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January 2011

12 - 14
2011 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
Hotel InterContinental Chicago
Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. The annual conference is about celebrating accomplishments and inspirations in energy efficiency but it is also to remind stakeholders that we have a long way to go.
www.mwalliance.org/events/midwest-energy-solutions-conference
24 - 27
US Composting Council - 19th Annual Conference
Santa Clara, CA
Being held from January 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA, this is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.
www.compostingcouncil.org/conference/details.php
Jan 31 - Feb 2
EUEC2011 - Energy, Utility and Environment Conference
Phoenix, AZ
EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference where over 3,000 delegates including environmental business leaders, energy executives, NGO's and government policymakers converge to collaborate on the various issues facing energy generation, the future of utility and its impact on the environment.
www.euec.com/

February 2011

3 - 5
10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth - Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities
Charlotte, NC
The program will span three full days. There will be some pre-conference events scheduled for Wednesday, February 2nd, but the main program will kick-off on Thursday morning, February 3rd and continue through Saturday afternoon. The three-day schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, specialized trainings, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in Charlotte and the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
www.newpartners.org/
6 - 9
2011 Biodiesel Conference and Expo
Phoenix, AZ
Plan now to participate in the biodiesel event of the year. The annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the only event that gathers biodiesel decision-makers from all around the United States and the world. Opportunities abound for attendees and exhibitors to network, connect and learn. This event will explore the topics of governmental policy, technical issues and marketing trends in the biodiesel industry.
www.biodieselconference.org/2011/
8 - 10
Green Manufacturing Expo - Anaheim, CA
The Green Manufacturing Expo(GMX) in Anaheim, California is part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Western United States, showcasing hundreds of sustainable manufacturing resources for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste, including: Clean Energy Systems, CAD/Design for Sustainability, Energy Management Software, Bio-compostable and Recyclable Packaging, Energy-saving Machinery and Components, Consulting, and much more!
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/gmx11/ana_event.html
13 - 16
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy 2011
Now in its 22nd year! This event will be your best opportunity of the year to learn about breakthroughs, progress on commercialization challenges and network over a few days with the brightest minds and business leaders in the industry.
www.hydrogenconference.org/
16 - 18
International Roofing Expo
Las Vegas, NV
Connect with manufacturers, suppliers and industry contacts in an exhibit hall filled with a wide range of multi-dimensional products, services, technologies and innovations. See and compare the full range of the newest products from every major product category.
www.theroofingexpo.com/attendee/show-info-.aspx
23 - 24
5th Annual Alternative Energy NOW
Shades of Green Resort, 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/AEN_V/index.html

