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January 2007

14-16
C&D World Exhibition and Conference
San Antonio, TX
Attend The Show For Construction and Demolition Recycling Professionals
  • Informative Educational Sessions Focused On Current Market Issues
  • Speaker Faculty Of Industry Experts
  • An Exhibit Hall Featuring The Latest Product and Service Offerings
  • Extensive Networking Opportunities
  • Unique Destination - San Antonio
www.cdworldshow.com/
21-24
US Composting Council 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Orlando, Florida
Join hundreds of fellow compost managers, operators, regulators, researchers, government officials, engineers and consultants from throughout the country at the USCC Annual Conference, to engage in a focused, three-day series of workshops, training courses, educational and technical sessions and seminars covering composting and compost marketing practices, new technologies and compost applications, policies, public outreach, program financing, and regulations. An outstanding program is planned with a diversity of sessions offered. Critical issues to be addressed at the conference affect all composters and those affiliated with the industry.
www.compostingcouncil.org/index.cfm
28-30
Harvesting Clean Energy Conference VII
Boise, ID
The Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is the Northwest's premiere gathering for agriculture and energy interests working to advance new opportunities for agriculture producers and rural communities in clean energy production. Clean energy offers real solutions - financial and practical - for our farmers, ranchers, rural utilities and towns, tribes, and regional economy.
www.harvestcleanenergy.org/conference/

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February 2007

4-7
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2007
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX In 2007, the National Biodiesel Board is planning a rich educational program featuring presentations and discussions from the industry's most influential leaders. The conference, to be held at the impressive Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, will include an array of networking and social events in this dynamic city, along with our always popular and exciting Expo with more than 125 booths showcasing the latest in biodiesel products and services.
www.biodieselconference.org/2007/
5-6
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Stay on track with high performance technologies, techniques and teamwork at the fifth annual Better Buildings: Better Business Conference. Join us for this first-rate learning, networking and business development opportunity. Drive away with: building techniques for comfort, safety, durability and energy efficiency; an understanding of energy efficient products customers demand; information on a wide variety of topics presented by cold-climate experts.
programs.regweb.com/ECW/b42007/generalaudience/index.cfm?page=introduction
6-7
3rd Annual Federal Electronics Stewardship Conference
National Institutes of Health
The conference will address important and timely topics related to greening your electronics procurement, extending the useful life of electronics and reducing their impact during use, and responsibly managing equipment at end-of-life.
www.federalelectronicschallenge.net/3rdstewardshipconf/index.htm
7
7th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Integrating Environmental and Human Health
Washington, DC
Each year, NCSE convenes a topical conference that brings together hundreds of scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government leaders. The Council produces and disseminates a detailed report of the recommendations developed by conference participants. NCSE provides briefings to Congress and other institutions and individuals capable of implementing the proposals. The Council also develops or facilitates the development of new programs based on recommendations from the conference.
www.ncseonline.org/NCSEconference/
8-12
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
The 2007 conference continues this exciting trend and includes more new partners than ever. They recognize smart growth as a viable solution to the many challenges posed by growth; they may see it as a smart investment, an opportunity to spur economic development, and/or a way to improve the public health. With the challenges our nation is currently facing - at home and abroad - there are more reasons than ever to join hands with new partners and work toward our common goal of creating safe, healthy, and livable communities for all.
www.newpartners.org/
21-22
Alterative Fuels 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.
www.upcomingevents.ctc.com/AlternativeEnergyNow-Home.htm

