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GoGreen Conference comes to Phoenix

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For the global sustainability effort to work, we all have to do our part, little by little or all at once – if we can afford it. A simple act of earthly kindness like recycling or cutting back on energy consumption is a good place to start. 

But for businesses, established or not, who want to get on the sustainability wagon sooner than later, will want to plan on attending the inaugural GoGreen ’11 Phoenix Conference in November.

Established in 2008, GoGreen has been held in other large cities including Seattle, Portland and Austin. Like-minded community leaders gather to share the latest in sustainable practices for business. The one-day conference is comprised of keynote speakers, educational panel sessions and networking opportunities. Case studies on statewide sustainability are showcased so attendees can take advantage of opportunities to apply best practices and establish viable partnerships within the community.

The keynote speakers at GoGreen ’11 Phoenix will be Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks; Al Halvorsen, senior director of environmental sustainability at Frito-Lay North America, and Donald Robinson, president and COO of Arizona Public Service (APS). 

Phoenix Business Journal will present the Green Pioneer Awards in the morning, and panel sessions the rest of the day will cover such topics as managing water resources for business; overcoming barriers to sustainability; how to fund green programs and “greenwashing,” the truth about green advertising.

City of Phoenix, Phoenix Recycles and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are sponsoring the conference, which is presented by Arizona Public Service Company (APS).

GoGreen ’11 Phoenix is on Tuesday, November 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LEED Silver Certified Phoenix Convention Center West Building. A hosted networking session will take place immediately after the conference. Special rates are available for students, community partners and nonprofit organizations. Go to phoenix.gogreenconference.net or call 602-541-3472 for tickets or more details.

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