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January 2008

2008 Symposium on Innovating for Sustainable Results: Integrated Approaches for Energy, Climate and the Environment
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Participants will get up-to-date information on innovative approaches and technologies for addressing energy, climate and other environmental challenges. The agenda will offer pre- and post-symposia workshops for in-depth learning about select topics, plenary presentations, and a series of breakout sessions
Midwest Energy Solutions Conference: Leading the Way
Chicago, IL
Midwest Energy Solutions: Leading the Way will highlight the growing momentum for energy efficiency in the Midwest. The two-day conference program will offer stimulating sessions on current energy policy initiatives, solutions to marketplace barriers to energy efficiency, sector-specific initiatives, and the economy-wide case for energy efficiency. The conference is capped by the gala Inspiring Efficiency Awards dinner.
8th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment - Climate Change: Science and Solutions
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC
Join us in the dialogue with leading scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, educators, and other solutions-oriented innovators to develop comprehensive strategies for protecting people and the planet against the threat of climate change.
Harvesting Clean Energy Conference VIII
Portland, OR
The Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is the Northwest's premiere gathering to advance rural economic development through clean energy production. Clean energy offers practical, profitable opportunities for our farmers, ranchers, rural utilities and towns, tribes, and regional economy.
11th Annual Electric Utilities Environmental Conference (EUEC) Conference and Expo
Tucson, Arizona
Over 300 technical presentations are made by world leading experts in 5 tracks on Clean Air, Mercury, Global Warming, Renewable Energy and other current issues that impact the energy and environmental sectors. Over 150 exhibiting company booths are set-up in the area leading to the conference technical sessions where all networking lunches, receptions and snack breaks are held buffet style.

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February 2008

National Biodiesel Conference 2008
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL
We have planned a rich educational program that includes General Sessions featuring some of the best-known experts in the field. Every year, we organize the conference program by educational tracks - Technical, Fuel Distribution, Policy/Regulation, Markets and Users - to meet the needs of all biodiesel stakeholders. Dozens of sessions cover everything from fuel quality standards, federal and state legislation updates, and European marketing strategies, to trends in BioHeat and opportunities in agricultural uses of biodiesel. We also are anticipating an even more robust exhibit program to give attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest products, services and advances in the field.
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
Los Angeles, CA
The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference has grown significantly since it began several years ago - increasing in scope, attendance, and prestige - and is now considered to be the "premier" smart growth conference held each year. The strength of this conference comes from the variety of participants and speakers who cross disciplines to share experiences and insights, and valuable tools and strategies to encourage smart growth implementation and "get it done."
US Composting Council 16th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Oakland City Center Marriott, Oakland, CA
The USCC's Annual Conference & Trade Show is the Composting and Organics Recycling Industry's premiere event, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities. The Annual Conference is THE LARGEST COMPOSTING CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION FOR THE COMPOSTING, WOOD WASTE & ORGANICS RECYCLING INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA, and The Only National Composting Conference and Exhibition Run By and For Composting and Organics Recycling Professionals.
POWER-GEN Renewable Energy & Fuels 2008
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
The renewable energy industry has EMERGED into the mainstream. Renewable energy's potential to curb global warming, increase energy security and diversify the nation's electricity generating portfolio makes today the perfect time to become a part of this fast-evolving industry.
Alternative Energy Now
Lake Buena Vista, FL
This conference is designed to bring together military and industrial personnel to openly share information about the state-of-the-art in the alternative fuels and advanced power areas as well as ideas for the future. The focus is on leveraging shared knowledge of liquid-based alternative fuels, fuel cells, and other advanced energy technologies to current ground, water, and air vehicle applications.
International Roofing Expo
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
We invite you to attend the 2008 International Roofing Expo, the roofing industry's leading commercial and residential marketplace. To take your business to a whole new level, plan to attend the IRE.