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March 2007

6-7
The 7th Massachusetts Organics Recycling Summit: Gaining Ground in Organics Recycling
Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough Join us for a professional conference and vendor exhibit hall, and a second day of tours, focused on organics waste reduction in Massachusetts. Last year's Summit attracted 225 professionals from 14 states, and the event continues to grow every year. A second day includes tours of organics recycling programs and facilities.
www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/reduce/orgsum07.htm
6-8
2007 International Roofing Expo
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
If you are serious about improving your productivity and your company's bottom line, join other top industry professionals at the refocused and revitalized International Roofing Expo. This is the must-attend event for commercial and residential roofing construction and maintenance professionals to stay abreast of market directions, trends and cutting-edge technology, while attending educational events on the latest issues and networking with colleagues.
www.theroofingexpo.com/Roofing07/public/enter.aspx
10-14
2007 Water for Life Conference
Baltimore, MD
For the first time ever, a collection of U.S.-International industry experts, practitioners, and officials will gather in the U.S. to share their ideas for achieving sustainability in future water resource use through a greater use of decentralized systems. This collaborative forum presents the advances in U.S. decentralized wastewater, water, storm water, and reuse technologies, together with the innovative integrated water resources planning and programs occurring throughout Europe and Asia.
www.nowra.org/?p=832
13
Built Green Conference & Expo
Everett, Washington
The expo of more than 40 exhibitors provides a sampling of green products and services including flooring, structural insulated panels, energy efficient lighting, energy-efficient appliances, water-conserving fixtures, long-life siding, recycled content products, reclaimed and salvage materials, decking, project photography, green lifestyles and much more.
www.builtgreen.net/conference.html
13-14
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable Spring Meeting
US EPA Office Building, Chicago, IL
The 2007 GLRPPR Spring Meeting will be held March 13-14, 2007, at US EPA's Office Building in Chicago at 77 W Jackson. Be sure to mark your calendars and get your travel requests in NOW! Draft Agenda available.
www.glrppr.org/meetings/Spring2007/
13-15
Building Energy 2007: Building for a Changing Climate
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
It is where you belong! We promise you the best opportunity available to gather and share ideas with the renewable energy and green building professionals who are shaping the Practice of Sustainability. We want you to discover why building for a changing climate matters. 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.
buildingenergy.nesea.org/
19-22
The NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference 2007 and Hydrogen Expo US
San Antonio, Texas
Sponsored by the National Hydrogen Association, this year's conference theme is "Hydrogen: Here and Now!" The conference includes training opportunities and workgroup meetings in addition to the conference sessions.
www.hydrogenconference.org/

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April 2007

19-20
2007 Sustainable Advantage Conference
Lillis Business Complex at the University of Oregon
Our theme is "Innovation: Gaining an Edge in a Shrinking World." How can you improve your business by creatively using sustainable practices in a world of growing population, dwindling resources, and global markets?
www.sustainableadvantagenw.com
19-20
Symposium on Common Ground, Consensus Building and Continual Improvement: Standards and Sustainable Building
AED Conference Center; Washington, DC
This forum provides a unique opportunity for governments, professional organizations, trade organizations, industry, standard developing organizations, and environmental organizations to discuss the world of standards and sustainable building. The Symposium will explore current and developing standards, as well as the organizations developing them. Furthermore, the Symposium will highlight opportunities and needs for coordination and consensus in the marketplace.
www.astm.org/
19-22
HOPES 13: "Confluence: Where Water Meets Design"
University of Oregon
Since its creation in 1995, the EDC's HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) conference has remained the only ecological design conference developed and managed by students. Held every year in April, HOPES works to promote the deeper understanding and broader application of sustainable design principles.
edc.uoregon.edu/hopes13
20-22
First Annual Sustainability Conference: "Creating Synergies: Community, University and Business"
Willamette University's first annual sustainability conference, "Creating Synergies: Community, University and Business," will provide a forum for business leaders, professionals, scholars, students and activists from throughout the Northwest to share experiences, network and explore opportunities for collaboration.
www.willamette.edu/events/sustainability/
24-25
P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability
More than 350 college and university students will head to the nation's capital to compete for the EPA's Third Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Award on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The National Sustainable Design Expo features technologies that could keep your car moving with fuel made from algae, heat and cool your home with solar power, make sure the world has clean drinking water and much more. This is an opportunity to discover innovative, cutting-edge technologies developed by university students and their faculty advisors, and learn what nonprofit organizations and government agencies are doing to advance sustainability. The competition will culminate in an awards ceremony to highlight the projects selected to receive EPA's P3 Award with a possible $75,000 grant. The event is free and open to the public.
es.epa.gov/ncer/p3/
29- May 1
Fifth Annual International Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Conference, Awards & Trade Show
Minneapolis, MN
Co-hosted with the City of Minneapolis, the Conference is organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) a not-for-profit industry association working to promote the green roof industry in North America. The three-day conference will consist of plenary and specialized sessions focused on three 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
greenroofs.org/minneapolis/

