Event Recap: Simmons Crew #OptsOutside, Gives Thanks for the Beauty of Nature

At the 2015 Net Impact Conference, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) CEO Jerry Stritzke talked about his excitement and uncertainty about whether people would embrace his idea to #optoutside this Black Friday. He had recently announced that REI would be closed on the day after Thanksgiving this year. He encouraged people to flee the traditional consumerism… More Event Recap: Simmons Crew #OptsOutside, Gives Thanks for the Beauty of Nature

Event Announcement: #SimmonsOptOutside on Black Friday!

Join Simmons Net Impact for our own version of Opting Outside on Black Friday, November 27th, following in the footsteps of REI. Come walk off that Thanksgiving dinner and hike the Crystal Springs Trail in the Middlesex Fells located in Stoneham, MA. Don’t worry! This is a moderate 1.5 mile hike. Please wear appropriate clothing… More Event Announcement: #SimmonsOptOutside on Black Friday!

Upcoming Event: Giving Back with Community Servings

Need something to do on a Friday night? On November 13th from 5-7pm, Simmons Net Impact will be volunteering at Community Servings to help staff prepare hot meals for delivery to the homes of families and individuals in Massachusetts living with acute life-threatening illnesses.  Come join us to make a positive impact and, assemble and… More Upcoming Event: Giving Back with Community Servings

Event Recap: Talking Sustainability & Resetting the New Normal at the Simmons Net Impact Annual Fall Panel

Simmons Net Impact hosted its annual fall panel last Tuesday, October 13, titled, “What Does Sustainability Mean to You?” Leading the discussion was Dr. Indra Guertler, Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Management and panelists Nancy Buzby (Environmental Defense Fund), Kyle Cahill (Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA) and Mark Buckley (Staples). Together, students… More Event Recap: Talking Sustainability & Resetting the New Normal at the Simmons Net Impact Annual Fall Panel

Event: Join Us 10/26 for a Taza Chocolate Factory Tour!

The Simmons Net Impact Chapter is sponsoring a Tour and Tasting at Taza Chocolate Factory on Monday, October 26th,  from 12-1 p.m. at the factory in Somerville, MA(561 Windsor Street in Somerville, MA 02143).  Just in time for Halloween, the tour will focus on Taza’s mission to create high quality stone ground organic chocolate, while… More Event: Join Us 10/26 for a Taza Chocolate Factory Tour!

2015 Fall Panel: What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

“What Does Sustainability Mean to You?” is the theme of this year’s Simmons Net Impact Fall Panel. It will be held on Tuesday, October 13th, 6-8:30pm on the 5th floor of the Simmons SOM building. We are honored to have three influential panelists this year from a diverse set of business sectors, ranging from healthcare to CPG. Together,… More 2015 Fall Panel: What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

Simmons NI Supports Local Farmers at ‘Big E’ Fair!

This past weekend, a small group of Simmons Net Impact members volunteered to help the Mass Farmers Market at their booth in the Eastern States Exposition (Big E).  While preparing local raspberries for sale and representing the Farmers Market in the Massachusetts State House, the volunteers learned about the various Massachusetts farms that belong to… More Simmons NI Supports Local Farmers at ‘Big E’ Fair!

Event Recap: 2015 Fall Kickoff Happy Hour

Last Thursday, September 17th, we kicked off the semester right by convening at Church Restaurant & Bar to welcome new Net Impacters, celebrate the beginning of the semester and share some delicious nibbles and libations. Having thrown a successful 2014 Fall Happy Hour last year at Church, we decided to keep the venue the same and remain… More Event Recap: 2015 Fall Kickoff Happy Hour