March 2011

1 - 2
Green California Summit and Exposition
Sacramento, CA
Thousands of government leaders and the nearly 300 companies that participated all agreed on one thing about the 2010 Green California Summit - it was the biggest and best yet. Presentation after presentation made it clear that no state is better positioned to access - and make good use - stimulus dollars than California. A green revolution is unfolding, and California is where it will begin.
www.green-technology.org/gcsummit/
2 - 4
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Better Buildings: Better Business Conference brings leaders of the residential building community together for three days of sessions and networking in Wisconsin Dells, WI. This year's conference theme is Learn - Network - Unite and will connect technical strategies for building and remodeling homes to be energy efficient with business strategies for growing your business.
www.ecw.org/university/ecuevent.php?ecuid=304
8 - 10
Building Energy 11
Boston, MA
The Northeast's largest, most comprehensive renewable energy and green-building technology Trade Show will feature 170 exhibitors displaying the products and services that support renewable energy, energy efficiency and high performance building. Those who exhibit are vital resources for state-of-the-art technology and practical applications in the renewable energy and sustainable building industries.
www.nesea.org/be11/
8 - 10
Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America has been the event leading the way for the renewable industry for eight years making it the only event you need to make all of your renewable connections. Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2010 in Austin, TX had more than 4,000 renewable energy power professionals and 250 exhibiting companies proving that the industry knows where to be!
www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/index.html
13 - 15
International Conference on ISO 9000
San Antonio, TX
How to Use QMS to Improve Business Performance and Customer Focus: An Intensive Program for Auditors, Managers, Executives, and Practitioners of ISO 9000 & QMS Standards.
www.iso9000conference.com/
14 - 15
Greenprints Conference and Tradeshow
Atlanta, GA
For more than a decade, Greenprints has been the Southeast's most thought-provoking forum on sustainability. Each year, industry practitioners, policy makers, building owners and citizens from many walks of life attend Greenprints to explore innovative measures for linking energy and water efficiency, urban planning and land use, architecture, construction and natural resource use.
www.greenprints.org/
15-18
Lean & Six Sigma Conference
San Antonio, TX
Build Your Skills in Lean & Six Sigma: A Comprehensive Program for Lean & Six Sigma Professionals at Every Level From Manufacturing, Service and Government Organizations
www.iso9000conference.com/
16 - 17
Green Manufacturing Expo - Orlando, FL
The Green Manufacturing Expo(GMX) in Orlando, FL is part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Western United States, showcasing hundreds of sustainable manufacturing resources for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste, including: Clean Energy Systems, CAD/Design for Sustainability, Energy Management Software, Bio-compostable and Recyclable Packaging, Energy-saving Machinery and Components, Consulting, and much more!
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/gmx11/ana_event.html
Mar 28- Apr 1
ACI Home Performance Conference 2011
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
Get a wealth of unbiased building science know-how and all the latest product information. Connect with influencers in the home performance and weatherization industry. Share in their knowledge. Learn new ideas. Exchange best practices. Discover new products, technologies and solutions. Forge new alliances.
acinational.org/

April 2011

14 - 15
The 3rd Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference
Baton Rouge, LA
The IEEE Green Technologies Conference will provide a forum for professionals from around the world to work together to develop realistic solutions to address the current energy crisis, reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.
www.ieeegreentech.org/
15
Green Energy and Sustainability Conference - 2011
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Campus, Rapid City, SD
Our world is moving toward sustainability in all things. Sustainable science and engineering is critical to the future of living on Earth. This science has environmental and economic impact as well as social impact. We are now teaching Earth Science as integrated curriculum because we now understand that our actions as individuals affect the whole.
www.hpcnet.org/learn/adult/greenenergy
15 - 17
Go Green Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
This day is exclusively for retail & wholesale buyers, purchasing managers & agents, government / city procurement officers and decision makers who make corporate purchases on behalf of their organizations, agencies & companies.
www.gogreenexpo.com/events/index.php?evid=33
15 - 17
National Sustainable Design Expo
National Mall, Washington, DC
This event was created to bring together professional scientists, engineers, and business leaders around innovations designed to advance economic growth while reducing environmental impact. The Expo showcases the innovative designs of the P3 student teams addressing alternative energy technologies, collection, purification and distribution of water, agricultural practices to reduce pesticide run-off, new technologies for green buildings and many more approaches to improve society's sustainability. In addition, it provides a forum for the government, non-profit and business community to demonstrate their diverse approaches to sustainability.
www.epa.gov/P3/expo/
27
Part II: Don't Let the Threat of Bed Bugs Compromise Your Sustainability Program
WEBINAR

EPA presents Part II of a FREE webinar series on bed bugs -- Don't Let Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of Your Lodging's Sustainability Program For information on Part I and to access the presentation, Ms. Briana Bill at bill.briana@epa.gov

Part II will discuss: integrated pest management of bed bugs and working with your pest management professional, developing guest response protocols for cases of reported bed bugs, and creating a comprehensive Bed Bug Action Plan that includes environmental factors. Tentative speakers include: Steve Kells, University of Minnesota, and Ray Hobbs, Senior Vice-President Kelco Management & Development, Inc.

