The Green Market is proud to be an outreach partner for the fifth Green California Summit. This event is focused on identifying strategies and technologies that offer both economic and environmental benefits. The 2011 summit will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center on April 18-20.
Sustainability is increasingly being mandated or incentivized and as sustainability moves from concept to implementation, the government of California is leading the way. The Golden State has abundant renewable resources and an unmatched combination of forward-thinking green policy, technology expertise, voter support and purchasing power. Even in recession, it is one of the world’s largest economies. The right partnerships between the public and private sectors can enable California to develop a high-tech, high wage green economy.
The Green California Summit has emerged as the state’s most important annual forum for innovations in policy, technology and practice. With over 200 exhibitors, and more than 6,000 attendees expected, the 2011 Summit is shaping up to be the biggest green government conference ever.
Led by an Advisory Board that includes leaders from government and industry, the Summit brings to life the best in green policy and practice through education sessions, keynote presentations, an Expo featuring green products and services and the Summit’s annual Leadership Awards.
The Summit is the place to learn directly from policy makers, government agencies, facilities managers, architects, engineers and product suppliers. They will share valuable information about the future and how to make the most of what is coming. Educational sessions will cover topics ranging from energy efficiency and green purchasing, to plans for a smart grid and green economic development. New for 2011 is the “CALGreen Academy,” a special series of sessions focused on California’s new mandatory green building code.
The theme of the 2011 Summit is “Green Paths to Economic Recovery,” a topic that will be addressed in a variety of ways – from sessions highlighting the savings attainable through energy and water efficiency to a keynote presentation on green job creation by venture capitalist Elton B. Sherwin, Jr., author of “Addicted to Energy – A Venture Capitalist’s Perspective on How to Save our Economy and Our Climate.” General session attendees will also have a chance to get an update on the Greenwise Sacramento intiative from Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Readers of The Green Market will benefit from a 20 percent discount (group discounts are also available). For information or to register go to www.green-technology.org/gcsummit or call 626-577-5700. Green Market readers should enter the promo code GRMARKET when registering.
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Green California Summit 2011 Education Program