2015 PSI Forum Special Features & Entertainment
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Pre-Forum Dinners

Monday Evening Dinner

December 7, 6:30 pm

All participants who arrive in town on Monday evening are invited to join us for an informal dinner at either Piattini on Newbury Street or Brasserie Jo on Huntington Ave, both located with in a 5 to 10 minute walk from the hotel.

If you would like to join us, please contact Kimberly Cook at (617) 671-0615 or kimberly@productstewardship.us or at so we can be sure to include you in the reservation count. We hope to see you there!


Local Blues Band Performs at Reception

Tuesday Evening Reception and PSI 15th Anniversary Celebration

December 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

​Please join us for PSI's 15th Anniversary Reception at the Sheraton Boston Hotel for after the forum on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy networking, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar...and the acclaimed local blues duet, Paul and Annie, who will be performing that evening. 

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Blues Duo. Photo by Michael VerlindinThe musical pairing of Paul Rishell & Annie Raines has been likened to a match made in Blues Heaven, following in the footsteps of virtuosic duos like Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters and Little Walter, and Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy.  For over 20 years, Rishell and Raines have carried the torch to new generations of blues lovers and musicians, playing festivals and concerts, teaching workshops and earning loyal fans around the globe.  They have recorded 6 albums  together, including MOVING TO THE COUNTRY, the W.C. Handy Award Winner for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year, and received multiple nominations for Blues Music Awards. They have appeared on the cover of Blues Revue and performed on radio and TV shows including A Prairie Home Companion, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and PBS's Arthur.  They were also featured members of the J Band, led by John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful, and have opened for Ray Charles, Asleep at the Wheel, Susan Tedeschi, Leon Russell, Little Feat and Dr. John.

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have built up a reputation for serving up real music with real feeling, both on their recordings and their unforgettable live shows. They have even been known to break into bluegrass and country, with Rishell switching to pedal steel and Raines doubling on guitar and mandolin and occasional tap dancing. "While their guitar, harmonica, and vocals are roiling, muscular, and masterful, their shows are down home- friendly and fun-loving." - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe 

You can read more about Paul and Annie on their website, and experience them live at our reception. We look forward to seeing you there!


Art Exhibit: “Recycled Beauty” Reveals the Value in our “Waste”

The striking imagery and brilliance of traditional product advertisements entice consumers around the world to purchase a wide array of products - without engaging them to think about the environmental impacts these products might have beyond end-of-life. Photographer Ellen Callaway is taking the technique employed by advertising agencies around the world and infusing it with a sustainable spin. 

Through her gorgeous “Recycled Beauty” photography campaign, Ellen is building awareness of the importance of addressing full product life cycles. She is working with companies to visually convey their EPR policies, turning companies’ green efforts into marketing tools using compelling photographs.

Ellen Callaway will be exhibiting her photos in-person at the 2015 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum.



Ellen has generously donated a "Recycled Beauty" photograph of choice, complete with custom matte and frame, to one lucky winner of the raffle.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the reception table during registration and througout the day Tuesday, December 8, as well as the morning of Wednesday, December 9. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn and the winner announced during the lunch on December 9. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10. All raffle proceeds will benefit PSI programs. 



You may have seen them featured on PSI's website and newsletters. You may have even purchased some online. But if you haven't yet, here is your chance to experience Barefoot Soaps.

Handmade in the USA by one of PSI's first interns, Tiferet Zimmern-Kahan, Barefoot Soaps are pure, mild, naturally scented, and enriched with healthy herbs and oils sourced in environmentally friendly ways.

Several scents will be available for sale during the forum for $5 per bar, or $20 for a set of four of your choice.They make an excellent holiday gift for the environmentalist in your life.  

Proceeds benefit PSI's pharmaceuticals stewardship programs. 

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