May 2011

2 - 5
International Biomass Conference & Expo
America's Center Convention Center, St. Louis, MO
BIOMASS brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It's a true one-stop shop - the world's premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.
www.biomassconference.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Home
7 - 8
10th Annual Living Green Expo
Minnesota State Fairground, MN
The Living Green Expo is a free, family-friendly event that inspires people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives. The 2011 Expo is being organized by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership.
www.livinggreenexpo.mn
9 - 12
Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability (E2S2) Symposium and Exhibition
New Orleans, LA
Provides an opportunity to share ideas on how to improve energy, environmental and sustainability management throughout DoD, the Services and other federal agencies. Given DoD's implementation of Executive Order 13514, 2011 will be an exciting year for industry members in the evolution of our Military's energy, environment and sustainability management. E2S2 will be the place to learn what is happening, hear the latest policy and budget changes, begin planning for FY12 and interact with your colleagues and professional counterparts in the Environment, Energy, and Sustainability communities.
e2s2.ndia.org/
15 - 19
DECON '11
Yale Commons, New Haven, CT
The Building Materials Reuse Association, the City of New Haven, Yale's Center for Industrial Ecology, CT Department of Environmental Protection and EPA Region 1 and Region 2 welcome you to New Haven, Connecticut for this national event. DECON '11 is the conference on deconstruction, building materials reuse, and construction and demolition debris (C&D) recycling.
bmra.org/events/conference/conference-home
17 - 21
National Solar Conference
Raleigh, NC
The National Solar Conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the U.S. Now in its 40th year, the SOLAR 2011 program will be developed by solar energy experts in all topical areas - technology, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development, and consumer education. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, installers, engineers, and more. There is no better way to begin or continue your professional education in solar energy than the National Solar Conference!
www.nationalsolarconference.org/

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June 2011

7 - 9
National Environmental Summit
The Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit, MI
Join environmental professionals and assistance providers from diverse sectors for three days of education and networking in a collaborative environment designed to advance innovation and stewardship practices while creating lasting partnerships.
www.environmentalsummit.org/
7 - 9
The Green Manufacturing Expo(GMX)
New York, NY
Part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Eastern United States, showcasing hundreds of sustainable manufacturing resources for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste, including: Clean Energy Systems, CAD/Design for Sustainability, Energy Management Software, Bio-compostable and Recyclable Packaging, Energy-saving Machinery and Components and Consulting.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/gmx11/ny_event.html
9 - 10
Sustainable Fragrances
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
Leaders from the cleaning products and personal care sectors, fragrance manufacturers and the suppliers of raw materials for the fragrance industry will come together again in June 2011 to delve deeper into the regulatory concerns, standards and technology updates that affect the fragrance supply chain.
www.sustainablefragrances.com/home.aspx
22 - 24
The LOHAS Forum 2011
Boulder, CO
Successfully approach the LOHAS consumers with your products and services. Network with like-minded executives from all LOHAS market sectors. Speak directly with mainstream media who are interested in covering companies and products designed for the conscious consumer. Hear the experts' latest trend data from the leading LOHAS market sectors. Connect with international companies. Understand the latest marketing trends. All told, it's simply the best place to discover all your opportunities in the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability marketplace!
www.lohas.com/forum
June 28 - July 3
17th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA) invites you to participate in the 17th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment! The conference is motivated by the increasing need to combine ideas and research findings from different disciplines to enhance our understanding of the interactions between the natural environment and human institutions.
ieaonline.org/

July 2011

14 - 15
Green Homes and Sustainable Communities - Presented with Enterprise
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, LA
How sustainable development has been a key element in rebuilding communities across Mississippi and Louisiana-and what we've learned to set the stage for a new generation of green and high-performance building.
www.ipedinc.net/2011_Conference_Schedule_from_IPED.aspx

August 2011

7 - 10
GovEnergy
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH
The GovEnergy workshop and trade show serves to provide effective energy management training to federal employees and their associated stakeholders.
www.govenergy.com/
7 - 10
2011 Energy Sustainability Conference and Fuel Cell Conference
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
If you work in the new energy economy as a researcher, engineer, scientist architect, consultant or policy-maker please participate in this exciting conference for exchange of innovative ideas, leading edge concepts, new technologies and devices, ongoing R&D efforts, prototype and demonstration projects, commercialization technologies and projects, and visions of the future related to the theme of Energy Sustainability.
www.asmeconferences.org/ESFuelCell2011/