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March 2008

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Attend a first-rate learning, networking and business development opportunity tailored to the residential building and remodeling industry. Connect with cold-climate building experts. Master building techniques that deliver comfort, safety, durability and energy efficiency. Find the products and information you need to deliver high performance homes to your customers.
BuildingEnergy08: The Practice of Sustainability: Tools, Actions & Solutions
Boston, MA
We want you to discover why BuildingEnergy08 promises to be your best opportunity to gather and share ideas with the renewable energy and green building professionals who are shaping the Practice of Sustainability. We believe that your practice is part of that picture. We've invited thought and practice leaders to inspire, challenge, enlighten, and inform you. We expect you to engage them, and each other, in our common pursuit of sustainability's best practices.
Greenprints Annual Green Building Conference and Tradeshow
Greenprints remains the Southeast region's most thought-provoking forum on sustainable building science. The conference attracts practitioners, policy makers, building owners and concerned citizens interested in the exploration of better ways to link planning, architecture, construction and the use of natural resources. Greenprints is known as the place where building science and design professionals come to learn, share and network with other professionals in a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment.
30 - April 4
NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference and Hydrogen Expo US
Sacramento, CA
Our theme this year is "Ramping Up Commercialization." As a result, a major focus of the Conference and Expo will be the challenges and opportunities in early markets, as well as ways to advance the commercial use of hydrogen products currently available in the marketplace.

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April 2008

Environmental Strategies Summit
Chicago, IL
The Environmental Strategies Summit has been designed to answer your questions regarding proper disposal and potential reuse of solid and hazardous waste and managing the effective and efficient treatment of air and water pollutants. Most important is our presentation of issues relating to compliance in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
International Biomass Conference & Trade Show
Minneapolis, MN
The first International Biomass Conference & Trade Show aims to facilitate the advancement of near-term and commercial-scale manufacturing of biomass-based power, fuels, and chemicals. Plan to learn and share information on biorefining technologies for the production and advancement of biopower, bioproducts, biochemicals, biofuels, intermediate products, and coproducts -through general sessions, technical workshops, and an industry trade show.
2008 National Sustainable Design Expo
Washington D.C.
In conjunction with Expo, EPA hosts the Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) Award competition. This national competition enables college students to research, develop and design scientific, technical and policy solutions to sustainability challenges. The event is free and open to the public.
Go Green Expo
New York City, NY
A truly unique event from the ground up, Go Green Expo will change not only the public's perception of environmentalism but also how events like this are produced and managed. Inviting companies large and small to showcase what they are doing to reduce their respective carbon footprint, consumers will have hands on experiences with "eco-friendly" alternatives to current everyday products and services.
30-May 3
Sixth Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, Awards and Trade Show
Baltimore, MD
The three-day conference will consist of plenary and specialized sessions focused on four main topic areas: 1. Policies and Programs to Support Green Roofs, 2. Green Roof Design and Implementation, 3. Research and Technical Papers on Green Roof Performance, 4. Networking & Information Forums on Current Green Roof Topics. This conference is designed for architects, landscape architects, roofing professionals, green roof researchers, horticulturalists, urban planners, facility managers and developers, policy makers and anyone with an interest in green roofs and green buildings.

May 2008

The Living Green Expo
St. Paul, MN
The Living Green Expo is a free, annual event that provides information and products to help Minnesotans improve the environmental and social impacts of their day-to-day living. The Expo features over 200 exhibitors of products, services, and information, along with workshops on a variety of sustainability and green living topics. Expo attractions include music, art, food, demonstrations, and activities for youth and children.
SOLAR 2007 - National Solar Energy Conference
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, California
SOLAR 2008 explores the theme "Catch the Clean Energy Wave." Sessions will address the growing movement towards sustainable energy - as a key component in climate recovery, a healthy economy, a secure energy future - and the trillion-dollar opportunity it brings. Don't get left behind. Attend SOLAR 2008 and discover where the industry is headed.
Joint Services Environmental Management Training Conference & Exposition
Denver, CO
The theme for 2008 is "Environment and Energy Management in a Transforming DoD." JSEM 2008 intends to address a wide range of perspectives, including policy, implementation, best management practices, data management, and technology.
National Environmental Partnership Summit
Baltimore, MD
The National Environmental Partnership Summit is an interdisciplinary gathering of environmental professionals and assistance providers from diverse sectors all over the country and world. The Summit began five years ago with the merger of the annual meetings of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR), the Compliance Assistance Providers' Forum and the Performance Track Participants Association. It has since grown to over 850 registered attendees.

