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October 20, 2022

ECSU introduces new sustainable cannabis business certification program

Eastern Connecticut State University's campus in Willimantic.

Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) will unveil details about a new cannabis certification at its marijuana research conference this weekend, according to the school.

ECSU’s New England Cannabis Research and Education Conference — set for Friday Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22 — will include a presentation about the school’s new certification for environmentally sustainable cannabis businesses.

The New England Sustainable Cannabis Certification, according to information from ECSU, will recognize cannabis businesses that “meet standards of continuous improvement of their environmental and social impacts and are models of long-term sustainability for other cannabis businesses and their communities.”

The certification will be unveiled during Saturday’s "Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation” panel, according to information from Eastern.

Per information from ECSU, cannabis businesses can take an informal pledge that they are working toward sustainability or submit for a formal evaluation and certification from the school’s Institute for Sustainability. Factors for the certification include: reducing solid waste; energy use and water consumption; buying locally; and measuring the well-being of a business' employees, among others.

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