September 2011

14 - 16
Southwest Renewable Energy Conference
Flagstaff, AZ
SWREC 2010 offers thoughtful evaluation and discussion of renewable energy development on tribal, federal, state and private lands. A diverse range of conference sessions, receptions and exhibitions will provide opportunities to network and share ideas with leaders in industry, research and government.
www.swrec.org/
14 - 16
Excellence in Building Conference
Las Vegas, NV
For over 29 years, EEBA's Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO has connected the homebuilding industry with education, training and collaboration to innovate and thrive. From design to construction, EEBA has proudly served as a conduit of excellence in building science - educating and collaborating with all who plan and build homes and communities.
www.eeba.org/conference/
15
How P2 Assistance Providers Can Effectively Use Social Media
WEBINAR
The purpose of this webinar is to show how the use of social media and web 2.0 technologies can bring value to P2 and Assistance programs. The presenters will also discuss their experiences using different social media applications to reach a variety of audiences, and share tips on what has been successful.
www.newmoa.org/prevention/webconferences/socialmedia/agenda.cfm
20
PPRC's Regional Roundtable and 20th Anniversary Banquet
Seattle, WA
PPRC has the unique opportunity to celebrate 20 years of success in the Northwest region and set a course for our collective priorities in the next 20 years. We hope you'll join us, along with some very special guests, to celebrate our many achievements in preserving the quality of life so important to inhabitants of this special place on Earth and help us envision our efforts for the future.
www.pprc.org/
21
Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership (TP3) Workshops
Maryville, TN
These workshops are free and offer the opportunity to: Exchange ideas on sustainable practices; Hear innovative P2 projects; Learn the criteria for advancement; Gain outreach and mentoring credits; Share your ideas about TP3.
www.tn.gov/environment/ea/tp3/
19 - 25
National Pollution Prevention Week 2010
The best way to protect the Earth and its people is to stop creating pollution in the first place - that realization became America's official policy in 1990 with the Federal Pollution Prevention Act's, declaration that, "Pollution should be prevented or reduced at its source, whenever possible."
www.epa.gov/p2week/
20 - 22
The Green Manufacturing Expo(GMX)
Chicago, IL
Part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Eastern United States, showcasing hundreds of sustainable manufacturing resources for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste, including: Clean Energy Systems, CAD/Design for Sustainability, Energy Management Software, Bio-compostable and Recyclable Packaging, Energy-saving Machinery and Components and Consulting.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/gmx11/ros_event.html
22
14th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show
Primo's West, Plainfield, Indiana
For the past fourteen years, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) have sponsored a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics have ranged from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention can save facilities money. The conference also includes a trade show of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote pollution prevention.
www.in.gov/idem/4451.htm
24
NESEA 2011 Annual Meeting
CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, NYC, NY
Our Annual Meetings are always great opportunities to meet up with other NESEA members and supporters for networking and engagement, and this year's is no exception. There will also be some interesting new announcements at this meeting. We're excited to be holding this gathering in Manhattan, with our great chapter GreenHomeNYC.
www.nesea.org/blog/2011/08/Annual%20Meeting%202011/