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June 2008

7th Annual Federal Environmental Symposium
Natcher Conference Center
This year, the theme of the symposium is the new Executive Order 13423 - Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management. The purpose of this symposium is to provide and exchange information, and hear from our colleagues and experts on stewardship efforts that will help us succeed in meeting the goals of the Executive Order.
UN World Environment Day 2008
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The World Environment Day slogan selected for 2007 is Melting Ice - a Hot Topic? In support of International Polar Year, the WED theme selected for 2007 focuses on the effects that climate change is having on polar ecosystems and communities, and the ensuing consequences around the world.
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Forum
Boulder, CO
The LOHAS 12 Forum will focus on the expansion of conscious business practices, market awareness and stategic business partnerships. This forum will educate, shape and influence consumer purchasing decisions while promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
Greening the Heartland 2008: Embracing Change
REACH and the U.S. Exporter
June 24, 2008; Washington, DC
REACH, which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, is a new European regulation on chemical management. Complex and wide-ranging in scope, the regulations will have an impact on all companies that manufacture, import, or use chemicals in Europe, and on all companies situated outside Europe that export or whose products are exported to Europe.
For more information, please contact Deborah Collins at DCollins@kellencompany.com or (212) 297-2155.

July 2008

Lean and Green Summit
Boulder, CO
This Summit will uniquely bring together the passions of two committed groups: advocates of operational excellence who see the implications lean principles have in sustainability; and environmental advocates wanting to move industry toward sustainability.
Southwest Greening Government Conference
Flagstaff, AZ
This conference will provide a forum for government officials, decision makers at the managerial level and citizens to discuss strategies and challenges for the implementation of green practices into the business of government. Sessions will focus on national, regional and local advances in green government practices, addressing both successes in and tests of developing and implementing practices while managing sometimes dwindling resources and competing political agendae. Breakout sessions will focus on discussions of practical solutions and case studies in green government strategies.
July 27 - August 2
5th Annual Natural Building Colloquium
Thunder Mountain Retreat Sanctuary, Bath NY
It's the fifth year that the PeaceWeavers have hosted this family-friendly event offering full days of teaching, learning, building, and networking. Top experts, authors, educators, innovators, designers, and builders offer hands-on experience and educational presentations with "close to the earth" building materials and lifestyle choices.
Lean and Clean Workshop
Ball State University, Muncie IN
The purpose of this half day workshop is to increase the value of the lean and/or quality programs at participating manufacturers by incorporating environmental and energy efficiency elements to reduce overall cost and liability associated with manufacturing, to help reduce their "carbon footprint" and to enhance the facility's contribution to their community's sustainability.