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May 2007

5-6
Living Green Expo
Minnesota State Fair Grounds (St. Paul, Minn.)
The Living Green Expo is a family-friendly event offering products and educational resources to inspire people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives that improve our environment and quality of life.
www.livinggreen.org/
7-10
The National Environmental Summit
New Orleans, LA
The National Environmental Summit is an interdisciplinary gathering that brings together environmental professionals and assistance providers from diverse sectors all over the country and the world. It began, four 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 grew, last year, to more than 850 registered attendees
www.environmentalsummit.org/
14-16
DECON '07
The Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) Conference on Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse, and C&D Recycling Madison, WI
The Building Materials Reuse Association and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory are pleased to announce the DECON 07' Conference. DECON 07' is a national conference on deconstruction, building materials reuse, and construction and demolition debris recycling. This 3-day conference will be held at the historic Memorial Union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison on May 14-16, 2007.
www.buildingreuse.org/resources/articles/?article_id=39
15-16
Biomass '07
Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND
Biomass is the largest and most promising sustainable and renewable energy resource with true global applications.
  • Discover opportunities for economic production of power, transportation fuels, and chemical feedstocks from biomass.
  • Network with researchers and potential partners and develop economic opportunities.
  • Learn how you can become a part of this growing multibillion dollar industry.

www.undeerc.org/biomass07/
21-24
2007 Joint Services Environmental Management Conference
JSEM 2007 is a Comprehensive Summit on the Evolving World of Environment, Energy, & Geospatial Information within DoD. Once again, JSEM will highlight the many new and innovative ways the Department of Defense, other Federal agencies, states, the defense industry, and our partners are meeting our mission needs while protecting the environment. JSEM 2007 gives us the opportunity to share ways to integrate environment, energy, and geospatial information management into Defense operations. JSEM 2007 presents an excellent opportunity to provide the tools, knowledge, and experience that will help sustain our workforce in a time of change.
www.jsemconference.com/2007/

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June 2007

4-6
6th 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.
www.fedcenter.gov/calendar/conferences/symposium2007/
7
UN World Environment Day 2005
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.
www.unep.org/wed/2007/english/
19-20
EECO Environment and Energy Conference
Toronto, Ontario
EECO Environment and Energy Conference is a unique event designed to offer valuable insight into the most pressing challenges affecting the future of the Great Lakes Region. Here you will connect with those with the influence and power to create change - and the innovators who are leading the way.
www.eeco2007.com/
25-27
Emerging Contaminants of Concern in the Environment: Issues, Investigations and Solutions
Vail, Colorado
The goal of this conference is to provide a balanced interdisciplinary forum on emerging chemical and microbial contaminants (ECs) of concern in the environment. Emerging contaminants of concern are defined as those chemicals or pathogenic microorganisms that are not commonly monitored, but have been shown to occur in the environment and may have the potential to represent an ecosystem or public health risk. These contaminants often originate from consumer products and by-products used every day in homes, on farms, or by businesses and industry.
www.awra.org/meetings/Vail2007/

July 2007

7-12
SOLAR 2007 - National Solar Energy Conference
Cleveland, OH
SOLAR 2007 will explore the theme "Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work." The National Solar Energy Conference combines a premiere technical conference, plenary and forum sessions exploring both the conference theme and the most timely topics of the day, a Renewable Energy Products and Services exhibit that showcases manufacturers, dealers, distributors, installers and other related businesses and services, and workshops, tours and special events of interest to professionals and consumers.
www.ases.org/solar2007/
14
Northern Rockies Sustainability Fair 2007
CNR's 8th annual Sustainability Fair is the place to meet the local food producers, small businesses and multinational corporations committed to preserving our natural heritage and reducing our impact on the planet.
www.northrock.org/whatwedo/fair.shtml

