustainability leaders from across the nation for a briefing with senior Administration officials, including the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency. At the briefing, they’ll discuss the President’s agenda to curb climate change, preparing for and mitigating the effects of increasingly frequent severe weather, and making America the world leader in sustainable energy production.
The sustainability leaders will also be discussing with Administration officials ways in which the government can help support and grow new products and solutions that are geared toward sustainability as well as the President’s proposed cap on carbon emissions from business owners.
“We’re about promoting business that are doing the right thing — we want to be part of the voice that is pro-regulation and pro-limiting those negative things that business can create, and show that businesses can create a healthier environment that is also better for business,” said Morgan Berman, founder and CEO of My MilkCrate.
Specifically, Berman hopes to share how the app will educate people on alternative energy solutions and how My MilkCrate can partner with businesses that care about the environment to connect those businesses with consumers who care about a triple bottom line.
Berman will be attending the briefing along with the head of the Sustainable Business Network’s policy committee, Steve Masters, who is also the board vice president and owner of the law firm JustLaws.
Since we first started reporting on My MilkCrate in March of 2014, the startup has been picking up speed. My Milkcrate looks to close its seed round of investment in September and will also be testing its beacon system to expand the app’s ability to communicate later this fall.
In addition, Berman and the My MilkCrate team will be expanding to Boston in September and the app will serve as the official app of the Boston Local Food Festival, an annual event that will bring in 50,000 people. This comes after a successful first-run at the The Philly Farm and Food Fest this past April. The app also be the official app for the Clean Air Council’s Greenfest Philly.
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