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August 2008

2008 College & University Hazardous Waste Conference
University of California, San Diego CA
Regulations, Waste Handling, New Technology, and Sustainability. Focus Areas include: Sustainability, Waste minimization, Nanotechnology, Zero Waste, New regulations, Environmental Management, Small Colleges, Operations, Lessons Learned and more.
Phoenix, AZ
GovEnergy provides a forum to: Educate, inspire, and motivate people and organizations to be more energy efficient in their facilities; Raise awareness and knowledge of latest energy-saving strategies and products; Increase opportunities for energy and facility professionals to network with colleagues; To assist Federal agencies reduce their energy use and costs while meeting Federal energy mandates as outlined in Energy Policy Act of 2005, Executive Order 13423, EISA 2007 and additional Federal guidance.
West Coast Webinars on Climate Change, Waste Prevention, Recovery and Disposal 301: Accounting Systems, Modeling, and Economic Incentives
  • Introductory Overview: the National Perspective. Kate Krebs, National Recycling Coalition
  • Climate Change and Resource Management Modeling Tools. Jeff Morris, Sound Resource Management
  • Economic Incentives: Climate Change and Resource Management. Evan Edgar, Edgar and Associates
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Recycling Investments. Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc.
  • Materials Management and Greenhouse Gas Accounting. Joshuah Stolaroff, U.S. EPA Headquarters
Managing EHS Programs Globally
Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee WI
With the focus on global supply chains and product stewardship, this day-and-a-half program examines how leading companies are rolling their environmental health and safety (EHS) programs globally and setting and maintaining consistent EHS standards for their organizations on multiple continents. The workshop includes case studies of effective organizations that have structured their auditing programs to ensure sound EHS practices among their suppliers, and track and comply with a host of global EHS regulations.
Lean and Clean Workshop
Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis IN
The purpose of this half day workshop is to increase the value of the lean and/or quality programs at participating manufacturers by incorporating environmental and energy efficiency elements to reduce overall cost and liability associated with manufacturing, to help reduce their "carbon footprint" and to enhance the facility's contribution to their community's sustainability.
Green Cleaning and Infection Control
The importance of a good cleaning program has never been more apparent, with recent outbreaks of infectious diseases at schools drawing increased attention to the issue. Attendees will learn how green cleaning and a good hand washing program can: Prevent the spread of diseases; Protect the health of the custodial workers and building occupants; Protect the environment.
Green (Lean) Supplier Network
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee WI
Manufacturers of all sizes are turning to lean manufacturing techniques to reduce waste and save money. In fact, you may already be practicing lean at your facility. But did you know you can save even more by expanding your efforts to be Lean and Clean? The Green Suppliers Network works with large companies to engage their medium and small suppliers in lowcost technical reviews to identify strategies for improving process lines and using materials more efficiently. The Lean and Clean Advantage targets and eliminates the root causes of waste. The result--a stronger bottom line.
Green Homes and Sustainable Communities 2008
The Drake Hotel, Chicago IL
Green is becoming the affordable mainstream across the country. Developers are pushing the envelop on energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, and smart sites -- and generating significant financial, health, and environmental benefits for their projects and tenants. Public policy makers are developing new resources and imposing new requirements that raise the bar on performance -- and corresponding reductions in operating costs. New players -- energy services companies, renewable energy providers, and environmental infrastructures experts -- are responding to emerging opportunities as affordable housing and community development becomes a leading edge industry in the transformation from a carbon economy to a green economy.
IIT MMAE Symposium on Sustainability and Product Development
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
The Symposium on Sustainability & Product Development will offer ideas and networking opportunities to help small and mid-sized manufacturers in the State of Illinois and the Midwest, at large, find new solutions to these issues. The event - organized by the Illinois Institute of Technology's Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Department, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago Manufacturing Center - will bring together business leaders, government officials and academics from the nation's top engineering programs. These experts will share creative successes, new ideas and best practices for maintaining an edge over a world of new competitors.
13th Annual SolFest
Solar Living Institute, Hopland CA
SolFest is the world's premier two-day celebration of renewable energy and sustainable living. Since SolFest was born in 1996 over 100,000 people have learned how to change the world while having fun. Each summer SolFest transforms the rural hamlet of Hopland, California, into the global epicenter of green living. Our main stage, family stage, and six workshop tents are filled with world-renowned speakers, musicians and artists, offering keynotes, panels, performances, and over fifty one-hour workshops. The leading developers and distributors of green products and services are here too, sponsoring and exhibiting in hundreds of booths and displays that fill our beautifully landscaped grounds for these two magical days.
Greening Your Lean Program
Maple Grove Community Center, Maple Grove MN
This class is about learning to think lean and green. Learn practical ways to use Lean Tools to improve your environmental performance and to save energy and money. Your Lean teams can learn how to "green" your operations and products as they do any lean project or you can specifically set up lean events to eliminate priority environmental, health and safety wastes.