August 2007

5-8
GovEnergy (Energy 2007)
Now in our 10th year, we've changed our logo and our name to reflect our new www.govenergy.gov website. Our goal remains the same-to provide you with: The latest energy-saving strategies and products; Opportunities to network with your colleagues; Training that will help you do your job better!
www.govenergy.com

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September 2007

12-14
Greening the Heartland 2006: Advancing Sustainable Practices
Hyatt Regency, Kansas City, Missouri
The 2006 Greening the Heartland conference will focus on innovation and the ability to implement sustainability and market these practices in the region. (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.)
www.greeningtheheartland.org
17-18
2007 Engineering Green Buildings Conference and Expo
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Produced and managed by HPAC Engineering, the annual EGB Conference and Expo is dedicated to green-engineering tools, techniques and technologies as they apply to mechanical systems in non-residential buildings. The Conference portion of this event offers invaluable technical sessions for mechanical-systems engineering professionals interested in learning about the costs, benefits, best practices, and applications of green design. The Expo area will enable vendors to display and demonstrate green characteristics and applications of their products and/or services.
www.egbregistration.com
20
West Coast Green
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
While new green events emerge every year, West Coast Green represents the largest milestone yet in the residential green building movement. Never before has a conference and expo provided access to such comprehensive state-of-the-art resources, impactful presentations, and rewarding opportunities for business development in the residential green building field. You'll find over 250 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.
www.westcoastgreen.com/
24-27
Solar Power Conference and Expo
Long Beach, CA
In just 4 years of existence, the Solar Power Conference and Expo has grown into the only US solar event considered "a must" for domestic and global industry and market participants. Solar Power 2007 features over 200 exhibitors, 125 speakers, networking opportunities galore, and an anticipated 10,000 attendees.
www.solarpowerconference.com/
25-26
Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference
Arlington, VA

EPA invites you to attend "Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology," September 25-26, 2007, in Arlington, VA -- a forum to exchange ideas and information on using nanotechnology to develop new ways to prevent pollution.

Representatives from industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, and government are invited to focus on current practices and potential research areas in nanotechnology that incorporate the concept of pollution prevention in three major areas:

  • Products: Less toxic, less polluting, and wear-resistant.
  • Processes: More efficient and waste-reducing.
  • Energy and Resource Efficiency: Processes and products that use less energy and fewer raw materials because of greater efficiency.
www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/nano-confinfo.htm

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October 2007

2-4
InLCA/LCM 2006 - Business and Government Moving Ahead
Portland, Oregon
This conference is the sixth in a series of US based conferences on life cycle assessment. This conference brings together business, government and academia, to discuss both new applications of life cycle assessment and new results and methods.
www.lcacenter.org/InLCA2007/index.html
7
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 7th from 10am to 4pm, more than 400 of these buildings will open their doors to the public for the Green Buildings Open House, featuring the National Solar Tour. The event, which is part of the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour, offers a unique opportunity for people to see first-hand how clean energy and green building practices can be put to work.
www.nesea.org/buildings/openhouse/
9-11
25th Anniversary Excellence in Building Conference & Expo
Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront - St. Paul, MN
In 1982 a handful of passionate building professionals had a vision for building homes that respected the resources of the planet and the individuals who lived in them. Through their commitment to the gathering and disseminating of building science education, the Energy & Environmental Building Association began. While sharing their knowledge and passion, they changed the way homes were being built in America. On October 9-11, 2007 we will honor the accomplishments of these individuals, share their knowledge and challenge one another to continue the quest to build "houses that work"!
www.eeba.org/conference/

November 2007

1-2
The 2007 International Conference on Business and Sustainability
Portland, OR
Share Best Practices: Enhance Value Creation For nearly any company, effectively managing the supply chain is critical to business success. Companies have long sought ways to optimize supply chain efficiencies.In this context, Portland State University's School of Business and Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices are hosting the Sustainability in the Supply Chain Conference.
www.bizandsustainability.org/index.html
5
Webcast: Fluorescent Lighting
How can you save on energy cost and reduce toxic waste by switching to fluorescent lighting? Our Webcast on responsible lighting procurement and management includes information on compact fluorescent and linear lamps.
www.responsiblepurchasing.org/events/#WebcastFluorescentLightingnbspnbspnbsp
6
The Future of Sustainable Products: A Stakeholder Forum
Chicago, IL

With the green community descending upon Chicago for GreenBuild, EPA would like to take advantage of this opportunity to convene interested stakeholders in a discussion about the needs and opportunities for advancing the rapidly evolving sustainable products movement.