October 2011

1
NESEA's Green Buildings Open House
Philadelphia, PA
NESEA's Green Buildings Open House is the largest sustainable energy event in the Northeast. For the past 15 years, the GBOH program has inspired thousands of individuals to learn about and implement energy efficient and renewable energy solutions in their homes. The goal of the GBOH event is to enable participants to see, firsthand, energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in their communities and motivate them to adopt similar solutions for their own homes, commercial buildings, schools, etc.
www.nesea.org/greenbuildings/
4 - 7
Greenbuild NEXT
Toronto, CA
Greenbuild NEXT is first time the U.S. Green Building Council is hosting Greenbuild outside the United States. Greenbuild 2011, in Toronto Oct. 4-7, celebrates what's NEXT for green building. What innovative ideas will you bring?
www.greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx
5-6
E-Scrap Conference
Omni Championsgate Orlando, Orlando, FL
Resource Recycling, Inc., publisher of E-Scrap News and Resource Recycling, invites you to attend the premier e-scrap recycling conference of North America. The 2010 conference held last September in New Orleans attracted more than 1,000 attendees from over a dozen countries and over 100 exhibitors.
www.e-scrapconference.com/
6
Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership (TP3) Workshops
Spring Hill, TN
These workshops are free and offer the opportunity to: Exchange ideas on sustainable practices; Hear innovative P2 projects; Learn the criteria for advancement; Gain outreach and mentoring credits; Share your ideas about TP3.
www.tn.gov/environment/ea/tp3/
13 - 14
5th Annual P2 Collaborative Conference
Buffalo Convention Center, Buffalo, NY
As you've come to expect, the P2 conference will be highlighting the best practices in the areas of health equity, healthy lifestyles and regional improvements - topics of great importance to those who use health care, pay for health care, and, of course, those who provide health care.
www.p2wny.org/conference/
17 - 20
Solar Power International 2011
Dallas, TX
Solar Power International 2011 will generate powerful new ideas, connections and business for the solar industry-and your enterprise. Join 24,000 professionals from businesses spanning the entire spectrum of the industry for four days of product exploration, discussion, professional enrichment and networking.
www.solarpowerinternational.com/2011/public/enter.aspx
20
Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership (TP3) Workshops
Memphis, TN
These workshops are free and offer the opportunity to: Exchange ideas on sustainable practices; Hear innovative P2 projects; Learn the criteria for advancement; Gain outreach and mentoring credits; Share your ideas about TP3.
www.tn.gov/environment/ea/tp3/
23-25
Harvesting Clean Energy Conference 2011
Boise, Idaho
Come to Boise for the 11th annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference - the Northwest's premiere gathering of the agriculture and energy industries to advance rural economic development through clean energy.
harvestcleanenergy.org/events/conference
29 - 30
Los Angeles Green Festival
LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Excitement is building in the Los Angeles community, and this festival has all the makings of one of our best events yet. A wealth of knowledge awaits every attendee, from practical tips to green your everyday life, to invaluable insights into our most pressing current environmental and societal issues, and fun and enriching ways to bring your family and friends together to help your local communities. Feature topics include Community Action, Social Media, Green Building, Green Kids, Fair Trade, Organic Cooking, Sustainable Home and Garden, Green Media, Green Business and much more!
www.greenfestivals.org/la/updates/
Oct 31 - Nov 2
2011 GreenGov Symposium
Washington, DC
At the 2011 GreenGov Symposium, participants will share sustainability challenges and best practices, and discuss cutting-edge approaches to achieving the Federal performance goals set by President Obama. Topics covered will include clean energy, energy and water efficiency, fleet management, getting to zero waste, green buildings, and greening the supply chain. At CEQ's inaugural GreenGov Symposium in October, 2010, hosted by The George Washington University, more than 1,400 representatives from across all levels of government, the private sector, and the non-profit community came together to shape the future of Federal Government sustainability.
www.greengov2011.org/

November 2011

7 - 9
The Third Annual Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference
Doubletree Hotel, Orlando FL
Call for Papers
The Green Lodging and Hospitality Conference Committee invites you to join this important community of general managers, hotel engineers, owners and meeting professionals in Orlando, Florida by sharing your experiences and knowledge with an oral presentation or participation on a panel. Conference proceedings of short papers and PowerPoint presentations will be made available on this conference website after the conference. If you are interested in participating in this conference, please upload a one-page write up of your topic including a general description, learning objectives and if you will be presenting material, using case studies or plan on a group activity.
www.treeo.ufl.edu/conferences/greenlodging/
12 - 13
San Francisco Green Festival
San Francisco Concourse and Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA
Whether it will be your first Green Festival or your 10th, head to the Concourse to join the celebration commemorating 10 years of growing, sharing and flourishing to become the nation's largest and most trusted sustainability event.
www.greenfestivals.org/sf/updates/
15
America Recycles Day
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.
americarecyclesday.org/

December

7 - 8
The Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, OR
NWEC 2011 is committed to bringing you this remarkable opportunity for an educational and networking experience unmatched by any other in Oregon and Washington. Sessions will focus intensely on the topics you need to do your job better and advance your career, with additional opportunities to network and exchange ideas and best practices with your colleagues.
www.nwec.org/2011/

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