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September 2008

ACI New Jersey Home Performance Conference for Whole House Energy Solutions
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
ACI, a non-profit organization, celebrated 20 years of training building and housing professionals in 2006. Founded as the Affordable Comfort Conference in 1986, our roots are in defining the best way to make homes energy efficient, without harming the residents and the building. With diligent attention to building science, testing and diagnostics, this systems approach has evolved into the field of home (building) performance, the foundation for creating sustainable, green communities. Everyone, including the residents, has a role in making a home perform as it should.
Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
Stanford Sierra Conference Center, Stanford CA
True innovators set the bar. They redefine the terms of competition and dictate the future of industries. The Stanford Center for Social Innovation introduces a pioneering new executive program for leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and political action organizations. Drawing from a multi-disciplinary curriculum designed and taught by professors at Stanford Business School, this five-day program delivers innovative approaches to advancing environmental sustainability across organizations.
11th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show
Primo's West, Plainfield, IN
Linking pollution prevention to quality initiatives, or Lean practices, is the cornerstone of this year's conference. This is a great year to bring someone from your quality, maintenance, or manufacturing team! Many sessions will tie pollution prevention projects to lean practices. Other sessions include common sense manufacturing, greening your suppliers, environmental management systems and wastewater pollution prevention techniques.
E-Scrap 2008
Renaissance Hotel, Phoenix AZ
Attend the premier electronics recycling conference of North America. The conference agenda features extensive and detailed industry assessments, including analyses of stewardship systems and trends in the U.S. and Canada, e-scrap collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative policy considerations presented by leading experts in the industry.
27th Annual National Recycling
David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh PA
As the premier national education and networking event for recycling and sustainability professionals, the NRC Annual Congress & Exposition offers: educational opportunities, networking opportunities, social opportunities, tours, and the latest in products.
Green Manufacturing Expo
Donald E. Stevenson Convention Center, Rosemont IL
At the Green Manufacturing Expo you'll see a wide spectrum of economically sound solutions for the manufacturing enterprise interested in improving process efficiency, reducing costs, and conserving energy and resources. Products and services featured at Green Manufacturing Expo include solar and wind energy systems, CAD/Design for sustainability, energy management software, bio-compostable packaging, recyclable packaging, energy-saving machinery and components, sustainable manufacturing consultants and much more!
P2 Conference - Creating a Healthy Community: Quality Through Innovation
Adam's Mark, Buffalo, NY
The P2 Collaborative's second annual conference moves the people in our community towards a healthier future. This is our mission. Innovation is one path to a healthier community. However, innovation, which creates new movements in health care, can be difficult to implement and new systems and techniques can even stall in the communities where they begin. With this in mind, a key part of the 2008 conference will address the spread of health care innovative.
West Coast Green
San Jose Convention Center
You'll find over 380 exhibitors showcasing the latest in resource-efficiency among a stunning array of green and healthy building products. Over 100 experts and visionary leaders will be presenting their latest developments, insights, and inspiration at the expanding frontiers of the field. And over 13,000 attendees including the entire chain of professionals and decision-makers rarely reached by other conferences are expected.
Ecofest 2008
Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City NY
ECOFEST is turning 20 in 2008! Launched as an environmental event where people would get information, get involved, find products, learn about services and be entertained by people who care about the environment, ECOFEST started as a visionary effort for a better world. 20 years later it is still going strong supporting environmental causes and issues. ECOFEST is a cultural and educational environmental festival, free to the public, that is organized and produced by the West Side Cultural Center in New York. In its 20 year track record, ECOFEST has developed an unequaled base of public and private sector support and is a mainstay on the New York City calendar of events, bringing thousands of people to the Damrosch Park, at Lincoln Center Plaza. ECOFEST and its participants benefit from publicity, promotions and extensive advertising, and have always been generously covered by local and national media.
30 - Oct 2
Life Cycle Assessment VIII - 'Calculating Consequences Beyond the Box'
Seattle This conference is held annually by the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. Environmental life cycle professionals, industry, government, and NGO's come together to discuss life cycle approaches to sustainability, both from a technical and from a practical viewpoint.

