Sunday, April 3, 2011

Green California Summit Education Program

The largest conference devoted to green government, the Green California Summit & Exposition is coming up on April 19 & 20 (pre-summit workshops on April 18) at the Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California. The general session, keynotes and the exhibit hall with over 200 vendors are free.

The Green Market is a media sponsor for the event and our readers qualify for a 20% discount on the entire Summit which includes the education program.

The world watches California’s strategies, from green economic development at the local level, to the new CalGreen building code which is now mandatory, to a wide range of vital green initiatives. The Summit provides the unique opportunity for those in government, education, non-profit and the private sector to exchange ideas and to learn together.

Keynotes and featured speakers include:

-Terry Tamminen, who served as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and architect of the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

-Margret Kim, Deputy Secretary and Special Counsel for Green Business Development and International Partnerships at CalEPA, will address global competition for green innovation and jobs.

-Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will discuss the new Greenwise initiative which aims to “transform Sacramento into the Emerald Valley.”

-Elton B. Sherwin, Jr., the Senior Managing Director of Ridgewood Capital and author of "Addicted to Energy—A Venture Capitalist’s Perspective on How to Save our Economy and Our Climate."

Pre-summit full-day workshop topics on April 18 include how to run a green building, LEED project management and a half-day seminar on the CalGreen building code. There will be 15 expert educational panels addressing topics including water management, renewable energy, facilities management and green purchasing.

For information or to register go to or call 626-577-5700. Green Market readers enter promo code GRMARKET when registering to recieve a 20% reduction.

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