Renowned environmentally preferable product expert, Kirsten Ritchie, will facilitate this discussion with the goals of:
-Identifying key stakeholder groups, their roles, and interests -Outlining the necessary infrastructure for a successful sustainable products movement
-Identifying government (federal, state, local) as well as private sector initiatives that are driving the demand for sustainable products
-Understanding challenges and opportunities on the supply side of the equation
-Examining lessons learned from sustainable product standard development initiatives
-Identifying some potential next steps that can help expand and streamline this movement (including prioritizing work and filling gaps)

To register, please contact Alison Kinn Bennett (kinn.alison@epa.gov), US EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program. WebEx and call-in options will be made available.
7-9
Greenbuild
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
The U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share insights on the green building movement and its diverse specialties. At Greenbuild 2007 we'll explore "Accelerating Green Communities" with outstanding educational sessions, exciting speakers, special events and tours, and our largest exhibit hall ever.
www.greenbuildexpo.org/
7-9
Environmental Markets Association (EMA) 11th Annual Fall Conference
San Diego, CA
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.
www.environmentalmarkets.org/page.ww?section=Fall2007&name=Fall+2007
9-11
Green Festivals 07
Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA
At the Green Festivals, we're celebrating what's working in our communities, for people, for businesses and for the environment. Here, green means safe, healthy communities and strong, local economies. Green is the color of hope, of social and economic justice, of ecological balance.
www.greenfestivals.org/content/view/626/281/
14-15
Biofuels 2007, A Global Perspective Conference
The Westin, St Louis, MO
The biofuels industry is continuing to gain popularity and momentum as more companies are making major investments in the technology and as more governments across the world are establishing targets for biofuels usage. With the increased momentum, it is important to understand how biofuels will impact your business - both regionally and internationally - and whether now is the right time to get more involved.
www.icisconference.com/index.php?action=one&code=IPU52176&id=277&detNo=260
28-29
Renewable Energy in America: Phase II Market Forecasts and Policy Requirements
Washington, DC
The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), in conjunction with the House and Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucuses, and with the participation of many Supporting Organizations, is pleased to announce the annual national policy conference: Phase II of Renewable Energy in America - A Global Outlook.
www.acore.org/phaseii/2007/

December 2007

3-5
Future Fuels 2007
Washington D.C.
This conference will draw together policy-makers, refiners, fuel retailers and automotive manufacturers with specialist developers of ethanol, biodiesel, and unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Panels of expert speakers will discuss and debate the most viable and cost-effective options for increasing the production, distribution and use of alternative fuels in the US and reducing long-term dependence on foreign oil resources.
www.thecwcgroup.com/conf_detail_home.asp?FP=1&CID=175
12-13
Ecobuild Fall
Washington D.C.
Ecobuild Fall and AEC-ST Fall is 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.

Attendees include the federal government, design and construction decision-makers from the public sector and private practice, AEC professionals, owners, developers, and facility managers - the entire project team in one place, at one time.
www.ecobuildfederal.com/fallhome.html
14-16
EPA's Environmental Information Symposium 2007
Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO
The 2007 Environmental Information Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn more about EPA's Information Management (IM) and Information Technology (IT) strategic direction and policies, understand and get involved in current information initiatives, reach out to new groups, and network with colleagues. Again this year, the meeting will include a variety of two-hour specialized courses, an exhibit area and a series of tracks designed to provide valuable information and learning opportunities for environmental and IT program managers.
www.epa.gov/OEI/proceedings/2007/proceedings07.htm

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