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October 2008

P2 Workshops
Houston, TX
This workshop will give you strategies on how to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that will help you use P2 strategies to improve your bottom line.
The 2008 Green Buildings Open House
Throughout the Northeast, homes and other buildings are taking advantage of clean renewable energy and other green building technologies. On Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4pm, hundreds of these buildings will open their doors to the public for the Green Buildings Open House. Search the listing of open sites and visit them anytime throughout the day. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public.
Playbook for Green Buildings and Neighborhoods Project
The Playbook for Green Buildings and Neighborhoods: Strategic Local Climate Solutions, a web-based resource, provides strategies, tips, and tools that counties can use to take immediate action on climate change through: green building, green neighborhoods, and sustainable infrastructure. The Playbook is designed both for communities that are considering making the first steps toward these, as well as for those who want to take existing efforts to a new level.
ACI New England Conference 2008
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford, MA
ACI, a non-profit organization, celebrated 20 years of training building and housing professionals in 2006. Founded as the Affordable Comfort Conference in 1986, our roots are in defining the best way to make homes energy efficient, without harming the residents and the building. With diligent attention to building science, testing and diagnostics, this systems approach has evolved into the field of home (building) performance, the foundation for creating sustainable, green communities. Everyone, including the residents, has a role in making a home perform as it should.
Solar Power 2008
San Diego, CA
If you have a professional interest in solar energy (photovoltaics, concentrating photovoltaics, solar thermal electric or solar hot water), this event has something to offer your business. Whether you walk the show floor to our 400+ exhibitors or you attend the 60+ conference sessions to learn about the latest market, policy, finance and technology happenings in the industry, you'll walk away with invaluable information and relationships.
P2 Workshops
Corpus Christi, TX
This workshop will give you strategies on how to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that will help you use P2 strategies to improve your bottom line.
2008 Engineering Green Buildings Conference and Expo
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
The only networking and educational event dedicated to green mechanical systems design, technology and applications in nonresidential buildings.
Biofuels and Sustainability Conference
Champaign, IL - I Hotel and Conference Center
This conference will take an in-depth look at today's biofuels lifecycle. We will focus on issues and innovations that can improve the sustainability of this sector. Increasing demand and competition for grain, energy, water, and other natural resources has called into question the feasibility and ethics of biofuels options for meeting energy needs. However, many innovations have been developed and are being investigated to greatly improve the performance of the biofuels industry. This event will provide a systems-based view of the current and future status of biofuels sustainability.

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P2 Workshops
Fort Worth, TX
This workshop will give you strategies on how to improve efficiency while decreasing or eliminating pollution. Experts in pollution prevention, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental regulations, and energy efficiency conduct an interactive workshop with classroom exercises that will help you use P2 strategies to improve your bottom line.
Washington, DC Green Festival
Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington, DC 20001
AASHE 2008 Conference
Raleigh, NC
AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability - On Campus and Beyond offers a unique opportunity for higher education leaders to share their experiences and demonstrate how colleges and universities and their partners can lead the way to a sustainable future. Kenote speakers include the following engaging and widely acclaimed speakers: Lester Brown, Peter Senge, Van Jones, and Vandana Shiva.
Renewable Resources - Landfill Gas to Energy
The use of landfill gas (methane) as a renewable, green energy source can save a county space in the local landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate power for homes and businesses. This readily available gas is naturally created naturally through the decomposition of waste in landfills.
San Francisco Green Festival
San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA
America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 11th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials. Through America Recycles Day, the National Recycling Coalition supports local communities and raises awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of recycling. Volunteer America Recycles Day coordinators are positioned throughout the country and work to organize recycling awareness events in their schools and communities, and in conjunction with their local municipalities.
Environmental Markets Association (EMA) 12th Annual Fall Conference
Seattle, WA
The Environmental Markets Association (EMA) is the premiere trade association for environmental industry professionals who are active or interested in the market-based solutions to combat pollution and create a sustainable environment.
U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Buildings play a critical role in protecting and improving our environment and the health of the people who occupy them. USGBC's Greenbuild conference and expo is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other green building peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share insights on the green building movement and its diverse specialties.

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December 2008

Ecobuild Fall and AEC-ST Fall
An annual event that goes beyond green to cover the breadth of green building, sustainable design, renewable energy, environmental planning processes and information collaboration strategies for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction.
Greenopolis.com is the first "green", interactive, collaborative, educational website to bring together communities, environmental organizations, schools, universities, foundations and corporations, to rewards for making incremental positive environmental changes. This webinar will cover: 1) How to get your county involved with the program; 2) Tools and resources to actively promote Greenopolis in your community.

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